One of the most picturesque castles in Slovenia, Žužemberk Castle originated in the 13th century but acquired its present shape during the 16th century when its defences were reinforced with seven huge round towers. From 1538 until World War II, it was owned by the Auersperg family of Turjak. The castle was badly damaged during World War II and restoration work has been ongoing ever since. Every Summer the castle's inner courtyard hosts a programme of open-air concerts and plays.

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Breg 28, Zuzemberk, Slovenia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Danica Dobrovc Hribar (7 months ago)
Keep on - place has a potential. People very nice and kind.
Nejc Škufca (7 months ago)
The castle itself is beautiful and a strong landmark. The abscence of any entrance fees was a welcome surprise as were the all the spaces the visitors have access to. The feel of the place is authentic, however I would not mind a place to sit down in order to enjoy the views it offers. A good experience all in all. A café would be a great addition to the courtyard.
Blaž Ulaga (8 months ago)
It was closed ? On the outside it was cool, nice architecture, selfie spots etc. Also nice view of the Krka river ?️
Uroš Verčič (9 months ago)
Scenic castle with some nice restaurants in the vicinity where you can relax, eat and drink.
Insa Esser (14 months ago)
Wonderful castle! Great to explore for children as well as adults. Loved that beautiful place!
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