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Otocec Castle 

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The Otocec Castle is situated near the city Novo mesto in Dolenjska. It is the only water castle in Slovenia and it stands on one of the island of the Krka River. Its image was formed through the centuries. The beginning of the castle goes back to the 13 th century, in the year 1252. The name Otocec originates from the Freizing bishops. The owners of the castle were named knights from the island – de Werde or islander. In the minddle of the 14 th century the building was widened and it got the ground plan of the letter L. The Castle Otocec was additional strengthened after the Turks devastation in the year 1471. In the second half of the 16 th century it got the renaissance appearance. In the second half of the 17 th century the castle building got among the other renovations also the arcade corridors in the ground floor and in the both floors of the southern tract. Between the Second World War the Castle Otocec was destroyed by fire from the partisans and in that time were ruined the precious archives in which was hidden some interesting stories from the rich history of this wonderful castle. After the war the castle was nationalized. Today is in the castle the Otocec Castle Hotel, which is very luxurious and a restaurant with the best culinary offer. Near the hotel, in the right side of the river Krka, is situated pleasant Camp Otocec. About 300 metres from the castle is the Sport Hotel and a motel, which is designed mainly for travellers in transit guests. We can get fun in the Sport Hotel, where they have gambling rooms. For business meetings is available congressional hall. At the weekends is possible to dance in the restaurant Tango at the sounds of the live music. The Otocec has also developed to sport centre, which offers excellent conditions for running or cycling and guests can play tennis, golf and other sports. The River Krka invites us in the upper current to rafting, under the castle you can go boating or fishing. The Hotel Otocec is the ideal place for romantic and unforgettable weddings, where guests can feel like kings. They offer arrangements like Castle wedding in Chivalric saloon, Castle wedding, Wedding in the open air, Romantic wedding in the shine of the torchs and candles, Wedding in the open air with bridesmaid and senior, Lords wedding and Wedding in the dreaming river Krka. In last years are very popular weddings in the open air under the tent in the Castle Otocec park. The park is shaped after the patterns of the English landscape style. The oldest trees are old almost hundred years and mayority was planted after the renovation of the castle in the 50 years of the 20th century.


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Otocec Castle - Car parking

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Car parking
Otocec Castle - Krka River and Otocec Castle

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Krka River and Otocec Castle
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle from the direction of parking area

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Otocec Castle from the direction of parking area
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle by the Krka River

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Otocec Castle by the Krka River
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle

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Otocec Castle
Otocec Castle - Bridge that leads to the Otocec Castle

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Bridge that leads to the Otocec Castle
Otocec Castle - Information board - Otocec Castle

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Information board - Otocec Castle
Otocec Castle - Smaller parking area in front of the Otocec Castle

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Smaller parking area in front of the Otocec Castle
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle - East side

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Otocec Castle - East side
Otocec Castle - Portal

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Portal
Otocec Castle - Coat-of-arms

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Coat-of-arms
Otocec Castle - Passage to the castle yard

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Passage to the castle yard
Otocec Castle - View through passage

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View through passage
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Hotel

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Otocec Castle Hotel
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle - Castle yard

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Otocec Castle - Castle yard
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Hotel

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Otocec Castle Hotel
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Hotel

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Otocec Castle Hotel
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Hotel

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Otocec Castle Hotel
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Hotel

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Otocec Castle Hotel
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Hotel - Entrance

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Otocec Castle Hotel - Entrance
Otocec Castle - Tower - Southeast side

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Tower - Southeast side
Otocec Castle - Castle yard

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Castle yard
Otocec Castle - Well

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Well
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle - Castle yard

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Otocec Castle - Castle yard
Otocec Castle - View in the direction of the castle coffeehouse

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View in the direction of the castle coffeehouse
Otocec Castle - Castle coffeehouse

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Castle coffeehouse
Otocec Castle - Exit to the castle park

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Exit to the castle park
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle - West side

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Otocec Castle - West side
Otocec Castle - Lift

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Lift
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle - South side

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Otocec Castle - South side
Otocec Castle - Otocec Castle Towers on the southeast side

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Otocec Castle Towers on the southeast side
Otocec Castle - Castle walls on the north side

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Castle walls on the north side

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