Komptur

Celje

Celje is fast growing city with an old tradition, located in the middle of Slovenia. It is the centre of the Savinjska region in terms of development, business, economy, trade, culture, education, public administration, healthcare, sports, and fairs. It is aspiring to become a modern centre of high technology and an international university centre.

>> More information

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is the political, cultural, scientific and university capital of Slovenia, as well as the scene of many international events. Ljubljana is large enough to have everything that other capitals do and at the same time small enough to show warmth and hospitality to every visitor.

>> More information

Postojna

The underground world of the Postojna Caves was carved through the centuries by the River Pivka. The marvellous stalactites and stalagmites place these caves among the most beautiful in the world. To explore the caves you will ride an electric train and inside a guide will walk you through to explain the most interesting parts of the caves.

>> More information

Celje

Celje - facts and figures

Celje is fast growing city with an old tradition, located in the middle of Slovenia. It is the centre of the Savinjska region in terms of development, business, economy, trade, culture, education, public administration, healthcare, sports, and fairs. It is aspiring to become a modern centre of high technology and an international university centre. The geographical position of the town was for centuries crossing of historic and cultural routes - the Slavic, Germanic, Roman, Hungarian and others. Nowadays it is the third largest city in Slovenia and it has a population of almost 49,000.

The inhabitants are proud of the town's rich history. The first settlement in the area of Celje appeared during the Hallstatt era. The settlement was known in the Celtic times as Kelea; findings suggest that Celts coined money in the region. Later - in the period of Emperor Claudius it was renamed to "Celeia" , which became one of the most important Roman economic and military centres. The town was rich and densely populated, secured with the walls and towers, containing multi-storied marble palaces, wide squares, and streets. It was called Troia secunda, the second or small Troy. The city was an important base on the Roman Road, which led from Aquilea to Pannonia.

Celje became the capital of a principality when the Counts of Celje were elevated to the status of princes in 1436. Allied with the German Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg they constantly struggled with Hapsburgs for political supremacy in Central Europe. Count Ulrik II was assassinated in Belgrade by his Hungarian rivals in 1456 and this event was the tragical end of their dynasty. The city came under Hapsburg rule.


Celje defied natural disasters and enemies such as plague, floods and the Turk’s attacks. The strong will and courage of the people continued to develop its flourishing trade and commerce to strengthen its position as one of the most important cities in Lower Styria. The railway brought industrialization in 1846, which marked the end of the old times and the transition into a new exciting century.



The most important sights of the city are:

  • The Upper Castle
  • The Princes' Mansion
  • The Old County
  • Town Hall
  • Remains of old city walls and wall-towers
  • The Celje Hall
  • The Slovene National Theatre
  • St. Mary's Shrine
  • Cathedral of the Prophet Daniel
  • The old Christian baptistery
  • The Calvary Hill
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Lake »Šmartinsko jezero«

Accommodation – hotels in Celje:

Hotel Evropa ***
Krekov trg 4, SI-3000 Celje

Hotel Štorman ***
Mariborska cesta 3, SI-3000 Celje

Hotel Faraon ***
Ljubljanska cesta 39, SI-3000 Celje

Hotel Grande ***
Bežigrajska 7, SI-3000 Celje

Hotel Celjska Koča ***
Pečovnik 34, SI-3000 Celje


komptur.com © 2010 | tel: 03 490 01 25 | GSM: 051 336 090 | fax: 03 490 01 27 | info@komptur.com | General terms and conditions