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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diana marceta (5 months ago)
A very beautiful and well-preserved castle. Visiting the castle is free, but you can leave voluntary contributions in the small box at the entrance. In the castle, you will see various rooms, rooms arranged for children's play. You will also find quite a few hidden corners to explore. Many interesting events also take place at the castle. You have a nice view from the top. I recommend a visit. The castle is very interesting.
Paul Heller (7 months ago)
Free to enter this castle. Parking on site. It's definitely a place designed for kids, as there are some play areas and child like things. However it'd also nice for people who like history and castle. Located right on main road in Zuzemberk and on the river Krka. Worth a few pictures.
Ni Ranya (9 months ago)
Nice castle with an amazing view of the river and village. Suggest to visit the castle first then drive down park before the bridge then you can wander around a little village to enjoy a beautiful river. This one is the cold river even in summer.
Urban Varjačič (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle surrounded by beautiful scenery. The view of the castle is probably the nicest from the river bank. You can even swim there.
Michael Templin (2 years ago)
Nice ancient castle which is open to the public with no entrance fee. During season, they're having events in the patio
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