Car hire in Ljubljana
Car hire in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is the capital and largest city in Slovenia, a country that came into being in the early 1990s as it broke away from Yugoslavia just in time to avoid the civil war. The city is famed for its medieval architecture, green spaces and universities and makes a great base for exploring the country.
What I need to know
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Where to pick up my car
Car hire services can be found in various parts of Ljubljana, particularly in the city centre between Ljubljana station and the riverside, and by the northern ring road. Those picking up a car from an airport car hire firm can do so at Ljubljana Airport (LJU).
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
The city is famous for the many bridges over the Ljubljanica river, which is split into two channels by the Gruber Canal to form an island in the city centre. On this island sits Ljubljana Castle, sitting on the island. The huge Tivoli Park is a wonderful green 'lung' for the city.
The outskirts of the city offer great exercise for those who like walking, with the mountains of Grmada and Mount St May both being over 650 ft in height. They are situated on the northern edge of the city. Krajinsky Park lies just outside the south-western edge of the city.
Eating and drinking
Traditional Slovenian food includes a lot of pork, turkey and chicken stews like goulash, similarly to nearby countries like Austria and Hungary. Pancakes are also popular and Naos is one of many fine cheeses. Slovenia produces several varieties of wine and other local drinks include ganje, a strong brandy made with local fruit.
Things to do
While the mountains on its fringe offer a great view, an easy way to get high is to hop in a lift up Neboticnik, the 70-metre high tower block in the heart of the city, which provides a vista across town. Ride on the funicular railway to the castle or enjoy a romantic boat trip on the river.
Check out the many bridges over the river and canal, including the Dragon Bridge, the Triple Bridge, Butcher's Bridge and Trnovo Bridge. Those who enjoy architecture should check out the Baroque Town Hall and Ljubljana Cathedral with its twin domes, as well as Republic Square, the largest square in the city.