A Coffee Break in Ljubljana

I think I first read something about Ljubljana, Slovenia, when I was 16 years old: An article in a magazine saying that though Ljubljana was small capital, it has a great artistic (nowadays you would maybe use the word “hipster”?) vibe and is incredibly beautiful… and I wanted to see it for myself ever since.

On the way back from Croatia (which I will be talking about very soon!) we drove through Slovenia and I insisted on stopping in Ljubljana – even if only for a few hours…

These are my impressions collected in two hours in lovely Ljubljana:

Starting out from a market, we strolled through the heart of the city…

full of little cafés, vintage stores, and street art…

… to the little romantic canals in the city center.

From there we walked up to the castle on the hill top, passing by more street art…

… and pretty streets…

to enjoy the view from the castle hill.

Although this visit was very, very short, Ljubljana presented itself as a very beautiful, easeful, stylish capital…

… with impressive architecture and a flair that feels almost untouched by tourists, yet is filled with an omnipresent potential for artistic and literary creativity.

Drinking my coffee on this dazzling fall afternoon in Ljubljana, I felt like this would be a place I could live at for a while…