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Celje Castle, Celje

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A mighty walled castle towering over the city, Celje Castle is sure to leave you speechless. Its appearance dates back to the Counts of Celje, the most renowned and notable noble dynasty from the area in present-day Slovenia. During the summer, a live history program takes place there and offers an immersive experience as the visitors can take part in sword fights with knights, shoot with bows, and flirt with princesses. On the last Saturday in August, the the castle becomes a venue for a traditional medieval festival.
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  • On my second time to visit Celje in Slovenia I am walk to the old castle on the mountain. It has a nice history and a good looking around from there  more »
  • The man at the reception is really friendly. He gave our daugter a paper crown. Inside there are two open towers holding a museum, bar and that's basically it. Gor for an hours or max two.  more »
  • Almost free entrance fee for citizens of Celje. You pay only the first time that you visit and you receive a Keycard. After that, with a Keycard, the entrance is free of charge.  more »
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  • A fabulous place, well worth a visit. Not expensive with the option to buy a ticket with added attractions like museums nearby which can be used at a later date. Great climbing all over it and with safe turrets for little people to look out over the lovely views. Dog friendly. Great little cafe bar with play area and sun loungers. A few hours flew past with a small child and dog to look after.
  • Visited late afternoon and that was a great idea. Hardly any people, quiet and in time for the sunset which is very impressive. Great views from the hill. Entry 6 euro for adults and children are 2 euro.
  • Beautiful place! Not crowded with tourist, very friendly staff, good view and even lucky that on Sunday there is someone showing a manual printing press. Would definitely recommend going here. Nice (steep) walk up from celje parking.
  • Enjoy the walk up if you have time. It's a bit steep though. Mountain scenery from the castle. Castel is accessible, clean and not overcrowded with tourists. Worth visiting is you are in the area.
  • We arrived at 5 pm and the castle was closed although it was supposed to be opened till 9 pm like it was written on the entance door. There was seven of us from different countries in the parking space wondering what's going on. Then one guy appeared at the door and when we asked for explanation he just says "today is closed". Don't waste your time like we have.

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