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Snežnik CastleThe Romantic castle boasts authentic interiors from the second half of the 19th century
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Snežnik Castle

The romantic Snežnik Castle in Notranjska boasts authentic interiors from the second half of the 19th century.

A stroll through the four castle floors evokes the atmosphere of 150 years ago because rooms boast genuine furniture and other household objects from the latter half of the 19th century. The parlours and bedrooms of Princes Herman and Ulrich, of Princess Ana and the guest rooms are pleasant and comfortable fitted out with a number of originally upholstered historical seating suites and ornamental stoves. The walls are decorated with family portraits, old photos, and prints. One distinct feature is the Egyptian room from the early 20th century. To make the ambience of the holiday residence cosier, the family had a piano, the billiard table, and the theatre corner. Gradually, the owners gathered many hunting trophies, including the stuffed bear that has been at the castle for over a century. The stonefaced bailey area is intended for temporary exhibitions, and there is a wedding room on the ground floor. 

The ancient castle in its beautiful natural surroundings is providing a whole day of pleasant and instructive entertainment.

OPENING HOURS

In Summer
(01. 04. 2019 - 30. 09. 2019)
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
In Winter
(01. 10. 2019 - 31. 03. 2020)
Mon Closed
Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Thu 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Closed
1. January, 1. November, 25. December

ADDRESS

Snežnik Castle
Kozarišče 67
SI-1386 Stari trg pri Ložu
Notranjska region, southern Slovenia

CONTACT

Tel: +386 01 705 78 14
Castle tours start on the hour. Tours by castle guide only. Prior notice is required only for groups of 10 and over (see the contacts below).
The last tour starts at 6 pm (in summer) or at 4 pm (in winter). When weddings take place, the castle tour is adapted appropriately.

Admission

Adults €5
Retired, students and school children €3
Family €12
Organized groups over 10 – adults €4
Organized groups over 10 – retired, students and school children €2.5
Free admission: pre-school children; disabled persons, members of the Slovenian Museum Society, ICOM and press (with id cards).

Advance reservation

Organised groups of 10 and over require prior notice (T. +386 1 705 78 14, E. grad.sneznik@nms.si). Tours by castle guide only.

Wheelchair access

Only the ground floor of the castle and the park are accessible by wheelchair.

Parking

Free parking, 100 m from the castle.

Mobile application

Use the Nexto mobile app to explore the Museum! 

Filming and photographing

Taking photos and recording videos is not allowed inside the castle. 

Other

Dogs and large bags are not allowed inside the castle.
Free admission to the park. Swimming in the pond and creek is not allowed.

History of the Snežnik Castle

The lords of Snežnik (The Snowy one) are first mentioned in the 13th century; the castle acquired its present appearance with the stonefaced bailey area and towers in the second half of the 19thcentury.

Museum Shop

Museum shop offers local products and souvenirs from the Lož Valley and the publications and souvenirs of the National Museum of Slovenia and other museums.

Exhibitions

Permanent

Snežnik Castle Museum

from 20. 6. 2008

Gallery

Photos: Matija Pavlovec, Tomaž Lauko, Blaž Gutman, Majda Obreza Špeh

Presentation video of all museum locations

Access

  • from Ljubljana (69 km) or Postojna (43 km) take A1 (E61, E70) highway, exit Unec, via Rakek, Cerknica and Stari trg pri Ložu
  • from Ilirska Bistrica (50 km) via a dirt road through forests via Sviščaki 
  • from Babno Polje (turn left before Stari trg)

Links

Open Today
MuzejskaClosed
MetelkovaClosed
Snežnik CastleClosed
Bled Castle08:00 - 20:00
Ad Pirum09:00 - 22:00