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Brdo pri Kranju

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Brdo pri Kranju, estate with over 500 years history

Brdo pri Kranju
"Official" photography sessions are 50 € per group, so be careful with your cameras.
Admission to the park is 4 € per person.
Guided tour are by appointment only.
Admission to the Park and Castle is 8 € - visits of the castle is by appointment only.

Brdo pri Kranju, the Brdo estate near Kranj, is a very beautiful 488 hectares of wood, park, castle and hotel with over 500 years of history. A destination of choice for a wedding, day out in a family, romantic date, photo session (especially wedding and engagement) or simply to enjoy a great day outside.

 

The Brdo park has manicured land, cutout bushes, and enchanting walking paths. There are two artificial lakes with ducks and swans surrounded by nice wooden benches.

 

The castle Brdo is inside the park. The view from its terrace is nice: you can admire the high maintenance land of Brdo. On the terrace, there is a set of the water fountain.

 


  • In 1446, the mansion had been built and owned by the nobility line of the knight of the Egkh.
  • In 1630, Jurij Brdski (Georg Egkh) fortified the mansion into a castle and named it after his family: Castle Brdo.
  • Later on, the noble families of Schrattenbach and Gallenberg gathered the current estate together by the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th century.
  • In 1753, the whole estate of Brdo was bought by Michelangelo Zois. His sons, Sigismund and Karl, developed the estate to his current glory. Karl was a successful botanist, he planted various species of plants and carefully designed the park Brdo.
  • In 1929, most of Brdo was sold to Franc Dolenc and Stanko Heinrihar. They renovated the castle but sold the whole estate in 1935.
  • From 1935 to 1941, the estate was owned by Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and his wife Olga (the Karađorđević) and made Brdo one of the most beautiful and coveted home in Yugoslavia.
  • In 1947, the estate became the residence of the Republic President: Josip Broz Tito.
  • In 1961, president Tito transferred the ownership of the estate of Brdo to the Republic of Slovenia.

 

On the estate of Brdo, with an appointment and extra fees, you can organize a private picnic session, a horse carriage ride through the park or a romantic boating date, horse riding on Lipizzaners, play golf, hunting, and sports fishing or take a walk through history with Baron Zois.

Opening hours

All year around, from dawn till dusk, unless there's a special event.

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