Ljubljana related

06 Sep 2018, 17:30 PM

A short biography of the person behind Slovenia's latest paramilitary group. 

16 Jul 2018, 19:12 PM

Earlier this year, just before the summer season started, the City Museum of Ljubljana opened a new permanent exhibition called Ljubljana. History. City. This presents a chronological look at the history of the land the city now stands on, from prehistoric times and the Pile Dwellers, who made the world’s oldest wooden wheel with an axle, up to the end of the 20th century, when Ljubljana became the capital of an independent Slovenia. 

30 Jun 2018, 18:34 PM

June 30, 2018

In 1889 the statue of the first Slovenian poet, Valentin Vodnik (1758 -1819), was shown to the world for the first time in front of the Ljubljana Lyceum.

This was a big event with tribunes being installed and tickets sold to the public. After the imperial headmaster Wiesthaler gave his key speech, the statue was unveiled with a cannon salvo rumbling from the Castle and a two-hundred-head choir singing “To Vodnik”, the ceremonial cantata of Ipavec and Funtke.

After the ceremony a banquet was held at the Reading Garden for more important guests, while the commoners from Šiška gathered at Vodnik’s birth house (Vodnikova domačija), where a folk party took place with a brass band, singers in folk costumes and acrobatic performers.

Six years later the Lyceum was damaged in the Ljubljana earthquake and eventually pulled down. Vodnik Square emerged in its place, and with it vegetable market of the Ljubljana Central Marketplace. In addition to the square, the man also gives his name to a nearby restaurant, Vodnikov Hram.


25 Jun 2018, 11:53 AM

STA, 24 June 2018 - Slovenians should feel happy and be proud of their country on Statehood Day, President Borut Pahor said in his keynote on the eve of the holiday remembering the day when Slovenia declared independence 27 years ago. 

21 Jun 2018, 12:26 PM

We sent some questions to the man behind the podcast that introduces the history of the Yugoslavia while you make dinner, take a walk, or whatever else you choose to do while listening, and he was kind enough to reply. 

31 May 2018, 08:32 AM

Meanwhile, just over the border…

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