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Bogenšperk Castle, Litija

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Bogenšperk Castle (pronounced [ˈboːɡɛnʃpɛɾk]; Slovene: Grad Bogenšperk, German: Schloss Wagensperg) is a 16th-century castle located in the Municipality of Šmartno pri Litiji in central Slovenia. It is best known for its association with the 17th-century scientist and natural historian Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, a fellow of the Royal Society in London.

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  • Older visitors may have read “Blind Corner” by Dornford Yates. I think that he got some ideas for the thriller from a pre-1914 visit to this castle, for which he used the old name Wagensberg in the...  more »
  • This small, but cute castle stands on a little hill near city Litija. The castle was first mentioned in year 1533. It has a square floor plan. The castle has a medieval appearance. It has several...  more »
  • Bogensperk is a cute little castle, very well kept. It's clean, with gorgeous landscaping. You don't have to worry about crowds here, feel free to go there for a peaceful walk. They also do weddings.....  more »
  • Bogenšperk Castle is an excellent choice for marriage in the castle hall or under the canopy of the castle avenue. You can arrange a wedding celebration at Castle Tavern, which is also suitable for various celebrations. At the castle or. you can also have a picnic in his natural surroundings! You can rent the whole castle or castle premises for business events: seminars, conferences, presentations, banquets. A visit to Bogenšperk may be remembered by Valvasor's silver coin, a graphic print with a castle imprint, a miniature Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, castle brandy and herbal oils. Buy them at the castle shop. You can also visit Bogenšperk for various events, and you can include hiking trails and recreational activities on the circular treadmill in a stroll around the castle surroundings. The mighty Bogenšperk Castle near Šmartno pri Litiji at an altitude of 412 m. From this castle, the famous John Vajkard Valvasor looked around the province as early as the 17th century. There is a collection of costumes, a copper-print and alchemical magic collection and stylishly decorated castle rooms, such as Valvasor's study room with the original Valvasor's work of the Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (1689). In addition to individual tours, the castle offers groups animated tours with Baroness Anna Maximilo Valvasor and servant Jernej, as well as pedagogical programs.
  • Really beautiful castle with interesting information about copper printing of illustrations. Nice grounds and cafe.
  • An important piece of history for the Slovenian people that manages to stay family-friendly. The furniture inside the castle is not the original and it has been replaced with artifacts and expositions varying from a small exhibit of the local wildlife to the making of paper and historically important books and illustrations. The surroundings of the castle are also wonderful, especially on a nice weather. We enjoyed ourselves.
  • A small but beautiful Castle Bogešperk, a home place and working place of 17th-century scientist and natural historian Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, a fellow of the Royal Society in London. I came here on a trek from Litiji, you can follow the route visiting a few hilltops or go a more direct route via the road that leads directly up to the castle.
  • Awesome place, very friendly staff, great foods.

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