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Borl Castle, Ptuj

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Borl Castle (German: Ankenstein) is an imposing medieval castle above the banks of the Drava northeast of the main settlement in Dolane, Slovenia. It probably dates to the 12th century with 15th- and 17th-century additions. Some wall paintings, sculpture, and internal furnishings survive. In the Second World War, between 1941 and 1943, the castle served as a Gestapo prison. At first the castle stables and later the castle itself were used to imprison, interrogate, and torture suspects. In 1956, a memorial room was opened and a commemorative plaque was unveiled at the castle. It has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance.
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  • Old castle stands high above the river. When you walk or drive up there are nice views. Castle is disappointment. It is closed. Building is property of state in the period of another repair. Locals...  more »
  • Beautiful drive from Ptuj to the castle on some need roads along the river. Castle is on a hill overlooking the river.....not able to visit the inside as it is closed.  more »
  • The castle ruins lie on a mountain rug near the river Drava. From the outside it is a very beautiful and impressive structure, but unfortunately it is completely abandoned at the moment and not...  more »
  • I mean its beautiful. Greetings From Bulgaria
  • You can't get in. But if you can, it's pretty cool to see everything in ruins.
  • Interesting but unfortunately abandoned castle. You cannot get inside unless you are brave. Landscape is beautiful thou.
  • Cooool
  • Unfortunately this castle is closed for renovation. The views from outside are not great. The best views are from the bottom of the hill.

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