CULTURE AND ARTS
RADOVLJICA – The town of Linhart, the Beekeeping Museum, Sivec House
Distance from the hotel: 3.5 km
The centre of Radovljica is full of old buildings from the 15th and the 16th centuries, among them being Sivec House (from the 16th century) which hosts a gallery and a wedding hall. Opposite Sivec House there is the baroque Manor with the Beekeeping Museum. The Gothic Parish Church of St Peter is also worth visiting.
BEGUNJE – The Avsenik Gallery, Kamen Castle, the Hostage Museum
Distance from the hotel: 2 km
Begunje is a village in the municipality of Radovljica. 12th century Kamen Castle is just outside the village and 16th century KATZENSTEIN Mansion in the centre of the village. The mansion was used as a prison by the Gestapo during the Second World War. The castle used to belong to the Lambergh family. On the hill behind Begunje there is St Peter's church from the 16th century. During the time of Turkish invasions the locals used to lit fire on the hill to signal the danger.
VRBA – Preseren's birth house
Distance from the hotel: 8.5 km
Slovenia's most important poet was born in Vrba in 1800. His renovated birth house hosts a gallery showing most important features of Preseren's life and work. While there, visit also the Gothic church of St Mark.
KROPA – the nest of blacksmithing
Distance from the hotel: 11 km
Kropa is a picturesque little village famous for mining iron ore and producing decorative wrought iron. Their products can be seen at the Blacksmith Museum.
BLED – Bled island, Bled Castle
Distance from the hotel: 7 km
Bled, with its surroundings, is one of the most picturesque and popular alpine resorts. The castle museum dating back to the year 1004 and 17th century church on the island (which is the only natural island in Slovenia) are only the beginning of your trip. There are so many attractive sights to be visited, including several galleries and cultural events.
BREZJE – The Basilica
Distance from the hotel: 5.5 km
The Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Queen of the Slovenes is only about 5 km from the hotel. It has been a centre of pilgrimage since 1863 when several miraculous healings happened. So far the basilica has been visited by more than 14 million believers from all over the world.
Distance from the hotel. 3.5 km
The castle stands just outside Begunje. It was built in the 12th century and had many owners in the past, the most famous being the Lambergh family who lived there from the 15th – 17th centuries. The remains of the castle expect you with a well-kept Roman tower.
ST PETER'S CHURCH
Distance from the hotel: 4.5 km
The church on the hill is one of the most interesting sights of church architecture and painting in Gorenjska. The view from the hill is astonishing and the best way to visit the church is on foot (about 50 minutes). It is suitable for children as well.
THE AVSENIK MUSEUM
Distance from the hotel: 2.5 km
The museum is located in the centre of Begunje, next to the Gostilna Avsenik. Slavko Avsenik and his brother Vilko are the icons of Slovenian mainstream oberkrainer music. The museum represents the history and development of the Avsenik Brothers Ensemble and their music which is known all around the world.
The GINGERBREAD MUSEUM
Distance from the hotel: 3.5 km
In the cellar of the Lectar there is the Gingerbread Museum. It demonstrates the production of gingerbread and honey dough hearts. Their first workshop was established in 1766 and in 1822 they opened a pub. The workshop as we see it today was newly opened in 2006 but the equipment and the tools are original.
Please contact the reception of the hotel to get up to date information about performances, cinema, opera & ballet, exhibitions and other cultural events.
T: +386 8 200 5000