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Time Machine

The history of the castle is colourful and astonishing. Over the centuries, the castle has played an important role and remained a city symbol. Would you like to learn more but are not enthusiastic about normal guided tours? We suggest something completely different that will open up a whole new experience of history. Enter the castle time machine and travel to the distant past!

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The Wisdom of Castle Wine

Are you a lover of wine, castle history and nature walks above the city? Then an interactive walk through the Castle Hill with a mobile app is perfect for you. Set out on the Castle Wine Trail and try to discover the wine wisdom protected by the master vintner Urban, the patron of castle wine. At the end of the walk, a glass of selected Slovenian wine or juice with a view of the most beautiful city awaits you in the Castle Wine Bar and Shop. Cheers!

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Escape Castle

Are you ready for an original castle adventure? A great opportunity to socialise with your friends or
colleagues in the picturesque surroundings of the Ljubljana Castle. Set out on the mission of saving
the famous dragon – with a bit of knowledge, luck and cunning you will surely find him. It will be
great fun!

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Nexto – a smart travel companion through cultural experiences

In addition to the classic audio guide to the Ljubljana Castle, the mobile application Nexto is also available.

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Audioguide

Set out on your own independent exploration of Ljubljana Castle and, with the help of the audioguide, learn about the castle’s rich history.

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Private Castle Experience

Sometimes it is nice to experience the feeling that the world revolves only around us. That is why we will prepare a day just for you, during which you will feel like a genuine castle lord or lady. The private experience of the castle is intertwined with the very best that the Ljubljana Castle has to offer. We will lead you on an exclusive castle journey that includes a unique exposé of history and enjoyment of superb cuisine. We will also reveal to you the mysterious stories and most romantic corners of the Castle Hill.

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Guided Tour with Sparkling Wine

Conclude your explorations of the castle, its spaces, and its rich history, stories and legends in a romantic way – on the Viewing Tower with a glass of sparkling wine or another refreshment.

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Classic Guided Tours

It is a pleasure to just stroll around the castle following your nose. However, some of the attractions and spaces can only be visited by joining our guided tours. Experienced guides will reveal some of the hidden corners and shed light on the historical details of the castle. It is always worth listening to the stories from behind the castle walls, which still stir the imagination today.

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Castle Tour for Families

The Ljubljana Castle is full of secret corners that only resourceful children can find. That is, all children! Set out on a family exploration of the castle with the help of the Family Guide to the Ljubljana Castle. Franci the Dragon will lead children to the biggest castle secrets. At the end, the children will become part of the Dragon Crew. A real mini adventure that you will remember for a long time!

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Tours for People with Disabilities

Since the Ljubljana Castle is a medieval fortress, it has very diverse terrain and therefore not everywhere can be accessed by the disabled. For the best experience of the Ljubljana Castle, we have prepared a special guided tour for the disabled. Join us in exploring the most beautiful corners of the castle, both inside and outside the castle walls.

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Museum of Puppetry

We all love puppets, as they bring us so much joy and fun. At the Ljubljana Castle, you can view the fascinating Museum of Puppetry, where you will be greeted by many friends from the stage. This unique experience for children and children-at-heart will greatly enhance your visit to the castle and open up new fantasy worlds.

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Exhibition of Slovenian History

You are invited to take a stroll through the colourful past of our capital city and country. If you want to experience the essence of Slovenian and Ljubljana history in one place, come to the castle and visit the permanent exhibition Slovenian History. You will find out how, when and by whom our history has been shaped right up to the present day. Set out on a journey into the past that is guaranteed to be full of surprises.

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On the Trail of Fleischmann’s Parsnip

The tour is a real treat for botanists and plant lovers alike. Are you already familiar with Fleischmann’s parsnip? We invite you to join us for a walk from the nearby Ljubljana Botanical Garden to the top of the Castle Hill, during which experts will present the diversity of the plant world.

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Virtual Castle

Over time, the image of the Ljubljana Castle has been changed, developed and beautified. Before heading to the Viewing Tower, make a stop just below it. Take a virtual stroll through the castle history to see just how colourful the castle’s past has been. Make yourself comfortable, the projection is about to begin!

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Viewing Tower and Pipers’ Tower

You see further from higher up. If you climb to the castle for its views, then you will certainly experience the most beautiful view from the Viewing Tower, which is also the highest point in the city. Enjoy the view of Ljubljana with the stunning backdrop of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

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Penitentiary

Today, the Ljubljana Castle is devoted to culture, entertainment and gastronomic delights, but this was not always the case. The dark side of the castle’s history is still hidden in the spaces where there used to be penitentiaries. Are you curious about what went on and why people ended up there? Take the time to view the permanent exhibition Penitentiary, which will reveal a fragment of the castle reality in the 19th century.

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Castle Armoury

The medieval castle built on a strategically exposed hill above Ljubljana protected the city and the countryside below for centuries. Behind its walls was a large armoury containing everything required for the defence of the province. Are you curious about what medieval weapons looked like?

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Wall Paintings

Are you curious about the original wall paintings from the Estates Hall? View the fragments of the wall paintings and get an idea of how the space was painted during the Baroque period.

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iLjubljana

Explore Ljubljana in a slightly different way. On the way to the Viewing Tower, make a stop in the glazed level and explore the city through 4,500 years of settlement. Learn how dramatically the city has evolved and grown throughout history.

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Renovation and Revitalisation of the Castle

The castle as it used to be and today. Set out on the fascinating journey of the development and renovation of the Ljubljana Castle, on which you will be guided by a thematic exhibition. Over the centuries, history has written a very special story, leading to the image of the castle as we know it today.

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