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Who is the richest Slovene ...

The current wife of Donald Trump, Melania Knauss. Photo: rtvslo.si

Who is the richest Slovene? Magazines often publish their rankings of the richest people in Slovenia, and the rankings usually include managers like Mirko Tuš and Darko Horvat, who are among the handful of people in Slovenia with more than 100 million euros. But what about Melania? The current wife of Donald Trump, Melania Knauss, was born in Sevnica and studied in Ljubljana. And as Trump’s wife, she can claim part of the Trump fortune: currently around 2 billion dollars. To put that in perspective: If you put the top ten richest Slovenes together, they still would have only about half of Trump’s worth.

If you like hiking, you’ll find ...

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...

According to the Food and Agriculture ...

According to the Food and Agriculture Association, the largest winegrowers in the world are Italy, France and Spain. Each of them have at least 8,000 square kilometers of land dedicated to growing grapes, the vast majority of...

When it comes to using the Internet ...

When it comes to using the Internet, there is one thing that Slovenes do differently from other Europeans. According to data from eurostat, Slovenes are the most enthusiastic users of parental controls and web filters. A full 25%...

Slovenia is not a part of the Balkans ...

Slovenia is not a part of the Balkans, and when Prince Charles said as much, some people even got angry. The Balkan mountains run through Bulgaria and eastern Serbia. However, the actual definition of where the Balkans end is...

The book “Veronika decides to Die” ...

The book “Veronika decides to Die” by popular author Paulo Coehlo takes place in Slovenia. In the book, the main character is in the middle of killing herself when she sees a magazine article entitled “Where is Slovenia?” She...

Who are Slovenia’s most popular ...

Who are Slovenia’s most popular musicians? There are plenty of candidates, from rock group Siddharta, to cult legends Laibach, and many more… but one often overlooked superstar is Slavko Avsenik. The song “Na Golici” – known 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...

To find very old things made ...

To find very old things made out of wood is difficult. Wood rots, so it’s pretty much a miracle to find anything older than 5,000 years. But that’s what happened in Ljubljana a few years ago. Archaeologists uncovered a wooden...