Ljubljana Castle Time Machine: From the Roman City of Emona to the 20th Century

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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.

The Ljubljana Castle Time Machine takes you through some of the most important periods in the history of Ljubljana and the castle towering over it. The tour includes a visit to the castle's Outlook Tower, a virtual tour through the castle's history called Virtual Castle, and a tour of the castle's permanent exhibition titled Slovenian History.

Your journey through time will begin in Emona, a Roman city on the site of the present-day Ljubljana. During this leg of the tour, your guide will be a Roman soldier or priestess. Your journey will continue with the story of St. George, who defeated a terrible dragon to save the townspeople of Ljubljana from its terror. On your way through the Middle Ages, you will be accompanied by Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg or his wife, Eleanor of Portugal. A French soldier and a nun will take you through the time of the Napoleonic Empire's Illyrian Provinces, the prisoners confined in Ljubljana Castle through the 19th century, and Ljubljana's famous mayor Ivan Hribar through the early 20th century.

Schedule

  • January, February, March, April, October, November and December: Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00
  • May and June: daily at 12:00
  • July, August, and September: daily at 11:00, 13:00 and 17:00.

Tour times other than the above are available by prior arrangement. 

Departure point

Ljubljana Castle's Info Centre. 

Duration

One hour. 

Language options

Slovenian, English

Booking

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