The hotel video guide for booking the best deals online - TVtrip
> Europe > >

Slovenia

Tucked in an enviable geographical position between the Alps and the Mediterranean, it is blessed with spectacular mountains, thick forests and an Adriatic coastline. Following the destruction of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during WWI, Slovenia became a part of the new ‘Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes’ in 1918, later Yugoslavia. After WWII, Tito created Socialist Yugoslavia. Following his death in 1980, the economic and political situation deteriorated and led to a series of regional conflicts in the early 1990s. Slovenia was the first republic to break away, achieving independence relatively peacefully in 1991.

Practical Information

Area: 20 273 km² (7 827 miles²)

Capital: Ljubljana. Population: 256 000

Population: 2 million

Currency: Euro (EUR symbol Eur) = 100 cents

Government: Republic since 1991. Declared independence from now defunct state of Yugoslavia in 1991.

Tipping: 10% is generally expected in restaurants, though not obligatory.

Legal drinking age: 18

Time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)

Languages: Slovene

Additional descriptions

Slovenia: Social customs

Shaking hands is the normal form of greeting. Usual European social conventions apply and informal dress is widely acceptable. Smoking is prohibited on public transport, in cinemas, theatres, public officesRead more and in waiting rooms.

Slovenia: Food and local specialties

Slovenia’s national cuisine shows an Austro-German influence with sauerkraut, grilled sausage and apple strudel often appearing on menus. The national specialties are: The best-known Slovene foods are the breads made for special occasions, which appear in the form of braided loaves or wreathes: the struklji stuffed with sweet fillings, meat or vegetables. Another Slovene speciality is potica, a dessert prepared with a wide variety of fillings. Seafood is a speciality in Primorska region. Goulash is popular in the Hungarian influenced eastern Prekmurje region. The southwest, eastern and northeastern parts of Slovenia are known for their outstanding white wines (Laski, Renski Rizling and many others). The southeast is the homeland of the light, russet-coloured cvicek wine. The Adriatic Coast and the Karst region have mainly red dry teran wine. Slovenian beer is excellent: the most popular brewers are Union in Ljubljana and Lasko in the eponymous town. Read more the breads made for special occasions, which appear in the form of braided loaves or wreathes: the struklji stuffed with sweet fillings, meat or vegetables. Another Slovene speciality is potica, a dessert prepared with a wide variety of fillings. Seafood is a speciality in Primorska region. Goulash is popular in the Hungarian influenced eastern Prekmurje region. The southwest, eastern and northeastern parts of Slovenia are known for their outstanding white wines (Laski, Renski Rizling and many others). The southeast is the homeland of the light, russet-coloured cvicek wine. The Adriatic Coast and the Karst region have mainly red dry teran wine. Slovenian beer is excellent: the most popular brewers are Union in Ljubljana and Lasko in the eponymous town.

Regions

> Europe > >

International Sites

dansk | deutsch | ελληνικά | english | english | español | suomi | français | magyar | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | nederlands | norsk | polski | português | română | русский | српски | svenska | 中文 | 中文

International Sites

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Why use TVtrip?

  • Best Rates

    Thanks to our booking partners you can access the rates on the web

  • Quality

    All videos are filmed by professionals

  • Maximum choice

    Choose over 35,884 video to help you make the right choice

  • Transparency

    Unbiased, professional videos to help you choose the right hotel

  • We speak your language

    TVtrip is currently in 22 languages

Informations

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About | Team | Press | Help | Contact Us

* Best min. prices over next 30 days and among our hotel booking partners.
The displayed amount is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.

More info on filming your hotel?

© 2018 - TVtrip.com

Key