After an introductory greeting by a Roman soldier and priestess at the place where the observation tower is supposed to have stood during the time of Roman Emona, where you will taste a homemade flat cake made with yeast, accompanied by cottage cheese and herbs, events move to in front of the castle entrance. There, the brave Knight George, who defeated the terrible dragon during the early Middle Ages, will tell you how he saved the people of Ljubljana from those awful troubles. At this time station, in the Archers’ Tower, you will taste sausage wrapped in bread, with mustard seeds and a side dish.
Who in the late Middle Ages is most responsible for the fact that a mighty fortress grew on the hill above the city? Find out in front of the Pentagonal Tower, where you will meet Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg and his wife Eleonor Helena of Portugal. In front of the restaurant Gostilna na Gradu awaits buckwheat gruel with tuberous vegetables, cauliflower cream, hazelnuts and smoked trout.
From the period of the Illyrian provinces, you will be greeted in front of the Castle Chapel by a Napoleonic soldier and a nun/nurse, and in the Erasmus Tower you will be served veal à la française.
The nineteenth century was a dark period for the Ljubljana Castle. In front of the penitentiary, a convict will tell you, among other things, what kind of menu they received in the castle penitentiary, while at the Castle Wine Bar and Shop you will be served sweet barley gruel with prunes and walnuts.
At the end, you will be greeted in the Castle Courtyard by the man who takes credit for the fact that the castle is owned by the city today – Mayor Ivan Hribar purchased it from the state authorities of the time in 1905. The ending will be sweet – with LePotička!
All of the recipes for the dishes on our six-course menu come from the cook book Foods of Times – Time for Food (link to the English page of the book in the store), which was published at Ljubljana Castle in collaboration with renowned Slovenian ethnologist Dr Janez Bogataj. The dishes are prepared by the castle chefs from the Strelec Restaurant, Gostilna na Gradu, the Castle Wine Bar and Shop, and the Castle Café (the menu is not adapted to specific dietary requirements.)
The accompanying wine offers an opportunity to taste selected Slovenian wines from our wine-growing regions.