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I kinda miss the "Stay Safe" thing.. I'm planning a trip through eastern europe. Is Ljubljana generally safe? --Gungner 17:08, 18 May 2007 (EDT)

It's as safe as a small city in Austria or Germany and much safer than big cities in Hungary, Italy and Britain. Never had any problems. Living standards are high and poverty is very low plus everyone speaks good English so potential problems are slim.-- 14:38, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

Missing dining cars?[edit]

"Be aware that some long-distance trains that you might expect to have a dining car do not have one", added User:SPW. Do you mean that the posted schedule had the dining car icon for the train, but it was missing -- or did you just blithely assume there would be one? (They're not very common anywhere in Europe these days.) Jpatokal 20:03, 20 May 2007 (EDT)

"also known as Laibach"[edit]

Really? Maybe to Germans but I have never heard this name used in English (I'm English, live in neighbouring Italy and work in Slovenia). The only name used is the standard Slovene name (though most people have no idea how to pronounce it). In addition you will never see Laibach used on street signs even in neighbouring countries although you may see Lubiana which is the Italian name and often used on signs in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.-- 14:36, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

Laibach is often used in Austria, as a name of a city with historic ties to Austria. To my knowledge it's not used in other German-speaking countries, and since it's in German, it isn't used in any other countries either. Don't really have an opinion whether this should be kept or changed though. 17:23, 27 December 2009 (EST)

Park Hotel Notes[edit]

"Staff may request to keep your passport at check in, so it might be useful to have a copy to hand in. Single €75". This is mentioned in the text about Park Hotel. Why? Every single hotel in the whole of Europe (Schengen countries) is obliged to request a passport (or national ID) on check-in. This is the law in every Schengen country including Slovenia so it doesn't really need mentioning.-- 14:51, 11 August 2009 (EDT)

Plunge forward --inas 19:03, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
Requesting to check your passport is normal, but asking to keep it is certainly not usual. Jpatokal 23:45, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
But neither is it exceptional.. --inas 23:54, 11 August 2009 (EDT)
I would say it's quite exceptional in Europe, I haven't run into the habit since the Wall came down. Jpatokal 04:10, 12 August 2009 (EDT)


The story about Argonauts doesn't tell much of Ljubljana and is virtually unknown there. Moreover, its conclusion is most probably wrong: the patron of Ljubljana, St. George (Sv. Jurij), is usually depicted with a dragon. It is historically much more plausible that the symbol is based on Christian iconography than on Greek mythology. JanezDemsar 05:52, 22 August 2010 (EDT)

I wrote something that tells more about (the spirit of) the city. However, I was born in Ljubljana and lived there for most of my forty years, I like the city (and dislike its habitants), so this view may not be shared by a tourist. I'm also not a native speaker and the text quality may be below that from before. JanezDemsar 00:52, 23 August 2010 (EDT)