PODSREDA CASTLE

Podsreda

Rich history, culture and art.
Discover Podsreda Castle.

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In the heart of Orlica and the Kozjansko park, 5 km off the square in Podsreda, stands a "castle par excellence in Slovenia". Castle was built in the first half of the 12th century while its first reference dates back not earlier than in 1213. The castle is located in the territory which belonged to the estate of the Breže-Seliški counts and countess Emma of Krka (Gurk) around 1000, and later to her monastery Krka (Gurk) and the Krka (Gurk) diocese. In the first half of the 14th century, the castle was bought by Friderik of Žovnek and remained in the possession of the Counts of Celje until their extinction. Afterwards, it was a princely property.


Castle tenants and caretakers often changed until Count Sigmund Tattenbach acquired permanent and hereditary possession of it in 1617. Before 1848, the estate had been bought by Duke Weriand Windischgrätz who had given the castle its present look. It is owned by the Kozje municipality, and has been managed by the Kozjansko Park since 1983.

The oldest part of the castle hosts a permanent exhibition of France Slana illustrating works from various periods of the artist's career.

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A memorial room is set up to pay tribute to St. Emma, as the castle is one of the points on Emma's pilgrimage route linking places associated with the life and work of Emma of Krka (Gurk).

The former castle granaries and the attic are locations of presentations of Slovene as well as foreign artists and photographers. Masterpieces of the traditional glass foundries in the Kozjansko are exhibited in the collection Ujeta prosojnost (Captured transparency).

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A memorial room is set up to pay tribute to St. Emma, as the castle is one of the points on Emma's pilgrimage route linking places associated with the life and work of Emma of Krka (Gurk).

The former castle granaries and the attic are locations of presentations of Slovene as well as foreign artists and photographers. Masterpieces of the traditional glass foundries in the Kozjansko are exhibited in the collection Ujeta prosojnost (Captured transparency).

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The castle courtyard is pervaded by the sounds of the performers at Summer Musical Festival at Podsreda Castle.

In the former castle cellars there is the information centre of the Kozjansko park with presentations of natural protected areas – plant and animal species and its habitats, valuable natural features, Biosphere area of Kozjansko and Obsotelje and Natura 2000. The castle hosts cultural, promotional, social and business events, moreover, it is becoming very popular place for weddings.

Opening time: April 1 – October 31.

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Contacts

Address:

Podsreda Castle, Kozjanski Park
Podsreda 45, SI – 3257 Podsreda (Slovenia, EU)

Phone:

+386 3 800 71 00