The predecessor of the Slovenian
Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Academia
Operosorum was founded in 1693 in Ljubljana. The
Academy, renewed in 1779, was oriented towards
enlightenment, with an emphasis on critical
rationalism. The present-day academy was founded in
More on the history of the Slovenian Academy of
Sciences and Arts:
Interactive map of the venue.
Walking path from the Hotel Mrak (2
min) and from the Grand Hotel Union Executive (6
min) to the SASA.
Ljubljana is easily accessible
by all means of transport.
Travelling by train Ljubljana has direct
connections to Vienna in Austria, Trieste and
Venice in Italy, Budapest in Hungary, Zagreb in
Croatia, and other European cities.
Ljubljana's main train station is within
an easy walk to the city centre and the meeting
Ljubljana by car
Slovenia has a developed network
from Villach/Beljak (Austria) E 651 (100 km)
- from Klagenfurt/Celovec
(Austria) E 652/E 61 (85 km)
- from Graz/Gradec (Austria) via
Maribor E 57/E 59 (195 km)
- from Trieste/Trst (Italy) E
61/E 70 (110 km)
- from Zagreb (Croatia) E 70
- from Budapest/Budimpešta
(Hungary) E 57/E 71 (430 km)
Travelling by plane
Ljubljana international Airport Brnik, situated
25 km northwest of the city is connected with all
major European cities and airports. For
intercontinental flights we recommend a connected
flight via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna,
London, or Paris.
Airport transfer for
participants Booking of the airport transfer at fixed
price is available on-line:
SHUTTLE BUS: 12€ / person (max. waiting time of
PRIVATE TRANSFER: 42€ per car / one way
(max. 3 persons)
Alternatively, the general shuttle van service
and bus to the Ljubljana is also available at
the airport. Visit the
website for more detailed information.
The public taxi rank is
right in front of the terminal.A fare from
the Airport to Ljubljana City is
EUR. For reservation or more information visit
Ljubljana has a climate influenced by its
situation in a large basin, surrounded by sub-Alpine
and Karst regions. Average temperatures in August
are 14°C at night and 26°C during the day.
Slovenia in Brief
Over 50% of the area of Slovenia is a forest.
Language: Slovene; also Italian and Hungarian in
nationally mixed areas.
EU member since May 1, 2004.
Slovenia is a diverse country between the Alps
and the Mediterranean. You can ski in the morning
and enjoy the Adriatic Sea in the afternoon.
Slovenia has countless vineyards with top quality
wines, Carst region with numerous caves, Pannonian
hills and plains, and the only primeval forest in