Ljubljana Castle: Time Machine Guided Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    11h00 Tour: Every day in July, August and September 2018. , 12h00 Tour: Every day in May and June.  Saturday and Sundays from January to April and from October to December., 13h00 Tour: Every day.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Ljubljana Castle Info Center
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


The Time Machine will lead visitors on a guided tour through six decisive periods that have marked the history of the Ljubljana Castle and the development of the city. At each of the time stations, visitors will be met by a figure who will present his or her period.


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide

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After an introductory welcome from a Roman soldier or a priestess at the place where an observation tower stood during the time of Roman Emona, events shift to in front of the castle entrance. There St George will tell his story, the brave knight who, in the early Middle Ages, defeated the terrifying dragon and saved the citizens of Ljubljana from that dreadful menace. If St George is not home, his role will be taken by Marjetica. Who, in the late Middle Ages, can take the greatest credit for the fact that a powerful fortress grew on the hill above the city? You can learn the answer to this question in the courtyard, where you will meet the emperor himself Frederick III of the Habsburgs or his wife Eleanor Helena of Portugal. The time of the Illyrian Provinces can be best described by the Napoleonic soldier or the nurse-nun whom you will meet in front of the Pentagonal Tower. The 19th century was a dark period for the Ljubljana Castle, as you will discover when you visit the penitentiary, where a member of the Italian Carbonari and an ordinary woman prisoner will, amongst other things, reveal the menu that castle prisoners encountered during their internment. Finally, you will be greeted in the courtyard by the man who can take credit for the fact that the castle is today owned by the city Mayor Ivan Hribar purchased the castle from the state authorities of the time in 1905. If he is too busy, you will be greeted by his daughter Zlatica.


  • Entrance fee
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A small amount of walking is involved

Not wheelchair accessible