You can explore the history of the most influential ruler dynasty of all times in Slovenia in the company of a knight or a lady-in-waiting.
The knight will be happy to show you around the largest medieval castle in Slovenia, which has always inspired awe from far away as a mighty fortress. During the reign of the Counts of Celje, it was not a good idea to turn up as an uninvited guest since the knights were always ready for a fight and armed to the teeth. Learn about their equipment and the weight they had to heroically carry around when dressed in armour. Our knight will proudly introduce the family tree of the Lords and Counts of Celje. He will also confess his love in the style of the troubadours in no time and convince you that you can follow the chivalric code to some extent even today.
The lady-in-waiting will show you the castle in a slightly different way. While there is no clanking of weapons as in the knight’s company, you will still hear the rustling of her gown, alongside the secrets of the Counts of Celje. The lady-in-waiting first takes you on a guidance through the estates of the Counts of Celje, who at the height of their reign had over a 100 castles in their possession, even outside the Slovenian lands. Then she veers towards the kitchen and tells a spicy story of the toasts at the Count’s table. Perhaps she will even show you the handkerchief which she will bestow onto her knight for the tournament the next day.
After the guidance in costumes you can return filled with impressions to the old city centre and with the combined ticket (Old Castle Celje + Celje Regional Museum or Old Castle Celje + Museum of Recent History) possibly uncover another historic layer.
Admission to Old Castle of Celje:
- Adults: EUR 6.00 per person (Part of the entrance fee – EUR 1.00 is a bonus that the visitors can use on the day of their visit at the Café Veronika. The price per ticket is EUR 5/adult.)
- Children (aged 6–15, without the complimentary drink bonus): EUR 2.00
- Children under the age of 5: free admission
- Students (without the complimentary drink bonus): EUR 2.00
- Retirees (without the complimentary drink bonus): EUR 4.00.
A valid document proving the status of a student or a retiree shall be required upon admission to the Castle.
- Old Castle and Regional Museum: EUR 8.00
- Old Castle and Museum of Recent History: EUR 8.00
- Old Castle and Tehnopark Celje: EUR 15.00.