Today’s image of the Ljubljana Castle would certainly be completely different if Mayor Ivan Hribar had not purchased the castle from the state authorities on 16 May 1905, transferring the ownership to the City of Ljubljana.
The visionary mayor had big plans for the castle. These plans are being realised today, more than a century after the purchase, as the castle has become an important cultural centre of the Slovenian capital. Many cultural events take place behind the castle walls, such as exhibitions, concerts, dances, theatre performances, thematic lectures, and so on. The space in which these events take place is also of great importance, as the venues at the Ljubljana Castle are truly unique! The vision of the celebrated Mayor Hribar is thus realised anew with every cultural event that comes to life behind the castle’s mighty walls.
On Sunday 19 May, the castle will open its doors widely, as the Open Day will be held on that day. Visitors will be able to take advantage of free admission to all of the permanent and temporary exhibitions that have found a home at the Ljubljana Castle. You will also be able to take part in guided tours, while the Medieval Camp will undoubtedly be a highlight of the day.
Free admission to all of the events. The number of places is limited. Free tickets will be available at the entrance pavilion of the Ljubljana Castle and the lower funicular station on Krek Square (Krekov trg) from 13 May 2019 until all of the places are taken. Each individual can take up to four free tickets.
Free admission to all permanent and temporary exhibitions is on Sunday, on the Open Day.
We recommend using the funicular railway to visit the individual events of the 9th Castle Days. For the duration of the Castle Days, there will be a uniform discounted price for a return ticket for the funicular.