Romantic surroundings, antique enclosures, outstanding city view, fascinating cultural, historical and entertaining shows! Wow. Ljubljana Castle welcomes you to the world of the fifteenth century. Renovated and rebuilt many time, come and discover the golden history of Ljubljana architecture which is back into the spotlight through this majestic Castle.
Explore Ljubljana Castle
Entrance to the Castle Complex
Built in the seventeenth century, the main entrance of the castle is through the bridge. Since the year 1815, it offers original entry into the castle. Designed by Boris Kobe, the gate was restored in the medieval era. The right side of the arched entrance provides a way towards the courtyard of the castle featuring portraits and sculptures of legendary dragons which symbolizes Ljubljana.
Prison and Vine of the Castle
Lying between the natural rock and the castle wall, the Prison Space enclosed Turkish soldiers who were prisoned in this arena of the castle. With no roof and no fences, it allows sun rays and snow to get into the prison. Even the number of prisoners locked up is unknown. What is known is only the pathetic and drastic living condition. The castle features vine plants which symbolize friendship between Ljubljana and Maribor city. This preserved vine in Lent is claimed to be the oldest cultivated vine in the world, older than four hundred years.
Tower of Erasmus
According to archeologist's assumption, the Tower of Erasmus served as an aristocratic prison. The wall of the jail features engraved manuscripts, messages, images and graphs of the fifteenth century. The ancient architecture and spectacular look draws the attention of the visitors.
Pentagonal Tower was the main entrance to the patio in the fifteenth century. It connects the outer world with two drawbridges. Lipnik, a hill located outside, features an artificial tower which highlights the firing of weapons. After renovation, the Pentagonal Tower is roofless. The upper floor of the building consists of the house of the manager. It presently hosts events, concerts, exhibitions, and plays. The silhouette of the cistern serves as the secret exit for the fortress.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book the tickets for Ljubljana Castle through this website. Pre-booking of tickets and passes make your tour comfortable. This website avails you best new deals and discounts.
How To Get Around?
The funicular is available in Ljubljana Castle. It runs in every ten minutes. Moreover, shorter distance needs to be cover on foot.
What Should I Wear?
Choose the apparels of your choice. You can pack half sleeved clothing for spring and warm months. Jeans and cotton tees are evergreen. Dark color overcoats are versatile enough to pair with light shades outfits. Wear flats and shoes as footwear. Carry sunscreen lotion, napkins, and wiping tissues in a sling bag. In addition to these; including sunglasses, cleaning tissues, scarf, and umbrella in your luggage.
Best Time to Visit
Castle offers a different time for a various excursion. You can visit the castle and funicular between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm from January to March and November, between 9:00 am to 9:00 pm in April, May, and October, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm through June to September and 10:00 am to 10:00 pm in December month. Info Center, Virtual Castle, Towers, and exhibitions get shut by 6:00 pm. Ljubljana is good to explore all around the year. Plan the trip according to your schedule.
Will I Need a Guide?
No. You will not require any guide as this website offers plenty of information about the tour.
How To Get There?
Ljubljana offers multiple modes for getting into it. Located twenty-seven kilometers away from the city, Joze Pucnik Airport is the main gateway for several of airlines across the world. Fly with any of the flights which suit best to you. Railway Station and Bus Station of the city lies next to each other at Trg Osvobodilne. The well-connected highways make the journey comfortable by car. Ljubljana is small enough to cover the entire attractive destination on foot. Carrying city map is highly recommendable for the pedestrian excursion. You can also get around through public buses and taxis. The castle is ten minutes walking distance from pathways leading up the hills. There are two ways, one from the Old Square and the other from the Central Market. Choose whichever you want. Don't worry! You will not get lost. All the ways of hill lead you to the Ljubljana Castle. Tourist Train is also available which leaves the castle in every twenty minutes, runs from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Try to reach there as early as possible as parking place got full. It offers free parking on Saturdays from 1:00 pm and for the entire Sundays. Prefer to have a city map. Take care of your belongings and valuables. Get your travel insurance done. Empty your pockets and put your cash and cell phones in an inside a bag with the inner compartment. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of money. Do not stock the money in one place. To prevent losing your most valuables in a safe deposit box in a safe at the hotel or apartment.