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Around Ljubljana by Bicycle



Amsterdam may be the city most famous for its bicycles and scenes with hundreds of bicycles locked to railings along the river channels, but Ljubljana is not all that different. In fact, increased traffic has resulted in bicycles being an essential means of transport for many locals. According to statistical data, no fewer than 13% of all journeys in Ljubljana are done by bicycle, and there are as many as 225 kilometres of designated cycle lanes.

Five Best Tips and Tricks that Turn Packing into a Game of Tetris


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If you travel a lot, you definitely know that packing can be a veritable art. To help you make sure your next trip kicks off in the best possible way, we have prepared five useful tips on how to pack your suitcase so it will fit as much luggage as possible.

Ljubljana's Bridges and Their Stories



The bridges across the river Ljubljanica are without doubt one of the most commonly photographed sights of Ljubljana's city centre. But do you actually know the stories written on the banks of the Ljubljanica since the Middle Ages?

Grand Hotel Union - An Architectural Landmark in the Centre of Ljubljana



Grand Hotel Union with a 113-year tradition is one of the oldest hotels in Ljubljana and one of the most important architectural sights in the Slovenian capital.

What to Do in Ljubljana after Attending a Conference – Four Great Ideas



Even if you have come to the Slovenian capital on business, there are a lot of things to do and see during the free time you have while here. We have prepared a few tips on how to relax after a long day of meetings and conference obligations.

Shrovetide in Slovenia



If there is one holiday Slovenians are really crazy about, it is definitely Shrovetide!

The Joys of Winter



Although this winter there has already been some snow a few times, there seems to be no sign of snow in the lowlands, but …

What Is the Difference between Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus and Grandfather Frost?



There are just as many customs surrounding the end-of-the-year celebrations as there are countries. In addition to office holiday parties and all sorts of other Christmas and New Year's festivities, an important part of the festive season in Slovenia are the three December's gift-bringers – Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus and Grandfather Frost – who have been especially popular with children for a very long time.

Meet our Hotel Manager



With years of experience in the hospitality industry, Barbara brings fresh ideas to managing the Grand Hotel Union and Grand Hotel Union Business.

A Wine Fairy Tale from the Slovenian Vineyards



If you’ve been dreaming of visiting the wine-producing countryside of France, then what you have imagined to see is not all that different from the picture-perfect hills of the wine regions of Slovenia, which are without doubt one of the undiscovered European viticulture gems.

Autumn Walks in the Forest



In a wooded country like Slovenia, where woodland covers as much as 58.4% of the country's territory, autumn walks among colourful autumn leaves make for a one-of-a-kind experience. For this reason we have decided to dedicate our latest blog post to four suggestions for autumn walks, which are also a good choice for trips with your little ones.

Guide to Ljubljana for Families



As we want nothing but the best for you and your family, this post is dedicated to five things that can be enjoyed to make your stay in Ljubljana even more interesting.

Slovenian Indigenous Plant and Animal Species


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Slovenia is well-known for its great geographic and cultural diversity, as well as a wide range of local specialties, but did you know it is also rich in fauna and flora?

Get to Know the New (Old) Chef of Grand Hotel Union



Grand Hotel Union's restaurant welcomed back its new (old) master chef, Janez Dolšak, who returned to the restaurant after a two-year break. The chef de cuisine from the Slovenian region of Dolenjska has been a regular in the kitchen of Ljubljana's oldest hotel since his secondary-school days, and is now returning to a well-known environment with new ideas and approaches heralding a breath of fresh air to the range of culinary delights offered at the restaurant.

Yes, Ljubljana Has a City Beach Too!



Spending the summer in the city does not mean you need to give up all the summer fun! In fact, Ljubljana boasts quite a few interesting and fun aquatic activities and there are also a number of natural swimming spots worth visiting not far from the city. That's all you need to know.

Slovenia as a Filming Location


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Slovenia is a destination equally popular among both film-makers and tourists! Find out why Slovenia is visited by more and more world-famous stars.

A Guide to Slovenian Cuisine



Slovenians love good food and all the rituals associated with it.

Ljubljana, a City Made for Lovers



In the same way that orange has recently been considered the new black, one could also say that autumn is the new spring, at least when it comes to romance. And although cold days have only just properly started, we have decided to have a closer look at some of the spots in the Slovenian capital that seem to be made for love and lovers.

Lesser-Known Slovenian Traditions



Compared to other European countries, Slovenia is a very small country, however, it boasts a wealth of cultural traditions that are still very much alive even though the times have changed. We have picked a few of those Slovenian traditions you may not be familiar with.