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Bogensperk Castle

Bogenshperk 5 | Smartno pri Litiji, Litija 1275, Slovenia
+386 1 898 76 64
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We visited the castle this summer and take an English tour in and around. It was fun eve for... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Tan C
Litija, Slovenia
What a nice castle

It takes some effort to reach Bogensperk, but you are rewarded by a quite nice castle and a... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Sandro C
Casorezzo, Italy
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The Renaissance Bogenšperk Castle was built at the beginning of the sixteenth century by the Wagen family - who gave the castle its name - Wagensperg. The castle changed several owners before it was bought by Janez Vajkard Valvasor and his wife. Valvasor gradually turned the castle into a cultural and science centre boasting a print studio and a rich library. This golden period lasted until 1692.Bogenšperk castle is today a major Slovenian cultural landmark, with a museum based on the life and work of Janez Vajkard Valvasor. One can take a stroll trough the castle park, opt for a exercise on the castle track or enjoy at the castle inn Krčma.
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Bogenshperk 5 | Smartno pri Litiji, Litija 1275, Slovenia
+386 1 898 76 64
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited the castle this summer and take an English tour in and around. It was fun eve for younger children. The exibition is quite interesting. We just missed the place to chill down vith some coffee or cake. Befor you visit check the openning...More

Thank Tan C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It takes some effort to reach Bogensperk, but you are rewarded by a quite nice castle and a romantic small park. Visiting the site is recommended particularly for those interested in the life of Janez Valvasor.

Thank Sandro C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We took a tour with the guide provided by the castle. Surprisingly, this young lad knew a lot! He was very detailed with the facts and was eager to answer any questions provided by the group. His English was exceptional and his knowledge of the...More

Thank Kaja C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Bogensperk is c 50 mins drive east of Ljubljana or train to Litija plus short taxi ride. Fans of Gilbert White must go, as 17th cent. Valvasor who lived there published 15 volumes about Slovenian landscape, peoples and cultures. He printed them himself; produced detailed...More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We headed for Bogensperk from Ljubljana- in itself a lovely drive. We had checked on the website that the castle was open. It was but despite the lovely sunshine, we were the only visitors to the castle itself. As a consequence just be warned if...More

Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This historic castle is a few miles outside Litija, Slovenia. We participated in a tour led by a young man, obviously a history major or history graduate, who provided amazing details about the castle, and particularly its most famous inhabitant, Janez Valvasor (approx. 1667-1687). He...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Valvasor is a popular person in Slovenia. He travelled around in 17. Century and described all castles, towns and monasteries of Slovenia. He published books and lived and worked in Bogenšperk. He had huge library and a small printing office there. It is nice, rebuilt...More

1  Thank Miha P
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This features prominently in some travel guides, but appears not to get that many visitors. Nevertheless, it is well worth seeking out and visiting. A Renaissance castle built in the early 16th century, it contains a series of themed rooms on several floors: copper engraving...More

Thank BloomfieldTripper
Reviewed 21 July 2015

I'm visiting it occasionally since 1981. They are improving the offer and guiding. You can just visit a castle, have a drink or arrange to get married there, or talk to herb specialist or learn about Valvasor, a former owner who was honorary member of...More

1  Thank GregorZKC
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Although this castle is more or less in the middle of nowhere, it is worth the drive. It is renovated and the are around the building is well kept. If you decide to go on a tour inside the castle (it is only 3€), it...More

2  Thank ababep
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