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Ljubljana is a city with a green soul. Thanks to its exceptional environmental awareness, Ljubljana has managed to preserve its green character to the present day. It proudly holds the title of European Green Capital 2016 and a host of international awards.

Green Ljubljana photo andrej tarfila

Ljubljana boasts an astounding per capita green space provision of 542 square metres, some of which can even be found in the heart of the historic city centre, which has been closed for car traffic since 2008.

A city built on a human scale

Ljubljana’s character as a city built on a human scale was most clearly defined by Jože Plečnik, the renowned pioneer of 20th-century modern architecture. The idea of sustainability was already inherent in many of Plečnik’s works.

The city’s contemporary vision of sustainability is in many aspects based on Plečnik's oeuvre, focusing on harmony with the natural environment and sustainable mobility.

Experience Green Ljubljana


There are not many cities where the old town centre offers the following activities:

Ljubljana's culinary offer is strongly characterised by seasonal, locally produced ingredients. Taste traditional dishes with a modern make-over represented by the Taste Ljubljana brand.

Nature in the city


The largest city park, Tivoli, leads to two wooded hills, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib, which offer a spider's web of hiking trails. On the other side of the old town, Golovec hill stretches from the city centre to the Kodeljevo, Moste, Fužine and Rudnik districts.

View city hiking trails