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Kalc Castle - Grad Kalc
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Kalc Castle 

Kalc Castle
Kalc Castle
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Zagorje is a small village in the Municipality of Pivka in the Inner Carniola region. In the village is a parish church, which is dedicated to Saint Helena and the chapel at the cemetery, which is dedicated to Saint Paul.
The Kalc castle is located near the village Zagorje in the Valley of the Pivka Lakes. At Kalc, a mansion was built by the nobleman George Steinberg around 1620. It was named after the local term kal (a Karstic pond) that refers to a sinkhole pond, a pool or watering place for livestock. In 1684, Fran Anton Steinberg (1684-1765) was born at Kalc. He was the supervisor of provincial roads and the manager of Idrija's mercury mines. He is known for his contributions to the development of mechanics, maths, cartography and karstology on Slovenian territory. From 1843 onward, the Kalc mansion was the property of the politician, poet and Slovenian patriot Miroslav Vilhar (1818-1871). On 9 May 1869, he organized the 6th meeting of all Slavs where eight thousand people demanded a United Slovenia (the unification of all Slovene-inhabited areas) and equal rights for the Slovene language. Kalc thus became the centre of a cultural and national movement. Fran Levstik, the author of tales Martin Krpan, lived here as a tutor for Vilhar's children. Kalc was populated and a part of the village of Bač until 1919.
From a large complex with an outbuilding and a chapel has been preserved, as has the avenue lined with chestnut and linden trees. In the vicinity of the castle, the Pivka river springs. In times of heavy rains, intermittent lakes arise in surroundings.


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Kalc Castle - Kalc Castle from the road Pivka - Knezak

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Kalc Castle from the road Pivka - Knezak
Kalc Castle - Avenue of centuries old linden and chestnut trees

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Avenue of centuries old linden and chestnut trees
Kalc Castle - Road to the Kalc Castle

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Road to the Kalc Castle
Kalc Castle - Kalc Castle in the municipality Ilirska Bistrica

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Kalc Castle in the municipality Ilirska Bistrica
Kalc Castle - Kalec Castle and trees

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Kalec Castle and trees
Kalc Castle - Ruins and the information board

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Ruins and the information board
Kalc Castle - Ruins

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Ruins
Kalc Castle - Information board and the Kalc Castle in the background

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Information board and the Kalc Castle in the background
Kalc Castle - Information board

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Information board
Kalc Castle - Remains of the Kalc Castle

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Remains of the Kalc Castle
Kalc Castle - Ruins of the outbuilding

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Ruins of the outbuilding
Kalc Castle - Kalc Castle

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Kalc Castle
Kalc Castle - Renewed tower

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Renewed tower
Kalc Castle - Tower

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Tower
Kalc Castle - Tower and remains of the walls

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Tower and remains of the walls
Kalc Castle - Remains of the walls

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Remains of the walls
Kalc Castle - Sun above the Kalc Castle

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Sun above the Kalc Castle
Kalc Castle - Memorial plate

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Memorial plate
Kalc Castle - In memory of the Slovene mass meeting in year 1869

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In memory of the Slovene mass meeting in year 1869
Kalc Castle - Arch

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Arch
Kalc Castle - Inscription Kalc Castle

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Inscription Kalc Castle
Kalc Castle - Detail on the wall

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Detail on the wall
Kalc Castle - Walled up window

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Walled up window
Kalc Castle - Trees in the neighbourhood

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Trees in the neighbourhood
Kalc Castle - View of the neighbourhood

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View of the neighbourhood
Kalc Castle - Pivka River near the its source

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Pivka River near the its source
Kalc Castle - Village Zagorje in the background

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Village Zagorje in the background

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Distances in brackets are approximate air distances. Street distances can be much longer.

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