Samobor Castle
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Robin W. Food
Croatia223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The old town from the meadow at the foot of the hill on which it is located appears closer than it really is. However, the ascent to the ruins of the old castle is not too demanding, but be cautious if the ground is wet to avoid slipping and falling down the slope. I recommend the path starting from Vugrinščak, rather than the one next to the Church of St. Michael, as the latter is much steeper. If you have children in strollers, don't go up; if you have a playful child, don't go up; if you have a partner who is inactive and spends all day on their phone and computer, also don't attempt to visit the old town, as it could be a risky, even perilous adventure.
We didn't encounter anyone on the trail, nor in the old town, although considering that it's school holidays, I thought Samobor would be full of day-trippers from Zagreb today. But I overestimated my fellow citizens; luckily for us, they opted to go to Sljeme because the cable car is free these days. Supposedly, it's as crowded as an anthill on Medvednica these days, and there's an endless wait to get on the cable car.
So, we had the old town to ourselves, and that was a really good feeling. Only the monumental walls of the castle remain today, speaking of its former grandeur, and from them, you can imagine the old glory of the castle. The walls are preserved only in a small part, and it would definitely be necessary to invest more funds to prevent further decay of this heritage. During our stay, there was a strong wind, and the sounds it produced gave the impression that we were surrounded up here by something supernatural that would throw some stone from the walls at us at any moment. Fortunately, we had a cross, garlic, and pepper spray with us, so nothing went wrong, and we concluded that the local evil spirits are just plain cowards. With that realization, we cautiously descended the same path towards Samobor. In any case, this was a pleasant and unpretentious outing that I recommend to everyone.
Written 23 February 2024
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GLSA
Belfast, UK193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited on route from Slovenia to Zagreb, great little spot to visit, the castle, the town square, the Riverside all very picturesque
Written 14 September 2023
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Tania A
Newton Abbot, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Really wanted to show the ruins to my family, as been there myself few years ago. Enduring challenge but beautiful and absolutely breathtaking views, with Zagreb panorama on horizon. Lovely spring nature too. Highly recommended
Written 29 March 2022
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HelenONe
Lancaster, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We bought single bus tickets on the upper floor of the bus station (you pay on the bus on the way back) and it took 45mins to get to Samobor. Walk across the busy road and follow the spire of the church to get to the village. Walk up behind the church and once at the top follow the path into the woods on the right. The castle is about 20mins from here and is a great way to work up an appetite once you get back to the village. Lovely old 13th Century ruins and a walk of about an hour in total.
Written 27 February 2022
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Baross
Spikkestad, Norway1,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I could not leave Samobor with not beeing at this castle. I was going in a straight line up from city center early this day for seeing some chapels.

Didnt choose right way to the forrest for coming to Samobor Castle but after a little break in a cafe down. I started walk thru the city on the left side of river to I come to a kind of same point as the castle when I look up.

Found a sign there and had to guess because on my map it was not marked for going there. My choose was good but a little hard but I come direct up where I hoped to end.

Then I going around on the castle area and what is left of the walls of the castle.

Took a lot of photo and had it fantastic. There are no entry paying or info there up only what is left of walls.

This castle had been there since the year 1300 and I havent googling it yet. Only want to show my fantastic day there.
Written 7 November 2021
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Split walking tour
Split, Croatia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We arrived to Samobor by bicycles, and after a rest, we visited this castle! Just WOW!
It was a sunny day and we were in great company so this trip worth 10 stars :) you can feel some magic amongst those ruins :)
Written 27 February 2020
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Pen S
singapore51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You can get to Samobor from Zagreb by bus, around 45 mins. The bus can be taken from the main bus station. if you are in the centre of Zagreb, take the tram no. 6 to the bus station and switch to the bus. Decided to make the day trip as we were running out of things to do in Zagreb. Samobor is well known for creating the cream cake and it did not disappoint. It took us about half an hour to climb up the hill to get to the castle. To get to the point to make the ascent, we walked along the river. The climb up is not suitable for the elderly as there are loose stones abound and is an incline. The castle is an open air ruin and gave a panoramic view of Samobor. We were advised to take a different route back to the town and we did. It was a much gentler downhill path and being autumn, we enjoyed the lovely colours. Would strongly suggest this visit if there is time to spare.
Written 28 November 2019
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Edith G
Haifa, Israel457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We spent a few hours in Samobor today. It’s a lovely place to visit. The highlight was the hike up to the ruins of the castle. The way up is less than half an hour, not too difficult. Part of the way is steeper than the rest. The major difficulty is slipping when the path is wet. There are several trails to follow, not marked particularly well. There are enough people walking up and down to ask for directions.

It’s fun to roam around the ruins of the castle, wondering how they managed to build a three story edifice so high up. The views are lovely. A nice way to spend part of a day.
Written 13 October 2019
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PamD10
Seattle, WA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The hilltop ruins of Samobor Castle are extensive and fascinating. We really enjoyed exploring them.
Written 12 October 2019
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ArunUpadhyay
Dubai, United Arab Emirates264 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I probably picked a wrong day to visit the place.

It's a good 15 minutes walk and then 15 minutes hike from Samobor Museum. Hike is not that difficult but might be tough for not so active people.

Trail to the castle is lush green. There is a water fountain on the way. Water seems to be drinkable. Atleast I drank it with no issues.

Castle ruins are literally takenover by mother nature. Tress and plant are growing everywhere. It looks mesmerising.

During my visit to the castle, I seemed to be the only tourist there with 4 teenagers. They seemed like locals as all were carrying school backpacks. They asked me to leave as I moved towards the corner of the castle where they were sitting and enjoying their beers. When I ignored them, they threw a firecracker at me. It bursted with no harm to me. Obviously, I left after that.

Even if I ever go back there, I wont be going alone.
Written 9 September 2019
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