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Blejski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
One of the most impregnable buildings in the world can be found in Slovenia. Here the old castle Bled is located on the summit 130-meter-high rock. Bled is one of the oldest castles in the country. The castle is located in the incredibly beautiful terrain, next to the lake of the same name. The rocky cliff, on whose summit Bled is located, literally hangs over the shores of the lake and is covered with the lush forest from all sides. Surprisingly, people built the castle in this difficult-to-access area more than a thousand years ago. The first mention of the castle date from 1004.
In the course of a hundred years of history the castle has preserved many old architectural elements. The Romanesque tower used to monitor the surroundings is considered the oldest. The exterior of the old castle changed greatly in the Middle Ages and was supplemented with new buildings, including stone towers and fortress walls. The entrance to the castle is hidden in the thicket of the forest. A narrow stone staircase leads to it, which can not be easily found among the hundred-year-old trees without a guide.
Through the castle testion the excursions are carried out, in the course of which one learns a lot of interesting facts about the history and the interior furnishing of some buildings. The largest part of the castle is dedicated to the historical museum, where a large collection of everyday objects, old clothes and weapons is presented. Many tourists strive to visit this strange sight at sunset. At dawn, the high rock and the old castle are illuminated with the impressive illumination. ... Complete sights collection

Predjamski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
In Slovenia there is a strange castle, one of the most impregnable defense systems in the world. It is the Predjamski Grad (Cave Castle Lueg), built on the rock wall, whose height is 123 meters. The age of the castle is more than 700 years. The first official mention of the castle date back to 1202. In the course of a long history, the castle belonged to various knights 'orders, during which the knights' tournaments and the mediaeval banquets were held.
Despite the complicated situation, the clever robbers in the 17th century managed to get into the castle. They stole many valuable things. After that, the castle owner had the secret Vipavsky gang built. For years, only a few people knew the way to the castle. Unfortunately, the secret passage to the present has not been preserved. The modern visitors enter the castle dungeon through the upper corridor, which begins high in the mountains and is laid out through the forest.
For many years, the castle has served as a place of introduction for many interesting historical holidays. The tournaments and banquets are held here. One of the main festivals is devoted to Erasim Yamsky, one of the Burgherren. The castle can only be visited in the period from May to September. All excursions are accompanied by speleologists. The upper course consists of a series of impenetrable groves and mountain caves, which serve as a habitat for colony of bats. Because of these small inhabitants, the castle remains closed for visitors in the winter. When it gets cold, the bats go into winter sleep and it is forbidden to walk in the caves and disturb them. ... Complete sights collection

River Mur Observation Tower

From the series “Elegant Architectural Structures for Fans of Skywalks”
An amazing building, which is sure to keep interest of height-lovers, is situated in Austria, on the banks of the Mur river. This river flows at the border of Austria and Slovenia. Scenic forests grow along its banks. If you will climb the observation tower, you will appreciate the unique landscape in all its glory. The tower features a rather complex shape of the double helix. Developers of the project were Munich architects.
Since its opening, the tower is a popular tourist attraction. Its original design allows to divide tourists into two groups - those who rise up and those who go down. The main building material was aluminium, so the construction of the tower costed managers of the project relatively low and didn't hurt the environment.
Generally, tourists visit the unique tower during guided tours, which are carried out through the nature reserve. Mur River shores are very picturesque and are worth of long pedestrian walks. The unique tower fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. It rises above the canopy of trees and opens to visitors wonderful views of the river and vast forests. ... Complete sights collection

Bled Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
The picturesque town of Bled is in Slovenia, close to the border with Austria and Italy. The main character of this ancient city is the castle, the first mention of which dates back to the beginning of the 11th century. The Bled Castle is located on a cliff top that is 130 meters high. This cliff overlooks the other prominent attraction of the region - Lake Bled.
The population of the town is slightly more than 5 200 people. The place has long been a popular tourist destination. It attracts tourists with its natural beauty and unique historical monuments, including an old castle and the St. Michael's Church. There are several fine hotels in Bled; some of them are located in elegant historic mansions. The chic Vila Bled hotel is among them. The facility is located in one of the most luxurious palaces. It carefully preserves the atmosphere of past years.
Bled is one of the biggest spa resorts in Europe. The town attracts fans of winter sports. In warmer months, travelers enjoy a huge variety of entertainment options. Tourists can combine a wellness holiday at a first class spa center with a visit to an elite golf center, cycling, horse riding, and hiking through the picturesque mountain areas. Shores of Lake Bled feature some great beaches. This first class Slovenian resort is a great place for a family holiday. ... Complete sights collection

Ljubljanica Waterfront

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Slovenia's capital has the charming embankment which went by a long Ljubljanica river. This embankment is very old and cozy. Along with it, you will see a lot of buildings with bricked roofs. Thanks to them the atmosphere of this place resembles the old times. The Triple Bridge, constructed by architect Jože Plečnik, is the main symbol of the embankment. The first pedestrian bridge has appeared there in 1842.
Within several years the town administration decided to rebuild this bridge. For that time, it became narrow for people. The talented architect offered to add one bridge to the left and right sides of the old one. Not far from the Triple Bridge the main square of Ljubljana has placed. Its name is Prešeren Square. The square was named in honor of the famous Slovenian poet. Around the square there are a lot of meaningful architectural and historical monuments. The main decoration of the square is the Church of Annunciation. It is a bright monument made in the baroque style. The church’s interior will impress every mind.
After an excursion you can relax in the restaurants located near the embankment. Just in these restaurants, you have the chance to try the best national dishes. Fans of shopping and gourmands will spend a great time, especially at weekends. For several years every Saturday there opens the market near the Triple Bridge. There you can buy popular national food, souvenirs and a lot of other original things. On Sundays there works the antiquary market. When it is warm there are a lot of walking boats on the river. Such entertainment will make your leisure time various. ... Complete sights collection
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Maribor
One of the most popular recreation areas in the city is Europark Maribor, a shopping and entertainment center. Everyone can find here the most suitable leisure facility. Representatives of the gentle sex can have a pleasant walk in shopping galleries. Gourmets will be definitely delighted with restaurants and cafes of the mall. For visitors with children, several comfortable sitting areas are equipped. Local wineries are very popular with connoisseurs of exquisite drinks. You can visit … Read more
Ljubljana
The eager dancers and contemporary music fans will feel great in the SubSub club. It is the oldest and the most prestige night establishment in the city. It is an established place of the brightest parties and sessions engaging famous musicians and DJs. The Top Club is set close to the city center. It is located in the six floor building and offers to its visitors several thematic halls for recreation and leisure. The night club Teatro is of the same interest for tourists. Its spacious and fine … Read more
Novo Mesto
Several caves are open to the public in the immediate vicinity of the city. The most interesting one is Luknya Cave, which became famous for the unique beauty of its stalactites and stalagmites. In this cave, researchers discovered some rare life forms that could have survived on Earth since the Ice Age. This cave is also located in a very beautiful natural area, so tours are always accompanied by fascinating walks. Diversify your stay by visiting one of the thermal resorts located on the … Read more
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