“Tiny Slovenia — wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic — is one of Eastern Europe’s most unexpectedly delightful destinations. Located where the Germanic, Mediterranean and Slavic worlds come together, its capital, Ljubljana, enjoys a happy hodgepodge of cultures but remains relatively undiscovered. Walking through its cobbled Old Town, you’ll encounter one-of-a-kind architecture, festivals filling the summer air, and a leafy riverside promenade packed with stylishly dressed students — and just a few tourists.

Ljubljana feels small, but it’s by far the country’s largest city and its cultural capital. It’s bursting with well-presented, we-try-harder museums celebrating Slovenian history and culture. These include the Slovenian History Exhibition at the castle, the City Museum of Ljubljana and the Contemporary History Museum in Tivoli Park.” (Baltimore Sun)