An authentic experience of the city and its history
This authentically renovated room with a 17th-century ceiling and the oldest wall paintings in the building offers a splendid view of the Ljubljana Castle and the green river. The room reminisces of the quaint medieval ritual of dunking cheating bakers in the Ljubljanica, which took place right under the room’s windows. A curious rocking chair in the room is another reminder of those days.
The room has a bright, spacious bathroom.
A peek into history …
Dunking of cheating bakers in the Ljubljanica River
Back in the Middle Ages a city bakery stood on the opposite bank of the Ljubljanica, on the spot known as Pod Trančo (meaning under the city jail), where the city bakers sold their bread. In those days, the price of bread was always the same. When grain prices were high, the loaves got smaller, but the price remained the same. Market inspectors were there every week to check that the weight of the loaves was correct.
If they discovered that a baker sold loaves that were too light, they imposed a fine. The second time around the same baker was forced to sit several hours in a pillory in front of the bakery. If he still didn’t learn his lesson he was put in a special cage and dunked in the Ljubljanica from the Cobblers’ Bridge.