Vipava Castle Ruins

Vipava, Slovenia

Vipava Castle was built by the Patriarchate of Aquileia and first recorded in 1275 as Castrum Wipaci superioris. It was the residence of the knights of Vipava until the mid-14th century, when it became a ducal fief, granted to a long series of noble and knightly families, including the knights of Rihemberk, lords of Snežnik and Belopeš, Counts of Celje, barons Herberstein, Counts Thurn, the noble family of Edling, counts Thrillegkh, and finally the counts Lanthieri, who abandoned the decaying castle in the 17th century.

The ruins of the Romanesque structure trace the rectangular layout of its thick walls, enclosing two residential buildings guarded by an impressive defensive tower.

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Na Hribu 40, Vipava, Slovenia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovenia

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dennis klippel (2 years ago)
Take a hike from the village vipava to the castle and enjoy the views. Except from the view there is nothing much to see.
urška trošt (3 years ago)
Great view, nice walking tour with kids
Rupert FitzRoy (3 years ago)
Vipacco castle lies in ruins, yet it has a wonderful vantage point of Vipacco barracks and the town itself. I visited this place a short time ago, after I remembered that I visited the Vipacco barracks when I was still in the military. The castle itself lies on a path towards a little chapel that hovers above Vipacco. The only thing I remember is that the path is extremely steep and rocky which eventually lowers itself towards an exercise ground (shooting) called Mlake. Otherwise, the town itself is a typical sleepy small Coastal (Primorska) town, where the winds can get up to 60 mph.
Rupert (3 years ago)
Vipacco castle lies in ruins, yet it has a wonderful vantage point of Vipacco barracks and the town itself. I visited this place a short time ago, after I remembered that I visited the Vipacco barracks when I was still in the military. The castle itself lies on a path towards a little chapel that hovers above Vipacco. The only thing I remember is that the path is extremely steep and rocky which eventually lowers itself towards an exercise ground (shooting) called Mlake. Otherwise, the town itself is a typical sleepy small Coastal (Primorska) town, where the winds can get up to 60 mph.
Pälle Syrén Mandelkonvalj (3 years ago)
To get to this abandoned castle you will have to walk through uphill through the forest. It will take you approximately fifteen minutes in a normal pace, counting from where you exit the asphalt. The walk up is very nice and it will probably do you good with some fresh air. During the walk you can enjoy a nice view of Vipava. The view will be even better from the castle itself, from which the view is just astonishing. Don’t go by Gmaps directions if you go by car, since some of the streets are extremely narrow.
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