Step back into the Medieval Ages at Slovenia's second-largest castle complex, Kostel Castle. The castle's origins date back to the 13th century, when the Counts of Ortenburg built the original fortification, and it expanded over time. Occupied by local princes and then the Habsburgs, the castle became an important point of defense against Ottoman incursions, before it finally fell to the Ottomans in 1578. Today, the castle and its market settlement below remain intact. Learn the history in the castle's exhibition, and take in the views from high above the Kolpa River. Check the website for open times as the schedule changes seasonally. By using our Kostel trip itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Kostel Castle and other attractions in Kostel.
Kostel Castle reviews
We had fantastic experience in escape castle. I must say that this castle is so well renovated that is really amazing. Stuff is very friendly and cooperative. "Cajnica" (basket full of lokal food) is.... more
We had fantastic experience in escape castle. I must say that this castle is so well renovated that is really amazing. Stuff is very friendly and cooperative. "Cajnica" (basket full of lokal food) is.... more »
Great little castle on top of a small hill. There is a parking place, well marked and maintained 5-10 min walk from the castle depending on your pace. It even has a porta potty, that was clean and had lots of toilet paper when we were there. The walk to the castle is not challenging and quite nice, but the last part is moderately steep. The staff was friendly and they provided instructions on how to see the castle and the route we should take, since there is no guided tour. But everything is well marked and the sings are in English and slovenian, only the video presentation was in Slovenian, but there might be an English version. They offer coffee (instant from the machine) and have a terrace infront of the castle, with a stunning view. There is even a castle escape room, but we did not have the time. Overall a nice experience.
Nice castle, still some restoration works in progress. Rich history and also avaliable game of "escape room". Helpfull staff and educated a lot. Nice view of river Kolpa. Next to the castle are appartments available. Parking lot is free but a little bit further away from the castle (5 min walk)
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