Slovenia

Tips and Articles in Slovenia

I may live to regret committing this piece of advice to print, but you should go to Slovenia and you should go soon, because eventually this all-but-unknown country, with its medieval villages, onion-dome spires, idealistic love of the arts, and v...
With editing by Adrien Glover, Sarah Kantrowitz, John Newton, and Clara O. Sedlak So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down?That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe this year. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places...
It's 7 p.m. as we drive into Ljubljana, and the light is beginning to fade. Italianate buildings are painted in Easter-egg shades—butter, mauve, coral. Families stroll along the Ljubljanica River eating gelato; students ...
Seldom has the truism about geography being destiny rung truer than in Slovenia. This spring, as war broke out in Kosovo, 350 miles to the southeast, my wife and I were making our way to Ljubljana, the capital of what was once a republic in the fo...
In Slovenia's Capital I spent two years stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy, during which time I became an adopted Slovene and Ljubljancan, so I was happy to see Robert S. Boynton's "Is Ljubljana the Next Prague?" [August]. For years, the city...
Tucked between Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia, Slovenia has all the romantic attributes you expect to find on a trip to Switzerland: cobblestoned streets, sky-blue lakes, snowcapped mountains, historic grand hotels—plus a cosmopolitan capita...
VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
France www.autoroutes.fr Unusual Traffic Rules Police have the authority to collect fines of up to $455 on the spot. Drivers going more than 24 mph over the speed limit can have their licenses confiscated. Speed Limit 50 kmh (30 mph) in...