The symbol of the Slovenian capital, between history and tradition, with its bulk tomorrow to the whole city.
Ljubljana Castle is the ideal place to admire the city from one of the most fascinating and evocative viewpoints. It is also the most significant place in the history of the city, where artists and important people of society once hung out.
Every corner and ravine tells the story of this place, a perfect combination of medieval architecture and modern architecture.
Its rooms preserve the past history. Prisons reveal grim secrets.
Even the presence of the vineyard testifies to the care and passion with which the ancient vine is cultivated.
And, then, there is its truly wonderful hill, which you can admire through pleasant walks and unique paths. Here, splendid historical and architectural monuments are hidden.
Today it is also a real open-air theater, with many events, exhibitions and concerts organized frequently.
From the top of the hill, the Ljubljana Castle can be reached by funicular, with a tourist train, by bike or even on foot, through special paths.
The funicular represents a method to say the least suggestive to get to the castle. The cabin, with its unique design that combines glass and steel, offers an incredible panoramic view during its journey. More info from here.
It is possible to go up to the Castle with the Urban tourist train which, in a circular route, crosses the main points of interest in Ljubljana, including the Castle. The ticket costs € 10 per adult.
The Castle is open every day, from Monday to Sunday, at the following times:
The entrance ticket to the castle costs €10 per adult and €7 reduced (students, children aged 7 to 18). It includes some exhibitions and a visit to the Tower.
Castle + Funicular (round trip) costs € 13 per adult and € 9 reduced.
Packages for experiences, guided tours and games are also available, with higher prices.
Almost all areas are perfectly accessible for people with walking difficulties and in wheelchairs.
The funicular is perfectly accessible, as are the main entrance, the courtyard, the pentagonal tower, the Puppet Museum, and more.