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Impression from Celje Celje, Slovenia and Upper Celje Castle#

Celje (in German: Cilli) is the third-largest town in Slovenia. It is a regional center of the traditional Slovenian region of Styria. It is located below Upper Celje Castle (407 m) at the confluence of the Savinja, Hudinja, Ložnica, and Voglajna rivers in the lower Savinja Valley, and at the crossing of the roads connecting Ljubljana, Maribor, Velenje, and the Central Sava Valley. It is 238 m above sea level.

All pictures come from Bernd Thaller and Hermann Maurer, June 2016.

Celje
Celje as seen when arriving by train
Celje
Celje Tourist office
Celje
Upper castle as seen form Celje
Celje
Upper castle as seen form Celje when gettign nearer

The original castle was built in the second half of the 12th century on the south east side above the old town center by the Lords of Heunburg (Vovberk) who had arrived from Carinthia, the southernmost province of Austria. The castle is first mentioned in records dating back to 1323.

The great earthquake of 1348 destroyed a part of the castle. Due to rebuilding the castle core, the auxiliary buildings were built in the palace yard which was specially secured for this purpose.

Celje
Near upper castle
Celje
Part of castle
Celje
Part of castle
Celje
In the tower of the castle
Celje
Castle and part of Celje below
Celje
Celje from castle
Celje
Looking donw from castle
Celje
Church on hill near Celje