Ljubljana Castle

Being in the centre of Ljubljana you can’t help but notice the castle looming over you from the Castle Hill.

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looming (in green in the rain)

So of course no visit to the city is complete without going up and enjoying the view from up there. When I was in Slovenia a while back, we went up to the castle as a part of the paid walking tour of Ljubljana that’s offered by the tourist information centre. There is a funicular going up to the castle, so already it was scoring points with me – an enemy of stairs. Also I overheard this genius exchange from other people in our group when we were waiting to go up:

“These castles are always so high up and so hard to get to.”

“Yeah…they’re fortresses.” 

Ljubljana Castle has a long and interesting history, starting in the 11th century and going through lots of changes. This is what it looks like today.

That’s just a part of it, of course, and there is a lot more to explore. For example I just learned there is an escape game in the castle which is definitely on my list for my next visit.

Apart from that, there is also the view from the castle which is not bad. P1110812P1110819

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Ljubljana’s skyscraper

 

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