Practical information

Slovenia is the very heart of Europe, at the crossroads of routes leading from the cold north to the warm Mediterranean south, a country where the Alps meet the Adriatic Sea and where the stone Karst stretches to the Pannonian lowlands. A fascinating variety of landscapes are concentrated within only some 20,000 square km. For further information about Slovenia visit:,

Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, located quite centrally, only an hour’s drive from the Alps or the Adriatic Sea. Modern Ljubljana is a lively cultural, scientific and commercial centre with 300,000 inhabitants and about 54,000 university students. It is built on the remnants of Roman Emona. Below the castle, there is the picturesque medieval town with its ancient cultural traditions. Many antique shops, sales galleries, arcades and the open-air market create the spirit of the Old Town. Normal shopping hours during the week are 09.00 to 19.00, on Saturdays most shops close at 13.00. Wednesdays and Saturdays are the best days to visit Ljubljana Market, which is not only a market, but also a meeting point for Ljubljana inhabitants, especially on Saturdays. On Sundays, there is a flea market held along the banks of the Ljubljanica River. The town centre of Ljubljana is a pedestrian’s paradise that invigorates in any case! It hides the stories about Greek Argonauts, travelling the Ljubljanica River, whispers the verses of the greatest national poet France Preseren, with evidence at hand of the significant architecture styles of the last thousand years, lively outdoor city cafes and much more. Ljubljana has preserved the friendly and relaxing atmosphere of a small medieval town while at the same time developing a vibrant atmosphere which has everything that modern capitals can boast. This reflects both, its rich historical heritage and tradition, and its character of being a new capital city with a modern lifestyle.
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In Febraury the weather in Ljubljana is rather cold, with average temperature around 0ºC.

Slovene time is one hour ahead of GMT.

Most of the banks are open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 to 13.00 hrs and from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs. On Saturday most of the banks are closed. Traveller's cheques and major credit cards are widely accepted. Automatic cash machines are everywhere in the city and accept major credit cards.

No visa is needed for EU citizens, but it is advisable to carry your passport or some ID.

Slovenia has 220 volt electricity, meaning unless your computer or appliance is dual voltage or designed for 220 volts, you will need a converter or transformer. The cycles (Hz) are 50 per second.


By car:

Ljubljana is only one hour's car drive from Austria or Italy, Venice 250 km, Vienna 395 km, Munich 430 km

By air:

There are connections from most European International Airports to the Airport Jože Pučnik Ljubljana, which is located 23 km northwest of Ljubljana). Budget carriers: There are cheap flights to Ljubljana & Maribor (130 km from Ljubljana), with Ryanair, Easyjet & Wizzair
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By train:

Ljubljana may be reached by direct trains from major European cities. The railway station is in the city centre. see

By bus:

The bus station is also central and located just outside the railway station.

Arriving ro your hotel

- to GRAND HOTEL UNION please see
- to CITY Hotel, please see
- to Hotel PARK,  please see,en/
- to ALIBI Hostel, please see

Conference Venue & How to get there?

The Conference will be held at the White Hall of Grand Hotel Union, located in the heart of the city. See 



The Conference is organised by the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture; Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia and Regione Veneto.