Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. The changing landscape is constantly surprising, time and again. You can have one eye on the sea, then look in the other direction and be surrounded by high mountains. Heading up into the forests, you can see the green plains below you. From upland meadows your view stretches into river gorges. This proximity of opposites and contrasts is a hallmark of the country. For more information visit www.slovenia.info.
Ljubljana is the political and cultural heart of the Slovenian nation. It is an important European commercial, business, exhibition and congressional centre as well as the transport, science and education center of Slovenia.
As its inhabitants and numerous visitors will tell you, Ljubljana is a people-friendly city. Categorised as a medium-sized European city, it offers everything a metropolis does yet preserves its small-town friendliness. Besides having everything that all the other modern capitals have, Ljubljana succeeded in maintaining the relaxed atmosphere of a small city. This picturesque and very vibrant city is full of surprises. The region that besides Ljubljana comprises 25 other municipalities is noted for its traditional hospitality, diverse nature, nice towns, castles, quality traditional restaurants and village churches with their rich artistic legacy.
For more information, the following links may be useful:
- Tourist information
- Visit Ljubljana – Official guide to Ljubljana and Central Slovenia
- Ljubljana hotels and tourism
FG 2015 will take place in Cankarjev dom – Congress Center Ljubljana. The Congress Center is located in the center of Ljubljana, at walking distance from several hotels and the attractive old town. With 22 multi-purpose halls and function rooms and a maximum capacity of 2,000 delegates in the plenary hall, it is the largest purpose-built congress center in Slovenia.
Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre
Prešernova 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
For more information, please visit: www.cd-cc.si
The entry to the venue, Cankarjev Dom, is next to the two NLB towers, which you can usually spot from any hotel near by. Below are a few pictures, which should make it easier finding the venue:
The easiest way to move around the city is to use the city buses. To be able to ride a bus, you first need to purchase the URBANA card (2 EUR). You can buy one at most news-stands and vending machines that are located at larger bus stops. The URBANA card works like every reloadable prepaid card. You can add credit to your card and then spend it on the bus rides. The average cost of a bus ride is 1.2 EUR, but depends on the location you are travelling to. Suburbs are typically a little more expensive. Once you check your card on the bus, you can switch buses for free for the next 90 minutes. The URANA card can also be used to pay for the funicular, parking, etc.
If you decide to explore the city with the bicycle, the BICIKELJ service may be the right choice for you. The BICIKELJ stations are placed all over the city. You can borrow a bicycle from any station in the city and return it to any other station in the city as long as there is a free spot for the bicycle. The weekly membership fee for the BICIKELJ service in Ljubljana is 1 EUR, the annual membership fee is 3 EUR. If you borrow a bicycle for one hour, then the service is free, every additional hour costs 1 EUR. You need to register on-line for the service.