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Akrapovič Premium Exhaust Systems for Motorcycles and Performance Cars

The company Akrapovič is renowned around the globe as a very innovative high-tech company that uses advanced technology and high-quality materials in exhaust system design. Akrapovič exhaust systems excel in improved performance, their unmistakable sound, innovative design, light construction, craftsmanship, and durability. 

Racing has always been in the company’s DNA. The technical services and support that it provides to MotoGP, WorldSBK, MXGP, DTM, FIA WEC, and other teams are also the result of this racing heritage and know-how. More...

Pipistrel Electric Aircrafts Hold a Collection of World Champion Titles

Pipistrel is the market leader of efficient aircraft design and electric aircraft propulsions, with achievements such as: world’s first fully electric 2-seat aircraft in 2007 and first fully-electric 4-seat aircraft in 2011; world’s first 4-seat aircraft with hydrogen fuel-cells propulsion, first fully electric trainer aircraft and first aircraft available with three different types of propulsion (petrol engine, hybrid or fully electric) that customer can choose from. 

Pipistrel can boast with achievements such as: “European Business Award” for Innovation (2010), 3x winner of NASA Centennial Challenge for best aircraft (2007, 2008, 2011), several world champion titles, record breaking achievements of Pipistrel aircraft (2 flights around the world, landing on Antarctica…) and the first Type-Certification of an electric aircraft in the world. 

Nowadays Pipistrel is an international enterprise with facilities in Slovenia, Italy, Germany and China. More...

Wood Stock Eyewear in Hollywood

Love for sustainable art. Care for nature. Passionate to be world's top.

This is how we could describe Tamara and Jaka Jančič, who design and create unique handmade wooden eyewear, recognized by Hollywood movie industry and among sports' elite: Pierce Brosnan, Nicholas Cage, Tim Roth, Tony Parker and Boris Becker, just to name a few.

The Wood Stock spirit is now getting contagious in New York and Amsterdam as we speak and has a high potential to become an epidemic. More …


Nature

The Slovenian Initiative for World Bee Day has succeeded

The United Nations declared 20 May World Bee Day. The initiative came from Slovenia. Slovenians are proud of our bee-keeping tradition, so celebrating World Bee Day is something quite special. Accept an invitation and spend some time with bees and bee-keepers in your favourite way. More ...

The Slovenia's Forests Rank the Country Third in EU

Slovenia is a country of forests, , which cover almost 60% of its surface. In percentage of forest cover, Slovenia comes in the third place in the European Union, after Sweden and Finland. Slovenians feel strongly connected with the forest. This is shown by the fact that one in four Slovenians is a forest-owner. Without forests, Slovenians can hardly imagine their past, present and future.  

Because of the forest, Slovenia has clean drinking water and largely unpolluted air. Hiking in the forests keeps us healthy and in good physical shape. Forests which are in close vicinity of the cities are visited by large numbers of people, who find an escape from day-to-day chores and trials of modern city-life.

Source: Gozdarski inštitut Slovenije

The World Witnessed the Birth of "Dragon" Offspring

People used to believe that the human fish was the offspring of dragons. And still today we believe that there is something extraordinary, even mythical, in them. The human fish is one of the most impressive dwellers of the karst underground. Postojna Cave can also boast a unique attraction:

on 30 May 2016, the first offspring hatched from one of the eggs of the human fish. This was a remarkable historical event that captured the attention of the entire global public. Today, Postojna Cave takes pride in its 21 baby dragons. More ...


Culture

Michelin Stars for the First Time in Slovenia

06 June 2020: 


52 restaurants, including one two-starred (Hiša Franko) and five one-starred restaurants (Zemono Manor House, Hiša Denk, Vila Podvin, Dam Restaurant), have been included in the new 2020 selection, reflecting the attractiveness of the Slovenian culinary scene. More ...

Slovenian Language is One of the Smallest in EU

Slovene is one of the smallest South Slavic languages in terms of geographical distribution and number of speakers, but it has the most dialects - about 50, grouped into 7 dialect groups.

The Freising manuscripts, dating from the late 10th or the early 11th century, are considered the oldest documents in Slovene.

Like all Slavic languages, Slovene traces its roots to the same proto-Slavic group of languages that produced Old Church Slavonic. The earliest known examples of a distinct, written dialect possibly connected to Slovene are from the Freising manuscripts, known in Slovene as Brižinski spomeniki. The consensus estimate of their date of origin is between 972 and 1039 (most likely before 1000). These religious writings are among the oldest surviving manuscripts in any Slavic language.

Source: Wikipedia

World’s Oldest Vine grows in Slovenia

Žametovka or modra kavčina (Bleu de Cologne), confirmed at 400 years of age, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest vine in the world still producing fruit. The old vine was planted in Maribor at the end of the Middle Ages during the Turkish invasions. It witnessed – and survived – the battles that raged between the invaders and defenders of the city, for the Old Vine House of today was once part of the city wall. More...

Source: Slovenia Info

World's oldest wheel found in Slovenia

In 2002 Slovenian archaelogists uncovered a wooden wheel some 20 kilometres southeast of Ljubljana. It was established that the wheel is between 5.100 and 5.350 years old. This makes it the oldest in the world ever found.

Source: www.slovenia.si 


Sports

The NBA Wonder Boy Luka Dončić

Global basketball audience is witnessing rise of a new star. Within the last two years at NBA and playing for Dallas Mavericks franchise, Slovenian Luka Dončić has established himself a name and an admiration among basketball fans. After he had became also an all-star player this year, he is now in the group of top NBA basketball players. Some say even one of top3 most popular ones of today.

Only sky is the limit. Go, Luka!

Janja Garnbret, a Rock Climber and a Sport Climber Champion

Garnbret has won multiple lead climbing and bouldering events. Ageing only 15, she won her first international title in the lead competition of the 2014 World Youth B Championships. Just after turning 16, she started competing in the senior category of the Lead Climbing World Cup. Since then, she participated in 31 Lead Climbing World Cup events, missing the podium in only four of them. 

In 2016, aged 17, Garnbret won the seasonal titles of the IFSC Climbing World Cup in lead and combined, World Championships in lead climbing, and World Youth A Championships in both Lead climbing and Bouldering. 

 From 2016 to 2018, she was awarded the seasonal title in both lead climbing and combined disciplines. In 2018 and 2019, she won the World Championships in bouldering and combined, and also reclaimed the lead title in 2019. 

In 2019, at age 20, Garnbret became the first athlete to win all Bouldering World Cup events in a season. Throughout six events, she placed first in six qualifications, four semi-finals, and six finals, topping 74 out of 78 boulder problems overall.

Source: Wikipedia

Racing Cyclist Primož Roglič

Primož Roglič is a Slovenian racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Worldteam Jumbo–Visma. Roglič started his career as a ski jumper but then shifted to cycling. At the 2017 Tour de France, Roglič became the first Slovenian to win a Tour de France stage. In September 2019, Roglič won the Vuelta a España, becoming the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour competition.

In 2020, Roglič's first race of the season was the Slovenian National Road Race Championships brought him the national title for the first time. And he is only worming up.

Source: Wikipedia