For a complete experience, go to the remote part of Slovenia in the Posavje region, where you will be taken on a guided tour in the peaceful surroundings of a mighty castle, put on an apron in the spirit of the Trappist heritage and make chocolate treats, visit the first Peninoteka in Slovenia in the company of a sommelier and in the end, indulge yourself in the gastronomic pampering of the top team of the A3 Restaurant.
Rajhenburg Castle is one of the most important monuments of medieval culture in Slovenia. In the 12th century, it was built by the Archdiocese of Salzburg and placed under the administration of the ministerials, which were named after the castle – Reichenburg. After the extinction of the family, many owners added new elements to the building and gradually gave it its present appearance. In 1881, Rajhenburg was bought by Trappist monks and converted into a monastery, and in 1941, the German occupation authorities established a camp for the expulsion of Slovenes in the castle and its buildings. Since 1968, it has mainly been dedicated to museum and event activities. After a comprehensive renovation in the period 2011-2012, the castle was managed by the Kulturni dom Krško.Today, Rajhenburg Castle offers a glimpse into the past, which is perfectly complemented by a superb gastronomic offer.
10:00-12:00 Castle guides will take you on a guided tour of the Rajhenburg Castle and, through the exhibition, present you in detail the life and work of the Trappists, who, among other things, produced chocolate, liqueurs, wine and the first sparkling wine at the castle and brought enormous economic development to the place.
12.00-13.00 An experienced sommelier will introduce you to the best sparkling wines, of Posavje, which have won national and international awards, in the castle cellar – Peninoteia. The winemakers join the Okusi Posavja brand and, with the included sparkling wines, want to emphasize the ‘terroir’ and the specialty of the area to produce premium sparkling wines.
13.00-15.00 Lunch at Restaurant A3 with four courses and wine accompaniment will inspire you because of their story, which gives priority to fresh, local ingredients, especially their own fish farm with freshwater fish. Their slogan is – experience the flavors – and you will definitely enjoy them.
15:00-17:00 The Kunej family, which has been reviving the Trappist heritage for years by making chocolate and chocolate wine, will actively involve you in the workshop of making chocolate pralines. You can take a package of chocolates as a souvenir.
21:00 – overnight stay – HOTEL AND RESTAURANT TRI LUČKE – AN OASIS AMONG WINE VINEYARDSTri Lučke is an oasis of peace in the middle of beautiful vineyards! They impress with homely flavors in a modern way, wonderful ambience and hospitable staff.
8:00-9:00 Excellent local breakfast at the Tri Lučke Restaurant
9.00-11.00 A cycling tour with e-bikes in the surrounding hills of Sremič
11.00-13.00 Swimming in the pool of the Hotel tri Lučke, which offers a wonderful view of the town of Krško
13.00-15.00 Lunch at Tri Lučke Restaurant – experience homely flavors that will impress you with their simplicity and directness. Chef Andrej Krenker will create them for you, combining experience, knowledge and just the right amount of youthful openness to new creative approaches.
July 2023 A mix of Culture & Gastronomy at Rajhenburg Castle Day 1We drive south from Sentjur along a scenic and very winding road. As you approach Brestanica you see Castle Rajhenburg rising majestically on a hill overlooking the river Sava below. We are met...