Plecnik´s Ljubljana

Symbiosis of modernist and Slovenian building tradition

Without Jože Plečnik (1872 - 1957) the Capital of Slovenia is unthinkable. The student of Otto Wagner shaped Ljubljana significantly in the first half of the 20th century.

The city owes him its most beautiful bridges and the riverbank stabilization, as well as public monumental buildings and churches, that his follower Edvard Ravnikar continued to build.

On our round tour we will also meet examples of the young architects who have returned from their studies on elite universities all over Europe.


Programm options:

Three bridges Tromostovje Unique: Three bridges as a crossing point between river, castle mountain and the western town hills - Jože Plečnik (1932)

Market halls and riverbank stabilization Both on the river Ljubljanica - Jože Plečnik (1940-42)

Flat iron building Not only NYC has its Flat Iron Building - Jože Plečnik (1934)

Funicular railway tot he castle The Plečnik Award 2007 for Ambient Architekten (2006)

Castle Ljubljana Renovated and adapted over decades, so that today it is as lively as ever - Edo Ravnikar and others

Flats on a courtyard Three baroque houses, converted to twelve flats to brought up to date - Ofis arhitekti (2012)

Congress Square Reshaping of the famous site with numerous monumental buildings - various architects (2011)

NUK The famous National and University Library shows the extraordinary design of the architect up to the door handle – Jože Plečnik (1941)

Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Center - Edvard Ravnikar (1983), after a complete reconstruction in 2015 again in technical „state of the art“

Housing Gradaška Between vegetable fields in the suburbs - Sadar Vuga (2006)

XXS House An urban holiday house with 43 sqm total area in the listed quarter Krakovo - Decleva Gregorič (2004)

St.Michael Church One of the most unconventional works of the great architect - Jože Plečnik (1940)


Tour angeboten als:

Short tour: 2.5 – 3.0 hours
Half tour: 4.0 hours
Full-day tour: 7.0 – 8.0 hours (with introduction on the castle mountain)


For this tour we recommend to combine walking with public transport.