Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana's main attraction. The castle's Outlook Tower and ramparts offer some of the most beautiful views of the city, while the castle houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history, a puppet museum, and a number of historical rooms such as the Chapel of St George, the Prison, and a video presentation room called Virtual Castle.

Ljubljana Castle, which can quickly be reached by funicular railway, also provides space for art exhibitions, houses a café, a nightclub, and two restaurants (Strelec and Gostilna na Gradu), and serves as a venue for cultural events, family entertainment, dance evenings, and open-air film screenings held under the title of Film under the Stars in the summer.

Outlook Tower

Ljubljana Castle's Outlook Tower offers the most beautiful views of Ljubljana and its surrounding areas. It stands on a site originally occupied by the Pipers' Tower, which was pulled down in 1813 following the French occupation, and later by a fire lookout tower, home of the city's fire watchman.

The exhibition Slovenian History

© Ljubljanski grad

The exhibition, divided into six sections, covers the entire known history of Slovenia. It takes you back about 200,000 years in history, to the earliest traces of human presence in the area of present-day Slovenia.

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Puppet Museum

© Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana

Slovenia is a country with a rich tradition of puppeteering. This permanent museum exhibition set up by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre introduces you to the history of puppeteering in Slovenia and the creativity of contemporary Slovenian puppeteers.

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Escape Castle

© Miha Mally

The Escape Castle is a fun adventure where you can learn about the history of the city through five tests, have fun, and maybe finally save the dragon, the one that can be found on the Dragon Bridge, in the town coat of arms and the flag.

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Grajska planota 1 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 (0)1 306 42 93
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Website: Ljubljana Castle

Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card

Card benefits related to Ljubljana Castle: free return journey on Ljubljana Funicular, free admission to the Outlook Tower and Virtual Castle, free admission to the permanent exhibition Slovenian History and the Puppet Museum.

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Ljubljana by Wheelchair

Ljubljana by Wheelchair

Ljubljana Castle, standing on a hill above the city for about 900 years, is Ljubljana's main attraction. The castle's Outlook Tower and ramparts offer some of the most beautiful views of the city, while the castle houses a museum exhibition on Slovenian history, a puppet museum, and a number of historical rooms such as the Chapel of St George, the Prison, and a video presentation room called Virtual Castle.

Ljubljana Castle, which can quickly be reached by funicular railway, also provides space for art exhibitions, houses a café, a nightclub, and two restaurants (Strelec and Gostilna na Gradu), and serves as a venue for cultural events, family entertainment, dance evenings, and open-air film screenings held under the title of Film under the Stars in the summer.

Outlook Tower

Ljubljana Castle's Outlook Tower offers the most beautiful views of Ljubljana and its surrounding areas. It stands on a site originally occupied by the Pipers' Tower, which was pulled down in 1813 following the French occupation, and later by a fire lookout tower, home of the city's fire watchman.

The exhibition Slovenian History

© Ljubljanski grad

The exhibition, divided into six sections, covers the entire known history of Slovenia. It takes you back about 200,000 years in history, to the earliest traces of human presence in the area of present-day Slovenia.

Learn more >>

Puppet Museum

© Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana

Slovenia is a country with a rich tradition of puppeteering. This permanent museum exhibition set up by the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre introduces you to the history of puppeteering in Slovenia and the creativity of contemporary Slovenian puppeteers.

Learn more >>

Escape Castle

© Miha Mally

The Escape Castle is a fun adventure where you can learn about the history of the city through five tests, have fun, and maybe finally save the dragon, the one that can be found on the Dragon Bridge, in the town coat of arms and the flag.

Learn more >>

Opening hours

Ljubljana Castle and Funicular

  • January, February, March, November: 10:00-20:00 daily,
  • April, May, October: 9:00-21:00 daily,
  • June to September: 9:00-23:00 daily,
  • December: 10:00-22:00 daily.

Notes

Castle ticket including return funicular fare

  • €13.00 per person for adults
  • €9.00 per person for children and young people aged 7-18, students, senior citizens, and groups of more than 15 people
  • €31.00 for families of up to two adults and at least one child aged 7-18

Castle ticket only

  • €10.00 per person for adults
  • €7.00 per person for children and young people aged 7-18, students, senior citizens, and groups of more than 15 people
  • €24.00 for families of up to two adults and at least one child aged 7-18

Ljubljana Card

Ljubljana Card

Card benefits related to Ljubljana Castle: free return journey on Ljubljana Funicular, free admission to the Outlook Tower and Virtual Castle, free admission to the permanent exhibition Slovenian History and the Puppet Museum.

Buy online

Ljubljana by Wheelchair

Ljubljana by Wheelchair

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    Mighty Guardians of the Past: Castles in the Slovenian Lands

    Thematic exhibition

    Castles have always stirred our imagination. Irrespective of their importance and renown, castles, with their might and solidity, from up close or from afar proudly draw our attention to their past role as guardians of the countryside, cities and borders, and of their mainly noble inhabitants.

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  • Jelka Reichman: Twelve Elephants

    Jelka Reichman: Twelve Elephants

    Exhibition of illustrations by Jelka Reichman to mark her 80th birthday

    Jelka Reichman is one of the most important book illustrators from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day in Slovenia. Her profound impact is almost all-encompassing, and the works that she has created in her long career are deeply anchored in the consciousness of Slovenians.

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  • Matjaž Krivic: Lithium: The Driving Force of the 21st Century

    Matjaž Krivic: Lithium: The Driving Force of the 21st Century

    Photographic exhibition Following the tracks of a game changing mineral

    Batteries are catalysts of massive changes in our time, both industrial and social. The boom of battery driven cars, phones and robots is causing the market for its core component lithium to soar, creating a modern-day gold rush with geo-strategic consequences.

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  • Parallel Worlds of Alan Hranitelj

    Parallel Worlds of Alan Hranitelj

    Retrospective Exhibition

    The creative accomplishments of costume designer Alan Hranitelj intertwine in the fields of opera, theatre and film, both in Slovenia and abroad. Hranitelj collaborates with the most important and renowned institutions throughout the world.

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