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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.

What to Expect

Fleischmann’s parsnip is a plant discovered by Andrej Fleischmann on the Castle Hill in the 19th century. Unfortunately, it is no longer found growing wild in the natural environment, but it does still grow in two places: in the Botanical Garden of the University of Ljubljana and at a regrowing site on the Castle Hill. There is now an educational trail between the two institutions, with the two growing sites serving as the starting and ending points of a fascinating journey through the plant world.



Information and reservations +386 1 42 71 280 or info@botanič
Timetable Every day of the year by prior arrangement. 
Duration 150 minutes
Starting Point University Botanic Gardens Ljubljana, Ižanska cesta 15, 1000 Ljubljana
Languages Slovenian, English or other languages by arrangement

Outline of the Tour

The guided tour begins at the Botanical Garden of the University of Ljubljana. There you will first learn about the diversity of plant species in the Botanical Garden and in the various habitats of the Castle Hill that offer a view of the seasonal colour of the plant world. The trail leads all the way to the Ljubljana Castle – to the regrowing site of Fleischmann’s parsnip, where the group is taken over by a Ljubljana Castle guide, who leads the participants through the colourful and fascinating past of this late-medieval fortress, a symbol of the Slovenian capital.

On the Trail of Fleischmann’s Parsnip e-brochure (PDF)


Guided tour On the Trail of Fleischmann's Parsnip GROUP OVER 15 PERSONS GROUP UNDER 15 PERSONS
Adults 10.00 €/person 150.00 €/group
Children, school pupils, students, pensioners 7.00 €/person 105.00 €/group


Botanical Garden

+386 1 42 71 280




I know that a short rest is welcome while walking around the castle. So take a break and stop by my beloved Castle Coffee House. They have really great cakes.

Meet Friderik, the castle rat!