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Ljubljana
Slovenia's capital, dominated by Ljubljana Castle, has an old centre featuring the baroque Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Ursuline Church and Franciscan Church with their Francesco Robba altars. Also of interest is Robba's fountain, which emulates that of Bernini in Rome's Piazza Navona.Ljubljana's museums highlight Slovenian culture. The National Museum contains local archaeological finds, while the National Gallery collections include paintings by the Slovene Impressionists. The Museum of Modern Art houses a permanent collection of 20th-century Slovenian art.Summer festivals include the International Jazz Festival (June to July), an international arts festival, an outdoor chamber music festival, known as Summer in Old Ljubljana (both July and August), and the International Wine Fair (August to September).
Entry Requirements
Citizens of the European Union (EU) and Switzerland may enter Slovenia with a national identity card or passport without a visa. The Slovenians are very relaxed about immigration rules but nationals of other countries should still contact the Slovenian embassy or consulate in their country of residence before departure for details of visa requirements.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Ambulance: 94
Fire brigade: 93
Police: 92
Time Zones
Central European Time (GMT plus one hour). Clocks are put forward one hour from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the end of October.
Driving
Vehicle documents
Check with your motor vehicle insurance company regarding any insurance documents you will need and whether additional motor insurance is required. A Green Card is compulsory if you don't have international vehicle insurance.
Rules Of The Road
Always carry your full valid driving licence, vehicle registration documents and insurance documents with you at all times. A spare set of bulbs, a first-aid kit, and a red reflector triangle must be carried in your car. Drivers and all passengers must wear seat belts where fitted. Traffic drives on the right and priority is generally given to the driver coming from the right at all junctions. The maximum level of alcohol permitted in the bloodstream when driving is 30 mg per 100 ml (3 g/l).
.Assistance
In the event of a breakdown, contact emergency services by dialling 987. Check whether your own motoring organisation has a reciprocal agreement with a motoring organisation in Slovenia—this can reduce costs substantially in the event of a breakdown. For more information about breakdown and repair services, contact the Slovenian motoring organisation Avto-Moto Zveza Slovenije (AMZS), Dunajska cesta 128, Ljubljana, tel: +386 61 341 341, fax: +386 61 168 5317. All accidents should be reported to the police (tel: 92) immediately

ADVICE AND INFORMATION


Danica Campsite is located near the Sava River in Bohinjska Bistrica, only a few kilometers from the Bohinj Lake and right below the mighty Triglav range. The shady site along the rustling Sava Bohinjka River offers peace and quiet on the area of 4.5 ha. Danica Campsite provides place for up to 700 guests.
The campsite offers many sport activities like tennis, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and a rent-a-bike. The campsite offers modernly furnished sanitary facilities including a modern laundry facility and a camper station. There is also a picnic place in the camp. The campground provides free WI-FI signal for internet connectivity.
Camping Danica Bohinj
Triglavska 60
4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
Slovenia
Tel.: ++386 4 572 10 55, ++386 4 572 17 02
Telefaks: ++386 4 572 33 30
info@camp-danica.si
www.camping-danica.si


Slovenia’s Biggest Tourist Attraction – Postojna Cave


In 2006 a rather unbelievable 500,000 tourists visited one single destination in Slovenia. Vast majority were, naturally, foreign visitors. Postojna Cave is indeed a very unique place to visit. Its nearly magical formation is still underway, yet it has been – according to experts – for hundreds of thousands of years. Famous emperors requested to visit the cave, and it has functioned as a tourist attraction for more than 400 years now.

Postojna Cave is the most spectacular of the caves. Appealing visitor programs are designed for smaller groups (3 – 15 participants). The welcome advantage of these is the fact that tourists may enter places not accessible to the general public. A guide and essential equipment (helmet, outer garments, appropriate footwear and lamp) are a necessary part of the deal as well.

The whole intricate system of caves includes – apart from Postojna Cave – also the Pivka Cave, Black Cave, Vilenica Cave, and several other caves. According to some estimates, there are approximately 30,000 caves in the region. Some of them are filled with water, as the Reka River flows through them. An interesting fact about the spectacular cave system is that some of the remote areas were discovered by mere accident.

The temperatures are relatively friendly all year around; 10 degrees Celsius is the average temperature which slightly drops during the winter season and rises in the summer months.

As far as fauna and flora goes, scientists have studied 36 land-dwelling and 48 aquatic species here. The biggest attraction though are local striking karst structures. The stalactites and stalagmites are truly spectacular formations.

One of the most popular events luring the tourist to this magnificent underground canyon takes place at Christmas. Lamps are replaced by candles and the visitors get a unique opportunity to admire the charming atmosphere of romantic light


Slovenia, with a population of just under 2 million, was the first republic to withdraw from the former Yugoslavia (now the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, though also known as Serbia and Montenegro) in June 1991. A truce was negotiated after only ten days of military action, and the federal army withdrew. The country achieved international recognition as an independent state in the following year, and since then it has managed to avoid being involved in the conflicts following the break-up of Yugoslavia. As a result, Slovenia has been able to develop its status as an attractive tourist destination. It has a varied landscape of snow-capped mountains (skiing and hiking are both very popular), fine coastline, and lush plains planted with vineyards. About one-third of the country is known as the Karst, a limestone region of underground drainage and gorges, with some fantastic rock and cave formations. With half the population still rural-based, there are strong folk traditions, while the capital, Ljubljana, is a sophisticated central European city.

For almost 600 years, until the end of World War I, most of Slovenia was governed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the coastal region was long part of the Venetian Republic. Despite 70 years of subsequent affiliation with Yugoslavia, Slovene culture exhibits many similarities to that of Germany and Italy, as witnessed in the architecture and local cuisine. This is not to deny a very strong sense of Slovene national identity, helped by the fact that the country has a fairly homogeneous population. Ljubljana and Maribor still have the feel of typical Habsburg towns, while the coastline has some extremely beautiful examples of Venetian Gothic. The highlight of Slovenia is probably its rich cultural heritage, with superb Gothic painting and sculpture to be seen in churches around Ptujska Gora, Bohinj, and Hrastovlje, and fine examples of baroque architecture in Ljubljana.

Slovene literature dates back to the 10th century, but is comparatively unknown abroad. Perhaps the most famous Slovene writer is the early 19th-century Romantic poet, France Prešeren. The Slovene Philharmonic was started in 1701, and there are several good second-ranking Slovene classical composers: the best known are Anton Foerster and Hugo Wolf. The arts flourished in the 20th century, partly in the field of architecture, where designers such as Joûe Ple¹nik have an international standing. The cultural scene has been dominated since the 1980s by the multimedia group Neue Slowenische Kunst and the artists' cooperative IRWIN.



Before you go get covered for all events

Electrical Devices
The electrical current in Slovakia is 220 volts AC. Round two-pin plugs are used; an adapter is essential for UK and Irish appliances..

Currency Exchange
Travellers cheques are the safest way to carry cash. You can exchange these at bureaux de change, banks, and post offices. Major credit cards are accepted in most tourist hotels and restaurants. Commission rates for changing foreign exchange tend to be lower at banks than those offered at bureaux de change. Branches of Nova Ljubljanska Banka offer cash advances on Eurocard and MasterCard; branches of A Banka handle cash advances on Visa cards. Banks are generally open 08.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday and until 12.00 on Saturday; bureaux de change tend to have longer opening hours.

Tipping
A service charge of 10 percent is often added to restaurant and hotel bills. Taxi drivers don't expect a tip, but it is customary to round up the bill.

Public Holidays
1 January: New Year's Day
8 February: Culture Day
Good Friday
Easter Monday
27 April: Insurrection Day
1 and 2 May: Labour Days
15 August: Assumption
31 October: Reformation Day
1 November: All Saints Day
25 and 26 December: Christmas

Travellers With Disabilities
Contact the Tourist Information Centre in Ljubljana, tel: +386 61 222 115 for information on facilities for travellers with disabilities.

Transport
Metro, buses and trams
The bus service in most Slovenian towns is efficient. In Ljubljana you can either pay on board or use discount tokens purchased from news-stands, tobacconists, and post offices. Daily and weekly passes are also available.There is no metro service in Slovenia.

Ferries
Catamarans run twice a week from Piran to Trieste in Italy from April to September. Excursion boats operate on Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. From April to September, catamarans run twice a week from Trieste to Piran, and three times a week from Venice to Portoroû

Roads, Tolls And Speed Limits
The roads in Slovenia are generally well maintained. Motorways (avtocesta) are indicated by an “A”; a toll is payable on most motorways. National highways connect cities and are indicated by a single digit. Secondary and tertiary roads are indicated by two numbers—the first indicates the highway that links up with the road. Speed limits are 120 kilometres (74 miles) per hour on motorways; 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour on highways; 80 kilometres (50 miles) per hour on secondary and tertiary roads; and 60 kilometres (37 miles) per hour in built-up areas.

Driving Tips
Many mountain roads have steep gradients and hairpin bends. Note that some roads in the Alps close in winter. For information on road conditions, phone +386 61 341 341.