Stories and wine through history

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Štanjel and indulge in the genuine wines of the castle's wine shop

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The legends and stories of Štanjel come alive best in the company of the locals and with a glass of Karst wine.

At the Štanjel Castle Wine Shop, we will make a toast with premium wine, to which the Karst soil lends a tantalising flavour and edge.

Then the guide will unveil the secrets of the stone alleys and courtyards where the millennia-old stories of the Karst are tossed about by the Bora wind. We will walk past the Karst House, one of the oldest houses in Štanjel, which tells the story of the life of the local people in harmony with stone, the Bora wind and smoke trees. We will climb up to the Gledanica Archaeological Park, which served as an observation post of the lively activity of the settlement as long ago as in the Iron Age.

A special surprise is the advanced water supply system that ensured Štanjel’s drinking water supply in the past. This engineering feat is also the work of the outstanding architect and urban planner Maks Fabiani. The final stop is the terrace of Štanjel – the Ferrari Garden, which Fabiani put on the European map of architectural excellence in the 1920s and 1930s as part of the renovation of Villa Ferrari.

Timetable every day of the year by prior arrangement
Duration 120 minutes
Starting point Štanjel Castle Visitor Centre
Language Slovenian, English, Italian, German
Number of persons 6–45
Price list €17/person
Additional conditions Reservation: 24h before the date of the experience
Cancellation: 24h before the date of the experience
In case of bad weather (rain), the organiser reserves the right to cancel the experience.

What’s included?

  • A tour of the medieval settlement with Štanjel Castle.
  • A walk to the Karst House, one of the oldest houses in Štanjel.
  • A visit to the Ferrari Garden, the work of architect Maks Fabiani, which is considered to be the most beautiful park arrangement in Slovenia from the period between the two wars.
  • A visit to the Gledanica Archaeological Park, offering views at all four points of the compass. 
  • Wine tasting at the Štanjel Castle Wine Shop and 10% discount on purchases of wines.

Possibility of additional prosciutto tasting at the Grajžarjeva marenda snack bar.

Plan your day in Štanjel

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Štanjel Castle Visitor Centre
Štanjel 1a, 6222 Štanjel (Show on map)
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