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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Urban Varjačič (6 months 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 (8 months ago)
Nice ancient castle which is open to the public with no entrance fee. During season, they're having events in the patio
Miha Grasic (9 months ago)
Great castle. Free to enter. Much to read and learn.
Andreja Vagaja (11 months ago)
Nice castle, free entry and exploring at your own risk. There is no risk ;). Nice view of the city. Need like 20 minutes for it.
Danica Dobrovc Hribar (13 months ago)
Keep on - place has a potential. People very nice and kind.
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