Castle sights in Cerknica
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Just south of the village of Kozarišče (population 240), in the secluded Lož Valley (Loška Dolina) some 21km southeast of Cerknica, stands 16th-century Renaissance Snežnik Castle. Surrounded by a large and protected park, it is one of the loveliest and best-situated fortresses in Slovenia.
The entrance to the castle, formerly the property of the Schönburg-Waldenburg family, who used what they called Schneeberg as a summer residence and a hunting lodge until WWII, is through a double barbican with a drawbridge and moat. Unfortunately the castle is currently undergoing massive renovations and remains closed to the public.Snežnik Castle's isolation makes it tough to…