Top free things to do in Slovenia


Slovenia should be on your bucket list as it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world if I do say so myself. Slovenia is a very budget-friendly travel destination. In this article, we explore the top free things to do in Slovenia.

Whether you are on a travel budget or not, you and I can probably agree on the fact that the best things in life are free. With this fact in our minds, we have prepared a list of top free things to do in Slovenia. So, put your wallet away for this one and let’s jump into it.

Enjoy the free exhibitions in park Tivoli, Ljubljana

Park Tivoli is the largest park in our capital city of Ljubljana. It truly comes to life in the spring and summer. It is the perfect place to unwind after a long day of work or sightseeing. There are even free yoga classes in the summer.

Take a stroll from the busy city center and visit park Tivoli, where you will be able to check out the beautiful photo exhibitions located in front of the Jakopič Pavillion. Photo exhibitions at park Tivoli are a great representation of Slovenian photographers and artists. You will also be able to learn a lot about Slovenia while walking through this top free thing to do in Slovenia.

Visit museums for free in Slovenia

Do you love going through different museums? Well, then you will love this free thing to do in Slovenia! There are two important dates for museum lovers in Slovenia. The first is February 8th – the anniversary of the death of the great Slovenian poet France Prešeren. The second is a Saturday in June (the date isn’t fixed) – Museum Night. On these days you can visit museums for free. During the Museum Night, all cultural institutions and galleries stay open till midnight. There is also a special shuttle which takes you from one museum to the next, so you can visit more than one museum in one night!

Explore the best Slovenian hiking trails

Slovenia truly is a hiking paradise with more than 10,000 kilometers of marked hiking trails. Plan your perfect hiking trip. Hiking is one of the top free things to do in Slovenia. Grab your hiking boots and let’s go explore the top Slovenian hiking trails.

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Take pictures of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia

Perhaps this one sounds a bit dull. But we can assure you this will probably be one of the top free things to do in Slovenia. If you can appreciate the beautiful natural surroundings. Don’t forget to pack your camera with you for this top free thing to do in Slovenia.

Slovenia has plenty of beautiful and straight-up picturesque lakes. Explore them all with us here.

Visit Zelenci – a natural reserve

Zelenci is one of the most beautiful sights to see or attractions if you will in Slovenia. It is a very popular and Instagrammable spot for photography lovers as the lake is extremely picturesque and generous with all the shades of green. Walk along a special wooden footpath to the lake and its marshy surroundings. The entrance to Zelenci is free of charge!

Looks absolutely stunning, doesn’t it?

Discover Roman remains of Emona in Ljubljana

Emona was the predecessor of modern-day Ljubljana. Take a walk around Ljubljana for free and explore the Roman remains in the center. While on a wander around the city, you may come across an open-air gym. Ljubljana has fifteen of them (including one on the castle hill) and they are perfect for some free exercise.

Perhaps the most impressive of all the Emona monuments is the former city wall, which can be found along Mirje just south of the city center. Originally surrounding the town and featuring four main gates, at their most impressive the walls were 2.5m thick and reached heights of up to 8m.

Learn Slovene with us

Brush up on your Slovene or Slovenian language before visiting Slovenia. We will help you learn a few basic Slovene words and phrases – free of charge of course. Nothing better than learning a new language for free, right?

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Watch our free webinars

We are organizing free webinars for your guys and girls to enjoy and learn a thing or two about tourism, gastronomy, and so on. Education is without a doubt an important thing in life. Watch our webinars and one of the top free things to do in Slovenia, or at home where ever that might be.

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Visit the Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Castle stands like a true medieval or storybook attraction on a hill. Ljubljana Castle has been standing strong above the city of Ljubljana for over 900 years. You can walk up the hill and explore the surroundings of the castle for free.

Discover the beauty of all seven Triglav Lakes

Triglav lakes are located in Alpine Slovenia where you can experience magnificent views of Alpine valleys below. A trip to Triglav lakes is without a doubt one of our top free things to do in Slovenia.

Learn more about Triglav lakes here.


Free walking tour in Ljubljana

Back to our capital city of Ljubljana. The cult of the free tour has well and truly taken over Europe, and Ljubljana is in on the game. There aren’t many better ways of getting a great introduction to the city from a diverse group of passionate and engaging guides. Meeting on Prešeren Square every day at 11:00 (and again at 15:00 between June and October), the tour covers everything from the city center to the medieval Old Town to spooky hidden alleys and a whole lot more.

Learn more about the free walking tour in Ljubljana here.

Discover the fortress on Predil pass

If you are headed towards the Predil pass, you might want to stop by the fortress located just on top of the pass. You can explore the remains of the fortress for free! How cool is that?

Visit the Boka Waterfall

The Boka waterfall is the highest waterfall in the country and one of the most impressive in Europe.  It’s a whopping 144 meters high.  It was quite popular with the tourists but it’s still worth seeing it. Visiting the Boka Waterfall comes free of charge, which makes it one of the top free things to do in Slovenia.

What are your favorite free things to do in Slovenia?