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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Kristina Tekavec (2 years ago)
It's amazing how they're transformed this casle. It offers diverse acitivities, nice views and a great experience. Would recommend visiting it anytime, but best would be during a medieval day or local festivals.
Robert Charlton (2 years ago)
Affords great views.
Jens Körner (2 years ago)
The most beautiful castle in all this area! Very big, good maintenance and good explanation.
Tim (2 years ago)
That was a wow experience which was free of charge. You get to visit different rooms and places of the castle, go to three different levels of the castle. You get to see where prisoners were kept and where high guests were greeted. The castle is a fun place for kids. You need to plan about an hour for this visit. There is a toilet and wc available. And you can see a beautiful view from the castle.
Susan Travers (2 years ago)
The castle is partially restored after being destroyed during World War II and provides a good view over the town. We wandered about in our own, there area some signs in English at the entrance, otherwise there was not a great deal of information inside. It's free to enter though donations are welcome!
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