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Grand Hotel Union

The Grand Hotel Union is a four-star hotel near the center of Ljubljana, on the outskirts of the city’s historic district. The building is one of the most beautiful and elegant in the area, with thoroughly modern amenities for guests and conference participants alike. The hotel is walking distance from most touristic city sites, multiple restaurants and points of cultural interest.

Please check the accommodations page for rates and booking information.


Public Transit

You can take any bus towards city centre and get off at either Pošta / Konzorcija or Bavarski Dvor station. From there is a few minute walk to The Grand Hotel Union.


If traveling by car parking will be arranged in the Union hotel garage. For the conference delegates, the parking rate is 8,5 eur/day. The parking spaces will be rented on the first come-first serve basis. You can rent the parking space at the hotel reception, where you should also pay. The hotel does not accept the reservations.


About Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is a small, friendly city steeped in history.  Considered one of the undiscovered gems of Europe, Ljubljana combines vibrant arts and culture with striking architecture, abundant green spaces, world-class restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere.  This city of about 280,000 people sits on the Ljubljanica River, midway between Venice and Vienna, making it an ideal place to explore all of central Europe.  Sites not-to-miss include Ljubljana Castle, Tivoli Park, the Dragon Bridge, the architecture of Jože Plečnik, the open air Central Market and the charming Old Town.

To learn more about this welcoming city, see

About Slovenia

Though relatively small in size, Slovenia is an ecologically diverse country.  The Alps dominate the landscape in the north, the central areas are characterised by rolling hills and basins, and the east is home to vast plains.  Slovenia also boasts a small coastline on the Adriatic Sea, and miles of underground caves and rivers. More than 30% of the land is protected.

Open and friendly, Slovenians are happy to welcome visitors to their country.  Many activities are geared towards outdoor pursuits, but there are plenty of museums, musical performances, castles and ruins to explore.  Ljubljana is ideally situated as a base to explore the rest of Slovenia.

Find out about Slovenia’s people, places and history here:



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