The fascinating Ljubljana
Enjoy strolling around Ljubljana, see the main monuments and institutions of a small sovereign state capital. In order to remain loyal to our program of “particular” sights we propose you to
see: the courtyard of the German Teutonic Order(find out about the architect Jože Plečnik’s disapproving attitude towards the socialist regime expressed in the crippled red star). Have a walk on the magnificent black marble staircase of the National Library, designed by Plečnik (hear the explanation about the symbolism of light).
The tour will start with the visit of his home & Plečnik museum (see link below). We will than have a walk to the city center across the less known Plečnik’s Trnovo bridge (singular if not unique because of beech trees planted on the bridge itself) and continue towards the Zois pyramid(dedicated to the patron of literature, the noblemen of Italian descent Žiga Zois) and the Faculty of Architecture with a porch designed by our architect.
The Physical and the Subtle body: fine tuning with the Cosmos in Slovenia
We shall start the day by taking a smoothie. After visiting the main sights of the Capital, we will have a look at the art work Hologram of Europe, made by Marko Pogačnik.
We will see a group of stone monoliths with carvings (cosmograms) erected in 2008 and chiseled out by the contemporary land artist Marko Pogačnik and his team. The stone circle represents Europe as a vital energetic organism.
Lakes Bled & Bohinj, the quintessence of Slovenia
Learn about the history of Slavic worship of the goddess Živa the equivalent of the ancient Venus on the island in the middle of the lake. Don’t miss the medieval gothic frescoes with the Eucharistic Christ in the presbytery of the church. The castle museum displays an informative collection elucidating the life in the region in the past centuries.
Near the lake of Bohinj we could visit the Church of St John the Baptist. Its interior is abundantly painted with frescoes dating from the 14th to the middle of the 16th century. The golden altar bears the date 1668.
The Roman necropolis of Šempeter and the Ancient Mithraic temples in Ptuj
Located in the village of Šempeter, this Roman Necropolis is one of Slovenia's most famous archaeological sites, which ranks among the finest memorials from the Roman era anywhere in Europe. The reliefs on the tombs of the Roman necropolis in Šempeter reveal the rich spiritual world of the Roman population and illustrate the clothes worn by the natives and Roman settlers, while the inscriptions tell us about the high offices they occupied in the nearby Roman town Celeia.
KSEVT: Cultural Center of European Space Technologies
KSEVT (Cultural Center of European Space Technologies) based in Vitanje, Styria, the home village of Herman Potočnik Noordung, a pioneer of space technology, became a center for the culturalization of the Space.