Ljubljana

Winter in Ljubljana

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If the calendar still reads 2019 when you're reading this, then you've picked an excellent time to visit the Slovene capital, as the city's Festive December celebrations transform the old town centre into an orgy of bright lights, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and red-faced happy people. On the other hand, if it's already 2020 then you've also picked an excellent time to visit, as you'll practically have the streets to yourself during the January and February tourism doldrums.

As always we've packed this issue with as much useful information, including our regular special features covering Ljubljana's impossibly pretty Old Town, a run down of the country's best Gourmet restaurants and the results of our 10th annual Best Nightlife competition, with locals choosing their favourite spots to drink, relax and party. In our Highlights of Slovenia section you can find some great destinations that can easily be visited on a day trip or longer excursion, while skiers will want to check out Joys of Winter to see the best places to hit the slopes on the sunny side of the Alps.

Now that our work is done, our only hope is that Mother Nature does her part and brings ample snow to the festivities, so our cover photo and all the other idyllic snowy shots we included don't become bad decisions in hindsight. In any event, thanks for reading, and if you've got any feedback, we'd love to hear your thoughts on Facebook, Instagram or old-fashioned email.

A free PDF download of our latest guide to Ljubljana can be found here, and with over 400 distribution points in the city (and surrounding area) you’re never far from a print copy.

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