Kostel Castle, Kostel

#38 of 40 in Historic Sites in Lower Carniola Region
Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • 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 »
  • You must visit it, guide tour is excellent.
  • 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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