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Welcome to Trate

Guided tours

In the month of August, we kindly invite you to Cmurek Castle to the Museum of Madness.

Public guided tours of the permanent exhibition "Endless Meadows of Madness" will be on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.:

  • 8.5.2023 - guided tour in German
  • 12.8.2023 - guided tour in Slovenian
  • 19.8.2023 - guided tour in Slovenian

During the week, there will be guided tours in Slovenian language every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m., and in German every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

For guided tour in English, please contact us at:

Due to the limited number of visitors, we kindly ask for prior announcements by email: or by phone: +386 70 433 219

We are looking forward to your visit!

Tourists, travelers and the curious

For visits outside the events, please make an appointment in advance. For information on current events, please visit our Facebook page or the events calendar. There is no admission fee, but you can support our work with a voluntary contribution.


For the neighbours and the local people, the Museum of Madness is mostly a place to meet and socialise. Here we meet for reading circles, morning gym sessions, film and music evenings, seedling exchanges and spontaneous gardening and touring meetings. Always welcome!

Students, researchers and professionals

We regularly organise field trips for schools and faculties, and work with experts in mental health, deinstitutionalisation, local communities and other fields of work on joint projects. To get involved, please contact us:

How to reach us?

By car

  • Ljubljana - Maribor (A1), exit Šentilj, direction Sladki Vrh, or exit Lenart, direction Trate

  • Lendava - Lenart (A5), exit Lenart, direction Trate

  • Graz - Spielfeld (A9), exit Gersdorf, direction Mureck

  • Zagreb - Ptuj (E59), exit Ptuj, direction Lenart, direction Trate

By train

Mureck railway station, Austria; from there on foot or by bike (2,7 km map)

By bus

  • Maribor-Trate, via Lenart or Šentilj

  • Graz-Mureck (Austria), from there on foot or by bicycle (2.4 km)

Nearby airports

  • Maribor, Slovenia

  • Graz, Austria

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Zagreb, Croatia

Muzej norosti
Trate 7
2213 Zgornja Velka

Current announcements

Educational programmes

The Museum of Madness offers educational programmes for pupils, high school students and university students. Professional training and team building are available.


  • Mura: free-flowing rivers, nature conservation, climate crisis, environmental justice.
  • Madness: mental health, rights of people with disabilities, human rights, social inclusion.
  • The history of Cmurek: from the 12th century onwards, life along the border.
  • Art: madness and creativity.

The content and duration of the programme are adapted to the interest and wishes of the visitors.

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