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Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ljubljana Castle anchors Slovenia's capital. The medieval fortress dates back to the 15th-century and overlooks the Old Town. It's no surprise that the castle, one of the largest in Slovenia, is a major tourist draw. But the real surprise is that...
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Metelkova ulica 11, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
The ‘Metelkova City Autonomous Cultural Center‘, in Ljubljana, Slovenia—more commonly known and much easier said ‘Metelkova’— is a composition of seven buildings and outdoor space run by independent leaders of civic engagement, political action...
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Prešernov trg, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Largely flat, Ljubljana is an ideal city for bicycling. It boasts a network of 220km (136mi) of managed bike routes and has actively encouraged bicycling through Bicike(LJ), the city’s bike sharing system that currently operates out of 32...
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Tromostovje, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Went to Slovenia. Met the man in the city, dropped off the bags, headed downtown on foot for coffee and what do I see? Atari man by Space Invader, hooray! I had just watched Exit Through the Giftshop (again) a couple of days prior, and I had taken...
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Budapest, Szent György tér 2, 1014 Hungary
This stunning 18th-century Baroque palace, a World Heritage Site perched on Castle Hill, evokes images of Hungarian kings and the mighty Hapsburg empire. Accessible via funicular or a steep walk, the castle's gardens, squares, and lavish interiors...
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A huge dolomite rock rising up from Hotel Gellért at its base marks one of the earliest inhabited parts of Budapest. The citadel atop the hill was built by the Austrians in the mid-1800s to better control the unruly Hungarians after...
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Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 1-3, 1055 Hungary
The splendor of this neo-Gothic parliament building—the third-largest parliament building in the world—is obvious from the outside, but consider these facts: This place has 691 interior rooms, 10 courtyards, 88 statues of Hungarian...
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Budapest, Pesti alsó rkp., Hungary
The 60 pairs of iron shoes lined up along the promenade on the Danube River's east bank are a part of the Shoes on the Promenade Holocaust Monument. Conceived by film director Can Togay and created in period style by sculptor Gyula Pauer, the iron...
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Budapest, Széchenyi Lánchíd, 1051 Hungary
Nothing's more romantic than strolling across a bridge with a beloved, but this bridge means more than just amor—Széchenyi Chain Bridge was the first structure across the Danube in Hungary, built in the mid-1800s and, as a suspension...
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Graz, Austria
Graz, Austria’s second largest city, is an ancient beauty. Its first fortifications date back to the 11th century. As a result, the heart of the city is made up of almost a millennium worth of buildings and styles that give Graz its storied...
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Graz, Austria
The Austrian cuisine is a colorful journey of discovery. One place in particular takes its culinary tradition very seriously – the southern city of Graz. Austria’s second biggest town remains somewhat undiscovered by overseas visitors, which...
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Hauptpl. 1, 8010 Graz, Austria
Graz is Austria's second-largest city and the capital of Styria. Its old town is filled with beautifully adorned architecture from the Middle Ages and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Begin at Hauptplatz and check out the 19th-century Town Hall...
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Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz, Austria
Blobitecture, or Blob Architecture, landed in 2003 in the heart of historic Graz, Austria’s second largest city, in the form of the Kunsthaus Graz, a museum focused on contemporary art that welcomes visitors drawn by both its unusual exterior and...
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Graz, Austria
During my recent trip to Austria, I hit major cities like Vienna and Salzburg but it wasn't until my last few days in town that I stumbled upon Graz. Before planning my trip, I hadn't even heard of Graz but perhaps that was all part of its allure....