Snežnik Castle

Lonely Planet review

Surrounded by a large and protected park, the recently restored 16th-century Renaissance Snežnik Castle is one of the loveliest and best-situated fortresses in Slovenia.

Entrance is through a double barbican with drawbridge and moat.The four floors are richly decorated with period furniture and portraits – the household inventory of the Schönburg-Waldenburg family, who bought the castle in 1853 and used it as a summer residence and hunting lodge until WWII.

The castle's isolation means you really need your own wheels to visit.