In Ljubljana, temperatures can drop below 0 degrees in winter. And if you are lucky, you can even see some snow during your visit! So bring your warm clothes and some gloves, because the capital of Slovenia is charming at any time of year and in any weather. Here are some ideas of what to do in Ljubljana in the colder months.
TAKE A WALK AROUND LJUBLJANA’S OLD CITY CENTRE
At any temperature, a stroll through the old town should be a must for anyone visiting the capital of Slovenia! Take a walk between the medieval streets and squares, pass the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge and end with a hot drink in one of the bars Ljubljanica River.
GO ICE SKATING
If you feel more, put on your ice skates and get active! There’s an ice hall at Park Tivoli where you can ice skate. And since it is located inside, it is an activity that is suitable for any weather. For pricelist and opening hours click HERE to visit their official website.
SEE LJUBLJANA FROM ABOVE
You can visit the castle of Ljubljana, where you have a beautiful view of the city. To get there, you can take a short walk up the hill or take a funicular. If you want to enjoy a drink with a view, we recommend a visit to the Caffe Skyscraper or the bar at the top of InterContinental Hotel. Both offer a fantastic view of the city from above.
Ljubljana has a wide range of shops to buy gifts, souvenirs or simply something new from abroad. For those who prefer to lose themselves in large shopping centres, BTC City is the right destination. For the lovers of boutique shopping you don’t have to travel far, the old town of Ljubljana is full of small, unique shops for every taste and need.
VISIT A GALLERY OR MUSEUM
If you are not a shopper but rather a gallery hopper, we recommend that you visit one of our many galleries and museums where you can escape the cold. National Gallery of Slovenia is a must with its large art collection dating from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. On the first Sunday of the month, some of them offer free entry, as well as on special holidays such as 3rd December and 8th February.
HAVE A GAME NIGHT
If you are coming in pair or with a group, you can challenge them to an Escape room. This can be a nice bonding activity as well as having some workout for your mind. There are plenty of choices and it’s up to you which one you prefer. HERE are some of the choices you can find in Ljubljana. If you don’t want to be put under time pressure, a more relaxing option can be to have fun playing board games. Visit Dobra Poteza where you can choose between different types of board games that you can rent. And don’t worry if you don’t know the game! Their staff will be there to help you and explain the rules at the beginning of the game.
LJUBLJANA IN DECEMBER
If you are coming to Ljubljana in December, you can admire the Christmas lights in the city. You can get into a festive mood by visiting the Christmas markets. At the stands, you can choose between various hot drinks and sweets, but you must try roasted almonds and mulled wine. Ljubljana hosts many different concerts and shows during the Christmas season in different places in the city, so don’t miss them.
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