Pippi Longstocking Festival, Velenje
Monthly press news for August 2011

Festival summer in Slovenia is still in full swing! Velenje – in anticipation of the 2012 European Capital of Culture – will come to life with one of the most beautiful children’s festivals in Europe, the Pippi Longstocking Festival. Astrid Lindgren, the author of the story about the young main character the festival is named after, has described this Festival as one of the most beautiful embodiments of her work. Slovenian Istria will bask in sweet-coloured tones, with Sweet Istria (Dolce Istria) Festival. Join us in the festival journey through Slovenia.

In the midst of summer, the Slovenian capital is not only being characterised by the rich festival activities but is also embracing an opening of new hotels – the trendy Cubo Hotel is new in the heart of Ljubljana city centre. The Slovenian Istria experience is now made richer with new and innovative accommodation in the Houses of Slovenian Istria. The houses bring to life authentic Istrian architecture and stories.

In the summer months, Slovenia’s most recognised tourist icon Bled was featured on the cover of two worldwide renowned magazines − Food and Travel Magazine and National Geographic Traveller.

Slovenian Tourist Board


August highlight news from Slovenia
The festival summer in Slovenia still in full swing
The festival summer in Slovenia still in full swing
Numerous festivals organised across Slovenia are scheduled to last until September, with new ones joining them starting in August. There will also be numerous additional events in 2011 to mark the twentieth anniversary of Slovenia’s independence. At this time we will focus our attention on the 22nd International Puppet Festival in Maribor – the city will be the European Capital of Culture in 2012 – and the 10th Tartini Festival of classical music that will inspire the pulse of the seaside cities of Piran, Koper and Izola. more...
Velenje in anticipation of European Capital of Culture
Velenje in anticipation of European Capital of Culture
International media are increasingly paying more attention to the flattering title of the European Capital of Culture that will be held by Maribor and its partner towns next year. Maribor is already organising numerous events to warm up for the takeover of the title. Among the partner towns is also the town of Velenje, which will come to life with one of the most beautiful children’s festivals in Europe, the Pippi Longstocking Festival to be held from 18 to 24 September. more...
New in the heart of Ljubljana – Cubo Design Hotel
New in the heart of Ljubljana – Cubo Design Hotel
In the midst of summer, the Slovenian capital is not only being characterised by the rich festival activities and the dynamic pulse of tourism but is also embracing an opening of new hotels. During the end of July, the trendy Cubo Hotel opened its doors in the heart of Ljubljana city centre. This hotel is the younger sibling, design-wise, to one of the most recognised and esteemed restaurants in Ljubljana, the Cubo Restaurant. more...
The Krvavec Summer Park: One ticket – ten adventures
The Krvavec Summer Park: One ticket – ten adventures
In the winter time, Krvavec is an exceptional ski area in close proximity to Slovenia’s capital. Come summer, it invites hikers and bikers to explore its numerous and scenic trails. This summer, take advantage the new Krvavec Summer Park’s offer of adventure, bringing diverse fun to active individuals and families. The Krvavec Summer Park unites ten diverse activities with the common denominator being fun, socialising, exercising and testing one’s limits. more...
The Slovenian Istria in sweet colours in September
The Slovenian Istria in sweet colours in September
On 24 and 25 September, Slovenian Istria will bask in sweet-coloured tones. Sweet Istria (Dolce Istria) is the largest event celebrating sweets in Slovenia representing a way to preserve and continue the sweet masterpieces of our ancestors while, at the same time, introducing new trends and modern and creative creations in Slovenian confectionary. more...
Potica - A truly sweet ambassador of Slovenia
Potica - A truly sweet ambassador of Slovenia
Slovenian potica is one of Slovenia’s original desserts. It is a pastry consisting of yeast dough and a filling which is usually made from walnut. Next to štruklji, potica is the most typical Slovenian dessert and is considered a festive dessert. For years, potica has been known all over the world, finding recognition with the help of Slovenian emigrants. Some even describe it as the ambassador of Slovenia. more...

sLOVEnia Green

Old Istrian style holidays -  Nature and tranquility
Old Istrian style holidays - Nature and tranquility
The Slovenian Istria experience is now made richer with new and innovative accommodations. In addition to conventional hotels, private rooms and suites, guests can now choose to spend this summer completely differently by staying in an authentic old Istrian style accommodation in the Houses of Slovenian Istria. The houses bring to life authentic Istrian architecture and stories and are situated in an environment surrounded by nature and tranquillity. more...
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Statistical data

Excellent results in the first half-year 2011
Excellent results in the first half-year 2011
As the provisional data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia for the first half-year 2011 reveal, tourist accommodation facilities, in total, recorded 6% more overnight stays in comparison to 2010; the number of overnight stays of Slovenian tourists was equal to last year’s, whereas the number of overnight stays of foreign tourists increased by 10%. more...


Bled on the cover of Food and Travel and NG Traveller
Bled on the cover of Food and Travel and NG Traveller
In the summer months, Slovenia’s most recognised tourist icon Bled was featured on the cover of two worldwide renowned magazines – the double August/September issue of Food and Travel, which is considered one of the UK’s leading lifestyle magazines and the double July/August issue of National Geographic Traveller. more...

A new Julian Alps tourist brochure
A new Julian Alps tourist brochure
The Alps stretch across eight different countries with about 13 million inhabitants. Next to the Mediterranean, they represent the largest tourist region in Europe and are visited annually by about 100 million holiday-goers. In terms of tourism, the Julian Alps are the ones that have found the most recognition in Slovenia and they are highlighted in a new tourist brochure. more...

Reach Ljubljana fast and cheap from nearby European airports
Reach Ljubljana fast and cheap from nearby European airports
Now it is possible to reach Slovenia even easier. Travellers can choose numerous direct or low cost connections to major airport hubs in the vicinity of Slovenia and simply continue their journey to Slovenia with GoOpti low cost shuttles. As of 1st July GoOpti operates daily transfers between Ljubljana and Venice, Trieste and Bologna airports in Italy, Munchen airport in Germany and Salzburg, Vienna and Graz airports in Austria. more...

Picture Slovenia - Slovenia World Photo Contest
PictureSlovenia.com in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and partners, announces the global photography competition, by which it wants to increase the visibility of Slovenia in the world and to encourage visitors, fans and friends of Slovenia to get involved in the presentation of Slovenia. more...

Do not forget your vignette
Since 1st July 2008, motor cycles, private cars and vans whose maximum permitted weight does not exceed 3.5 tons must carry a vignette in order to drive on any Slovenian motorway, as well as on the Ljubljana ring road. more...




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