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 tile 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 the 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: 10:00-19:00 daily, Outlook tower till 21:00

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

  • €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
  • €26.00 for families of up to two adults and at least one child aged 7-18

Castle ticket only

  • €7.50 per person for adults
  • €5.20 per person for children and young people aged 7-18, students, senior citizens, and groups of more than 15 people
  • €19.00 for families of up to two adults and at least one child aged 7-18
Grajska planota 1 1000 Ljubljana

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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

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  • The Dragon of All Dragons

    The Dragon of All Dragons

    Exhibition about the Ljubljana Dragon, Dragons in the Slovenian Lands, and Dragons of the World

    Dragons are the most loyal companions of human civilisation. No historical period has passed without their presence. They continue to be among us and will follow us until the last breath of humanity.

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  • Tomaž Lavrič: Young Yeshua’s Gang

    Tomaž Lavrič: Young Yeshua’s Gang

    Exhibition of comic strip

    Tomaž Lavrič was born in Ljubljana in 1964. He studied painting at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and is a professional artist who creates illustrations, political cartoons and comic strips. Since 1987, he has been an illustrator for the magazine Mladina.

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  • Joel Sartore's »Photo Ark«

    Joel Sartore's »Photo Ark«

    National Geographic's photographic exhibition

    In 2006, instead of taking pictures of animals in their natural environment as he usually does, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore decided to create some formal portraits of animals living in captivity.

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  • The Ljubljana Castle Jazz Club

    The Ljubljana Castle Jazz Club

    n 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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