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Find Slovenia Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Slovenia.

About Slovenia

Slovenia, formerly a part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,  proclaimed its independence in June 1991.

Slovenia Geographically

Countries neighbouring Slovenia are: Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.

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The Julian Alps dominate north-east Slovenia, near the borders of Italy and Austria. Slovenia's highest mountain, Mount Triglav (2,863 m) is in this area.

Slovenia also has a very small coastline on the Adriatic.

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As of January 1st, 2007 Slovenia's official currency is now the Euro.

Slovenia by Car

The best way to get around Slovenia is by car. Just be sure to have a good map.

Slovenia by Train

Ljubljana is easily reached from Venice, Italy, while Trieste is almost in Slovenia itself.


The capital of Slovenia is in the centre of the country, on an ancient East-West trade route.

According to Greek mythology the city was founded by Jason, a prince of Iolcus.

Ljubljana's history includes periods of occupation by the Huns, Magyars, French, Austrians, and Germans.

For nearly 1,000 years, Slovenes have been influenced by Italian, German, and Austrian cultures.

Slovenia's Adriatic Coast

Slovenia has a very limited coastline; around the Italian looking Koper.

The best of the Adriatic Coast is further south, in Croatia.


Maribor, formerly Marburg, is on the Drava River in northern Slovenia, near the border with Austria.

There is an impressive 15th-century castle here, and a 12th-century cathedral but most tourists come to Maribor for the skiing.

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TrekTrek Slovenia:
The Slovenian mountains are a true pleasure to spend countless hours walking in. Breathtaking views, peaceful peaks, interesting flora and fauna and excellently maintained mountain huts and trails are a very special reason for trekking in Slovenia.

The official language of Slovenia is Slovene.

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