Slovenia - Alpine country. Top of Triglav in the Julian Alps reaches 2863 m it Seems that the very nature of it is created for tourism, sport t rest. The climate is characterized by its moderation. There are no sharp differences of temperatures, mild winters and summers without the sweltering heat. The country occupies the 2nd place in Europe (after Finland) on the area of forest per capita, so there is always fresh air. Slovenia is deservedly called the “Green treasure house of Europe”.
Slovenia is situated on the South-East Europe North-West of the Balkan Peninsula. In the South-West it is washed by the Adriatic sea.
Square - 20.3 thousand sq. km. In the North-West Julian Alps. The highest peak is Triglav in the North-West (2863 m). The Sava river (a tributary of the Danube) runs from North-West to South-East.
Capital: Ljubljana (320 thousand).
Slovenia is one of the smallest countries in Europe, but the diversity of its nature and rich history make the country one of the most interesting tourist areas of the Balkans. Ski resorts in the Julian Alps, combined with sea Adriatic coast, balneological resorts in Dolinski Toplice, Rogaška, Slatine, Strunjan, Portoroz, Catez, etc. interspersed with medieval flavor of the cities of Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, and others, and the picturesque mountain valleys, wild rivers, pristine lakes, spectacular waterfalls and numerous caves (more than 6 thousand), many of which have been recognized as world heritage by UNESCO - a Paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Ljubljana, built on the ruins of the Roman fortress of Emona, has a long and rich history. The city centre is situated on a high hill Ljubljana Ljubljana castle and Cathedral, the former residence of the local lords. Old Square, located near the Church. Jacob, surrounded by medieval buildings - the Palace of Shigeru, our lady of the Pillar (XII century) and other Notable surrounding the hill of the old town with its narrow streets, lots of little bars, cafes and shops, and the famous "three bridges, one of which leads to the town Hall (1718) with a fountain "Narcissus" (1751) Baroque and two outdoor patios. One of the most beautiful squares of the city - preshernov TRG TRG (1905), which are concentrated around the Church of the Annunciation (1646-1660, with unique library, the ensemble street Miklashevich, the only example of landscape art in the country - Park Miklosich, and the majestic Cathedral. Nicholas (XVIII century). Interesting Episcopal Palace, Church Seminary with frescoes by Giulio Calio (1721), Church of St. James (1615) with octagonal chapel of St. Francis (1660), the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, the Palace Contour on New square (today it houses the Academy of Sciences and arts), the building of the National and University library, the former convent of the thirteenth century, and now the open-air theatre - "Krizanke", the birthplace of the independent Slovenia - Square of Congress to the building of the Philharmonic hall, the parish Church of St. Trinity (1726), as well as Cankarjev house, the Palace of congresses and extensive cultural center in Republic square. In the Western part of the city is beautiful Tivoli Park with castle and Art gallery, and on the East Bank of the river - the City Museum with a large collection of Roman art. Also of interest are national Museum, natural history Museum, national gallery, Gallery of modern art, the Municipal Gallery and the Modern Art gallery, Slovene ethnographic Museum, Architectural museums fužine castle and house jože Plecnik, Slovenian technical Museum, the Museum of archeology in the Park Kopecek, beer Museum, the Museum of tobacco, Slovenian school Museum, State Opera and ballet theatre, drama theatre of Slovenia and other
Notranjska is a relatively sparsely populated area, famous for its landscape of forested mountains and, again, karst caves. Here are two of the most famous natural attractions of the country and one of the most famous in the world of the caves of Postojna and Skocjan that due to the lack of nearby modern hotels visit usually from the capital. These caves are recognized as UNESCO world heritage. Postojna (55 km to the West from Ljubljana), located in the huge karst caves of Postojna, which are unique blind Proteus. The miniature train runs between stalactites and stalagmites caves since 1872 9 km to the Northwest from Postojna, 123-metre cliff, is an ancient Predjama castle (XIII-XVI century) with a system of underground galleries and grottos, as well as the Planina cave (Planinska Pit, 6156 m), Church of our lady (XV century), the tower Ravbar, castle Hausberg and most beautiful of the Nanos plateau.
13 km South-East from Sezana, between Postojna and Koper are preserved almost intact, the Skocjan caves. River water Notranjska, through which the 45-metre height of the bridge Hanke, before the village suddenly disappear in the caverns opened in 1885, Close to are no less exotic caves of Vilenica - one of the first in Europe, which was open to the public (XVII century). Next to Scotiana is another "tourist Mecca" of the country - a small village of Lipica, where is the world famous stud farm (1580), famous for its handsome "Lietzensee".
Gorenjska Upper or Carniola - a picturesque area of the Julian Alps, virgin forests, clear lakes and pastoral landscapes. Near the highest peak of Slovenia - Triglav mountains (2863 m), stretched the Triglav national Park (4% of the country) is the only reserve in the Julian Alps, which are the famous ski resorts Bohinj, bled and Kranjska Gora.
The largest city of Upper Karniolia - Kranj, is the foot of the Alpine ranges Kamnik and Savinja. The old quarters between the area of Maistrov TWG and the Church. Fabian (1478) side by side with the modern blocks and colorful buildings square Cupolas TWG shaded by the bridges over the Kokra. Interesting old town Hall, which is the Museum of Gorenjska, the Church. Cantiana, the Church. The rosary (XVI century), the ancient watchtower with a cafe-gallery "Pungent", the old castle Castle-Kilstein (XVI century, now here is the city Department of culture), the House-Museum of poet preserva on a street Presernova and locks brdo, Strumolo and the Church. Margaret (1342, in the vicinity of the city. No less interesting historic town of škofja Loka, Kamnik, Kamniska-Bystrica and the mountain ranges of Grintovec (2558 m), Scoot (2532 m) and Pranava (2394 m).
Bohinj is located in the area of the largest in Slovenia (area 328 hectares, length 4 km) and the lake. Ski region Bohinj combines several ski centers, the most significant of which, Vogel, kobla and Soriska Planina. The Bohinj lies at an altitude of 525 m above sea level, the ski area extends at altitudes of from 570 to 1800 meters and is served by three dozen lifts.
On the plateau Vogel (1569 - 1800 m), famous for the "big snow" (permanent snow cover from mid December to end of April), there are 8 lifts and cable cars. Here there are 17 tracks with a total length of 36 km with a maximum length of 7.5 km and the elevation of 1,200 m Has a lighted trail for night skiing and 15 km of trails for cross-country skiing. Ski centre cobbles located in 12 km from Bohinj at the height of 550 - 1480 m There are 6 lifts, and the total length of slopes up to 23 km (not counting the free-radnih) with a maximum length of 2.5 km and the elevation 750 m There is equipment for artificial snow, flat ski run length of 6 km and an ice rink. Ski center Soriska Planina is 15 km from Bohinj at altitudes 1280 - 1549 m his Eight kilometers of pistes served by 3 lifts, also has a track for cross-country skiing, length 3 km
The fashionable resort of bled is located in 40 km from the capital, on the shore of the lake where winter ice-skating and in summer you can swim. This resort area, enjoyed wide popularity in the middle ages, attracted by the beauty of the lake, which lies a small island with a Church, and a well-developed recreational infrastructure, not that struck, however, the natural beauty of the area. The main attraction of the resort is the glacial lake bled (depth - 30 meters, length - 2,12 km, width - 1,38 km), fed by warm springs (water temperature in summer reaches +24). Also interesting Bled castle (the Castle of the XIII-XVI centuries) - the former residence of beksinski bishops, which now is a wonderful historical Museum and restaurant. Worth visiting the Church of the Dormition of the virgin (1142 g), the parish Church of St. Martin (1905), "the Bell of Wishes" in the Church on the island, the Church. Brand in Urbe, the former residence of Tito - "Hotel Vila", Pokljuka gorge and Vingar and other
The largest ski resort in the country is Kranjska Gora, located on the North-West of the country, a few miles from the borders with Austria and Italy. The ski area is located on the heights 980 - 2300 meters and includes 23 tracks with 20 lifts), as well as trails for cross-country skiing. On the slopes of mount Vitranc (1631 m) motorway for special slalom and giant slalom. Hosts of the world Cup downhill. In the village Here is one of the largest in the world jumps. Attractive picturesque valley of Plancy and Sava Dolinka, Church of the assumption (1510), the Russian Orthodox Church and the Botanical garden "Alpinum Juliana" in the valley of the Trent, the Museum of Lesnica, falls in Tamara, and Clear lake, and sport fishing in the waters of the Sava, Pernici and Bistrica.
Dolenjska or lower Corniole is one of the most distinctive parts of Slovenia. The administrative centre of the region, Novo mesto (70 km from Ljubljana), founded in 1365 Here is an interesting Church. Nicholas, the Franciscan Church. Leonard (XV century), the area of Glavni TWG to the town Hall and many medieval houses, the old Gymnasium (1746, it is now a music school), the Museum of Dolenjska and many old buildings.
Otočec (6 km from Novo-Space) attracts its Castle on the island (now a luxury hotel), Ivancna Gorica - stichna Abbey (1136, the most ancient monastery of Slovenia) and the castle of Bogensperk, Ribnica - Church. Stephen (XIX century) and the Ethnographic Museum in partially preserved castle of the XIII century, and Soteska - grandiose ruins of the castle (1231). Close by is the first Spa resort in Slovenia - Dolenjske Toplice (XIII century) with lock Gutemberg (1293), and hot springs Smarjeske Toplice (first mentioned in documents in 1392). Kostanjevica-on-Krk is the oldest medieval town in Slovenia gained its status in 1252, now this is a very small town) and is widely known for its castle-monastery (1234, and an Art gallery by Bozidar Jakac.
Primorsk is a vast South-Western region of the country, which includes the valley of the river Sochi, Idrija, Karst shop (sežana) and part of the Adriatic coast of Istria. This is one of the most popular tourist areas in the country, providing a great opportunity simultaneously to go skiing (Yes even on the territory of three countries - Slovenia, Italy and Austria), make an alloy of the wild mountain rivers, or relax on the beaches of the Adriatic.
The mountain resort of Bovec is located on the border of Austria, Italy and Slovenia and is the highest resort in Slovenia. The resort itself is situated at the height of 483 feet, but it slopes down to almost the very top of the peak Kanin (height Catania 2300 - 900 meters). Here are 17 tracks with a total length of 12 km, served by 6 ski lifts, and a single ski pass allows you to ski on-piste resorts Sella Neva and True (Italy), as well as in the Austrian Arnoldstein. The ski season here lasts from December to may. The main attractions of the resort is the cleanest river soča and the Boka waterfall (height of 106 meters, width - 25 meters).
Idrija, one of the oldest settlements in the country, famous for its tradition of weaving laces and lock Gewerkenegg (now here is the City Museum, recognized in 1997, the best technical Museum of Europe), the Church of St. Trinity (1500), an Art gallery in an old building of the town granary (1770), Wild lake (Divje Jezero) and, of course, the oldest mercury mines in Europe. The small town of Cerkno is one of the centers of winter sports country (highway CrNi-Wrha descend from a height of 1291 m, 4 lifts and 2 of the monorail) and eco-tourism. Interesting and small towns Ajdovscina on the site of the Roman fortress Castra, "wine capital of Primorska" - Vipava, medieval village Stanel, a magnificent castle in Dobrovo, ancient churches in Kojsko (XVIII century) and Vedrine (XVI century), as well as urban town of Nova Gorica.
Industrial and port of Koper is the main city of Istria. Here is a superb area Titov TRG, building Loggia (1464, now here are a cafe and art gallery), St. Mary (XV century), the Church of St. Nicholas (XVI century), the rotunda of St. John the Baptist (Carmine, 1317 g), Church of St. Basso (XVI century), the arsenals of the guest-house and Ameria, the old granary, Pontica (XIV century), the city gates Muda (1516), the Palace Gravity Barabarani, Palace Belgrave-TAKKO (1600) with a fine Regional Museum, the Palace Totto (XVIII century), the Palace of Brutti and the oldest building in the city - the rotunda of the ascension (1082).
Piran - the pearl of the Adriatic coast and one of the most popular resorts in the country. Among the narrow streets of the old town towering gates (XIII century), Tartini square, Church of St. Peter (1818), the town Hall and the gate Dolphin (XV century), the Palace of justice (XIX century), the Church of St. Francis (XVIII-XIX centuries), the Church of our lady of the Snow (1404), the Church of St. George (XIV century), the town's patron Saint, the virgin Church, Bell tower (1608), the Church of St. Stephen (XIV century), a small Aquarium, Maritime Museum and the Art gallery of Minorum.
Portorož since the nineteenth century, famous for its sandy beaches and casino, the first of which was opened in 1913, and seaside Boulevard Obale. In the city of little historical attractions - natural Park "forma Viva", the Maritime Museum and the Museum of salt Marshes, but the district's many upscale resorts and hydropathic establishments. SALEWA-alkaline marine sediments, "uterine" water, sea mud - "peloids", microclimate and thermal-mineral water - all this makes the city a major resort center.
A small area of Bela Krajina is located in the South-East of the country, on the border with Croatia. In Metlika interesting Church. Nicholas (XIII century), the former residence of the commander of the Teutonic order - Komenda, local history Museum in the old castle and the fire Museum. In the town Realiize (2 km. from Metlika) you should see three tiny Church (XII century), one of which is the Church of our lady, is the oldest in Slovenia authority (1753).
Located on the high plateau of Crnomelj poor sights, but the Church. Spirit (1487,, excavations), Church of St. Peter (1228 A.D.), the ruins of the temple Mithra (III century, 4 km from Crnomelj) and the House of culture, in which sat the first free Parliament of Slovenia, still worth a visit.
Štajerska, the largest region of the country, the land of the growers, brewers and glass-blowers. Štajerska known for the beauty of its cities, hot springs and snow slopes Kamnisskie and Savinjsko Alps.
Maribor is one of the most beautiful cities in Slovakia, economic and cultural center of the North-Eastern part of the country. Here are the most interesting area of Freedom located underneath the largest in the Balkans wine cellars (the area of 20 thousand square meters), the old castle (1478, now it is the Museum of local Lore), Slovenian national theatre (1852), the Church of St. John the Baptist (XII-XVIII centuries), the former town Hall (1515), the Church of St. Louis, Judgement tower (1310), the Jewish tower, and the synagogue (1456), The water tower with wine "Wing", Art gallery Maribor, Museum of photography, a beautiful City Park with an aquarium and a terrarium, as well as the beautiful ski resort in Mariborsko Pohorje.
Cele is still one of the oldest cities in the country, known since ancient times. Here are preserved many buildings of the last century at the railway station, the Church of St. Mary (1310) and St. Cecilia, Narodni Domke (1895-1896,), Lower castle (Spodni deg), the Ducal Palace (it is now a Museum), the chapel of St. Daniel, the bridge of the Capuchins, city Hall (1830) and the old castle of the counts of Celje - Stari Grad Southeast of the city. Around the town are a number of sports and good conditions for fishing, and in the town of Lampeter preserved ancient Roman necropolis with many ancient burial structures.
In this area there are castle and numerous churches in Slovenska bystřice, reserves the Logar Valley, Robanov-cat, Galt, smekovec-Komen, Pranava and Onion-Bela in the Savinja valley, the largest temple of Slovenia - the parish Church of St. Cupronickel and St. Fortunate (1752-1761, in Gornji Grad, Vrbovec castle and Church in Nazare, 90-foot waterfall Rinca in the reserve of the Logarska Valley, the castle Museum in Velenje (XIII century) and other
Ptuj is the oldest city in Slovenia and has the status of a city-Museum. The main sights include the ancient quarters around the streets Markova, Jadranska and Slovenian square, Franciscan monastery (1280 g), Church of St. Peter and Paul (XVI century), the Church of St. George (XIII century), Hall, Dravska tower (1551,), Dominican monastery and the castle of Ptuj Castle (X-XI centuries, now here is the Museum), the former residence of the bishops of Salzburg - Mali Grad (Small castle). Around town interesting castle Borl (13 km) South-East of Slovenia), Church of our lady of the Ptuj mount (XVI century, 12 km South-West of Ptuj), the ruins of ancient temples in Spodnja-Khai Dinh (4 km West of the city), the largest in Slovenia gardening ensemble - estate Dornava, estate of Steenberg (8 km South-West of Ptujska Mountains) and the Church. Trinity and Castle of the Teutonic knights (XIII century) in the Great Week, the mineral springs in rogaška Slatina, the thermal Spa of Podcetrtek (30 km East of Zell) and excellent Ethnographic Museum under the open sky in Rogatec.
The North-Eastern region Prekmurje attracts attention with its mix of Finno-Ugric and Slavic cultures, as well as many old castles and temples. The most interesting castle and Church in Murska Sobota, the Church. Martin in Martjanci, hot springs in Moravske Toplice, banaszak, Rudenco, Terme zreče and Lendava, the miraculous Church of our lady in Jerusalem, the Olympic ski centre Rogla (height - 1 517 m, 11 lifts and ski slopes with a total length of 10 km) is the largest sports complex Slovenia, etc.
Resort complexes Dobrna, zreče, Lasko, rogaška Slatina, by the Strunjan, Topolšica, Catez and Prekmurje plains known far outside the country. And castle complexes in the woodlouse, Vinica, Otocec, Dobrovo, as well as Timing, Hausberg, snow, Caprice, Cave, Blaski, Kransky, Kromberk, Lossky, Lokki, Stronski and Turjanski and others, attracted a huge number of lovers from all over the world.
Opportunities for active holidays in Slovenia are almost unlimited - many ski resorts, white water rafting on the soča river, skating on lake bled, climbing icy waterfalls, warm waters of the Adriatic, the Triglav national Park with its beautiful flora and fauna - all this will allow you to choose any type of vacation "to taste".
Mostly temperate continental, with three distinct climatic zones in the East Central European countries with hot summers and cold winters, Alpine in the North West, with cold winters and moderate summers and Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast. In summer, the average temperature in most parts of the country is +21 C, and in winter from -2 in the North West up to +6 on the Adriatic coast. The best months in the mountains are September to may, on the coast - from the beginning of June until the end of October.
Time, behind Moscow for 2 hours. When in Moscow noon, in Slovenia - 10am.
Slovenian. Widespread Serbo-Croatian and Italian (on the coast), as well as German and English. Most Slovenes knows at least one foreign language, usually English, Italian or German.
The visa regime. To enter you must have a passport and visa for all citizens of the former USSR), obtained on the basis of an invitation or a tourist voucher. For obtaining a tourist visa you need a passport (valid at least 3 months after the intended date of travel), 1 color photo without any ovals, corners, etc., 1 application form and hotel booking or voucher from a travel Agency, or of confirming the reservation and reference works about the level of income.
The consular fee for visa is 45 Euro (children registered in a parent's passport, the visa fee is not charged).
If minor children traveling with one parent or no parents needed a notarized power of attorney from remaining in Russia parents in the name of the second parent or accompanying adult children.
It is also possible entry into the territory of Slovenia for up to 15 days or transit through Schengen visa. This visa must be valid at the time of entry for at least another 15 or 5 days, respectively.
When crossing the border guards may be asked to show proof of solvency for the whole period of stay in the country at the rate of 70 euros (or the equivalent) per day per adult and 35 Euro per child under the age of 18 years.
The religion. Christianity (Catholicism).
Holidays and weekends Slovenia. 1 and 2 January, 8 February, Easter Monday, April 27, may 1 and 2, 25 June, 15 August, 31 October, 1 November, 25 and 26 December.
Slovenes have a number of easily recognizable national identity is very independent, serious and hardworking, and at the same time, humble people. Themselves Slovenes with pleasure and sense of humor make fun of their fellow citizens - they say that the inhabitants of Gorenjska stingy, residents of Štajerska large revelers, the inhabitants of Primorsk excessive jizneradostnosti, and residents of Bela-n extreme - rustic and modest. Ljubljana attributed to excessive pride and a certain arrogance, but in any case, all these characteristics are clearly exaggerated.
Slovenians are very hard-working - working day usually starts at 7-8 am and ends at 15-16 hours, and, therefore, free time is a lot. In restaurants each pays for itself, even a woman can count humiliating for him if she offered to pay her expenses. Especially carefully refers here to his family and clearly divide life on personal and public. After 22 hours the city is usually freezes - residents go to bed early. So phone calls late at night is not accepted.
Restraint Slovenes manifests itself at every step to greet accepted the handshake, even in the family public hugs and kisses are not accepted. When visiting, Slovenes remove my shoes and offering light Slippers. Up to 9 hours in Slovenia say "welcome outro", then "Dober Dan" (good day). Youth costs as a greeting word "Dan". In the evening, wish each other "lahko night" (good night) or say "on svidanie" (goodbye). Many words have common roots with the Russians, therefore, to communicate with local residents even in remote areas without any difficulty.
In Slovenia - a veritable cult of colors. Around private Slovenian houses almost never have a fence, but almost certainly broken elegant gardens, neat personal gardens, gardens or green hedges.
Hotels are rather comfortable and modern. Are divided into categories L - Suite And comfortable international class, with a shower and toilet in the rooms, With shower and toilet on the floor. The cost of living is quite high - single room usually costs about 20 euros, even in small hotels. The rooms themselves are in turn subdivided into 2 categories - the first category provides a shower and toilet in the room, the shower and toilet on the floor. There is a certain scale restaurants and catering establishments, however, not always corresponding to the present state of things. Institution of the highest level are called "restoration" (restavracija). Below are the establishments of the type "Gostilna" (gostilna) or gostisce" (gostisce), but they often anything (besides the price) is not inferior to the restorations. Small eateries called "agrachanica" (оkrepcevalnica) but offer extensive and high-quality menu. "Piwnica" offers light snacks and beer and stronger drinks. In "kavanah" (kavarna) serves coffee and a selection of cakes and ice cream and sweets in "slascicarna" (slascicarna). Rates all institutions is relatively low, and the products are high quality. Characteristic of prices for meat dishes are usually listed without cost garnish.
Traditional cuisine Slovenia
The local cuisine is quite unique - a mixture of Slavic and the Austro-German tradition gives a very unique result. From German traditions borrowed widespread use of sauerkraut, fried sausages, schnitzel and Apple pastries from the Austrian - scrambled eggs, strudels and cakes. Old Slavic traditions preserved in the form of a large variety of mushroom dishes and soups, buckwheat, broad application of bakery products, dumplings, as well as local analogs of dumplings. From Hungary borrowed "kettle" and thick soups, and Mediterranean cuisine - extensive use of seafood and greens.
Traditional first course - soup pork with vegetables and vinegar is acidic Juha", beef broth "Gouveia Juha", mushroom soup, fish soup "ribii brodet", a soup with sausages "chevapchichi", vegetable soup or cabbage soup with sour cabbage and vegetables in the broth of smoked meat "vipavska iota". On the always served excellent local bread.
Every meal starts with an excellent local cheese, made according to common standards, and original local technologies. On the second, you can try fat sausages "krainski klobasa" with horseradish, sausages "chevapchichi" with lots of sliced onions and fresh white bread, a kind of kebab Radnici", cured ham "Priut", ravioli "glenroy", squid, ham and cheese, stuffed with different fillings pepper, "Slovenian pilaf rice with mussels, crabs and shrimps, chicken paprikash "the chicken paprikash with red sauce "Bechamel", dumplings with lamb "glenroy C bacala"stuffed with forcemeat balls of dough "strukli" etc.
Traditional Slovenian table - porridge ("Ghanzi"). Buckwheat is present in all our menus. Popular goulash "kettle", which is a long slow simmering on low heat in a copper pot, "Burek" - puff pie with meat and cheese, as well as the famous "Tonka" - fried pork with melted lard.
From baking a good nut roll "potica"hot cake "gibanica" with apples and cheese, walnut sticks, Austrian strudel, which are called "Saitek"pancakes with peanut butter and whipped cream - "palachinku"fried in hot oil potato balls stuffed with apricots or plums, sprinkled with sugar and crackers, etc.
Coffee is prepared, basically, Turkish - strong and sweet, but love and black or with cream (cava with cream"). Black tea is practically not served "tea" understand tea from rose hips or other herbs and tea in our understanding is called "Russian tea (English tea).
In Slovenia make wonderful wine. The most typical drinks - pear moonshine "Vilyamovka and liquor "Pleterski khruska" with the obligatory pear in the bottle. Served these drinks with ice and a slice of pear. It is worth mentioning the famous ruby wine "Teran", "Porto" Brickage winery, "Repost", "Siphon", a young red "Cviček" from Posavje, semi-sweet white "Chardonnay the Izbor"special "Ptuj city wine" bottles, "Lasko Riesling", "Modra of Francine and Modri Pinot from Podravje, "Hrastovec", "Chardonnay, Vorberg" and "May Vrh" of Ptuj, as well as dozens of other excellent varieties.
Very good juniper vodka bridgenet", plum "slivovica", as well as strong alcoholic drink made from apples, pears, blueberries, cherries and honey. The best varieties of PAVA considered "Autoreg", "Union" and the "Gambrinus".
Political system Slovenia
Slovenia is a Republic. The head of state is the President. The legislature is bicameral Parliament.
The main population - Slovenes - 88%, and the Croat 3%, Serb 2%higher.
Import and export of foreign currency is limited by the amount specified in the Declaration, the export of national currency - no more than $ 50 (in translation).
Imported duty free up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams. tobacco, 2 liters of wine, up to 1 liter of alcohol or alcoholic beverages, to 50 ml of perfume and 250 ml of toilet water, and personal items and gifts worth up to $ 100.
Import and export of weapons and ammunition, narcotics, and not bottled wine materials, art objects and items made of precious metals (in excess of personal needs), is prohibited.
Medical aid Slovenia
Special vaccination is not required.
It is recommended to purchase health insurance, ensuring the provision of medical assistance abroad, including evacuation if necessary. Also it is recommended to purchase insurance covering such cases as loss of baggage, theft of credit cards or other unforeseen trouble and expense.
Working hours Slovenia
Large shops are open until 19:00 on weekdays and until 13:00 on Saturdays.
Banks are open from 8:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 8:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays.
Mail - 8:00 - 18:00.
There are two perpendicular to each other highways: "Slovenia" - from the border with Austria and Hungary in the North-East to the border with Italy in the South-West, and illyrica" - from the border with Austria in the North-West to the border with Croatia in the South-East. Ljubljana is connected with Kranju (Northwest direction), Casinoi (to the coast), Zagreb (and further to Ivancna Gorica). A network of secondary roads fairly well developed, but many of them are often missing road signs.
The road speed is limited to 130 km/h on other roads - 90 km/h in built - up areas 50 km/h duty Paid on the highway and travel through the Karawanken tunnel (about 5 euros), which connects the Northern parts of Austria, is the road servants (machines not). Main roads police and functional. Driving style of the locals quite aggressive, traffic accidents are not uncommon. Many cars, especially on mountain roads, even on a Sunny day move with the headlights. In the centre of the Parking space marked with blue lines. Typically, these Parking lots are paid. Tickets are sold at service stations or kiosks and attach to the windscreen, after entering it the day of the week and time of Parking.
Ljubljana is served by two dozen bus lines. Buses are the main routes are from 3.00-24.00, and the rest - from 5.00 to 22.30.
The fare does not depend on the distance and is 300 tolars (1,3 Euro), but if you pay a token, then it is only 190 tolars. The ticket for the whole day worth 900 sit on week - 3400 tolars.
Special Ljubljana tourist card Card is valid for three days (72 hours) and gives free travel on buses, free or discounted entrance to museums and attractions, discounts on tours, restaurants, shops, hotels and so on. Is the card 3000 tolars.
Slovenia is a small country, a large part of the traffic carried by road and rail. Domestic airlines no.
Buses in Slovenia go as often as trains, and cost about the same. Travel from Ljubljana to Maribor (2.5-3 hours) costs about 2500 tolars (about 11 Euro). You can buy a ticket for the day or pay for a trip on the bus. At the end of the week tickets are best booked in advance.
Voltage 220 V, frequency 50 Hz. Outlet - European standard.
Tipping is usually given to waiters, taxi drivers, porters and a working gas station in the amount of up to 10% of the total bill.
Helpful information Slovenia
Information Desk - 981.
The information Desk Ljubljana - 433-94-75.
The police - 113.
Fire service, ambulance - 112.
The help on roads (Automobile club of Slovenia) - 987.