Turjak Travel Guide

  • Panorama view from Sv. Ahac
    Panorama view from Sv. Ahac
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  • The castle
    The castle
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Turjak Things to Do

  • Sv. Ahac, 748 m above sea level

    Mountains, recreation, culture and beautiful panorama - all in one location. I visited this place on a nice sunny day and it was marvelous. This is a place if you wanna spend some time a little bit alone and quite cose only few people decide to take this walk. Nature and surroundings are great. Relaxing and peaceful. Something you must try when...

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  • One of the most important castles.

    From the north there is an avenue of lime trees leading to the castle. Among them is a huge hundreds of years old lime tree. It is an important dendrological monument. It inspired our great poet dr.France PreŇ°eren in his poem about Rozamunda of Turjak. This castle fortification resisted Turkish invasions and also peasant risings successfully but it...

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  • The castle

    Its existence of more than 800 years is closely related to the political, social, cultural and wartime history. It has faced the Turkish invasions, the Reformation period, the begining of Slovene Literature and the time of II World War.

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  • The castle well

    The castle well is built of terraces and is over 20 m deep. There were subterranean cisterns used for storing rainwater.This huge unparalleled well was first mentioned by J.V. Valvasor in his book The Glory of the Carniola dukedom.

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  • Knight room

    You can see the remains of the place used for firing on the way to the Knight Chapel. The walls of the south residental part are disposed with passages for smoke.Before the war, the joiner of the castle, blacksmith and washerwomen had their residences here.

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  • The Dalmatin Chapel

    Very remarkable is a chapel named after Jurij Dalmatin. You can see a Gothic portal at the entrance, This chapel is appropriate for performing concerts because of its good accoustics.

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  • Wine cellar

    Through a small door, you enter the cellar where counts stored vintage wines. The Turjak region is not a wine growing one and the wine had to be importedThe celler is vaulted and engraved in a sheer rock

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  • The dugeons

    The dugeons ( jece) were located at the western defence tower. There wer two kinds of them: for Turkis prisoners-the cruel dark prison.The counts sent them food by a rope, and when food was untouched, they knew they were dead.Above these cruel prisons, there were "milder" ones where the prisoner could be set free.

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  • The catholic chapel

    The chatolic chapel was reconstructed in 1990 and there is a mass held every Sunday.It is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin.The frescos are still hidden under the roughcast and will be restored.

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Turjak Restaurants

  • "Pri Kuklju"

    I highy recommand this restaurant. It is not the cheapiest one, but the experience worth every EUR you pay for.The food and the service are absolutely great.

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  • "Pri Kuklju"

    The interior design keeps the way, how it looks like in ancient times. The owners are very friendly, and both good cooks.

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  • Pri Kuklju

    Very old and very well visited inn "Pri Kuklj" at Velike Lasce.It is located in the centre of Velike Lasce, by the road towards Ribnica - Kocevje.You cant miss it

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Turjak Off The Beaten Path

  • Village of Rasica

    Primos Trubar (1508 - 1586) was a protestnat reformist, the founder and first superintendent of the Protestant Church in Slovenia, the consolidator of the Slovene language and the first Slovene writer.

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  • Village of Rasica

    Another renovated object in this complex. It used to be a steam saw.The whole complex looks great, The brook with some footbridges is streamming by, all around green meadows, trees - in short wonderful invirons..

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  • Village of Rasica

    This is the place where Primos Trubar was born. (1508 - 1586) He wrote the first Slovene books "Catechismus" and "Abecedarium" and published them in 1550Nowadays many cultural events are taking place here.

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Turjak Favorites

  • The house of "moliki"

    This was a kind of "home for the aged" (for the retired workers) Counts of Turjak took care of them by giving them food once a day. To express their thanks, the workers had to pray for their landlords. My grand grand father was one of them. He was blind and unable to do other kind of work.

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  • The lime - tree

    The castle has never had a park, but there were many paths used for walking. Some of them were used by the upper classes only.North from the castle, counts found shelter from the summer heat at the avenue planted with lime trees

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  • The entrance

    At the time I visited the castle, a great charity concert was performanced. And that's why those two spearmen are standing in front of the entrance to the castle yard.

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