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Nature preservation in Slovenia ...

The forest around Kočevje should be left alone. Photo: BoBo

Nature preservation in Slovenia goes back more than a century. In fact, the beginnings could be traced to 1892. In that year, a man named Dr. Leopold Hufnagel declared that parts of the forest around Kočevje should be left alone. His plan forbade any use of the forest whatsoever, and the virgin forest of Kočevje remains intact.

The number of traffic accidents ...

The number of traffic accidents in Slovenia has been declining in the past five years. According to the Statistics Office of Slovenia, the most dangerous month for drivers in 2009 was May. That was the most fatal month of the...

Less and less young Slovenes ...

Less and less young Slovenes are going to the cinema. In 2005, teenagers were the biggest group of people going to see movies in Slovenia. That has since changed. Now, teenagers are not the most common moviegoers. It’s people in...

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...

What’s the largest lake in the country? ...

What’s the largest lake in the country? The answer: It depends. The reason for the confusion: The country’s largest lake is also an intermittent lake. An intermittent lake is one that changes size, usually with the seasons. When...

Travelling through Slovenia ...

Travelling through Slovenia, you’ll probably notice hayracks standing out in the open. They are known here as the kozolec. It’s a free standing, mainly wooden, device for drying and storing hay and grain.Although similar versions...

About the same number of tourists ...

About the same number of tourists go through Slovenia every year as Slovenes.According to the statistics office, there were about 2 million foreign tourists in Slovenia in 2010. Since the number has been steadily growing over the...

The Slovenian national football team ...

The Slovenian national football team has a reputation for surprises. They surprised many analysts by qualifying for the Euro 2000, and the World Cup in 2002 and 2010. They didn’t qualify for the 2006 World Cup – although that...

Have you ever eaten underground ...

Have you ever eaten underground? Maybe in your basement, you have. But probably not lower than 100 meters. Well, in Slovenia, you have the chance to eat in the lowest-lying dining hall in Europe. It’s in the dining hall of the...