Rakičan Mansion combines tradition, culture and history with new, modern elements. The Rakičan Mansion Research and Education Center contributes significantly to tourism, education, research, culture and awareness in the region.
Once the main royal road - via regna - ran through the settlement of Rakičan. According to written sources, in 1431 there was a military base here, which served to ward off Turkish incursions. The present castle has its origins in that defense effort. In the 17th
century, the miltary base became an economic and commercial center, where wines, fruits, crystal, textiles and other goods changed hands. Gradually, the castle then was converted into the baroque mansion that one can visit today.
The estate covers 1,200 hectares of forests and fields, including a park of about 10 hectares. Numerous paths wind through the park, leading to the chapel and the crypt built in 1880. At the end of the 19th century, the owner of the castle was Countess Georgina Batthyany, who married the Austrian Count Saint Juliene Wallsee. The last administrator of the castle was Friderik Wallsee.
After World War II, a retirement home was set up in the mansion, later also apartments, art studios and the archives of the Murska Sobota administration. Since 2003, the building houses the RIS Rakičan Mansion Research and Education Center, which since May 2015 is also the administrator of the palace and all the facilities and land that are connected to it.
The gallery offers space for contemporary art exhibitions by local and foreign artists. It is located in a room between the first and second floor and with its roughness and robustness exudes a very special atmosphere . The gallery opened its doors in May 2015 for the first time. During an exhibition, the gallery is open every work day from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Information about current exhibitions can be found on our Facebook page or website.
In the middle of the castle park, which covers an area of 10 hectares, lies a small chapel built in 1880. The park offers many opportunities for sports and relaxation. Numerous paths invite one to relax and dream. The park has equipment for Disc Golf and a volleyball net. The pleasant shade of the castle park is a magnet for children, where playground equipment is available for different age groups. The castle park and meadow also offer a unique location for unforgettable parties and celebrations.
A fairytale wedding
The romantic ambience of the Rakičan Castle with its historical arcades, handsome castle hall and spacious castle meadow appeals to all the senses and makes your wedding day unforgettable. The celebration can take place outdoors or in one of the halls, which can accommodate both, smaller and larger groups.
Seminars and international scientific conferences
Rakičan Mansion has three lecture halls for up to a max. of 80 people and two larger rooms on the ground floor which can accommodate 100 to 200 people each. The Rakičan Mansion Research and Education Center annually organizes three international scientific conferences: Ecology for a Better Tomorrow, Challenges and Problems of Modern Society, and Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health.
The halls can be hired for lectures, seminars, business forums, conferences and other events.
Equestrian and Carriage Center
The equestrian center offers individual riding courses, therapeutic riding, pony and terrain riding, as well as carriage rides. At the Carriage Adventure-Center, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of carriages, where history and modern trends meet each other.
Overnight Stays at the Mansion
Mansion Rakičan has more than 50 beds. The affordable rooms will appeal to families with children, as well as business travelers. The rooms are especially suitable for larger groups.
Café and Restaurant
The café and restaurant offer a historic atmosphere. The conservatory connects the café and restaurant with the new modern terrace, from where guests can enjoy a view of the castle horses and the castle park. In the restaurant, tasty local dishes are prepared for groups that will satisfy even the most discerning guest.
Events for all the Senses
Numerous events, including cultural and culinary festivals offer excellent local cuisine and music in the unique castle ambience. Also the castle market with home-made products and traditional crafts and other events, such as the traditional witch dance at the end of October, round out the extensive offer of Rakičan Manison.
Contact & Info
RIS Dvorec Rakičan
Lendavska ulica 28, Rakičan
9000 Murska Sobota
Phone: +386 (0)2 535 18 96
PTIC (Tourist Information Center)
Phone: + 386(0) 2 535 18 91
(Reservations for accommodation, seminar rooms and castle tours)
Dvorec Rakičan Equestrian Center
Phone: 051 482 484 (Aleša Bagari)
Summer season (1st March - 31st October), daily: 8am - 8pm
Winter season (1st November - end of February), daily: 8am - 5pm