Gracar Turn Castle

Hrastje, Slovenia

The Gracar Turn ('Grätzer's Tower') is not recorded in medieval sources, though the historian Valvasor mentions a manor stood on the site in the 14th century, built by the Grätzer family from nearby Gradac, whence its name derives. After passing through numerous hands, it was purchased by Anton Rudež in 1821. The author Janez Trdina was often Rudež's guest at Gracar Turn; several of the former's works were written at the castle, including his best-known, Fables and Tales of the Gorjancers. During World War II part the castle was burned down by partisan fighters. It has since been renovated.

The core of the castle consists of a multi-story residential palacium, surrounded by a rectangular complex anchored by two imposing square towers.

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Hrastje 7-8, Hrastje, Slovenia
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Suzana Škofic (3 years ago)
It looks very magnificent. It is a real pity that it is decaying and that the interior is not accessible to visitors.
Mateja Jere Mrak (3 years ago)
sadly it is in very bad condition.
Tomaž Škulj (3 years ago)
Beautiful surroundings and views of the surrounding countryside. Maybe some information about the facility itself and the location, welcome.
Tanja Šebek (3 years ago)
A large and interesting castle complex, which is unfortunately falling into disrepair. No one has lived in it for years. The owners live in Belgium. Years ago, the daughter of the last owner was mysteriously murdered there
Matic (5 years ago)
Mystical and now abandoned castle where a murder occured just some 10 years ago. Only the outside of the building can be seen and there is no further information of the castle at the spot. It was still worth seeing this local gem.
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