A Walking Visit to the Ljubljana Castle

With it only being a days bus ride away from Munich, Germany, the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia is a must-see city for all European tourists. This city has two of my favorite things: history and a castle.

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While most people generally opt for taking the funicular railway up to visit the Ljubljana Castle, I accidentally ended up taking the steep walking trail there. While looking for the funicular, I happened upon this path and decided to just go for it.

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Not only is the trail to the castle a hell of a workout, but it is also a really interesting way to approach the castle.

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The path is pebbly and quite steep at times, so I would definitely recommend some decent walking shoes for the journey. (you know, like slip-on vans)

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This medieval fortress overlooks the city and guarantees one of the best views of Ljubljana.

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There are many things to do and see at the Ljubljana Castle, but one of my favorite things has to be the Outlook Tower. As someone who is not a huge fan of heights, I was a little taken aback after climbing up the stairs of this tower and stepping out. I quickly adjusted and was amazed by the views of Ljubljana.

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With separate stairs that go both up and down, you don’t have to worry about running into people in the narrow stairwells.

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Inside the castle, you will find some interesting Slovenian history. Split into six sections, the exhibition covers the entire known history of Slovenia, back to around 200,000 years ago.

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The castle also hosts a few things that you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find in a fortress including a nightclub and a Puppet Museum. Slovenia is actually a country that is rich with puppeteering history!

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While there, you can also visit the art exhibitions, a cafe, and two restaurants while on the grounds.

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Do note that the castle itself has been largely redone on the inside so you can expect that as opposed to an older interior. (Not my favorite thing, but I can understand why it may have been necessary.)

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