Today’s image of the Ljubljana Castle would certainly be completely different if it had not been purchased from the state authorities on 16 May 1905 for the sum of 60,200 crowns by the then mayor of Ljubljana Ivan Hribar, thus saving the castle from further decline. With this purchase, the castle became the property of the city of Ljubljana. The visionary mayor had big plans for the castle, which are being realised more than a century later as the castle has become an important cultural centre of the Slovenian capital.
However, the events of the early twentieth century were not the only turning point for the castle. From the very beginning, both the castle and the Castle Hill have been marked by a dynamic and often very turbulent history. Each period is unique, but one thing they all share is that people have always loved to entertain themselves at the castle, including eating and drinking well. Would you, too, like to experience a small part of the everyday life of our ancestors?
On Saturday 21 May 2022, we invite you to join us on a supremely fun and delicious journey through time – From the Cave to the Table, where we will prepare prehistoric dishes over an open fire and enjoy the excellent cuisine of the castle’s master chefs. Based on recipes from the cookbook Foods of Times – Time for Food, they will prepare typical dishes of individual periods. As befits a good party, there will be a diverse and entertaining programme in the Castle Courtyard. Accompanied by good music and games, you will have a unique opportunity to socialise with ancient Romans and enjoy the antics of court jesters, while the bravest among you may find yourselves trapped behind castle bars… All this and much more will be on the menu of Saturday’s events.
On Sunday 22 May 2022, at our Open Day, visitors will have an opportunity to explore every corner of the castle and view all of the permanent and temporary exhibitions free of charge. A highlight of the day will undoubtedly be the Medieval Camp in the Castle Park. All of those who are curious, hungry and thirsty for knightly and imperial life are warmly invited!
- Saturday 21 May 2022: FROM THE CAVE TO THE TABLE – A FUN AND DELICIOUS JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
- Sunday 22 May 2022: MEDIEVAL CAMP AND OPEN DAY
Visit us and experience the lively pulse of events above the city!
We recommend using the funicular railway to visit the events of the 11th Castle Days. During the Castle Days, there will be a single reduced price for a return ticket for the funicular railway.
In case of rain, the Castle Days will be postponed to the first weekend in September: Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September 2022. A postponement notice will be published on the website and FB page of the Ljubljana Castle.