The preserved Romanesque tower at Kamen Castle.

Kamen Castle

At the entrance to the Draga valley, standing atop a rocky promontory, are the picturesque ruins of a castle of the Counts of Lambergh.

A view of the tower from the peaks above the Draga valley.
Walking through the ruins of the castle

A centuries-old guardian of the cargo route stands in an elevated position, having a preserved Romanesque tower, and magnificent ruins of gothic and renaissance entrances. The famous tournament knight Gašper Lambergar lived in the castle, about whom the famous Slovenian folk song Pegam and Lambergar is sung.

 

A LOOK INTO THE PAST

The castle was built in the 12th century by the Counts of Ortenburg; later it was owned by the Counts of Celje, and from 1436 the Counts of Lambergh. The counts abandoned the castle in the 18th century when they moved to the more comfortable Katzenstein Mansion in the centre of the village.

 

The oldest part of the castle is the square Romanesque tower on the northwest part. Later a four-storey gothic residence was built opposite. Between them, in the 16th century a renaissance residence was built with an interior courtyard. The southern slopes beneath the castle were used as a terraced garden, whilst in the lower area there was a complex of agricultural buildings with a mill and sawmill.

 

In close proximity to Kamen Castle are two smaller archaeological sites. 

The Lambergh Trail theme path leads to the castle and the nearby archaeological sites.

 

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Every Friday in July & August

Take a tour of Kamen Castle in Begunje accompanied by a guide.

Kamen Castle
Kamen Castle and the Draga Valley

The Begunje area has a wealth of archaeological sites. Follow the Lamberg Trail to discover them, the focal point of which are the ruins of Kamen Castle.

The parkour archery course is open year-round
A unique experience in the midst of nature

Set off on an adventure with a bow and arrow! The parkour archery course, in the Draga valley, is suitable for beginners and experienced archers, and has 30 model forest animals targets.

Hiking in the Draga Valley
A tranquil valley at the foothills of the Karavanke mountains

Besides the Draga stream a green valley winds it way to the foothills of the Karavanke.

Lipnica Castle above the Lipnica valley
The ruins of a castle with a view

On the slopes above the Lipnica valley the ruins of Lipnica Castle offer views across green hills to the Julian Alps.

 

Coming Soon

 

Šivec House Art Gallery, untill 13th April

An exhibition of paintings by the renowned Slovenian artist Klavdij Tutta.

12.04.2019 00:00
Radovljica, April

The biggest chocolate event and the most attractive culinary show in Slovenia.

12.04.2019 19:00
Begunje na Gorenjskem

An evening dedicated to Avsenik's music, Slovenian cuisine, folk dance and customs and Gorenjska national costume.

01.06.2019 12:00
A festival of craft beer, food, music and socialising.

An entirely new festival is coming to Radovljica. The Craft Beer Festival will feature Slovenian craft beer brewers and will take place in the town park in close proximity to the old town centre.

 

News & Blog

 

Cultural venues in the Radovljica area

Written by Kaja Beton, February 2019

 

In the month when Slovenia celebrates Prešeren Day - a cultural public holiday – we have prepared a list of a range of places that particularly strive for the preservation and presentation of Slovenian culture.

12 Family Friendly Events in Radovljica

written by Rebecca Svetina, february 2019

 

Get out your planners, set a reminder, and mark your calendars! This is not a sleepy town – Radovljica is buzzing with activity. Don’t miss these 12 family-friendly events this year.

10.03.2019 10:28
5 reasons that will make you choose Radovljica

Written by Adele in Slovenia, March 2019

 

When I first came to Slovenia on holiday in 2006, I cycled alongside the Sava river from Bled to Radovljica and as soon as I rode into the beautiful old town centre, it was love at first sight!

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10.01.2019 08:27
The dates for this year's biggest events are now available
08.01.2019 13:02
A new attraction in Radovljica's old town centre
27.11.2018 07:54
A variety of events and magical decoration
23.11.2018 13:59
Five Radol'ca food and drink establishments included
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