Ljubljana Castle

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  • Address: Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +386-13064230
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Family And Kids

Ljubljana Castle - Review

Popular being the source of providing romantic atmosphere, Ljubljana castle has turned into the most popular castle of the city. Of course, the grand courtyard of this medieval castle has played an important role for this recognition. This is because, the courtyard offer a brilliant view of Ljubljana. You don’t need to pay any fees if you just want to take a tour in the courtyard.

Other than this, the castle premise houses numerous exhibition that are being held in different part of the castle; Rustic gallery; Lookout Tower; a chapel; Museum of Slovene History; a puppet museum and a restaurant serving authentic Slovenian food.

Besides, the castle also organizes numerous events and themed guided tour throughout the year. Take a tour within this fascinating castle to learn about the history of Ljubljana. 

Ljubljana Castle Information

  • Children younger than 7 years should be accompanied by their parents (not applicable for organized groups) and are eligible for free admission.
  • Free entrance is applicable for physically challenged people and accompanying persons with disabilities (except for guided tour).
  • For planning your visit to the castle, visit the official website.
  • For group visit (up to 8people), Prior appointment is required.
  • Guided tour for physically challenged people are also available.

Ljubljana Castle Ticket Prices

Castle

  • For adults: €7.50
  • Children (7-18years), students, seniors, groups of 15 people: €5.20
  • Family (upto 2 adults + 1 children): €19
  • Note: For online tickets = -10%

Castle ticket with funicular (Return journey by cable car and castle)

  • For adults: €10
  • Children (7-18years), students, seniors, groups of 15 people: €7
  • Family (upto 2 adults + 1 children): €26
  • Note: for online tickets = -10%

Time machine (a guided tour and castle ticket)

  • For adults: €12 (castle ticket includes funicular), €10 (the castle include a ticket)
  • Children (7-18years), students, seniors, groups of 15 people: €8.40(castle ticket includes funicular), €7(the castle include a ticket)
  • Family (upto 2 adults + 1 children): €30 (castle ticket includes funicular), €23(the castle include a ticket)
  • Note: For online tickets = -10%

Barbarism torment (a guided tour & Castle ticket)

  • For adults: €12 (castle ticket includes funicular), €10 (the castle include a ticket)
  • Children (7-18years), students, seniors, groups of 15 people: €8.40(castle ticket includes funicular), €7(the castle include a ticket)
  • Note: For online tickets = -10%

Funicular

  • For adults: €4 (return), €2.20 (one-way), €15 (monthly)
  • Children (7-18years), students, seniors, groups of 15 people: €3 (return), €1.50 (one-way)
  • Family (upto 2 adults + 1 children): €10 (return), €6 (one-way)
  • For other ticket details and different kind of guided tours, visit the official website.

Ljubljana Castle Opening and Closing Hours

Castle, funicular and the castle cafe

  • January, February, March & November: 10 am - 8 pm
  • April, May and October: 9 am - 9 pm
  • June, July, August and September: 9 am - 11 pm
  • December: 10 am – 10 pm

Info center, virtual castle, Lookout Tower, Rustic Gallery, chapel Penitentiary, puppet museum and exhibition

  • January, February, March & November: 10 am - 6 pm
  • April, May & October: 9 am – 8 pm
  • June, July, August & September: 9 am – 9 pm
  • December: 10am – 7pm (until 9pm – Lookout Tower) 

Restaurant Scorer

  • Monday to Saturday: 12 pm - 10 pm
  • Sundays & holidays: Closed

Tavern at the Castle

  • Monday to Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm (Kitchen – 12 pm - 10 pm)
  • Sundays and holidays: 10 am - 6 pm (kitchen – 12 pm - 4 pm)

How To reach Ljubljana Castle by Public Transport

  • Bus station: Krekov market, Dragon Bridge. From here walk past the Puppet Theatre and you will reach lower station.
  • Lines LPP: 2,13,20

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TripHobo Highlights for Ljubljana Castle

  • Ljubljana Castle Address: Grajska planota 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ljubljana Castle Contact Number: +386-13064230
  • Ljubljana Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Ljubljana Castle Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Ljubljana Castle(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ljubljana Castle: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ljubljana Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Ljubljana include Ljubljana Castle in their plan

  • 37.92% of people start their Ljubljana Castle visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Ljubljana Castle

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

77.66% of people prefer walking in order to reach Ljubljana Castle

People normally club together Shoemaker's Bridge and Old Square while planning their visit to Ljubljana Castle.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Ljubljana Castle, Ljubljana Reviews

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  • One of the main attractions in Ljubljana that cannot be missed, in my opinion. It had everything, from the prehistoric and historic past of Slovenia and the former Yugoslavia. Simple yet interesting exhibits in the little museum. The views from the top was worth every Euro paid for the tickets. The funicular was one of the most modern and well maintained I've seen. Nice effective technology to transport visitors up the hill. There is a viewing tower that involved some climbing up spiralling staircases. There was a part that had indicators of the alpine mountains surrounding the beautiful city (info included height and location; tip: to find the correct mountain name, align the peak to the metal wire). Further up the spiralling staircase and you will be greeted with a 360 degree views of the city and surrounds. You'll be able to see all key landmarks and the wonderful snow capped mountains nearby. Can get windy so be prepared. Only downside was the gift store. Maybe a good idea to have more castle related souvenirs instead of the generic stuff like liqueur, aprons and mugs etc. In summary, such a wonderful place with lots of potential for further improvement.

  • Well worth a visit! Stunning views and easily accessible. The funicular is a quick to get to the castle and for a reasonable price, especially for students (as is the castle) staff were friendly and approachable. That castle was clean and had lovely cafes at it's centre. The History of Slovenia museum was interesting, interactive and informative, however, it was a very specific type of history so may not interest all. The virtual castle short film was also very interesting, giving a general oversight of the history of the castle and surrounding area. The watch tower is worth the cost because it provided spectacular views over Ljubljana. Would strongly recommend!

  • Beautiful walk up on tree-lined path - took us about 15 minutes with 2 kids. Great views of the city all around and can explore many parts of the castle (prisons, chapel, etc.). My kids' favorite was the puppet museum where they put on their own puppet shows with different types of puppets. The cafe in the center also has tasty marmalade croissants.

  • Very nice castle on top of a heel overlooking Ljubljana! Must see. There is a funicular going up to the castle. Or you can go by car or hiking the heel from three different locations. The tickets for the castle are sold up after the funicular ride. They include also a short video of 10 minutes that you must watch to understand the history of this place. There are a coffee shop and a restaurant located in the castle's yard. Sometimes they also organize events and shoes and exhibitions in this yard.

  • Great view from the castle. Easy accessible by either a cable car or two walking paths. One path brings you through the woods and takes a bit of Longer walk, another one starts as a small side street of the old city and is really a shortcut to get up. Very nice class restaurants in the castle, great place for a romantic dinner.

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