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Enjoy the extended living room of Ljubljana’s Old Town

Since the city center of Ljubljana is closed for traffic, Ljubljana has become a cozy living room with many cafes along the Ljubljanica riverbank. Luckily, Grand Hotel Union is just a step away from the main square where locals like to meet – Prešern Square, so you are already in the heart of the city.
During the summer time, even the terrace of Union Café transforms into the dance floor, inviting all lovers of social dance to join them on a beautiful summer evening under the stars. Starry skies are already awaiting dancing feet since this years program will continue on Saturday, 22nd of July and 2nd of September. Summer evenings, when Ljubljana hosts plenty of its open-air festivals are extremely delightful when people gather in the Old Town and enjoy the relaxed city atmosphere. Oh and by the way – one might be astonished when seeing bars and coffee shops packed with locals during the day. Well, Slovenians like to meet for a business meeting or with friends over a cup of coffee or any other kind of beverage. It is the way of life and culture and we invite you to enjoy it the way as locals do.

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Green soul of the city

You might have already heard that Ljubljana is a proud European Green Capital 2016 and there are many reasons for it. If you truly want to enjoy Ljubljana, we would recommend to do it by bicycle, since it is the easiest way to go around. When staying at the Union Hotels ask for Pony bikes at their reception and cruise around Ljubljana and its surroundings. You can take a short route to the Tivoli Park, the biggest city park, visit Botanical Garden established in 1810 or explore the Ljubljana ZOO. If you fancy taking a short walk for an amazing view, visit the Rožnik hill a 391-metre-high wooded hill accessible by several footpaths and recreational trails from Ljubljana’s Tivoli Park. Oh, and did you know that Ljubljana is the only European capital, where you can actually SUP right through the city center? Let us assure you, you will not be bored in Ljubljana.

Spoil your taste buds while in Ljubljana

Culinary offer in Union Hotels is beyond delicious! Head for a culinary adventure in any of their renowned restaurants: Atelje, Pri Levu, and the Restaurant Union. Are you looking for a superb classical cuisine, high-end restaurant with a Mediterranean touch or just wish to pamper yourself with quality wines? Do not worry – they will take care of all wishes and tastes. During the summer time, the garden of Restaurant Union turns into a true grill garden, where delicious fish and meat specialties are served in the shade of centuries-old chestnuts. If you are more into exploring the bulk of Ljubljana’s culinary offer in one place head to the Open Kitchen food market where you will have an opportunity to get to know the city’s chefs and observe the preparation of the meal right in front of your eyes. Socialize and meet some of the locals!

To be honest – everyone who has ever been to Ljubljana will tell you it was a love at the first sight. It is the city, which will greet you with wide opened arms and embrace you with its loveliness, compact size, and the welcoming feeling. You would surely regret not to explore the soul of the city (and Slovenia). And above all, for the comfort of your stay, it will be taken care of you in Union Hotels, where the professional and the friendliest staff will take care of all your needs and help you with additional ideas what to visit, explore and where to seek for the hidden gems of Ljubljana.