Strmol Castle is located at the foot of Dvorjanski hrib (“Mansion Hill”) near Češnjevek, Grad and Cerklje na Gorenjskem. Named after its builders, the knights of Strmol, it is notable as one of the few castles in Slovenia to retain a Slovenian name throughout its history. It currently serves as one of the protocol buildings of the Republic of Slovenia.
In 1936, the castle and the estate were bought by industrialist Rado Hribar (son of Dragotin Hribar). Another interesting bit of Strmol history is the crocodile, Ms Hribar’s pet, which bit the master while they bathed together. Today, he kindly welcomes visitors at the entrance.
Strmol Castle is one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in Slovenia serves as a boutique accommodation and event venue. The rooms are furnished with original pieces belonging to the pre-war area and make your stay here an exceptional experience.
The castle is surrounded by a park established in the late 17th century. It originally encompassed an orchard on the slope below the castle, and four fishponds on the plain below that, with a walking path with benches leading from the castle. The layout has not changed significantly, though only one of the ponds remains. The current arrangement includes an access path, which ascends the slope toward a square walled courtyard behind the castle. The wall is decorated with baroque female figures and putti by Angelo Putta Pozzi, originally from the garden of the defunct Zalog (Wartenberg) manor by Moravče but relocated here in the 1960s along with his Atlas statues at the northern entrance steps. On the opposite side of the courtyard, the path descends toward a nearby road. Between the access paths, there is an informal park with an artificial lake and non-native trees.
Strmol Castle is located under Ski resort Krvavec, near is also Ljubljanas airport. Its location makes it ideal for guests who want privacy, peace and relaxation at the same time.