An influential writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist who was a forerunner of many modern Slovene works. (See READING IN / Cankar in Ljubljana
An oft-controversial philosopher and cultural critic whose works often challenge the status quo and attack capitalism and neoliberalism.
Ples v dežju (Dancing in the Rain) (film)
A 1961 classic film noir depicting a love story between an actress and a painter.
A prominent female painter at the turn of the twentieth century, Kobilica was a realist who worked mostly in oil and pastels.
An impressionist painter known for his landscapes. His painting Sejalec
("The Sower") became such an iconic image it was depicted on the Slovenian 5 cent euro coin.
An expressionist sculptor and painter known for his wall paintings in churches and illustrations.
A key figure in Slovenian painting in the latter half of the twentieth century known for his surrealist works.
An architect whose influence can be seen all around Ljubljana, most famously in its Triple Bridge.
An avant-garde industrial group named after the German word for "Ljubljana" (which was banned in the former Yugoslavia). Known for their adoption of totalitarian-style aesthetics, Laibach became infamous in 2015 after they became the first Western group to perform in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Dumplings with a potato-based filling and characteristic hat-like shape, hailing from Idrija town in the western part of Slovenia.
Carniolan sausage similar to kielbasa.
A famed traditional dish formed from pastry dough rolled around a variety of fillings. Can be sweet or savory; typical fillings may include apple, walnut, or cottage cheese.
Bled cream cake
A specialty of the Lake Bled area, with perhaps the most famous version being served at the Hotel Park patisserie.
A hearty stew from the Prekmurje region of Slovenia, near Hungary. Cooked in a heavy pot, bograč often includes potatoes, onions, peppers, and several different kinds of meat (e.g., beef, pork, venison and wild boar).