About the Training Centre in Ljubljana

All our teacher training courses in Ljubljana will take place either in the Morning (9.00-13.45) or in the Afternoon (14.00-18.45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.

Our venues are located as follows:

  • Mestni trg 23 1000 Ljubljana – Main address
  • Tržaška cesta 42, 1000 Ljubljana

Further information on our academy will be provided after the confirmation of the course.

Our Cultural Activities

The following cultural activity is included in the price of each Erasmus course in Slovenia:

  • A half-day or full-day tour on Saturday in Ljubljana

Further information on our activities will be provided after the confirmation of the course.

Ljubljana and Surroundings

Ljubljana is both the capital and largest city of the Republic of Slovenia. It is geographically located right in the center of Slovenia. Slovenia is bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary and inhabits only 2 million people, surprising given its size!

A city of culture, Ljubljana is home to multiple museums, theatres, and galleries, and is proud to have one of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in the world. The people of Ljubljana breathe culture and for them, it is both a way of living and thinking as well as an essential part of everyday life.

Also known as the Dragon City, the dragon is the symbol of Ljubljana, representing the strength, wisdom, and courage of its people.

You will find dragons throughout the city and according to legend the Ljubljana Dragon protects the city and brings good luck to those who rub its statue, so keep an eye out!

Best Thing To Do in Ljubljana

1. Ljubljana Castle

Steeped in over 900 years of history, the Castle is a treasure trove of rich historical narratives and captivating architecture. Offering a stunning city view, it is a must-visit destination for those interested in exploring the castle at their own pace.

The site provides a unique blend of history and architecture, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the intricacies of its medieval past.

2. Cathedral of St Nicholas

In the heart of Ljubljana is where this impressive cathedral is found.

Whether it’s the outside architecture that captures your eye or one of the many other striking features, from the bronze sculptured doors, you can see from when you first enter the cathedral with designs that illustrate Slovenian history along with portraits of the bishops of Ljubljana or inside from detailed frescoes painted on the ceiling, and the organ.

3. Central market

If you are interested in supporting local businesses and tasting fresh produce or buying souvenirs for loved ones the central market offers a selection of delicacies.

The outdoor section of the market sells a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as Slovenian souvenirs and gifts, while the indoor market (Plecnik’s Covered Market) sells local cheeses, and homemade baked goods such as bread, pastries, and more.

4. The Old Town

The Old Town showcases iconic landmarks like the Triple Bridge-Tromostovje, the Dragon Bridge-Zmajski Most, and the Butchers Bridge, each contributing to the area’s rich architectural heritage. Take a moment to appreciate the elegance of the Franciscan Church amidst the historical surroundings.

Wandering through Ljubljana’s Old Town offers a genuine experience of the city’s essence.

5. Tivoli Park

This popular green space is loved by both locals and tourists alike and is the only marsh in Slovenia, that covers more than 300 hectares. This recreational park varies in its landscape with botanical gardens, a fishpond, and tree-lined walking paths.

Whether you prefer a stroll or are looking for the perfect picnic spot, Tivoli Park offers a great break from the city atmosphere and a chance to relax in nature and wildlife.

6. Museum of Illusions

A fun and interactive activity that will take more or less an hour, a great activity for a rainy day, and loved by all ages, not just by children.

With over 70 visually stimulating exhibitions trying to deceive you, test your brain and patience in a format of mind games, optical illusions, and also 3-dimensional puzzle challenges.

7. Plečnik’s Ljubljana

When Ljubljana was being further constructed as the nation’s new capital, famous architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) was appointed to help design the city, he combined modern approaches while also basing the city on ancient Athens.

‘Plečnik’s Ljubljana’ now refers to Plečnik’s array of creations in Ljubljana and is one of the 20th century’s most quintessential and significant total works of art. With its landmarks included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

His most notable works include, but are not limited to: the National and University Library building, the Ljubljanica river embankments and bridges i.e. The Triple Bridge and the Cobblers’ Bridge, the Central Market, the Križanke Summer Theatre, the Bežigrad Stadium, and the Church of St. Michael in the Marshes.

8. Take a tour of the city… by paddleboard

If you want to see what the city visually has to offer whilst doing something active in the warmer months, exploring by paddleboarding on the Ljubljianica River is highly recommended.

Your paddleboard journey will follow the river that runs through the entirety of the old city and will show you a variety of unique views of Ljubljana like the castle and have the opportunity to glide under the famous Three Bridges of Jože Plečnik and catch the eye of the local sights.

9. Lake Bled

Lake Bled makes for the perfect day trip and is worth the visit.

Surrounded by forests and mountains is the famous Lake Bled, 6km in length of turquoise waters with a small island in the middle of the lake and a cathedral in which you can walk around and is accessible by swimming to or by boat.

10. The Union Beer Experience

A chance to experience and take a journey through how Ljubljana’s most beloved beer is produced and learn about the rich history of the Pivovarna Union brewery.

With the opportunity to use VR goggles as a part of this adventure watch firsthand how the brewery makes their beer today. Another suitable option for a rainy day or if you’re a beer lover.