National Museum of Slovenia-Metelkova Opens

Slovenia unveiled its new National Museum of Slovenia-Metelkova (Metelkova cesta 25) Thursday in a redesigned Yugoslav Army barracks in a grungy-but-hip neighborhood near the Ljubljana train station. Its first exhibition celebrates Primož Trubar, the 16th-century Protestant reformer who penned the first Slovene-language book. The museum’s permanent collection will debut this fall, featuring works of applied art such as iconic 20th-century Slovenian architect and designer Jože Plečnik’s dining room set and one of the lampposts he created for Ljubljana’s Tivoli Park.

Slovenia’s International Mountain Film Festival

The second International Mountain Film Festival opened last night at Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom and at Kulturni Dom Groblje in Domžale. The four-day celebration of mountaineering will present more than 40 films from around the world, from K2 to Slovenia’s Soča Valley.

List of films

Tickets