RAA 2013 Social Events

RAA 2013 Social Events

Monday 20:00 Welcome Reception at the City Hall in the Red Hall Mag. Mateja Demšič, Head of the Department for Culture of the City of Ljubljana, will welcome the participants of the RAA 2013 at the Red Hall of the City Hall of Ljubljana. To see the location of the Reception, please...
Welcome to Ljubljana

Welcome to Ljubljana

Ljubljana is a great place to visit, it has history, tradition, style, arts, culture, and an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean; those who know it better would also add the adjectives multilingual and hospitable. Being close to many of major sights and attractions of Slovenia, Ljubljana can...

Ljubljana is a great place to visit, it has history, tradition, style, arts, culture, and an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean; those who know it better would also add the adjectives multilingual and hospitable. Being close to many of major sights and attractions of Slovenia, Ljubljana can also be the starting point to discover the country’s diversity. In a single day you can visit the coast and the high mountains and experience the local flavour of its different regins. Local residens are always ready to share some of the best experience in their daily lives with you and invite you to explore one of hte smallest and most charming European capitals – a city whose name means “the beloved”.

There is also na interesting legend about the origin of Ljubljana. It is said to be founded by the Greek mythological hero Jason, who had stolen fleece from King Aetes and fled from him, along with his fellow Argonautus on the ship Argo, across the Black Sea and up the rivers Danube, Sava and Ljubljanica all the way to the source of latter. There the Argonauts disassembled their ship to be able to carry it to the Adriatic Sea, put it together again, and return to Greece. On their way to the sea, they made a stop at Ljubljana Marshes, the dwelling place of a monster, which Jason fought and killed. The monster, now reffered to as Ljubljana Dragon, found its place atop the castle tower depicted on the Ljubljana coat of arms.

Ljubljana essentials

  • Capital of the Republic of Slovenia, a European Union member state since 2004
  • Area: 275 sq km /170.8 sq mi)
  • Population: 280,000
  • Official language: Slovenian
  • Climate: continental, with January temperatures averaging -1.5 and July temperatures 21.7 degreees Celsius
  • Height above sea level: 298m (623ft)
  • Symbol: Ljubljana Dragon
  • Currency: euro (since 2007)
  • Time zone: GMT + 1 hour
  • Population density: 1,014 people per sq km
  • GPS coordinates: 14.5057 (E), 46.0518 (N)
  • Country code: +386, area code (0)1

Tourist information centres in Ljubljana
In Ljubljana there are three Tourist Information Centres (TICs), managed by Ljubljana Tourism, the city’s tourist board, where you can get visitor information. Visit http://www.visitljubljana.com/en to see how to explore Ljubljana.

[Source: TIC, Ljubljana]