World's Greatest Places 2021
July 20, 2021 6:37 AM EDT

The Slovenian capital’s already acclaimed gastronomic scene got a huge boost with the 2020 unveiling of its first ever Michelin Guide—six of its restaurants have been awarded a total of seven Michelin stars. Among them: chef Jorg Zupan’s much lauded Atelje, which reopened in May—after pivoting to takeout during the pandemic—returning to its ever changing tasting menu showcasing Slovenian ingredients, like dry-aged Krskoolje pork. Odprta kuhna (Open Kitchen), the Friday-night food market featuring the area’s top food purveyors, whose return has been highly anticipated, is also one of the city’s most beloved culinary traditions. Other notable additions include the Fuzzy Log, an eco-friendly hostel whose guests can sleep in rooftop tents and log cabins (among other options), and soon, Cukrarna, a repurposed 19th century sugar refinery, which will debut next year as a new mixed-use cultural venue. —Tamara Hardingham-Gill

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