Location of Ljubljana

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An aerial view of the Prešernov trg square

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A view of Ljubljana Castle with the peaks of the Alps in the background

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The Triple Bridge

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a lively Central European city lying in a basin at the confluence of the Sava and Ljubljanica rivers, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, at 295 metres above sea level. It covers 273 square kilometres and has a population of 276,000. Its climate is basically continental, with January temperatures averaging - 0.3 and July temperatures 20.7 degrees Celsius.

Ljubljana lies at the crossroads of important transport routes from Northern Europe to the Adriatic Sea, and from Western Europe to Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Near East. Its geographical position overlaps with that of the so called Ljubljana Gateway, a one kilometre-wide natural passage between Central Europe and the Mediterranean leading through the very heart of the city, between the Golovec, Castle and Šišenski hrib hills. As Ljubljana is located in the immediate vicinity of both the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, a stay in the city allows you to enjoy skiing high in the mountains and swimming in the sea in a single day.

Distances between Ljubljana and Larger European Cities

 
Amsterdam 1.236 km
Venice 249 km
Belgrade 539 km
Berlin 995 km
Brussels 1.188 km
Budapest 572 km
Vienna 375 km
Frankfurt 800 km
Graz 202 km
London 1.498 km
Madrid 2.041 km
Milan 495 km
Moscow 2.293 km
Munich 408 km
Paris 1.250 km
Prague 649 km
Rome 753 km
Salzburg 290 km
Split 428 km
Stockholm 2.082 km
Trieste 110 km
Zagreb 134 km
Zurich 710 km
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