Dragon Bridge is one of the main tourist attractions in Ljubljana. Everybody wants to see the famous Ljubljana dragon and have a picture with it so don’t be surprised to see tourist climbing up the Dragon Bridge.
The main question there is always: How many dragons are on the bridge? And when counting them, be sure to check if any of the dragons is wagging its tail. That means a virgin is crossing the bridge.
The bridge was built in 1901 and first named it a "Jubilee Bridge" in honor of Hapsburg Emperor Franz Josef's 40th anniversary of rule. Don’t forget, Ljubljana and Slovenia was at that time still part of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Bridge was one of the first creation built in Viennese Secession style (better known here as Art Nouveau) in Ljubljana, one of the first reinforced concrete bridges in Europe and first bridge in Slovenia paved with asphalt.
With the collapse of the empire in 1919 they changed the name into Dragon Bridge.
After writing a blog in Slovenian language for 10 years I have finally come to my sense and started writing one in English as well.