From Swamp to State: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Ljubljana

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Parade through Ljubljana's ancient history along its river and city centre with this self-guided audio tour. Experience the magic of GPS playback on a stroll through the city centre.

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  • Get ready to discover Ljubljana in a whole new dimension
  • Hear from the producer, City Insight Audio Tours, a local tour company
  • Do it all in 90 minutes or linger at stops along the way
  • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
  • Use the virtual tour option at home


It may not be Paris or Rome, but on this walking tour, you’ll discover why Ljubljana should be on everyone's travel list. Join our walking tour and discover the beauty of this picturesque town. Explore its charming cobblestone streets, visit it's iconic landmarks and find out why many consider it to be one of the last undiscovered urban gems in Europe. With our expertly crafted narratives, you'll uncover fascinating stories about Ljubljana's past and its people from its medieval origins to the modern-day, from swamp-dwellers to Romans and finally Slavs. We start our walk in Prešeren Square, everyone's favorite square, and visit the nearby Triple Bridge. We then continue down Plečnik's stunning Colonnade towards the central market, Butcher's Bridge and Dragon Bridge where we turn around and head back through the old medieval town, visiting various attractions along the way. We eventually cross the river back to the west bank and finish our tour in Congress Square, the most political square in Ljubljana. The entire walk is in Ljubljana's central pedestrian zone, a completely flat and wheelchair-accessible area. Along the way you will hear many entertaining stories behind the things you see, and answers to questions like: •Why we have a triple-bridge and pink church in our central square? • Who was Plečnik and why we call it Plečnik's Ljubljana? • Why does the town hall have two conflicting architectural styles? • Why wasn't the Dragon Bridge called the Dragon Bridge when it was first unveiled? • Why is the most important baroque fountain in Ljubljana built out of two different types of stone? • Why is Santa Clause the patron saint of Ljubljana Cathedral? Get ready to discover Ljubljana in a whole new dimension - join our walking tour today!


Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap App for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • You need to install the VoiceMap smartphone app.
  • You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It’s best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point.
  • This tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next.
  • When the download completes, you’ll see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point.
  • This tour is only available in English.

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