on FAQ we get asked
on the street
1. Drink tap water
You will never go thirsty in Ljubljana. There are over 30 drinking water fountains dotted around the city, and each provides high quality, clean, unfiltered water. Take a look out for some of the more creative drinking water fountains, including this kangaroo near the Puppet Theatre. You can locate all of them with the free app Tap Water Ljubljana.
2. Use free Internet
WiFree Ljubljana is available all over the city. It asks you to provide a mobile phone number so they
can send a login code, and then you have 60 minutes of free internet to enjoy. Alternatively look out for Telemach; once joining the network you’ll be taken to a webpage where you simply click Vstopi (which means Enter in Slovene) and you’ll be connected to the Internet.
3. It’s free to pee
Unlike some capital cities where using public toilets costs money *cough* London *cough*, in Ljubljana public toilets are free. When you’re in the main centre you can find them under the Dragon Bridge, the butcher’s bridge (the one with the love locks) and the Three Bridges.
4. We use the euro
And we have been since 2007. The old Tolars are now about as useful last year’s snow. Although they still leave us a little sentimental. The 5000 SIT note featured the most prominent Slovene female painter Ivana Kobilica.
5. Ljubljana is safe
We have one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Even when stumbling home in the middle of the night, you can do so without the need to look over your shoulder.
6. You can drink alcohol outside
While nothing quite compares to sitting down at one of the bars by the river with some wine or a beer, you can buy alcohol from the supermarket (only until 21:00!) and drink outside. In fact, you’ll struggle to find somebody without a beer on the Trnovo Embankment on a hot day.
7. Keep our city clean!
We’ve been voted as the Greenest Capital in Europe in 2016, and we’d really like to keep it that way. The main centre is already traffic-free which makes a huge difference, and you can help us keep Ljubljana clean by clearing up after yourself and recycling...
8. Take a receipt
In order to clamp on tax evasion, the Government of Slovenia has introduced meassures to limit the so-called 'grey economy', This means everybody - from a sales person in a shop to a bartender - has to give you a receipt. And you are legally obliged to take it out of the shop or a bar and produce it if asked. So to avoid paying a €40 fine, take a recepit.
9. Don't jaywalk
You will notice immediately in Slovenia that everybody waits at a traffic light when 'a little red man' is on. The reason is that jaywalking in Slovenia is punishable with a €40 fine. So we recommend you do not crosssing a road when the red light is on or outside the zebra crossing. Having said that, Slovenska street in the city centre is known as 'shared space' which means that there are no rules - pedestrians, cyclists and buses all share the street as there are no traffic lights or zebra crossings there.
10. Oh yeah, and by the way, we are not Slovakia
Some people get the two of us confused. We might have similar flags, and a similar sounding name, and even a few similar words but we’re much better… obviously ;)
Oops, that was 10! Sorry :)
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