A UNIQUE MUSEUM
The origins of the Snežnik Castle reach back to the times of the Aquileian patriarchs who were its first known owners between the 10th and 11th centuries. It was built on a rock ledge alongside the foothills of the Snežnik forests with the intention of protecting important commerce paths which once connected Kranj with Istria and Kvarner. The Snežnik Castle is a unique museum depicting the residential culture of the 19th century and is one of the few castles in Slovenia that can boast of original furnishings. The castle is managed by the National Museum of Slovenia.
Following an extensive three-year restoration, the castle once again shines in all its glory, bearing witness to the rich history and lives of the former inhabitants. In the castle’s interior, one can view the originally furnished daily salons, bedrooms of family members, guest rooms, two dining rooms, a music room, an evening salon, the castle library, servant quarters, castle cellar and Egyptian room which ranks as an ambient novelty. In addition to the furniture, works of art, books, ceramic stoves, lamps, carpets, numerous useful and decorative objects and a beautiful collection of hunting trophies from the period of the last owners are also located in the castle. Cultural events and civil wedding services are also held at the castle in addition to activities of the museum.