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 Jože 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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https://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/most-accessible-destinations http://www.visitljubljana.com/en/ljubljana-and-central-slovenia/practical-information/1804/poidetail.html http://www.ljubljana.info