Outline of the Tour
After an introductory greeting from a Roman soldier and a priestess at the place where an observation tower was thought to have stood at the time of the Roman city of Emona, events shift to the castle entrance. There, the brave Knight George, who defeated a horrific dragon in the early Middle Ages, will tell you how he saved the people of Ljubljana from these terrible tribulations.
Who, in the late Middle Ages, can take the most credit for the fact that a mighty fortress took shape on the hill above the city? You can find out in the courtyard, where you will meet Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg and his wife Eleonor Helena of Portugal.
From the time of the Illyrian Provinces, you will be greeted by a Napoleonic soldier and a nun/nurse in front of the Pentagonal Tower.
The 19th century represents a dark period for the Ljubljana Castle. Take a peek into the penitentiary, where a prisoner will, among other things, tell you about the food they had to eat in the castle penitentiary.
Finally, you will be greeted by the man who can take the credit for the fact that the castle is owned by the city today – Mayor Ivan Hribar purchased the castle in 1905 from the state authorities of the time.
Costume designer: Andreja Stržinar