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Slovenia Has One Of The Most Unique Rail Lines In Europe (VIDEO)

The railroad between Jesenice and Nova Gorica – known as the Bohinj Railway – takes travelers through Alpine valleys, past glacial lakes and deep forests, and through a long tunnel beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Julian Alps. Built between 1900 and 1904, it was a major transportation undertaking designed to connect Vienna, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, along ...

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What can Slovenian Companies Offer to European Space Agency (ESA)? A lot.

Slovenia has a lot of high-technological companies already cooperating, or wishing to cooperate with the European Space Agency. We are introducing some of them, along with the opinions of those cautioning against excessive optimism. This month the Republic of Slovenia signed an agreement under which Slovenia became an associated member of the European Space Agency (ESA). Once the agreement is ...

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The Slovenian Language Has a Dialect That Most Slovenians Can’t Understand

Travelers driving from Tarvisio to Udine in northeastern Italy may notice a sign pointing towards the Resia Valley. If they decide to enter the beautiful but remote and sparsely populated valley, they may see other signs in two languages: Italian, and a language that looks a bit like Slovenian, but with characters such as ć, ë, and w – letters ...

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A Village Remembers Its Tradition

Most Slovenians know Ljubno as a small village by the side of the main freeway running between Ljubljana and northwestern Slovenia. Like many other settlements in the Upper Carniola province, Ljubno consists of picturesque Alpine-style homes scattered on a local hill. In years gone by, however, Ljubno was known far and wide for a tradition that provided a livelihood to ...

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Vasilij Žbogar Slovenian Flag Bearer at Maracana

The Slovenian team at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games will be led by the sailor Vasilij Žbogar, who had already won two Olympic medals, and has been chosen as the flag bearer. The Slovenian Olympic Committee has announced their decision via Twitter. Žbogar is the only member of this year’s Olympic team who had already won an ...

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Rare Prešeren’s Manuscripts Found In Cleveland, OHIO

“I’m very glad that I was able to handle these valuable manuscripts,” says Luka Zibelnik, a professor of the Slovenian language, who stumbled upon two still uncatalogued versions of Prešeren’s poetry manuscripts in the U.S. The two manuscripts — of the poems Slovo od mladosti (“A Farwell to Youth”) and Dohtar (“Doc”) — will be on display in Ljubljana on ...

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