Ljubljana Castle

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

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.

Puppet Museum

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.

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

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.

Puppet Museum

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.

Opening hours

Ljubljana Castle and Funicular

  • January to 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.

Info center, Virtual Castle, Outlook Tower, Slovenian History, Puppet Museum, Chapel and Penitentiary

  • January to March, November: 10:00-18:00 daily,
  • April, May, October: 9:00-20:00 daily,
  • June to September: 9:00-21:00 daily,
  • December: 10:00-20:00 daily.

Castle tours 

Ljubljana Castle Time Machine
Join a time travelling tour through six groundbreaking periods in the history of Ljubljana Castle in the company of costumed castle guides impersonating different historical personalities.

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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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  • Andreja Peklar: Light-Darkness-Light

    Andreja Peklar: Light-Darkness-Light

    Exhibition of Illustrations

    The artistic expression of Andreja Peklar is based on the strong expression of picture poetry, which is offered a fundamental starting point by illustrative form, primarily in a self-narrative role rather than always in an pictorial role.

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  • Mighty Guardians of the Past: Castles in the Slovenian Lands

    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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  • The Ljubljana Castle Jazz Club

    The Ljubljana Castle Jazz Club

    In addition to the most beautiful views of the most beautiful city, the highest tourist destination in Ljubljana has gained the unique Ljubljana Castle Jazz Club featuring renowned Slovenian and foreign musicians. With fine drinks and a relaxed club atmosphere, the concert evenings of second season will surely attract all...


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  • Castle Days

    Castle Days

    The annual Castle Days festival offers a *programme of events for the entire family*. It rounds off with an o*pen-doors day*, when visitors to Ljubljana Castle can view the exhibition Slovenian History, see the Virtual Castle projection, and visit the Outlook Tower free of charge.

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