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Christmas gifts from Ljubljana

Struggling for Christmas gift inspiration? Relax – we’ve got this. Just to help you with your last minute Christmas shopping for your family, friends and loved ones, we have prepared a list of few unique items for a Christmas gift with a difference. 

 

Slovenian honey
Slovenians have always been a nation of beekeepers. Slovenian beekeepers produce good quality and safe honey. Besides this Slovenian beekeepers offer a wide variety of bee products.
Available in shops around the city center or at Kraševka shop.

Kraševka shop address: Vodnikov trg 4

 

Piran salt
The Piran Salt Pans are among those rare salt pans in the world where salt is produced using centuries-old processes, involving entirely natural crystallisation, working by hand and employing tools and procedures used by our ancestors. In Piranske soilne shop you can but The Piran salt and various salt-based products.
Piranske soline website: HERE 
Piranske soline shop address: Mestni trg 19

 
Rogaška crystal
With a tradition of 350 years, Rogaška is a chic & trendy luxury brand, creating premium home and lifestyle products in high-quality crystal.
Steklarna Rogaška website: HERE 
 Steklarna Rogaška shop: Mestni trg 22

 

Idrija Lace
Idrija lace is a bobbin tape lace. The tape is made with bobbins at the same time as the rest of the lace, curving back on itself, and joined using a crochet hook. Lace produced in Idrija is now appreciated as an ethnological, cultural, technological and handcrafted treasure to be preserved.
Available in shops around the city or at Galerija Idrijske čipke shop

Galerija Idrijske čipke shop address: Mestni trg 17

 

The Slovenia Book
The Slovenia Book is the work of a group of experienced foreign writers who reside in the country and are passionate about sharing their collected knowledge of our amazing country. THE Slovenia Book is a great companion on any visit to Slovenia.
Company THE Slovenia International Publishing House is the #1 source of professionally-written travel and tourism information. You can also visit their The Slovenia Shop, just next door from hotel CUBO where you will find unlimited supply of tourist information in the form of maps and guides and a wide variety of premium Slovene souvenirs.
The Slovenia Shop website HERE

The Slovenia Shop address: Slovenska cesta 17

 

Porcelain Catbriyur
Porcelain Catbriyur is a top-quality porcelain developed and handcrafted by the designers Katja and Jure Bricman. Even Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, was presented an exclusive gold-encrusted Royal Collection tea set during her official state visit to Slovenia a few years ago.

Website: HERE

Address: Ciril- Metodov trg 19

Museum water
Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is renowned for its rich supply of high-quality drinking water. Protecting water sources is one of the sustainable projects that have brought Ljubljana the flattering title of European Green Capital 2016. We invite you to fill your bottle from one of Ljubljana’s public drinking fountains and taste this natural treasure. Whenever you fill the Museum Water bottle with drinking water, remember what a precious liquid you are consuming.
Available at City museum website HERE

Mestni muzej/ City museum address: Gosposka 15

 

Cups with personality
If you laugh your pants off while drinking morning coffee, your day bodes well. That is why Polonapolona draws interpretations of honorable literati, prominent historical figures, fallen heroes and upstanding citizens on best kind of porcelain cups.
Polonapolona website: HERE

Available at shops and bookstores in the city center.

 

Urban coloring book Ljubljana
The book presents realistic views of the city while the drawings of patterns are all inspired by façade or folk art elements from the city. The coloring book Ljubljana is a visual art representation of the city with educational note. The acompanying text of the drawings gives a brief data on city attractions, their authors and history, and some playful trivia of life in the city.

Avaialble at bookstores.

 

Ljubljana dragon
Symbol of the Slovenian capital, and sentinel of the iconic Emperor Franz Josef Jubilee Bridge, Ljubljana’s dragon is comfortably the city’s most recognizable resident. You will find dragons of all shapes and sizes in shops around the centre. Or just visit Ljubljana Tourist office.
Ljubljana Tourist office shop website: HERE
Ljubljana Tourist office shop address: Adamič-Lundrovo nabrežje 2

CUBO friends: Gönc Winery

– Gönc family has been involved in winegrowing and wine production for four generations. In a nutshell, what is a story of Gönc winery? What is a little extra that sets you apart from other Slovenian winemakers?

The vines were laid in our cradle four generations ago when my grandfather planted the first vineyard and decided the family’s fate. From generation to generation, we have expanded our winery and increased the production of wine-making. Our focus is still on traditional, autochthonic varieties, but we are also playing with wine grape types that are not typical for the region. Therefore our wines differ slightly from those typical for the Styria region because we focus primarily on red and mature white wines. We want to show that there is plenty of room for the development of winemaking, to differentiate yourself and step outside of traditional frames.

– Traditionally wine turns into wine on St. Martin’s Day. What can we expect from your winery? What can you say regarding this year’s harvest?

This year, the weather was quite turbulent and stressful for all Slovene winegrowers. At first frost, then the hail that hit several times both had an impact on vines. The crop is smaller, but at the end, we expect an above-average year and wines of 2017 are very rich and aromatic.

-Winemaking is one of those romantic-sounding careers that you dream about as you’re happily sipping on a big glass of wine after a long day at your desk job. Is it a dream job? What is the most challenging part of the wine business? The most rewarding?

If you could at one time dress the winemaker in all the clothes he wears during working hours, he would look very colorful. On one leg he would wear a working rubber boot, on another stylish shoe, work pants, stylish shirt over it and a thermal sweater on the top. In one hand, scissors in the second bottle opener, on the head headlamp and a smile on the face. The work of the vine grower and winemaker is very diverse, covering a wide range of work from vineyards to social events and marketing. Pleasant and innovative work of developing wine also includes many sleepless nights at the time of harvest, stressful days when the wine is in the wine cellar and also numerous absences from home and family due to promotion and sale in Slovenia and abroad.

-In December, we choose you for the winemaker of the month and guests in our hotel restaurant will be able to try your wines for lunch or dinner for a whole month. Any suggestion or hint from your side on how to choose the right wine for the right dishes?

When choosing a wine to a specific dish, I personally stick to “keep it simple” principle. Of course, there are basic guidelines, but why not experiment with the selection and be pleasantly surprised – sometimes the combination of food and wine is most fortunate when we try something new and unexpected.

– The design of your wine bottles is a bit special. Can you say that in addition to bottle contents, the outer appearance of the bottle is also important?

It is not only the character of the wine that expresses the winemaker, but also the label. The story of four generations with the addition of boldness is combined in the labels of our wine bottles. Above all, we wanted the bottle itself to be perfectly designed.

Foto: Gönc Winery

Arriving to hotel CUBO by car during Ljubljana Marathon (28.10 and 29.10.2017)

Dear guests.

The Ljubljana Marathon is the largest running event held in Slovenia and all the races are held within the wider city centre area. Due to Ljubljana Marathon many streets in the capital will be closed for varying periods of time on Saturday, 28.10 and Sunday on 29.10.2017. To make your arrival as stresless as possible, we would kindly invite you to check the easiest way to arrive to the hotel by clicking on the link below. Please note that crossing the marathon route will not be possible on Sunday, 29.10.2017 during 10:00 and 14:00. We would kindly ask you to schedulle your arrival accordingly.

From Italy (border crossing Škofije/Scoffie):LINK

Arriving from Croatia (border crossing Bregana): LINK

From Croatia (border crossing Dragonja): LINK

From Austria (border crossing Karavanke): LINK

The map of marathon route, please see below. Hotel CUBO is located just in front of the start/finish line and with an arrow we have marked the best location on where to cross the marathon line by car.

 

For any additional information our reception staff is always available on reception@hotelcubo.com or 00 386 1 425 6000. 

Official website of the Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon 2017.


Exhibition Crack in a cosmic egg

EXHIBITION OF THE THEATRE STRUCTURE

Gallery ISIS, Slovenska cesta 17, Ljubljana

You are invited to view the exhibition daily from 10.00 to 13.00 or from 14.30 to 19.30. It will be open until October 26, 2017.

The theatre structure is Filipčič’s original technique for the memorial capsule, with which memories, relationships, beauty and passage are opened and closed for spectators. In it, the scene elements from the performance become the artistic signs of the exhibition. In the gallery space, they create a new outer space, which free play games and narratives, silently opposes the viewer’s own memory strategies.

 

Hotel CUBO received “Brand Leader Award 2017”

On October 4, 2017, hotel CUBO, as an exceptional example of good practice, received the “Brand Leader Award 2017” at the 7th conference “Tourism Market of South-East Europe – SEET 2017”, organized by Mass Media International and under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia that was taking place at Sava Center in Belgrade.

Hotel CUBO was rewarded with Brand Leader Award 2017 as an example of a hotel that sets new standards in the competitiveness of the tourist market of South-Eastern Europe through organizational and operational excellence, constant innovation and maintaining quality services in the field of tourism.

The aim of the “Seet 2017” is to improve the competitiveness and increase the tourism industry’s revenue in the region of South-Eastern Europe, to strengthen regional cooperation and to increase tourism flows among the countries in the region.

During the conference meetings were held between organizers, representatives of government institutions, companies and agencies and hotel CUBO general manager Mr. Kovačević participated in the panel presentation “Click to the guest”.

Hotel CUBO is not the only hotel in Ljubljana receiving award. Hotel Park – Urban&Green received “Brand Leader Award 2017” for their Urban Eco iniciative.

Chat with a member of the CUBO team!

We are so happy to announce our LIVE CHAT!

We want to make it easy as possible for you to answer any quick questions you may have. Chat with a member of the CUBO team in case you might need any help with reservations or in case you might not find an information you were looking for on our website.

Live chat modules, if unfamiliar with them, are a window that pops up on a website, allowing you to chat through text with one of our reception staff members on the other end. The best part about the chat is that it is simple to use. You only need to open the chat window and start typing away.

Our team is always available and looking forward to chat with you.