Waterful Experiences


The first Spring month of the year is in light of responsible water management in Ljubljana.

Water has a truly special relationship with our city. Since prehistoric times until today, this has been a specific set of circumstances, symbols and human interventions, due to which Ljubljana remains a city that is in constant agreement with water.

Ljubljana – the European Green Capital will promote responsible water use in March, the month when the world observes Water Day. Various events will be organized on a daily basis, including for children, to raise awareness of the importance of quality drinking water.

Ljubljana, which has been for centuries relying on its near-by water sources, is one of a few European capitals which boasts high-quality tap water that requires no previous technological treatment. Access to drinking water was one of the key reasons why Ljubljana was declared the European Green Capital 2016.

Tatjana Radovič, Head of the Business Tourism (MICE) Department, Ljubljana Tourism / Convention Bureau:
»Ljubljana’s green outfit can be summarised by saying: wherever you stand in the city, you can see at least one tree. The capital also boasts four protected landscape parks covering 14 % of its  total area and there is plenty of public green space – 542 sq. m (or 648 sq. yd) per resident.«

Water is one of the most strategically important natural resources in the third millennium. Thanks to Slovenian lakes, rivers, sea and an exceptional landscape diversity, guests can engage in a myriad of water activities throughout the year. From spring to autumn, guests can test their adrenalin in sailing on the Adriatic Sea, SUP paddling through the European Green Capital to kayaking, canyoning and rafting on emerald green Alpine Soča River. When water turns into snow, the guests in Slovenia can enjoy snow-shoeing, night-time sledging, snow rafting, carving ice sculptures, constructing igloos or even try their hand at a snow golf tournament.

Tomislav Čeh, Director, Union Hotels:
»In the first few months, the positive effects have included the news about Grand hotel Union being spread far and wide and the favourable feedback shared largely by word of mouth. The frequent mention and all the talk about the hotel by our esteemed guests have undoubtedly resulted in increased visibility of both Slovenia and Ljubljana, and last but not least also of Grand Hotel Union, which was being refurbished right before the guests arrived. However, it is too early to talk about the positive effects as far as business results are concerned, but I do expect they will show. As I have mentioned on a number of occasions, I strongly support such events and cooperation, as I believe them to be essential for the presentation of excellent services that we offer both as a destination and as hotels.«