A very special vine grows in the backyard of Kunstelj Inn. The vine is a descendant of the Old Vine from Lent, which is registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest vine in the world and dates back more than 400 years. The vine was donated to Radolvljica by the city of Maribor and is taken care of by the Šparon vine society.
In 1965, Tito and his entourage dined in the Hunter’s Room, where he enjoyed homemade sausages, pickled cabbage and Cviček wine. Before leaving he wrote in the guest book: “Lunch was excellent “. Tito is remembered by Kunstelj every year on Youth Day, which takes place on 25th May. Watch a video, which was filmed by Bosnian television, in which the head of the family, Toni, talks about Tito’s visits.
Today, Kunstelj Inn is run by the fourth-generation of the Štiherle family. Maja is full of new ideas. It was she who created the famous Kunstelj grizike (cake pops) which come in a variety of different flavours. Maja also records amusing videos, entitled ‘Kunstelj Cooks’, where she cooks traditional Kunstelj dishes.
The head of the family, Toni Štiherle, is not only an excellent restaurant manager, but he is also a recognised photographer. His speciality is underwater photography and his photographs have been exhibited at many photographic exhibitions. Admire his collections of photographs in this short video Cat fish in Lake Bled.