The fifth annual Atlantis study trip to Ljubljana
By Klára Lattová
The 5th annual Atlantis study trip took place from the 18th to the 23rd of February. We left on Monday morning, to arrive in the late afternoon to our first stop - Munich, where StuTriCo planned dinner at Hofbräuhaus - a historical beer hall, where we enjoyed the noisy atmosphere, Bavarian food, beer, and music. On Tuesday afternoon, we took a guided city tour around the most significant historical sights in the center of Ljubljana - such as the Triple and the Dragon bridge, Cathedral of St Nicholas, Prešernov Trg, Central market and University Library, some of them being the significant contributions to Ljubljana’s architecture by the famous Slovenian architect Jožo Plečnik. Since beekeeping is a traditional agricultural activity, the Wednesday morning was reserved for the Bee Path - a movement that emphasises the importance of bees in urban areas for the society. It offers multiple gardening activities in which we participated.
In the afternoon, most of us decided to visit a museum - either the Museum of Architecture and Design placed in an old 17th-century Fužine castle or the National Museum of Slovenia, that presents the cultural heritage of Slovenia to the public. Students also got the chance to experience the nightlife of Ljubljana through the Pub Crawl on Wednesday evening. The next day, some of us joined the trip to beautiful Lake Bled in the mountains, where we hiked, visited the Bled castle and overall enjoyed the sun. Later that day, StuTriCo planned a secret activity which turned out to be an escape room.
Friday was the last day of the trip, yet we still had time to wander around Ljubljana or go for another hike. On our way back, we visited the city of Maribor and attended a lecture and a campus tour by a boutique college of applied sciences, Academia. We returned on Saturday morning.
Thank you to Xavier, Natasha, Oscar and Elsa for the pictures.