Krumperk Castle (Slovenia)

This private castle lies close to the Jable Castle. Frankly, it looks like it is about to fall apart.

It is not open to visitors, but the Krumperk Equestrian Club is hosted regularly on the meadow, sponsored by the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

360° tour

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Key facts (see wikipedia for more details):

Official Name: Grad Krumperk (Slovene) / Burg Kreutberg (German)

Status: Private, subject of a denationalization proceeding.

Parking: yes, in front of the castle

Next City: Ljubljana (10 min.)

Location: Gorjuša, near the town of Domžale

Age & History of Owners: It was originally built in the late 13th century by the noble Rabensbergs from Koprivnik (this castle is a ruin today, above the village of Sveta Trojica now, near Moravče in central Slovenia). The current building is from 1580. The Raubers rebuilt it after taking over Krumperk Castle from the Zellenperger line, who bought it in 1410. After World War II, its furnishings were taken away and the structure was converted into a Sanatorium for wounded military officers by the communist authorities. 1953 it was subdivided into apartment housing. In 1985 the estate was taken over by the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.

Side Fact: Ivan Sivec collected tales of the castle in his book “Jutro ob kresu” / “Morning beside the bonfire”.

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