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Railways

Tilting Train SŽ series 310 in Maribor

Tilting Train SŽ series 310

With this tilting train of the SŽ series 310 I enjoyed a great train ride between Maribor and Ljubljana through a wild river valley at high speed.

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Castles

Grad Castle in Goričko

Entrance of Grad Castle in Goričko, Slovenia

Entrance of Grad Castle in Goričko, Slovenia. Interesting fact: Grad is the Slovenian term for castle. So the name of this castle is just castle.

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Signs

Fun traffic sign in Slovenia

Fun traffic sign in Slovenia

On my way to Grad Castle in Slovenia I came across this traffic sign. I wonder what kind of animal is shown on this sign? Perhaps an otter? My first thought was about a beaver because these animals are known for undermining everything. Even traffic signs 🙂

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Rooftops

Over the rooftops of Ptuj

Over the rooftops of Ptuj, Slovenia

A view over the rooftops of Ptuj taken from the castle high over the city. From there you can see how the Drava River turns into an artificial lake (Ptuj Lake) due of a nearby hydropower station. On the lake there is much place for aquatic sports.

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Churches Murals

Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje

Church of Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje, Slovenia

It was afternoon when we arrived at the Holy Trinity Church (cerkev sv. Trojice) in Hrastovlje which reminded me of a castle. Inside I saw one of the most fascinating danse macabres ever.

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Museums

Muzej Sergej Mašera in Piran

Sergej Mašera Museum in Piran, Slovenia

The Museum offers a collection of the maritime past of the Slovenian coast, Slovenian naval history and related economic activities. It includes an archaeological, a maritime, and an art-history collection. Besides that the museum informs about salt-making and fishing in the region.

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Architecture Museums

Traditional hayrack in Rogatec

Hayrack (Kozolec) in Rogatec, SloveniaA traditional Slovenian hayrack (Kozolec) seen at the open-air museum in Rogatec (Muzej na prostem Rogatec). For fans of these sort of hayracks there is also a specialized museum in Šentrupert, generally known as the ‘Land of Hayracks’ (Dežela kozolcev).

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Castles

Snežnik Castle in Kozarišče

View of Grad Snežnik at a pondSnežnik Castle (Grad Snežnik) was first mentioned in 1268. I was especially impressed by the complete interior furnishing of the 19/20th century. So this place give a good impression of the noble lifestyle in that period. As most Slovenian castles lost their furniture at the end of World War II this manor house is really a gem.

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Castles Museums

Bogenšperk Castle in Šmartno pri Litiji

Entrance of Grad Bogenšperk, Slovenia

Bogenšperg Castle (Grad Bogenšperg) was the home for historian Johann Weichard Valvasor (1641-1693) for many years. He gained fame for writing a documentation about castles situated in the regions of Austria and Slovenia. Inside the museum I learned about the life of this writer and how he had published his books in 17th century. [German]

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City Walls Roman Empire

Roman wall of Ljubljana

Roman wall of Ljubljana, Slovenia

On a sunny day in autumn I walked along the reconstructed Roman city wall of Ljubljana. During the Roman period this place was known as Colonia Iulia Aemona or just Emona.

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Castles Directories

Castles in Slovenia

Entrance of Grad Bogenšperk, Slovenia

List of castles and palaces in Slovenia (Slovenija)