The Slovenian Tourist Board is looking forward to its Year of Cultural Tourism 2018, aligned with the European Year of Cultural Heritage. A well-preserved cultural heritage, iconic places, some of the oldest archaeological findings in the world, and the architectural masterpieces of Plečnik and his successors, are some of the reasons to plan a cultural holiday in Slovenia.
The iconic places of Slovenian culture are known for their rich history and tradition. Among them is the renowned Lipica Stud Farm, the oldest place in the world known for continuous breeding of the aristocratic Lipizzaner horses. Since its foundation in 1580, Lipizzaner horses have been the pride of Slovenia, famous for their white coats, elegance and incredible learning capacity.
The crossroads of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst region and the Pannonian Plains has inspired innovations for thousands of years. In Slovenia, they found the oldest musical instrument in the world – the Neanderthal flute – exhibited at the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Another of the oldest manmade items in the world is the wooden wheel with axle found in the Ljubljana Barje marshes, soon to be on display at the City Museum of Ljubljana.