Towns in the region

The green outskirts of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, are composed of 25 municipalities. This diverse area combines the mountains of the Kamnik Alps, pre-alpine hills, plains of the Ljubljana Basin, the unique natural environment of the Ljubljana Marshes, karst fields, subterranean caves, rivers and lakes. As these natural sights are not far away from towns and villages, the area is appropriate for interesting day excursions but as well as for longer explorations since the landscapes in the region are exceptionally diverse.

  • Borovnica

    Borovnica

    The village of Borovnica lies on the south-western edge of Ljubljana Marshes, in the narrow valley of the Borovniščica brook.
  • Brezovica

    Brezovica

    The location of today’s Brezovica was inhabited already in the Roman times.

  • Dobrepolje

    Dobrepolje

    Dobrepolje, whose centre is the town of Videm, is a vast karst polje stretching along the length of two interconnecting valleys lying to the south of Ljubljana. It is well known for its scenic attractions.
  • Dol pri Ljubljani

    Dol pri Ljubljani

    Dol pri Ljubljani is a village located by the confluence of three rivers: the Sava, the Kamniška Bistrica and the Ljubljanica.

  • Domžale

    Domžale

    Archaeological finds indicate that the Domžale area has been settled since prehistoric times.
  • Grosuplje

    Grosuplje

    The town of Grosuplje lies in a small basin to the south-east of Ljubljana. As one travels from Ljubljana to Grosuplje, Ljubljana Marshes blend into the characteristic hilly landscape of the Dolenjska region.
  • Horjul

    Horjul

    Small city of Horjul lies in the Horjul valley in the picturesque natural environment. Some assume the name derives from the Roman times and is in some way connected with Julius Caesar.
  • Ig

    Ig

    The small town of Ig lies on the edge of Ljubljana Marshes, at the foot of Mount Krim (1107 m). Life in Ig and its surrounding villages has mainly been shaped by the distinctive environment of Ljubljana Marshes.

  • Ivančna Gorica

    Ivančna Gorica

    The small town of Ivančna Gorica lies in the middle of the Dolenjska region's distinctively hilly landscape, halfway between Ljubljana and Novo mesto.
  • Kamnik

    Kamnik

    Kamnik, a picturesque small town situated along the Kamniška Bistrica river, had its heyday in the Middle Ages, when for a time it was the capital of Carniola.

  • Komenda

    Komenda

    The small town of Komenda, located in a flat part of the Ljubljana basin near the town of Kamnik, has an interesting history.
  • Litija

    Litija

    Litija is a small mining town lying in the Sava river valley.
  • Logatec

    Logatec

    The small town of Logatec was first mentioned in Roman times, when it was a strategically important staging post on the road between Aquileia and Emona, the ancient Ljubljana.
  • Log - Dragomer

    Log - Dragomer

    The municipality of Log - Dragomer lies at the crossroads between the pre-alpine Polhov Gradec hills and the swampy area of the Ljubljana Marshes.
  • Lukovica

    Lukovica

    Lukovica lies in a hilly, woody region of central Slovenia.
  • Medvode

    Medvode

    The town of Medvode lies close to Ljubljana, at the confluence of the rivers Sava and Sora, and the juncture of traffic connections between Ljubljana and the Gorenjska region.
  • Mengeš

    Mengeš

    The Mengeš area in Ljubljana depression by the foothills of Gobavica, was inhabited very early.
  • Moravče

    Moravče

    Moravče was first mentioned in the late 13th century. The scheme of the city centre with an old square is preserved to this day.
  • Polhov Gradec

    Polhov Gradec

    Polhov Gradec is picturesque village in the Polhograjsko hribovje hills. In its old city centre stands the Baroque Church of Mary’s Birth, built in 1736.
  • Škofljica

    Škofljica

    The town of Škofljica lies south east form Ljubljana. It has developed from a roadside settlement on the crossroads of Ig, Kočevje and Ljubljana.
  • Šmartno pri Litiji

    Šmartno pri Litiji

    Being rich in metal deposits, the Šmartno pri Litiji area has been settled since prehistoric times.

  • Trzin

    Trzin

    Even though Trzin is quite small, it is one of the most developed and richest towns in Slovenia.
  • Velike Lašče

    Velike Lašče

    Velike Lašče lies in a vivid karst forest region.
  • Vodice

    Vodice

    The town of Vodice is situated on the more or less rural area of the Ljubljana Basin halfway between Ljubljana and the Jože Pučnik Airport in Brnik.
  • Vrhnika

    Vrhnika

    The origin and development of Vrhnika, a small town lying on the south-western edge of the Ljubljana Moors, near the source of the Ljubljanica river, are closely connected to boat traffic on the Ljubljanica.