On top of what could be a dragon’s keep, in the center of Ljubljana, you’ll see a castle perching on top of a hill. Inside this stronghold, you can find a descendant of Slovenia’s oldest vine. This is one of the main tourist attractions in town, and very few foreign souls venture beyond the castle’s walls. Luckily, that’s where this Spotter comes into play. Drums, please!
There’s much more on the centrally located hill in the city of vines and wines than Ljubljana castle. Introducing to you: the castle vineyard. When you wander off a bit further than the castle’s gate, you’ll eventually come across the only vineyard in the city center. Chances are that its gate will be closed when you stop by. The Agricultural Institute of Slovenia maintains these vines and rarely leaves the gates unlocked. Anyhow, common sense dictates that you shouldn’t trespass. You might end up on the wrong side of an institute, with a name that has a rigid ring to it. But, the bench near the gate is excellent and free for all to use.
This is one of my favorite spots. Here, I like to decompress. Preferably while reading in the sun. It doesn’t take a lot of energy to get there. So claim that bench and try to imagine that you cannot hear traffic at the bottom of the hill. Subsequently, focus on the rustling sound of the leaves from the trees and vines. Cotton to your bird’s-eye view of suburban Ljubljana.