Ljubljana is Europe’s Green Capital of 2016

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Ljubljana is Europe’s Green Capital of 2016. The Slovenian city earned that title by creating a car free pedestrian zone in the complete inner city, and putting a lot of effort in greening up the urban life.

The city center has a good feel: because there’s no noise of cars and motorcycles, there’s plenty of space to walk around and sit outside on one of the many outdoor terraces.

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Buildings in yellow and peach with typical Slovenian decorations.

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These boots are made for planting.

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Great plant stand from the makers of the Slovenian Florideja.

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A terrific idea for my own city. Or my own garden.

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Green wall. “Ljubljana has 542 square metres of public green space per resident, while the city features 80 hectares of newly maintained green spaces, and maintained green spaces are still being created from degraded urban land”, says the website of Green Ljubljana.

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The green dragons on the Jugendstil bridge Zmajski Most of Ljubljana are the most photographed items in the city.

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Free drinking water taps throughout the city. And in the city center there’s a mysterious spot where it rains all year round… See if you can find i (and bring your umbrella).

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Balcony bounty.

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The Tivoli Park of Ljubljana, a large landscape park. Great design of the park benches.

 

Information on green Ljubljana

On the website of Visit Ljubljana you’ll find plenty of information to plan your citytrip.

There is also a botanic garden in Ljubljana.