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Accessible Holiday, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lonely Planet featured an article recently highlighting some of the world’s top accessible destinations to take in 2016. In this article, Freedom Insurance Services Ltd explores Ljubljana in Slovenia.

A charming little capital situated on the river Ljubljanica, Ljubljana is made up of a sizeable network of accessible transport that serves the city, taking into account a traveller who may have a disability. Bus stops are made easier for those who may have a visual or hearing impairment; arrivals announced in audio and supplemented by video. In addition signposts are inscripted in Braille.

The Butchers’ Bridge, originally planned for in the 1930s by Jo┼że Plecnik, a Slovene architect, was constructed decades later in 2010. Covering over 108 ft. x 57 ft. it functions as an accessible footbridge for wheelchair users to access the boats available on the river Ljubljanica.

Dating back to the 16th century, Ljubljana Castle is a popular tourist attraction and offers spectacular views of the city and Julien Alps. It is easily accessible served by the funicular railway and is free to disabled persons with a companion. All year round, the castle runs ‘time machine’ tours where fully costumed guides take visitors back in time over the different periods. During the summer the castle turns into a theatre hosting open-air plays and screening non-commercial films.

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