Over 478 hectares of woods, parks, promenades and fish ponds of the Brdo estate offer a rare and therefore all the more powerful sight into the far past harmoniously mixing with modernity. With its castle defence walls and impeccable park areas, the Brdo estate is a treasure of Carniola’s aristocratic history, which is still kept alive today by protocol events and meetings of statesmen. Seventy-two hectares of faultles-sly arranged park areas are enriched by the magnificent Brdo Castle which possesses a famous beehive, winery and orangery. A walk through the park, which due to rich flora and fauna is an experience in itself (according to the current 5-year records 1,111 different animal species and 968 diffe-rent plants have been documented, among them also 10 new species in Slovenia), and among other things also enables you to see a valuable sculpture collection. At Brdo it is also possible to enjoy a ride, a drive in a carriage or a sleigh ride. All this is enabled by a modern equestrian and tourism centre. A hippodrome built in 1977 today serves a double function. The hippodrome and its surroundings serve as an exercise area for golf fans, offering a short and long course and putting green. On your walk through Brdo you will also notice the three straw-covered local kozolce (freestanding vertical drying racks) - one by the hotel Kokra and two at the hippodrome. All three have been recently reconstructed and are now an enrichment to Brdo’s scenery.
Points of distinction : The price of a guided tour is 2 EUR per person, entrance fee for individual visits is 2.50 EUR per person.
GPS Northing (N) : 46,268
GPS Easting (E) : 14,3853