at one of Slovenia’s most beautiful Castles
tour with the Countess
WITH COUNTESS GRETA
Meet Countess Greta
An hour in noble company!
This is a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful Snežnik Castle gardens & park in the company of Countess Greta
Exclusive grand walking tourYou are warmly invited to join the Countess on her exclusive grand walking tour of the castle grounds. You will smell rare snow roses and lime tree flowers, treat your eyes to the infinity of different shades of green and walk the lines of ancient mighty trees in the castle park.
Tea time with countess GretaAn unforgettable treat. Sipping afternoon tea with the Countess, try her favourite dessert and hear her stories, all in the embrace of Slovenian Karst nature.
Picnic with the CountessTaste some delights snacks of local Slovenian cuisine in the company of Countess Greta! Explore the charms of Snežnik Castle park and find a quiet corner of the gardens to sit on a picnic blanket and enjoy a “wild” food tasting, with snacks prepared from edible forest plants!
INVITE GRETA TO YOUR EVENTWhy not invite the Countess to visit you at your place! As a keen Socialite she will beautify and bring colour and elegance to your event or party and share her interesting stories with all!
RARE SNOW ROSESThe Countess can also take you to discover secret corners of this huge Inner Karst forest region, telling you stories and legends along the way from her own experiences of growing up in this peaceful Green paradise.
Learn about and explore the mysterious disappearing lakes and the stunning Green Karst limestone rocky landscapes.. This is the only remaining megaforest in Europe where Brown bears, Lynx AND Wolves still roam together, alongside dormice!
Find numerous varieties of wild orchid, butterflies, tree-lined avenues and extensive forests. Discover local heritage and tradition. All this and much more!
Who is Countess Greta?
Countess Greta was born Margareta Schollmayer, who lived and worked in this beautiful southern part of Slovenia around 1900 and was the daughter of Henrik Schollmayer, manager of the Snežnik Castle estate, himself a keen castle chronicler and historian.
With a deep love for the castle, Margareta took the title of Countess and ran an exclusive school for Young Ladies in a nearby Manor house.
She took a huge interest in the history of Sneznik castle, editing her father’s notes
and also became friends with the famous Slovenian poet Oton Župančič.
Explore with Countess Greta
Learn about local legends
By the shores of the mysterious Cerknica disappearing lake, in the shadow of the mighty snow covered Snežnik mountain and on the edge of the oldest forest in Europe, you will find a secret Renaissance castle, also called “Sneznik” and built as a luxury fairy tale hunting lodge.
Countess Greta will be waiting for you by the drawbridge to show you around.
You are warmly invited to join the Countess on her exclusive grand walking tour of the castle grounds.
You will smell rare snow roses and lime tree flowers, treat your eyes to the infinity of different shades of green and walk the lines of ancient mighty trees in the castle park.
I love domestic and local things, as long as they are in Green nature..
Guided tours in south Slovenia
Just a few of the little Green Gems close to my place:
- The old “English Garden Park” at Snežnik Castle
- Loška Dolina Valley – the home of the “Green Heart Walk”
- Bloke – birthplace of European skiing
Babno Polje – the coldest village in Slovenia, but lovely and warm in the summer.