Bizeljsko Castle

Bizeljska Vas, Slovenia

Bizeljsko Castle consists of a residential part that forms the centre of the complex and includes a Baroque chapel, and an outer part that served a defensive purpose.

The castle was mentioned for the first time in written sources in 1404. In 1532 the Tattenbachs came to the castle and were in possession of it until 1671. Later the name Windischgraetz was among its famous owners. The oldest parts of the now visible structure dates from the 14th century, and the castle has been rebuilt and extended gradually over the centuries.

The castle preserves the form of Gothic elements, an arched yard and the chapel of St. Hieronymus, dating to the year 1623. The outer defence zone with its wall and towers is partly in ruins. The residential part is comprised of diverse tracts which surround a modest arcade courtyard from the 17th century. Arcades in the inner courtyard are painted and have been partly added on to, though unsuitably.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Natalia Shkliar (2 years ago)
Very unique experience, feels authentic, no crowds. Worth a stop if you’re passing by, short drive from Kumrovec. Not like the other castles, we’ve seen many.
Matko Blažević (2 years ago)
Nice castle, unfortunately devastated by time.
Michal Stawiarski (2 years ago)
Magic place, old castle, however the climate like from the horror movie as it is not renovated. Fantastic host showing the castle. Very good wine made on place. Can be bought.
Aneta Więch (5 years ago)
Fantastic, suprising monument. Pity the castle is not restored. Helpful (and loving the place) Castle Keeper. Almost no turists.
Michal Zajaczkowski (5 years ago)
A must see, castle has unique climate, and the tour by the owner is just great. Don't miss also wine tasting, including a chance to buy wines made by the castle owner himself, finally you can also by home made salami and sausages. Highly recommend!!!
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