Ljubljana’s Castle Rat

Friderik is the castle prison rat. Although he shares his name with Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg, who erected the fortress on the Castle Hill, he has in fact lived here much longer. He knows all of the castle secrets and every castle stone. If you meet him, he can tell you many interesting stories or give you an idea for an attractive gift from the Castle Shop.

HI! I’M FRIDERIK

HI! I’M FRIDERIK

In fact, I’m Friderik the First, because I’m always the first. I was the first in the battle ranks against castle invaders. During Napoleon’s time, I was the first in Ljubljana to learn French kissing. I got on well with Emperor Frederick III. When there were still dungeons in the castle, I lived there because it was where I could find the best company. I enjoyed the adventures of Erasmus Lueger, the stories of Ivan Cankar, and so on. In exchange, I told them about everything I heard during my wanderings in the castle rooms and under the tables of the castle feasts. Would you like to know these stories too?

Come and visit me!

Castle Shop

Beneath the Castle Coffee House, just behind the castle entrance, many of Friderik’s ingenious ideas await you on the shelves of a concept shop. Each gift or souvenir is a unique product. The high quality and attractively designed products have Friderik’s castle character and are the work of Slovenian manufacturers. In addition to a fun shopping opportunity, the Info Centre awaits you there, as well.

Friderik Quote EN

Friderik’s Top 6 Ideas

Bag
Bag

A cotton bag to replace that annoying plastic. It comes in handy in a grocery store or at the market, as well as when you are in the city for a coffee.

Cap
Cap

A cap with a Friderik motif is a fashion accessory that will be the envy of everyone. It is suitable for young and old alike, so it may be just right for you.

Umbrella
Umbrella

It is always a good idea to have an attractively designed umbrella that will protect you from the rain. It can protect you from the sun, as well.

Picture Book
Picture Book

Friderik has become so famous that he has got a book of his own fairy tales. His adventures and memories will entertain both small and big readers.

Children’s T-Shirt
Children’s T-Shirt

A T-shirt made of 100% cotton, with which the youngster will have a compelling storyteller of the castle history for a companion.

Men’s T-Shirt
Men’s T-Shirt

Friderik is good company, so it is fine to wear him on a T-shirt. It is made of 100% cotton, so it is great to wear in the heat.

Opening Hours

EVERY DAY
10.00–20.00

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A GUIDED TOUR REVEALS MORE!

A GUIDED TOUR REVEALS MORE!

There are so many wonderful things I’d like to show you at the castle. Unfortunately, I can’t take you around personally, but our guides will be happy to. You’ll have a great time.

Meet Friderik, the castle rat!