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Velenje - Velenje Castle 

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Velenje castle is one of the most preserved castles in Slovenia. It lies in the steep rock under the city of Velenje. It is first mentioned in 1270. Velenje castle is one of the tenth Slovenian castles who existed in the Middle Age in Saleska valley. The castle is a tipical military and residental stronghold. After the centuries they built it and changed it several times. First owners were Kunsper gentlemen followed by their relatives Ptuj gentlemen and the family Liechtenstein. Family Wagen von Wagensberg entirely renovated the construction in the 16th century. The fortress was transformed in a Renaissance residence. The castle was attacked by Turks in the 17th century, but they didn't have any success, because it was good secured and strengthened. The most important owners in the 19th century were Karl and Bianca Adamovich. The last owner of the Velenje castle was count Coronnini-Kromberg until 1943 when Germans drove him out of Velenje after the Italian capitulation. After the Second World War the castle became part of general social property. Apartments were made, a lot of furniture were demolished and the building was falling into ruins. In 1957 Velenje coalmine founded a Museum of Slovene Coalmines in the castle.
That was later renamed to Velenje Museum. They transported the coalmine collection to abandoned shaft of Coalmine Velenje and so we got the Coal mining museum of Slovenia. Gradually first collections were organized and at the same time an intensive renovation of the Velenje castle was done. The building consist of the core with arched tower and with the arcades surrounded yard. There is also the wedding hall. In the castle yard are organized musical and cultural festivals.


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Velenje Castle - Velenje - Velenje Castle

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Velenje - Velenje Castle
Velenje Castle - View of Velenje Castle from nearness of ski jumps

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View of Velenje Castle from nearness of ski jumps
Velenje Castle - Path to the castle passing plastic ski jumps

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Path to the castle passing plastic ski jumps
Velenje Castle - View back of Rdeca dvorana

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View back of Rdeca dvorana
Velenje Castle - Castle tower on eastern side

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Castle tower on eastern side
Velenje Castle - Caslte tower on eastern side

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Caslte tower on eastern side
Velenje Castle - Southeast side of the castle

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Southeast side of the castle
Velenje Castle - View inside walls from south entrance

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View inside walls from south entrance
Velenje Castle - View from the castle from south entrance

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View from the castle from south entrance
Velenje Castle - View of the south entrance from inside walls

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View of the south entrance from inside walls
Velenje Castle - Parking place near Velenje Castle

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Parking place near Velenje Castle
Velenje Castle - Walls on the southwest side of the castle

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Walls on the southwest side of the castle
Velenje Castle - Walls with tower behind on southwest side of the caslte

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Walls with tower behind on southwest side of the caslte
Velenje Castle - View of wooden bridge where is entrance in the castle

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View of wooden bridge where is entrance in the castle
Velenje Castle - View of wooden bridge

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View of wooden bridge
Velenje Castle - Inside walls - southeast side of the castle

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Inside walls - southeast side of the castle
Velenje Castle - Inside walls - southwest side of the castle

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Inside walls - southwest side of the castle
Velenje Castle - Walls

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Walls
Velenje Castle - Inside walls - northwest side of the castle - chapel

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Inside walls - northwest side of the castle - chapel
Velenje Castle - Inside walls - eastern side of the castle - former stables

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Inside walls - eastern side of the castle - former stables
Velenje Castle - Inside walls - northern side of the caslte

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Inside walls - northern side of the caslte
Velenje Castle - Entrance inside the castle where is museum

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Entrance inside the castle where is museum
Velenje Castle - Castle yard with the arcaded corridor

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Castle yard with the arcaded corridor
Velenje Castle - The arcaded corridor with castle yard

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The arcaded corridor with castle yard
Velenje Castle - Well near castle yard of Velenje Castle

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Well near castle yard of Velenje Castle
Velenje Castle - The arcaded corridor

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The arcaded corridor
Velenje Castle - View of Velenje from the castle

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View of Velenje from the castle
Velenje Castle - Velenje <br> Mastadont collection

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Velenje

Mastadont collection
Velenje Castle - Velenje <br> Salek valley between 10th and 17th century - stony altar of St. Jost from Paski kozjak

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Velenje

Salek valley between 10th and 17th century - ...
Velenje Castle - Velenje <br> Salek valley between 10th and 17th century - main room in a Carinthian peasant's house

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Velenje

Salek valley between 10th and 17th century - ...
Velenje Castle - Velenje <br> Frantisek Foit collection of African art - African masks

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Velenje

Frantisek Foit collection of African art - Af...
Velenje Castle - Velenje <br> Reconstruction of old shop with mixed goods

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Velenje

Reconstruction of old shop with mixed goods
Velenje Castle - Velenje <br> When Velenje was becoming a city

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Velenje

When Velenje was becoming a city

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Municipality: VELENJE (32836 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Velenje (25456 population), Škale (883), Podkraj pri Velenju (764), Kavče (489), Paka pri Velenju (447),

Plešivec (424), Laze (410), Lipje (403), Črnova (374), Vinska Gora (368), Hrastovec (352), Bevče (322), Arnače (286), Prelska (260), Paški Kozjak (234), Ložnica (196), Silova (191), Podgorje (164), Janškovo selo (160), Šenbric (158), Škalske Cirkovce (155), Pirešica (150), Lopatnik pri Velenju (79), Šmartinske Cirkovce (76), Lopatnik (35)

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