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The Butcher’s Bridge in Ljubljana ...

There are various sculptures on the Butcher's bridge. Photo: rtvslo.si

The Butcher’s Bridge in Ljubljana was opened just recently, but has been a long time in the making. The plans were laid down in the 1930s by Slovenia’s star architect, Jože Plečnik. There are various sculptures on the bridge, such as Adam and Eve (who are walking towards St. Nicholas church) and Prometheus. You may also find small bicycle locks on the bridge. These padlocks represent the love of young couples, who have declared their eternal love for each other.

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...

We all know that Edmund Hilary ...

We all know that Edmund Hilary of New Zealand was the first to climb Mount Everest. But did you know that the first married couple to climb Mount Everest were Slovenes? Andrej and Marija Štremfelj climbed the world’s highest...

The Pleterje Charterhouse is ...

The Pleterje Charterhouse is a one-of-a-kind building. It’s the only Carthusian monastery in Slovenia. There are only 400 Carthusian monks still left in the world, and only a few in the charterhouse near Šentjernej. Their goal is...

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 children tend to stay at home ...

Slovenian children tend to stay at home longer than virtually any other European children. In Sweden, for example, the majority of children leave their home at the age of 20. In the UK, it’s 24 for men and 22 for women. In...

The most popular color for flags ...

The most popular color for flags of the world is “red” but a surprising number of countries use the combination of “red, white and blue.” Altogether 28 countries use that combination – and Slovenia is one of them. So does the...

Slovenia has one nuclear power plant ...

Slovenia has one nuclear power plant, which is located in the town of Krško. But it was originally supposed to have one more. In 1970, Yugoslav authorities agreed to build two nuclear power plants in each of the member republics....

The Happy Planet Index measures ...

The Happy Planet Index measures how happy people in countries are, and how efficiently they use the environment around them. In this index, Costa Rica is number one in happiness and environmental health. In Europe, Iceland is...