Zaprice Castle

Kamnik, Slovenia

Zaprice Castle, first indirectly mentioned in 1306, was originally built in the 14th century by the Dienger von Apecz family. It was rebuilt in the early 16th century by Jurij Lamberg, who gave it corner oriel windows and surrounded it with a wall with two towers, and gave it a German name: Steinbüchel. The castle is subsequently remembered as a meeting place for Kamnik's Lutherans. During the 17th and 18th century the castle was rebuilt in Baroque style and enlarged into a more comfortable residential building. Today, the castle serves as a museum and a venue for cultural and educational events.

The castle is surrounded by a terraced park and a wall, a dairy farm at the entrance of the complex, two pavilions, a late Gothic sign, and an open-air museum of granaries from the Tuhinj Valley. There is also an archaeological site on the east side of the castle, where the foundation of an apsidal wall, a bronze fibula, and a few fragments of an ancient glass were found.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia


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Sara Rigutti (12 months ago)
Very nice castle; within the museum you can find an interesting pathway, which will explain the local history. It's full of historical finds and it's easy to follow even for children! There are three levels, in the last one there are attractive information about life in the mountains and in the seaside with boats' models. Absolutely recommend!
Pisák Tamás (2 years ago)
Castle Zaprice is in perfect place in Kamnic. It's in the middle of the village and nice panoramaview. You can see everything in the city from this point. The walls not fully renovated, but it's nice from outside. Unfortunately we didn't have time to go inside, but thanks for visit from outside.
Maruša_Miha Perne (3 years ago)
B. Iris Kos Grabar (4 years ago)
Still need to go upstairs. Kamnik is the end station of my personal social puzzle.
Tadej Govedic (4 years ago)
Nice for walking and jogging. You can sit down and enjoy nature. ?
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