“GET LOST IN LJUBLJANA” City Game For Kids

 

Get lost in Ljubljana is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and some interesting facts about the city of Ljubljana. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.

 

There are 10 sites located not far one from another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Ljubljana and let the game be your tour guide for the day.

 

1. CONGRESS SQUARE

What can you see on the top of the hill if you look south?

 

Photo by Leandro's World Tour on Foter.com

Photo by Leandro’s World Tour on Foter.com

Did you know?

Next to the Congress square there lies a park called “Zvezda”, which means “Star” in Slovenian. If you observe the shape of the paths in the park, you can see they are really laid out in the shape of a star.

 

2. ČOP STREET

What is written on the floor, on the top of Čop Street?

 

Photo Credits: pixabay.com

Photo Credits: pixabay.com

Did you know?

The Čop Street is the oldest shopping street in Slovenia. Even today, the street is lined with bars and stores, including the oldest McDonald’s restaurant in Slovenia.

 

3. PREŠEREN SQUARE

Who in the statue of France Prešeren looking at?

 

Photo by Jorge Lascar on Foter.com

Photo by Jorge Lascar on Foter.com

Did you know?

France Prešeren (3 December 1800 – 8 February 1849) is the most famous Slovenian poet. Most of his work is dedicated to his love, Julija. Julija came from a rich family and was much younger than France. Julija’s father did not approve of France, as he came from a poor family. Nevertheless, France did not give up and spent all his life writing poetry for the love of his life, Julija.

 

4. SHOEMAKERS’ BRIDGE

How many columns can you see on the bridge?

 

Photo Credits: pixabay.com

Photo Credits: pixabay.com

Did you know?

The Shoemakers’ bridge is one of the oldest bridges crossing the river in Ljubljana and dates back to the 13th century. In the beginning, the bridge had a butchers shop on it, but the smell of the meat was so strong that the Emperor at the time paid to relocate the shop. They decided to build a shoemakers shop in the same place instead. This is how the bridge got its name.

 

5. CITY SQUARE

What do you think the design of the fountain represents?

 

Photo by Francisco Anzola on Foter.com

Photo by Francisco Anzola on Foter.com

Did you know?

Town Square is a major square in Ljubljana. The Ljubljana Town Hall is located on the square. In front of the Town Hall stands a copy of the Robba fountain. The real Robba fountain is stored inside the museum.

 

6. TRIPPLE BRIDGE

In which direction does river Ljubljanica flow?

 

Photo by Voyou Desoeuvre on Foter.com

Photo by Voyou Desoeuvre on Foter.com

Did you know?

River Ljubljanica has seven names. The river comes to the surface seven times and each time sinks back under the ground. This phenomenon happens due to the limestone ground. Because water can sink through limestone, the river sinks every time it touches the limestone. This is how the caves are formed.

 

7. DRAGON BRIDGE

What is the symbol of Ljubljana?  Draw it.

 

Photo by Jorge Lascar on Foter.com

Photo by Jorge Lascar on Foter.com

Did you know?

The legend says that long time ago there was a dragon, living in the marshes around Ljubljana. He was mostly feeding on fish and animals from the forest. Although not feeding on humans, he was very protective of his territory. If somebody tried to cross his territory, he got very angry and attacked. Villagers were really afraid of the dragon. One day the traveler Jason came to Ljubljana. He got lost in the marshes while trying to catch a fish. In the night time, the dragon attacked, but Jason was not afraid to fight back. He heroically killed the dragon. Since then the people of Ljubljana are safe.

 

8. VODNIK SQUARE – MARKET

Find a statue of Valentin Vodnik and take a photo with it.

 

Photo by liddybits on Foter.com

Photo by liddybits on Foter.com

Did you know?

In 1895, there was a big earthquake in Ljubljana. The earthquake completely destroyed an old monastery building that was standing in this place before. After the building was destroyed, the square became an outdoor market, now called the Ljubljana Central Market. At that time the statue of a famous Slovene priest, journalist, and poet Valentin Vodnik was built.

 

9. NICHOLAS CHURCH

What is engraved on the biggest doors of the church?

Photo by andryn2006 on Foter.com

Photo by andryn2006 on Foter.com

Did you know?

Ljubljana Cathedral, also named Saint Nicholas Church, is the biggest cathedral in Ljubljana. The Cathedral is more than 300 years old, however, the first church in this same spot was built already before the year 1262 by Ljubljana boatmen and fishermen in honor of their patron St. Nicholas.

 

10. LJUBLJANA CASTLE

Which is the highest building you can see from the castle viewpoint?

 

Photo by TeaMeister on Foter.com

Photo by TeaMeister on Foter.com

Did you know?

The space of the inner courtyard of the castle is ideal for various events. In the past, it was used for the gathering of the army since there was not enough room in the city. At a time when there was a prison in the basement of the castle, the courtyard was used as a walking space for the prisoners. Today the space is mostly used for hosting various events like weddings and exhibitions. Every summer there is a movie festival happening in the courtyard of the castle called »Movie under the stars festival«.

Written by:
Updated: