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Ljubljana Castle: Entrance Ticket

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Duration: 1–2 hours
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  • Funicular return journey (if option selected)
  • Audioguide (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - The Ljubljana Castle


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45042P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dogs must be securely muzzled and held on a leash in the Funicular railway.
  • Dogs may enter the Castle Courtyard, but they are not permitted in the indoor and event areas.

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • The Ljubljana Castle
    8,360
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Joined in July 2014
  • _Y5689HW
    0 contributions
    Visiting Ljubljana Castle
    Visiting Ljubljana Castle is a must during your Slovenian adventures, even if it might not boast the grandeur of some other castles in the region. The castle's museums offer intriguing insights into local history, and the panoramic views from the top are truly breathtaking. Opting for the funicular ride is the easiest way to ascend the hill, and tickets can be conveniently purchased alongside entry tickets at the kiosk. Don't miss adding the tower to your ticket for unparalleled vistas of the city and the surrounding mountains.
    Written February 18, 2024
  • stephens473
    0 contributions
    Plenty to see and do
    The castle is a great place to see over the whole of the city and on a clear day you can see for miles. We did not take the tour of the castle which is 10 euros per person as several people we met said it wasn't worth it. That said there are plenty of parts of the castle you can explore for free, you can also climb the spiral staircase and walk along the battlements - great photo opportunities. There are restaurants in the courtyard which are very nice. If your driving you can park right next to the castle entrance. Plenty of history and interesting things to which you can spend as long or little as you like looking at. Great gift shop on site with plenty of interesting items if a little expensive.
    Written February 11, 2024
  • leea115
    0 contributions
    Great views
    Have been up to the top before but a long time ago as you only paid for the ride up on the funicular but now you have to pay an entrance fee to get in to most of the rooms & the upper viewing points which was not the case on a previous visit. You still get great views of the beautiful old town of Ljubljana, river and beyond down below.
    Written January 13, 2024
  • AgataW_12
    0 contributions
    Disappointing if looking only for the view point
    A bit disappointing as was hoping to be able to see the city from above without paying entrance fee. Was not visiting the castle inside itself, as had not enough time. No part except little shop is open for visitors. Just a small piece of the extrenal wall is open with limited visibility. Read positiv comments about cafe, but was closed at time of my visit.
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Paradise18978018848
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    Great Castle and Cafe, shame about one incident
    The Castel and its design are fantastic, it was good to see all the different mixtures of materials used through out and learn about the history of the castle and the city. Unfortunately our visit was made a little sour by a rude member of staff who didn’t have any customer service skills and should perhaps think ‘if it really matters’ before approaching visitors! This experience need not of happened and perhaps in future they will think twice about how they speak to the guests visiting. Shame. Other than that I hugely recommend visiting the Castel and café for great coffee and florentines!
    Written November 30, 2023
  • Srabanys
    0 contributions
    A must see in Ljubljana
    Situated imposingly over the old town & the river, the castle gives one of the best panoramic views over the town. I walked up (approx 20mins) but there is a cable car service too.
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Claire A
    0 contributions
    Very complicated place
    I love castles and history, but this one just had too much information. We arrived on the funicular and spent ages trying to find where to get our Audioguides. Which was up some stairs and across a courtyard. We did the viewing tower first as it looked like rain was on its way. This was loads of steps but worth it for the view. The Virtual Castle tour was the best bit and worth going to for the 12 minute presentation. Dungeons/prison was fun below the view tower and the chapel was beautifully ornate. Then it all went pear shaped as we went to the museum part and it had so, so much information about so many different time periods, it became overwhelming and actually quite irritating. You felt you ought to read everything but there was so much, it would take all day! Sure, there were some fun things like your face in a centurions helmet and monologues with subtitles in colour ( which went on and on) as well as copious typing about each time period to read. I’m having difficulty thinking about what sort of tourist would benefit from this. A Slovenian history undergraduate maybe? After this ( and the floors above) I was ready to sling the Audioguide and escape if I’m totally honest. So we poked our noses into the rest of the rooms just to say we’d seen it and happily left on the funicular never to return.
    Written November 17, 2023
  • Mike5466
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    Good combo between history, modernity, food, and wine. Tranquility away from the city below.
    Historically, castles had the most stunning vantage points, and the Ljubljana Castle is no exception. Today’s Viewing Tower was increased by 1.2 meters in 1982, so that its upper platform is exactly 400 meters above sea level. No longer a fire warning tower, it offers a wonderful panorama of Ljubljana. As you get off the funicular you enter the Rock Hall, renovated as a multilevel layout with interweaving of varied building materials grounded by the geological structure of primeval large rocks. A well-integrated mixture of glass, steel, ancient rocks, and wood, it feels a bit like it is floating. A creative Ljubljana Dragon wire sculpture awaits you on its lower floor. Higher up, historical billboards explain the many reiterations of this castle from pre-history to modern era. Now owned by the City of Ljubljana, it was last renovated in the 20th century. Part of this castle (or its predecessor) was first mentioned in 1544. Much of what you see now has been aptly renovated. Historians aren’t sure if the French destroyed part of it in 1813 or if it fell apart, naturally, from the forces of nature and simple neglect. From an Archers’ Tower to a restaurant surrounded by beautiful sgraffito wall paintings representing folk songs and tales of Slovenia. From private residences to exhibition halls. From open loft to small concert hall or theater. From stables, granary or barracks to more eating or meeting areas. What a transformation. The Chapel is one of the oldest parts of the castle, dedicated to St George, St Pancras and St Helena since 1489. The original Gothic chapel was later rebuilt in the Baroque style, although some Gothic paintings remain around the altars, the entranceways, and the windows. In 1747 it was decorated with the coats-of-arms of the provincial governors. It is very rare for religious buildings to be decorated with secular content. This chapel is therefore regarded as a unique jewel amongst European sacred buildings. Long gone are the drawbridges and moat leaving in their places well designed and airy courtyards and access to the castle. The Gunpowder Room was built in the 15th century. It endangered the castle and the city’s residents as lightning struck the room on several occasions. Once after a storm, its door was found some 4km away! Here you can now see a permanent exhibition of Slovenian history. As any castle worth its name, you’ll find the remains of a jail under the Palatium (place for formal receptions) where there is a series of preserved solitary confinement cells. There is also the Erasmus Tower, named after the robber baron Erasmus Lueger. Archaeologists believe it served as a noble prison from which he escaped with bribes. However, his death awaited him at home, in the Predjama Castle near Postojna, Slovenia. I also visited that castle. It is interesting to make the connection of the same robber baron between these two famous Slovenian Castles. All in all, a wonderful place. Not so large that you’ll get too tired seeing it all, not so small as to not be of sufficient interest. A bit of history, a bit of modernity, some good food, and possible wine tasting. Good combo for half a day away from the commotion of the city below. A little bit for everyone.
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Tatianadan7
    0 contributions
    Amazing view of Ljubljana
    I was looking to find a good spot to watch sunset over Ljubljana and this place was a perfect spot to see the city from above
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Llubi
    0 contributions
    Lovely stunning view from Slovenia’ Capital
    Lovely fantastic views from the castle… you can take the cable car or just walk will be around 20 mins … at the top you can have diner enter to the castle , take coffee or enjoy the views for free… this is a peaceful place highly recommended to visit
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Peabert
    0 contributions
    A must see!
    Enjoyed an interesting, informative and educational few hours at the castle after using the funicular to get up there. Recommend the audio extra which clearly explains the key features and history. Had a lovely drink with local cake at the cafe, sat outside in the sun. A must visit with great views of the city. The whole place was well presented, clean and friendly. Well worth the ticket price.
    Written October 27, 2023
  • mafischl
    0 contributions
    Wonderful experience
    The Ljubljana Castle is a must see if you are in Ljubljana. Situated high above the Old Town the Castle has gorgeous views of the surrounding areas and lots of interesting historical information.
    Written October 15, 2023
  • ruthj196
    0 contributions
    Wonderful views looking over the city
    A fantastically renovated castle that can be reached by the funicular railway but it is much more fun to walk up the steep windy path from the town. Although you can pay for a ticket, much of the castle can be accessed without eg viewing point, courtyard, shop, restaurant and Pentagon Tower. Don't miss the tower which has a stunning sound exhibition.
    Written October 11, 2023
  • I4996RBjoannap
    0 contributions
    Modern Castle with City Views
    A modern rebuild of a castle. You can actually walk around most of the ground floor for free but need to pay to access some of the castle and tower. The tower has great views over the whole city. Wasn't too busy on a weekend in June
    Written October 9, 2023
  • SnowyShasta
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    Scenic castle overlooking the city
    We visited the castle courtyard as the ending point of our tour of the city, followed by some time looking around on our own. We accessed the castle via the funicular, which was a quick ride but required a wait in line of about half an hour on a Saturday afternoon (no line for the ride back down). You can also access the castle via a hiking trail. Our favorite part of the castle was the tower, which you can climb via a set of wide spiral stairs, which has nice views over the castle courtyard below as well as out over Ljubljana and the river. All of this was accessible for free; we didn't pay extra for admission to the castle museum.
    Written September 27, 2023
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RainbirdM
Kent, UK184 contributions
Dec 2019
We wanted to visit this imposing and attractive castle and wished to take the funicular railway up. The queue was quite long, so we waited some 45 minutes to go up. My husband went to the kiosk to purchase tickets which were about €3ish each, but got talked into paying €30 for us to have an audio guided tour of the castle. When we got up to the castle we were given headphones and a map, but could not make head or tail of the order of the tour. To make things worse, we realised that it was possible to go almost every where in the castle free of charge, so all we were actually getting for a lot of extra money was the headphones which gave a little more information and extra admittance into three areas, none of which were interesting enough to warrant the high cost. We complained and asked for our money back, and told them how confusing it was, but to no avail. We would not recommend this tour, but instead would use the funicular one way up, look around the castle for free, then walk back down to the city below, all downhill, and a nice walk.
Written February 14, 2020
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia2,678 contributions
Jul 2019
The better way to enter the castle is by using funicular. The walking track was too steepy and very hot in the summer. At the entrance there was a dragon statue made by metal wire and a dragon's wing painted on the wall that is cool to take picture with the wing as the background.
Then we continued enter the castle and experienced how the lived in the past. Rooms, clothes, peripherals and also the stories were complete inside the castle.
From the top of the tower we could see the city of Ljubljana.
There was restaurant and souvenir shops as well inside the castle.
Written February 29, 2020
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Tomislav M
Zagreb, Croatia133 contributions
Jan 2020
We took funicular to reach upper castle. Combine ticket for entering attractions. Very convenient. We took a peak in each corner of castle, claim to endless staircases to reach beautiful 360 view of entire city, visited chapel and many other hidden gems. Highly educational and recommendable. We ended having a nice tea in modern caffe bar inside castle.
Written January 20, 2020
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Joss
Manchester, UK39 contributions
Jul 2022
I visited the castle twice on my trip to Ljubljana. Firstly, as this is the end of the walking city tour as part of the Ljubljana Tourist Card, and secondly through entry to the Viewing Tower. Both times, riding the funicular to the castle, as this is a much easier route than the walk up the steep hill.

The castle itself is beautiful, with amazing views of the city and beyond. There are a number of exhibitions/museums on show which are all good.
I'd say the highlight is the viewing tower. The top of the tower has the best views of the city and the Alps beyond.
Unfortunately it isn't open during the sunset when I visited, however, there is a great spot just outside the castle, next to the viewing tower. There's also a bar out there, but get there earlier as the tables seemed to fill up quickly.
Written July 19, 2022
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ER
Bristol, UK20 contributions
Not a bad castle but I’ve been to better. I bought the ‘castle’ ticket for 12 euros which gives you access to the viewing tower, puppet museum and Slovenian history exhibition. I’d say unless you’re really into history and museums then don’t bother buying a ticket. You can actually see the vast majority of the castle for free without the ‘castle’ ticket. The puppet museum only takes about 10 minutes to walk around (I spent longer than that trying to find it) and the view from the viewing tower is incredibly mediocre so you’re really not missing much. If you want a castle with a decent view then go to Bled castle instead which is about an hour away. After spending 12 euros on the ‘castle’ ticket, I then spent another euro to spend a penny, before taking the walking path back to the bottom of the hill.
Written July 20, 2023
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI661 contributions
May 2022
Having been to Lake Bled, this fortress was a disappointment. First, make sure when you get the tickets for the funicular that you buy the ticket that also allows you to enter some of the buildings. Otherwise, you will find yourself walking around an empty square. When reaching the top, there are limited things to do. Visitors can see the chapel, climb the tower for a view, check out some of the walls and check out some unremarkable art displays. The rest of the fortress is private, dedicated to restaurants and hotels. It might not be as authentic historically as other similar structures. On the other hand, fortresses over the centuries have changed to meet the needs of the current residents. The building looks more impressive from the town than when in its walls. If you are short of time, you might want to skip this stop.
Written June 19, 2022
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Adrian T
Silchester, UK204 contributions
Oct 2022
This castle is visible from most places in Ljubljana so is almost a must see. The cost was 13 euros which did include the ride on the funicular railway. I got here at 10 am so missed the crowds though it was beginning to get busy as I left. This castle is interesting in that it is both old and new. I prefer the old. Much of this was closed due to building works which was a shame as I was looking forward to seeing the puppet museum (it was out of season I suppose). The views from the clock tower are spectacular overlooking the whole city. You can walk around the outer walls of the castle which puts its existence into perspective. There is also a film show about the history of the castle which was also interesting and informative. On leaving, I did feel a little underwhelmed.
Written December 28, 2022
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GiniB_11
Statesboro, GA155 contributions
Jul 2022
This castle isn't one where you see what life might have been like in a castle. This is one of those you go up to see the view of the city and a few exhibits about the castle itself. But it's mostly a modern tourist attraction, not any kind of authentic castle. I would say it was worth the small entrance fee and the fee to ride the funicular.
Written August 14, 2022
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burlon67
Melbourne, Australia115 contributions
A key landmark in Ljubljana. It’s worth visiting, but it’s not the most amazing castle experience we have had (Scotland!!)

You can walk up (steep) or take the funicular

Most of the site can be accessed for free. The entry ticket gets you access to the one tower section which is a highlight of the site

The site has been renovated and houses restaurants and when we are there, they were setting up for a large function.

Nice views
Very pretty tree covered area
Average historical content

As a castle museum it makes a great wedding venue. I would still never the less recommend a visit
Written September 7, 2022
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Bernhard S
Greater Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
Apr 2023
An amazing restoration of a medieval castle above the old city. The ride up to the castle with the funicular rail is the way to go although you can save some cash by walking up on the circuitous track. There is a fine restaurant as well as a bar within the castle and a climb up into the castle tower is well worth the effort for the view over the city and towards the distant mountains. Pick a nice day if you can and then expect a queue to get the funicular rail. We got the funicular and castle tickets - might as well since we came such a long way.
Written May 10, 2023
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