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Ideas for your visit

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Because we want you to make the most of your time at the castle, we have prepared various options for guided and independent exploration of the castle stories, suitable for individuals, groups, families, etc.


If you have ...
… approximately 1 hour
  • Visit the Virtual Castle and view a twelve-minute projection on the history of the Ljubljana Castle, its architectural development and archaeological findings, right up to its present appearance (15 minutes).
  • Climb the Viewing Tower and enjoy the 360-degree panorama (15 minutes).
  • Explore the paintings of coats-of-arms in the charming Gothic Castle Chapel of St George and learn about the fate of the prisoners in the castle penitentiary (15 minutes).
  • On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Souvenir shop (15 minutes).

 

… approximately 2 hours
  • Delve into history on the guided tour Time Machine or Behind Bars, take an independent stroll through the castle with the help of the castle audioguide or the Nexto audioguide, or get to know the history of the castle in a different way with the exciting adventure game Escape Castle, which has elements of the game “escape room” (60 minutes).
  • Visit the Virtual Castle and view a twelve-minute projection on the history of the Ljubljana Castle, its architectural development and archaeological findings, right up to its present appearance (15 minutes).
  • Admire the most beautiful views of the city from the Viewing Tower (10 minutes).
  • Would you like more history? If so, viewing the Permanent Exhibition of Slovenian History will be perfect for you (30 minutes), or you can enjoy an entertaining and educational journey through the rich tradition of Slovenian puppetry by visiting the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle (30 minutes).
  • On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Souvenir shop (15 minutes).

 

… approximately 3 hours
  • Delve into history on the guided tour Time Machine or Behind Bars, take an independent stroll through the castle with the help of the castle audioguide or the Nexto audioguide, or get to know the history of the castle in a different way with the exciting adventure game Escape Castle, which has elements of the game “escape room” (60 minutes).
  • Visit the Virtual Castle and view a twelve-minute projection on the history of the Ljubljana Castle, its architectural development and archaeological findings, right up to its present appearance (15 minutes).
  • Climb the Viewing Tower and enjoy the 360-degree panorama (10 minutes).
  • Would you like more history? If so, viewing the Permanent Exhibition of Slovenian History will be perfect for you (35 minutes), or you can enjoy an entertaining and educational journey through the rich tradition of Slovenian puppetry by visiting the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle (35 minutes).
  • On your way across the Castle Courtyard, take a peek into the Pentagonal Tower, where there is always something interesting on display (10 minutes).
  • Take a break and gather new strength with some “Grajska grmada” cake and a glass of fresh juice in the Castle Coffee House (30 minutes).
  • On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Souvenir shop (15 minutes).

 

… if you have even more time …
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Ljubljana on the guided tour Time Machine or Behind Bars or you can explore the Castle on your own with audioguides or Nexto audioguide (60 minutes).
  • Get to know the history of the castle in a different way with the exciting adventure game Escape Castle, which has elements of the game “escape room” (60 minutes).
  • Visit the Virtual Castle and view a twelve-minute projection on the history of the Ljubljana Castle, its architectural development and archaeological findings, right up to its present appearance (15 minutes).
  • Admire the most beautiful views of the city from the Viewing Tower (10 minutes).
  • Explore the paintings of coats-of-arms in the charming Gothic Castle Chapel of St George and learn about the fate of the prisoners in the castle penitentiary (15 minutes).
  • Would you like more history? If so, viewing the Permanent Exhibition of Slovenian History will be perfect for you (30 minutes), or you can enjoy an entertaining and educational journey through the rich tradition of Slovenian puppetry by visiting the Museum of Puppetry at the Ljubljana Castle (30 minutes).
  • After all of the exciting experiences, an excellent lunch at the Restaurant Na Gradu or the Strelec Restaurant will be just what you need (60 minutes).
  • On your way across the Castle Courtyard, take a peek into the Pentagonal Tower, where there is always something interesting on display (10 minutes).
  • On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Souvenir shop (15 minutes).
  • Take a walk on the Castle Hill and enjoy a breath of fresh air provided by the green oasis above the city.

 

… if accompanied by audacious youngsters …
  • We recommend buying a family ticket. You will be able to explore the castle in an entertaining and informative way with the help of the Family Guide, which you will receive upon purchasing the ticket (45 minutes).
  • On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Souvenir shop, where you can make your young explorer of castle history happy with the comic strip The Day the Ljubljana Castle Disappeared, or with an authentic soft toy Franci the Dragon ... (15 minutes).