Rihemberk Castle in Branik
Rihemberk Castle is one of the most picturesque castles in the country, and a monument of national importance, which has preserved its medieval architecture. The castle guards stories from the past centuries, which reflected on the places and people in this part of Europe. Construction of the castle began back in the 13th century, on the site of a much older prehistoric fortified village (1600–700 BC). It was first mentioned in 1230 – in connection with its first owners, Lords of Rihemberk, who gave the name to the castle and the settlement below it.
In addition to its outstanding cultural and historical significance, the castle stands out also for being an important shelter to many endangered species of bats. These mysterious small nocturnal animals are completely harmless to people. They have chosen the abandoned castle's basements and towers for their home. The whole castle area is included in the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.
Kobjeglava Restaurant in Štanjel
Kobjeglava Restaurant is located in the Karst Region and thus offers elegance, intimacy, as well as informality and a wonderful time. They serve traditional cuisine with a touch of innovation, with special attention to tastes, details and presentation. The inn receives groups of all sizes. The owners have a restaurant in the village of Kobjeglava and a café at the Štanjel castle yard.
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Spend a few days in the embrace of the Karst region and see how beautiful this part of Slovenia is.
Mother Nature has shaped the Karst over time and gave it many natural sights that the local people still preserve and nurture every day.
The landscape has many grooves, ravines, “stone” mushrooms ... All these larger and smaller shapes of the karst surface are made of limestone. Mother Nature has shaped it with its phenomena such as rain, wind, sun, etc.
The landscape is undulating due to valleys, karst depressions and sinkholes, which give the landscape its diversity and variety. The underground is also varied, which is reflected in many karst caves that were formed by sinking water. The caves are rich in various sigma formations, and they also contain rock forms and sediments (especially cave clay).
We can say that the diversity of the karst landscape is also reflected in the people who have lived here for centuries. They are friendly, warm and hospitable. At the same time, they have amassed their piece of land here through the history of time.
And the plants in the karst landscape have the colors that caress our eyes.