A unique experience in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Unleash the dragon within you and experience vibrant Ljubljana through an escape game, staying in a former prison and enjoying a view of as much as two-thirds of Slovenia! Intrigued?

If you would like to spend a night behind bars, see one of the top tourist attractions in Slovenia and enjoy a blend of the past and the present, you have just found your next destination—Ljubljana Castle and Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Are you planning to visit Ljubljana for the weekend? Just for a day? In summer or winter?

For your weekend trip, choose Hostel Celica (at the edge of the city centre) as your accommodation. You can sleep in one of its unique rooms, the artistically refurbished cells of a former prison, and you can take advantage of the special offer until the end of December 2019.


Whether staying longer or visiting just for the day, you really need to see and experience Ljubljana Castlea mighty medieval fortress and a symbol of the Slovenian capital. It is an interesting tourist landmark; just a few steps from the lively city centre. You can get to it quickly and comfortably by funicular and it offers many cultural, historic and entertaining events throughout the year. Here are a few tips:

Escape Castle

Through this exciting adventure game with elements of an escape room, you will learn about the history of the city in a playful way, have great fun and maybe even save the dragon!

Please note: Prior reservation is required.


Guided Tours

Nexto – In addition to the classic audio guide, the Nexto smart travel companion app for cultural experiences is also available.

Audioguide – Set out on your own independent exploration of Ljubljana Castle and learn about its rich history with the help of an audio guide.

Time Machine – Six time stations, six costumed characters, a Castle guide—more than just a classic guided tour of the Ljubljana Castle. Prior reservation is required.


Behind Bars – Take a peek behind the Castle bars and discover a dark yet mystical side of the Castle’s turbulent past. Prior reservation is required!

In addition to all the events at Ljubljana Castle, you can also visit the Castle Wine Bar and Shop on the upper level. The Castle Wine Bar and Shop offers wine tastings, as well as an extensive collection of exclusively Slovenian wines from all three wine-growing regions of Slovenia.

Summer, winter, all year long?

During the summer, you can borrow a book from the Library reading nook or bring your own and enjoy it in the beautiful surroundings of the Castle (from June to September, during weekends).

In December, you are more than welcome to visit us at the Castle Christmas fair—a unique festive experience above the city. What better way to conclude your gap year?

If interested, you can follow and read more about our events.

Even better than following usvisit us and enjoy a unique view of the city!


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This article was in partnership with Ljublijanski grad / Ljubljana Castle

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