A little settlement of Žužemberk can be found to the southeast of Ljubljana in the Dinaric Alps. This place is home to one of the most scenic antique fortresses in entire Slovenia. The town on the Krka River was first mentioned in the mid-13th century manuscripts, while the castle itself dates further back. Once an important Roman road ran across this territory. Therefore, the contemporary settlement was set up around the castle and shared its name. The town was originally called Seisenberg, but locals decided to change its name to Žužemberk. Its location near the river determined the development of the water-powered industry in the 16–17th centuries. Now, there Žužemberk guests can find the ruins of the Slovenia’s oldest paper mills. The Krka River is known as one of the best locations for fishing and the only river to possess the tufa sediments around the entire country. Tufa waterfalls can be found right below the castle. However, this picturesque place is famous not only for its ancient architectural sites and for stunning nature. Each year, in the mid July, the Žužemberk Medieval Days Festival is held there. It is one of the greatest cultural events in Suha Krajina full of amazing art exhibitions, live music concerts and a variety of traditional dances and songs.