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If you like hiking, you’ll find ...

Slovenia has over 7,000 km of hiking trails. Photo: rtvslo.si

If you like hiking, you’ll find plenty of places to do so in Slovenia. The country has over 7,000 kilometres of mountain hiking trails. If you walked every trail in Slovenia, it would take you 3 months of non-stop, 24-hour walking. That’s without stopping. Luckily there are places to stop: the country has close to 200 mountain huts scattered across the country. Happy trails! 

What’s the difference between ...

What’s the difference between a monster and a dragon? Nothing, when it comes to the Ljubljana dragon. The famous dragon of Ljubljana, which guards the “dragon bridge” and adorns the city flag, may be connected with the ancient...

Slovenia has a long history of beekeeping ...

Slovenia has a long history of beekeeping, but the story cannot be told without mentioning Anton Janša. Although he left Vienna with the hope of becoming a painter, it was in beekeeping that he found his true calling. His skills...

There is almost one cow for every ...

There is almost one cow for every four Slovenian inhabitants. In raw numbers, that means there’s about half a million cattle in Slovenia. But that’s nothing compared to the number of chickens in the country. There are more than 5...

Slovenian high school graduates ...

Slovenian high school graduates earned a spot in the Guiness Book of World records for holding the largest simultaneous quadrille in the world. Around 14,000 students all danced in the streets of 10 Slovenian cities at the same...

Only 2.5 million people speak Slovene ...

Only 2.5 million people speak Slovene around the world. That may not sound like a lot, but it depends how you look at it. For one thing, never before in history have there been so many Slovene speakers. And, according to the...

When do Slovenes leave the country ...

When do Slovenes leave the country? The most common age for men to emigrate out of Slovenia is around 30. After that age, something interesting happens: less and less men leave the country. That’s not the case with Slovenian...

No Slovenian writer has won ...

No Slovenian writer has won the Nobel Prize for literature. But a Yugoslav writer did. In 1961, Ivo Andrič, the author of the book “The Bridge on the Drina”, won the prestigious award. However, although many people have heard of...

Robin Hood is well known all over ...

Robin Hood is well known all over the world. But Slovenia had its own version. According to legend, the knight Erasmus of Lueg lived in the 15th century in the Predjamski Grad, in the castle of Luegg. He robbed caravans but...