How safe is Ljubljana? How safe is Slovenia?
Ljubljana is probably one of the safest cities you`ll ever visit. The city is safe even at night. Slovenia ranks among 10 safest countries in the world. The crime rate in Slovenia and in Ljubljana is negligible.
Ljubljana has no slums and is safe to walk anywhere. Ljubljana holidays are safe holidays.
Probably the bigest safety issue are fast riding cyclists which are quite numerous also in pedestrian zones. There are not many beggars in Ljubljana but if you meet one, no worries, they are harmless.
Pickpocketing has been noticed in the last years. Thefts are rare but it is smart to take basic precautions anyway.
Taxi drivers are mostly fair when it comes to prices but there have also been reports of rip-offs. Here are some trustworthy taxi companies in Ljubljana that we recommend.
Emergency Numbers in Slovenia
113 – Police (stolen phone, car accident, lost passport, conflict, …)
112 – Ambulance, firefighters
1987 – AMZS (technical assistance in case your car brakes down; their units are all over Slovenia)
1970 – Traffic information
Eventhough Ljubljanians are relatively tolerant when it comes to question of sexual orientation, you have to know, that Ljubljana is not like Berlin or Amsterdam yet and still needs some time to fully accept and understand the nature of homosexuality.
It is advised to keep your nature down a bit or visit some of the Ljubljana gay friendly areas, bars and clubs.
Like anywhere in the world thefts can happen but are very unlikely to. It never hurts to take basic precautions like not being too showy of your possessions or leaving your valuables on a visible place in your car.
Lost and Found
In case you happen to lose your valuables or you get them stolen, visit the nearest police station or call 113.
Ljubljana Center Police Station is based on Trdinova
If you know where you`ve left your item, don`t panick. Return to the place and ask if it was noticed or found. There is a high possibility you will get it back. Try to remember special characteristic of the lost item or make photos of valuables before leaving your country. Photos may help the police to find and identify them easier.
Lost on a Train
You forget your phone, umbrella or a piece of paper with a phone number of the cute passenger from your compartment. What to do? Call:
+386 1 29 12 598 for Ljubljana or +386 51 660 568 for Maribor.