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News from Slovenia June 2013

A special monthly EuroBasket 2013 Magazine has been prepared by the organisation team for all basketball lovers who eagerly await the beginning of EuroBasket 2013. Read the stories about past and present EuroBaskets, Slovenia and much more and follow the countdown to the Championship.

It is true that this year in Slovenia it is so much about the EuroBasket, but there are numerous other highlights to be presented. Slovenian EDEN destinations have prepared a rich programme of events for the summer months. In May and June, Bohinj becomes the host of the International Wild Flower Festival – this year for the seventh consecutive year. Several new features are being introduced this year, especially in the area of international integration. From May/June 2013, Wild Flower Festivals in five different countries in Europe can be visited.

A new culinary product, called Open Kitchen started in May, bringing flavours from all over Slovenia into one place in the centre of the Slovenian capital – each Friday until October. Visit it and taste the whole of Slovenia! Another new product was started, featuring the Slovenian peculiarity, hayracks. A unique outdoor museum of hayracks is opening in June in the Dolenjska region.

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Highlight news from Slovenia
EuroBasket 2013 Magazine - pure basketball-reading pleasure
EuroBasket 2013 Magazine - pure basketball-reading pleasure
A special monthly EuroBasket 2013 Magazine has been prepared by the organisation team for all basketball lovers who eagerly await the beginning of EuroBasket 2013. The first issue has already been published – read through the first digital interactive EuroBasket 2013 magazine. From now on, a new version of the magazine will be released every month up to the tip-off of EuroBasket on 4 September. more...
Open Kitchen, flavours from all over Slovenia in one place
Open Kitchen, flavours from all over Slovenia in one place
The Open Kitchen project started in mid-May in the centre of the Slovenian capital, in the Ljubljana market. In this way, Slovenia gained the first and totally unique outdoor culinary market and restaurant that will, each Friday until October, present the fresh, innovative and dynamic common culinary specialties of various caterers. The latter shall offer the best and freshly prepared culinary specialties from Slovenia, while dishes by foreign caterers will also be available. more...
Slovenian peculiarity, hayracks, as a new tourist product
Slovenian peculiarity, hayracks, as a new tourist product
Hayracks are a Slovenian architectural peculiarity and represent the most recognisable constituents of the Slovenian cultural heritage. They are present in rural, suburban and even urban areas all over Slovenia; however, in modern times, they have begun to lose their primary usefulness – drying of hay and cereals. With the objective to preserve this important architectural heritage, a unique outdoor museum of hayracks will open its doors in June in the Dolenjska region. more...
Slovenian EDEN destinations beckon with attractive events
Slovenian EDEN destinations beckon with attractive events
Slovenian EDEN destinations are shining examples of sustainable tourism and provide an unforgettable experience for visitors who seek inspiration and enjoyment in scenic landscapes, the luxury of various water sources, cultural and technical heritage and authentic local gastronomy. We have collected some of the main events taking place in Slovenian EDEN destinations (European Destinations of ExcelleNce) for the upcoming summer. more...
An international competition for the Lord of the Castle Bled
An international competition for the Lord of the Castle Bled
Petsdialog.com has published a competition for the position of custodian at Bled Castle with a cash reward for the lucky winner. Owners of four-footed pets can compete for the position by filling out the web application in the most inventive way. The author of the best and most interesting blog will receive the award – custodian at Bled Castle and 100,000 EUR cash. more...
Ljubljana has its own menu – Viseat Ljubljana
Ljubljana has its own menu – Viseat Ljubljana
Ljubljana now has its own menu, called VISEAT LJUBLJANA. It can be tasted at Strelec restaurant in the Ljubljana castle, in the embrace of the Archer’s Tower. This restaurant has earned exclusively great reviews and praise since its opening. The menu was created with the objective that the visitors of Ljubljana would get an authentic and top-level menu with the signature of Slovenia and Ljubljana in the perfect ambiance in the most visited tourist location in Ljubljana. more...

Slovenia green

Bohinj and other European Wild Flower festivals
Bohinj and other European Wild Flower festivals
With a background of the mystical mountains of Triglav National Park, Bohinj is the perfect venue for those who seek tranquillity and pristine nature. In May and June, Bohinj becomes the host of the International Wild Flower Festival – this year for the seventh consecutive year, addressing visitors who wish to learn about the local nature and its values and cultural heritage in an attractive way. This year, besides the event itself, Bohinj will be also characterized by the European integration of the Wild Flower Festivals. more...
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Tourism statistics

April showing a drop in foreign and domestic tourism numbers
April showing a drop in foreign and domestic tourism numbers
Compared to April 2012 there were 6% fewer tourist arrivals and 10% fewer tourist overnight stays registered in tourist accommodations in April 2013, according to provisional data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. In the same comparison the number of foreign tourist arrivals and overnight stays decreased by 9% and 14%, respectively, whereas the number of domestic tourist arrivals stayed about the same and the number of their overnight stays decreased by 4%. The results show that this years Easter was alerady in March, whereas last year it had an impact on Aprils results. more...


Some other highlights
Active Slovenia – water adventures at the crossroads
Active Slovenia – water adventures at the crossroads
Slovenia, with its surface of only 20 thousand km2, has, in total, 28 thousand kilometres of watercourses and more than 1300 lakes; moreover, it is also a marine country! The special pearls of Slovenia are also its thermal springs, around which 15 nature spas have developed, building their services around attractive water parks. All this abundance of riches is an excellent basis for diverse and varied water adventures water adventures at the crossroads of the Alps, Mediterranean, Karst and Pannonian Plain! Slovenia is more than prepared for a refreshing summer! more...

Try potica at the Potičnica on Bled Island
Try potica at the Potičnica on Bled Island
Potica, a traditional pastry, is a must for every holiday in Slovenia, be it Christmas, Easter or a family celebration – and for every visitor to Slovenia. Since Slovenia boasts a wealth of culturally diverse regions with a variety of culinary traditions, there is a whole range of potica pastries to be found here, from simple nut rolls to veritable masterpieces with lavish fillings. A special experience is the potica offered on Bled Island at the Potičnica. more...

Updated image of Bled on www.bled.si
Updated image of Bled on www.bled.si
Bled Tourism has updated the www.bled.si website, which represents one of the most beautiful Alpine resorts with a new image, new photographs and numerous possibilities for active spending of leisure time, culinary pleasures or business meetings. more...

Lenarčič and GreenLightWorldFlight conquered the North Pole
Lenarčič and GreenLightWorldFlight conquered the North Pole
The GreenLightWorldFlight - North Pole that took place in several stages was primarily controlled by weather. Lenarčič returned to Ljubljana airport, where he began his journey on 22 April, after one month. He flew from Ljubljana to Tromso, over Svalbard and the Arctic to Canada, from where he headed across the Atlantic Ocean towards Ireland and further on to Nantes in France to finish his journey in Slovenia. more...


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