Castles and palaces

Alps is a land of castles which guard the mountain valleys, and the palaces of kings and emperors.

In the Alps there is a lot of them. This site presents those that can be visited. Does not provide those who serve as private residences and are not open to the public.

Castles and palaces are described in the following data: name, address, brief description, link to the website of tourist attraction, photo.

Bogenšperk - castle

Castles and palaces

Bogenšperk - castle
Grad Bogenšperk
Slovenian Alps
Bogenšperk 5,
1275 Šmartno pri Litiji,
Slovenia

Renaissance castle from the 16th century. Museum - collection of minerals, Slovenian folk costumes and hunting.

Fužine - castle

Castles and palaces

Fužine - castle
Grad Fužine
Slovenian Alps
Pot na Fužine 2,
1000 Ljubljana,
Slovenia

Renaissance manor house from the 16th century. Museum of architecture, town planning, industrial design and photography.

Jablje - castle

Castles and palaces

Jablje - castle
Grad Jablje
Slovenian Alps
Grajska cesta 1,
1234 Loka pri Mengšu,
Slovenia

Renaissance chateau from the 16th century renovated many times. It served as the main protocol subject during the European Presidency of the Slovenian Union in 2008.

Zaprice - castle

Castles and palaces

Zaprice - castle
Grad Zaprice
Slovenian Alps
Muzejska pot 3,
1240 Kamnik,
Slovenia

Renaissance chateau from the 16th century, rebuilt in the baroque style in the 18th century. Permanent exhibitions: an ethnographic park, a collection of stone monuments, a collection of bent furniture.

Ljubljanski - castle

Castles and palaces

Ljubljanski - castle
Ljubljanski grad
Slovenian Alps
Grajska planota 1,
1000 Ljubljana,
Slovenia

Castle from the 13th - 19th centuries. Permanent exhibition: the history of Slovenia.

Polhogradec Mansion

Castles and palaces

Polhogradec Mansion
Slovenian Alps
Polhov Gradec 61,
1355 Polhov Gradec,
Slovenia

The manor house was built in the 15th century and renovated in the baroque style in the 18th century. Permanent exhibition: items from local history, archaeological finds, everyday items, military equipment from various historical periods.

Turjak - castle

Castles and palaces

Turjak - castle
Turjak
Slovenian Alps
Turjak,
Slovenia

The castle from the 16th century. The peculiarities of the castle are the round tower, bastions and renaissance defensive walls in the shape of a triangle, one of the oldest of this type in all of Central Europe. The most famous ruler of Turjak was Andrej of Turjak. He will lead the army that defeated the Turks at Sisak in 1593. Knightly tournaments are organized every year to commemorate this battle.