Brdo is a small settlement above Lukovica, which was mentioned in documents from the 14th century. Once a small village, then a place of nobility, officialdom and intelligentsia, today it is a monument to a rich history and a pleasant place to relax.
Here we can see the magnificent Renaissance Brdo Castle, built by the Lamberg family in 1552. Exactly three hundred years later, the famous Slovenian writer Janko Kersnik was born here and enriched Slovenian literature with his works. Fran Levec taught the castle children and the composers Oskar Dev and Anton Lajovic served as judges. The castle walls were a rich mosaic of history until the Second World War, when the castle was burnt down and never restored to its original state.
The parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, which proudly rings out and invites the faithful, is built in Baroque style and is painted with frescoes by Jelovsek. The sundial is even more interesting.
Next to the church are the Janko Kersnik Primary School (which dates back to 1837), the parsonage and the birthplace of Františ Marolt (1891-1951), a renowned Slovenian composer, cultural worker and excellent choirmaster.
The Slovenian Beekeeping Centre rises majestically above the farmhouse of F. Marolt, where honey ideas are germinated with delicious bee products and where, in unspoilt nature, you can learn about the herbal-beekeeping trail of honey-bearing plants.