Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and the city is situated at the confluence of the Ljubljanica River and the Sava River. Until 1918 Ljubljana was within the borders of Austria-Hungary, and then until 1991 within the borders of Yugoslavia. Architecturally, the city was renovated twice after devastating earthquakes in 1511 and in 1889. For the reconstruction of the latter destructions, one of the greatest architects, Jože Plečnik, who had been involved in the reconstruction of large parts of Vienna and Paris, was invited. Plečnik built Ljubljana in a neoclassical and secessionist style, as evidenced by churches, markets, bridges and large parts of the city.
Ljubljana's most famous historical landmark is Ljubljana Castle preserving historical facts of the city's development. Other interesting sights to see are: the Križanke Summer Theatre, located in a monastery of the Teutonic Knights from the 12th century, the Summer in the Old Town Festival, the famous Triple Bridge - Tromostovie na Plečnik and others.