Ljubljana Castle is the most visited attraction in Slovenia, and each year it marks the beginning of the tourist season with Castle Days (Grajski dnevi), a series of free and varied events to welcome you up the hill, including reative workshops for children, a “search for the dragon's treasure” a medieval encampment, a knights tournament, and tours, with lost for all the famly to enjoy. This year the event runs from Friday, 17 May, to Sunday, 19 May, with most of the action being on the last day, from 10:00 to 18:00, when the Castle’s many attractions will be open to all.
Access to all the events is free, but some require a ticket as space is limited. These can be obtained from May 13 from the entry pavilion of the Castle and at the lower station of the cable car / funicular on Krekov trg, next to the Puppet Theatre, with one person able to get up to four free tickets at a time. During Castle Days there will also be a discount on funicular tickets.
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Be warned that many of the tours, including those for children, appear to be in Slovenian, which is why we’re not translating the details (found here). That said, the tours are only one aspect of the mini-festival, which will include a knights’ school for children (Saturday, 14:30), axe throwing, a medieval encampment (Sunday, 10:00 to 18:00), and this lively event is great way to see the building that has watched over the city for centuries, and to get in a holiday mood.