Grand Hotel Union

Grand Hotel Union in Art Nouveau style offers an exclusive location in the heart of the city centre, overlooking Prešeren Square, the Triple Bridge and the Ljubljana Castle. The Grand Hotel Union is easily accessible from all major highways, the railway station, the main bus station and the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport. The Hotel offers a secured parking garage.

Address: Miklošičeva 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Contact

Simon Krek

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Location

Ljubljana

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Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a central European city lying between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, in a basin where the Ljubljanica river flows into the Sava. It has all the facilities of a modern capital, and yet it has preserved its small-town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere. Its surrounding areas, packed with natural beauty and cultural sights bearing witness to the city’s dynamic history, are renowned for their walking, hiking and cycle trails and a wide variety of culinary delights.

Slovenia

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The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the Karst. To the north it borders on Austria; Hungary is to the east; Croatia to the south and Italy to the west. For its size, Slovenia is extremely diverse in terms of its landscapes but also languages and cultures. It has been a meeting area of Slavic, Germanic, Romance and Uralic linguistic and cultural regions, which makes this small country the most complex meeting point of languages in Europe and add flavor to it on every corner.

The sights

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Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak.

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The bay of Strunjan

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Goriška Brda

A view from Slivnica with Cerkniško jezero in the background

The numbers

  • Population: 2,055,000
  • Area: 20,273 km2
  • Capital city: Ljubljana, population: 280,000
  • Other major centers: Maribor, Kranj, Celje, Koper, Novo Mesto, Velenje, Murska Sobota
  • Official language: Slovene; also Hungarian and Italian in their respective ethnically mixed areas
  • Currency: euro (EUR), since 1 January 2007
  • Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1), Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)
  • Average temperatures: July 21°C, January 0°C
  • Length of borders: with Austria 330 km, with Italy 280 km, with Hungary 102 km and with Croatia 670 km; total 1,382 km
  • Length of coastline: 46.6 km
  • Highest peak: Triglav, 2,864 m
  • Average height above sea level: 556.8 m
  • Universities: University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor, University of Primorska, University of Nova Gorica