Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana

Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
See the city's famous buildings, sculptures, and bridges from a different perspective by floating down down Ljubljanica River. The canal follows the U-shaped route dividing the Old Town from the newer parts and curving around the hill with the city castle perched on top of it. Many visitors opt for a 30-minute boat ride, but standup-paddle and kayak tours offer an active way to navigate the river (more time is required for these tours). Alternatively, stroll the paved path along the canal, lined with cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and boutiques. Have some mulled wine on a boat or grab a scoop of gelato and watch for wild otters splashing around in the water. By using our Ljubljana trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Ljubljanica River and other attractions in Ljubljana.
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  • Much has been said about Ljubljana and especially about the special Old Town area. A good way to get to know the old city center is to walk along the river, suitable for all ages. Lots of cafes and...  more »
  • The River Ljubljanica Canal is a versatile place to visit at different points in your day. There is a wide choice of cafes and restaurants with local and Mediterranean cuisine. Historical buildings...  more »
  • Beautiful little river canal and lovely boat tours. I did the wooden one which was so fun and dog friendly  more »
  • Nice restaurants and markets along it, incl. the old quarters of Ljubljana itself.
  • Charming place with plenty of bars, cafés and small pretty places to explore. Highly recommended. Ljubljana is a wonderful City, with wonderful people and excellent gastronomic options.
  • Nice place
  • Great place and great people. I can't wait to be back there.
  • I simply love this place. The whole city is amazing as are the people! So beautiful and picturesque there is just something simple yet mysterious about this place If there is one pls d to add to your “must see before I die” list then this is it! We spent the day at Lake Bled coming off a cruise ship was its a side trip to this city and were blown away by what we saw Suggest taking a tour group to see the place for a greater appreciation of the historical significance of many landmark places here. Ours was amazing ! TRIVIA - And if you look through my photos you will find a face built into the door out of brass. It was traditional for the architect to build his own face into such structures back in the day!! Enjoy!

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