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The Turjak Castle

The Turjak Castle is one of the most important castles of the former Carniola region. It is locatet close to Ljubljana - about 30 km south of it and is recomanded also as a half day trip.
About 500 m from the main road there is the village Turjak and on the hill - the castle of Turjak.
Present castle was mentioned in 1220. It was owned by Auersperg family. It was burned down in 1943. Some parts were renovated later.
The renovation of the castle still continues

Coat of arms

Wild bullock of tur was chosen by counts of Turjak because of a legend.
The legend says that a heroic count of Turjak caught the last tur left after five days of hunting. That tur blocked the building of a castle.
Their castle, family and village are named after tur - Turjak

Lime - tree

People say that it is more than 700 years old.
This lime - tree inspired our great poet dr.France Preseren in his poem about Rosamunda of Turjak

  • Last visit to Turjak: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 24, 2005
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  • Daja123's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 12:06 PM

    Slovenia is really beautiful. Excellent photos too, lots of great history...Thanks Olga!

  • Glorija's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2007 at 3:53 AM

    I decided to go to Turjak but instead I end up on near hill. :) Still took some photos of the castle. Maybe next time I wont miss it ;) Nice photos. Enjoy, G

  • hunday45's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2006 at 11:55 AM

    Lovely region, really worth to visit. Thanks or sharing.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 11:29 AM

    Such a beautiful place.

  • novsco61's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2005 at 8:28 AM

    My son is a medieval knight and he showed knight fights on Turjak castle many times. Great page.

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2005 at 3:52 PM

    Lovely spot: hvala lepa!

  • himalia11's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 9:16 AM

    Interesting information, I'll put the castle on my list of things to see in Slovenia!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2004 at 9:52 PM

    Now that have read your page, I know that Turjak is a place that is worth a visit. Great pictures and very well documented tips. Hvala mnogo Olga !

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2004 at 4:17 AM

    Not only does your page present a beautiful and most interesting castle, it also gives an insight into Slovenia's cultural history. I just learned something I had not known before, thanx!!

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2004 at 5:04 AM

    What a beautiful place! And a scarry dungeon!!!

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