Otočec Castle

Perched on an islet in the middle of the emerald Krka River, Otočec Castle is Slovenia's only water castle, exuding an air of romance, medieval charm, and unparalleled beauty. It's a captivating fusion of nature, architecture, and history. Read more

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Otočec Castle, dating back to the 13th century, is one of Slovenia's most enchanting landmarks. The castle's location, surrounded by the pristine waters of the Krka River, makes it truly unique. The stone walls, gothic and renaissance elements, and the red-tiled roofs, against the backdrop of verdant forests, create an image reminiscent of fairytales.
Having undergone various renovations over centuries, the castle now serves as a luxury hotel, providing guests with an experience of royal living. The interiors are adorned with authentic medieval furnishings, while modern amenities ensure utmost comfort. The park surrounding the castle is a habitat for numerous bird species, making it a haven for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts.
The nearby Krka River is renowned for its biodiversity, tranquil spots, and opportunities for water activities. Whether you wish to paddle through its calm waters, indulge in gourmet cuisine at the castle's restaurant, or simply lose yourself in the mesmerizing surroundings, Otočec Castle offers an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Otočec Castle, with its picturesque setting, rich history, and nearby attractions, promises a trip that's both rejuvenating for the soul and invigorating for the senses.

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What to do in Otočec Castle

Krka River

Renowned for its scenic beauty and rich biodiversity, the river is perfect for kayaking, fishing, or simply enjoying a tranquil riverside walk.

Otočec Golf Course

Adjacent to the castle, this beautifully landscaped golf course provides a serene setting for enthusiasts of the sport.

Struga Castle

Located nearby, this historic castle boasts impressive architecture and a fascinating history.

Novo Mesto

A picturesque town close to Otočec, known for its historic churches, charming old town, and the mesmerizing bend of the Krka River.

Trška Gora Hill

A popular spot for hiking and panoramic views of the Dolenjska region.

Kostanjevica Monastery

An ancient monastery housing an impressive art gallery and the tombs of the last members of the French royal family.

Pleterje Charterhouse

A Carthusian monastery that stands as a testament to Gothic and Baroque architectural styles.

Gurman Shop

Located nearby, it offers traditional Slovenian culinary products and delicacies.

Krka National Park

Not to be confused with its Croatian counterpart, this park showcases Slovenia's beauty with its waterfalls, gorges, and rich flora and fauna.

Kostanjevica Cave

A natural wonder, this cave is adorned with spectacular stalactite formations and offers guided tours for visitors.

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In and around Otočec Castle

Otočec (1.47 km)

Imagine a castle nestled on an islet, surrounded by the tranquil flow of the Krka River. Otočec, in Slovenia, is that enchanting destination, painting a romantic picture straight out of a fairy tale.

Samobor (36.83 km)

At the foothills of the Samobor mountains, Samobor is a picturesque town known for its medieval charm, lush landscapes, and rich gastronomy. A blend of historical heritage and natural beauty, Samobor is Croatia's hidden gem, waiting to be discovered.

Celje (44.69 km)

Nestled within the verdant landscapes of Slovenia, Celje invites travelers to step back in time. As the third-largest city in Slovenia, it offers an intriguing blend of rich history, medieval wonders, and modern Slovenian culture.

Zagreb (57.44 km)

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is brimming with history and culture. Explore its baroque atmosphere, beautiful squares and parks, and let yourself be carried away by the picturesque streets full of cafes, galleries and local markets.

Ljubljana (61.54 km)

Ljubljana, the picturesque and calming capital of Slovenia, is known for its green atmosphere, Baroque and Art Nouveau architectural style and friendly inhabitants. Explore its historic streets and enjoy the view of the imposing castle.

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