Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
Heritage Tours from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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Turjak Castle Rašice river sinkhole  
address Turjak Castle, 1311 Turjak
telephone 01 788 12 40
gsm 041 489 868
location Turjak
visiting hours Sunday: 14-16; by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Lokostrelski klub Turjak, Marjan Kastelic
length of tour guided tour: 45 min
entrance fee adults, pensioners: 400 SIT; children, students: 300 SIT
local guide maximum number of participants: 30-60
length of tour: 45 min
languages: Slovenia
other: brochures in English and German
souvenirs, shopping kiosk at castle
restaurants Okrepčevalnica Rozamunda, 500 m, 36 + 34 garden seats
Gostilna Pri Kuklju, 5 km, 50 seats
picnic area yes
excursion possibilities Bajdinški Waterfalls, Turjak cemetery with graves of Auersperg counts, Church of Sv. Ahac
bus parking 500 m
parking for automobiles yes
access for invalids partial visit possible
toilets equipped for invalids yes


Turjak Castle was originally built by Konrad von Auersperg in the 11th century and was demolished and rebuilt numerous times. In the castle, there is a particularly interesting (recently renovated) Protestant and later Catholic chapel that has the character of a public church, and an ancient linden tree grows exuberantly in front of the castle. Numerous archery tournaments and, once a year, Medieval Days with a tournament of knights and a medieval market are held at the castle.
address Zdenska vas 51, 1312 Videm-Dobrepolje
telephone 01 780 71 51
season year round
visiting hours every day by prior arrangement
group reservations yes
reservations contact Jože Zrnec
length of tour 1 hour
entrance fee yes
local guide number of participants: 50
length of tour: 1 hour
languages: Slo
restaurants Okrepčevalnica Pri Zori, 80 seats
Gostilna Brdavs 120 seats, bus groups by prior arrangement
picnic area yes
excursion possibilities Parish Church of Sv. Križ in Videm, Church of Sv. Florijan with Baroque altars, Rašica River sinkhole, Podpeška Cave in Podpeč
special features largest linden grove in Slovenia
bus parking yes
parking for automobiles yes
From the Church of Sv. Anton, which is adorned by frescoes of Štefan Šubic from 1860, a wonderful view opens of the fertile Dobrepolje valley. Beside the church grows the largest linden grove in Slovenia, whose trees were planted here five hundred years ago. In nearby Videm, several sculptures by France and Tone Kralj stand in the open beside the parish church of Sv. Križ. The Rašica River disappears into a sinkhole beside Ponikve, which also boasts the Church of Sv. Florijan with its remarkable Baroque altars from the 17th century.