Record Ljubljana Castle
The Ljubljana Castle has been visited by a record number of 1,129,049 people in 2014, and a few other records were broken as well. The Castle has prepared a varied programme in 2015 as well.
Last year was very successful for the Ljubljana Castle. The crossing counters have detected 1,129,049 visitors (previous year: 1,016,829), and on 9 August 2014 they have recorded the highest number of visitors per day – 9,170 visitors. The Castle funicular has taken aboard 2,132,694 passengers since its beginnings – the end of December in 2006 (the two-millionth passenger was recorded on 15 August 2014). The funicular rides in 2014 have increased by 16.20 % with 318,009 visitors considering the last year numbers. The funicular also recorded the highest number of visitors per day – it has transported 2,670 passengers on 16 August 2014. The ratio of local and foreign visitors is equal by the statistics of those who purchase the ticket. Foreign visitors are mostly from Great Britain, Italy, Germany, the United States of America and France.
he opening of the Puppet Museum at the Ljubljana Castle is predicted in the first half of the year. The Museum will hold a comprehensive display of the hundred year heritage and history of the Slovenia puppetry, and will be an important addition to the museum and exhibition programme and a supplement to the four permanent placements at the Ljubljana Castle.
The local and foreign visitors will also be offered new experiences at the castle shop “Experience2go”, as unique pieces of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs for children and other will be designed especially for the Ljubljana Castle by the Slovenian designers and made in Slovenia.
Another planed addition is an audio-guiding system to enable visitors an easier method to explore the castle and its numerous interesting tales, which will be available in several languages.
Source: Mestna občina Ljubljana