Culinary sightseeing walk through the historical city center and to the castle, combined with tasting regional specialities

Wednesday, 14th September

The walking tour will take you through the historical city center, whose unique architecture is the legacy of the Baroque and Art Nouveau periods. The tour includes a stop at one of Ljubljana’s restaurants, where you will have an opportunity to taste traditional Slovenian dishes. Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana’s main attraction. On this tour, you will learn about its history and enjoy beautiful city views afforded by the castle’s ramparts.

Gala dinner in the Grand Union hall with award ceremony

Thursday, 15th September

The Grand Hotel Union Hall is a conference, congress and banquet hall in the Grand Hotel Union, located in Ljubljana’s city centre. Union Hall, which has been organising cultural, social and even political events in its Secession ambience since 1905, was completely renovated in 2002 and restored to its original glamour. The refined cuisine and the attentive, professional service are also qualities to be stressed.

During the gala dinner in the Grand Union hall the ceremony of the EWGAE awards will take place.

Optional post-conference trip to Lipica

Friday, 16th September

Lipica Stud Farm lies in the picturesque Karst region of Slovenia, in the heart of a green oasis under the azure Mediterranean sky. The cradle of the Lipizzaner horse was founded in 1580 and is the oldest European stud farm continuously breeding one of the oldest cultural horse breeds. Today, it is a jewel among the cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia and has gained world fame In the period after World War II, Lipica Stud Farm established its own classical riding school and has successfully performed with its horses at various equestrian events all over the world.

Guided visit, tickets and transport: 45€

Optional post-conference tour to Postojna cave park

Friday, 16th September

The town of Postojna is famous worldwide for its underground caves and the nearby Predjama Castle. Postojna Cave is a 20-km long Karst cave system, a web of underground passages, galleries and chambers, which has in almost 200 years been visited by over 33 million people accompanied by experienced cave guides. It is both the largest cave of the Classical Karst and the show cave with the biggest number of visitors in Europe. It is an underground fairy tale you will never forget! The cave is easily accessible without any strenuous uphill walking. Part of the visit to the cave is done by train and part of it on foot.  Throughout the year the temperature remains at approximately 10 degrees Celsius.

Guided visit, tickets and transport:55€