At one of the most beautiful castles in Slovenia, you can see museum collections that tell about life in the castle with a special focus on the work of the famous Carniolan polyhistor Janez Vajkard Valvasor (1641–1693). Over the centuries, many stories were created behind these castle walls, which continue to inspire visitors. The castle was not only a home to the noblemen, but was also once one of the most important scientific centres in Slovenia. This is where Valvasor created the first museum collections in our land and wrote several books, including the monumental Glory of the Duchy of Carniola, and Duchess Maria of Mecklenburg Schwerin kept a vast collection of archaeological items of invaluable cultural and historical value in the castle premises. Bogenšperk is one of the more recent castles in Slovenia and it was not built for defensive purposes. Instead, it was built at a time when castles were losing their military role and gradually turning into comfortable aristocratic residences. It was named after its owners, the Wagen family – Wagensberg (Wagen mountain) – and this is also the origin of the Slovenian name Bogenšperk.
Grad Bogenšperk Bogenšperk 5 1275 Šmartno pri Litiji t: 01 89 87 664
Kulinarična ponudba Krčma na gradu Bogenšperk Bogenšperk 5 1275 Šmartno pri Litiji t: 041 392 295