Never in my wildest dreams had I thought about going to Ljubljana (pronounced: you-bul-yana) but as I was looking at a map of Europe I spotted the capital city of Slovenia and decided to give it a look after Oktoberfest. After all, it’s on the way to Croatia. So I booked a train ticket. I wasn’t expecting much but after wandering the city centre on a rainy night I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s a really beautiful city with very few tourists. I only stayed in the city for about 24 hours, but it was enough to see all the main sights and get a feel for the city.
To reach the castle, you can either take a small railcar, drive, or simply walk up a sloping paved trail nearby. The walk up takes less than 15 minutes and will save you a few euros. And I think it’s probably faster than waiting for and then riding the railcar.
Practical Info Ljubljana is 2 hours away from Zagreb by train or bus. Slovenia is a member of the EU, in the Schengen area, and its currency is the Euro. The central train and bus station are a few minutes walk from the old city centre.