Trebnje Castle dates from year the 13th century and was first mentioned in written sources in 1386. The original owners were the lords of Trebnje from Carinthia, while it was later run by the Ortenbuger, the Counts of Celje, the Hapsburgs and others, and was from 1812 to 1824 owned even by the local missionary Frederic Irenaeus Baraga.

The castle retained many ancient sections – a square tower with Roman foundations, a round tower from the time of the Ottoman Wars – and was completed to the way it is today in the 16th century. A stone lion from Roman times reigns on top of the castle stairs. The castle was extended in the 17th and 18th century. It owes its current look to a 19th-century remodelling in the historicist style.

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