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Travel Tips for Ptuj
Ožbaltov sejem (Oswald's fair)
Ptuj is known for fairs since Middle ages, when fairs lasted for weeks. Nowadays the fairs are contracted to only 3 days a year - Jurijev sejem (23th April), Katarinin sejem (25th November) and Ožbaltov sejem (5th August).
Ožbaltov sejem (Oswald's fair) in the old town of Ptuj happens once a year, on the 5th August (except if it is Sunday, then it happens on Monday, the 6th). It is very interesting and you can see (and buy) almost everything - traditional wooden products, traditional products made of honey, dried fruits, clothes, antiquities and many more (and more and more :)
Whatever you do, don't forget to bargain!
Katarinin sejem (Catherine's Fair)
Katarinin sejem (Catherine's Fair) is the last of three fairs, which take place on the streets and squares of the town. It happens on November 25 and there you can see a large number of sellers offering a variety of goods (also second hand goods).
Situated along the Ptuj-Ormož road, in the community of Gorišnica, the Dominko's homestead is, according to the experts of the Institute of Natural and Cultural Heritage Protection, the oldest house of the Pannonian style (300 years), which has been entirely preserved.
The house is made of wooden beams and the roof is made of straw. The interior consists of a typical kitchen called "the black kitchen", the central part called the "house", a larder, an entrance-hall and an outhouse. Close to the house are two drying-racks, one of which is a wicker rack more than 200 years old and covered with straw. The other one is wooden and covered with boards. A tour of the interior is very interesting since the “black kitchen” and other rooms boast original furnishings and equipment. Behind the house, there is a small pool surrounded by autochthonous flora. Cereals and maize, typical of the region, are grown on a field in front of the house. A garden next to the house produces vegetables, medicinal plants and flowers.
From time to time, local theatre performances are staged in front of the house during summer months.
Visits only by prior appointment.
Haloze - vine region
Haloze represents an agreeable region of rolling and relatively low tertiary hills in the Pannonian region of Slovenia.Haloze was first mentioned in the 15th century under the name of Chalas and Kalosen. The name is supposed to derive from the Latin word Colles meaning vine-growing hills, or from the old Slavic word "halonga" denoting a hilly world.
The north of the region is fringed by rivers Dravinja and Drava, on the west it is bounded by a high hill Boč, and on the south by smaller mountains of Donačka Gora and Macelj. The hilly region extends right into Croatia on the east and southeast. Its southern part is also called vine-growing Haloze, as vineyards cover almost one tenth of the entire surface there, and only one per cent in the higher western part.
The Haloze region is one of the favourite destinations for numerous hikers. Across this hilly world leads the Haloze Mountain Route, which can be covered in two or three days. The route starts at the castle of Borl and ends at the mountain Donačka Gora (882 m), one of the highest in the region together with Boč and Macelj. The highest peak in Haloze is Jelovica (623 m), the view from which embraces the entire region. As we are in Haloze, we can as well visit two outstanding cultural monuments: the Church of the Virgin Mary at Ptujska Gora (also famous for its breathtaking views), and the manor house at Štatenberg.
The Dornava manor
The today manor stands on the site of a former smaller one, which stood there probably already in the Middle Ages and belonged to the Lords of Ptuj, the Herbersteins and the Sauers. In 1730 the entire property was bought by the Count Dizma Attems who had it thoroughly rebuilt between 1739 and 1743, thus creating a true Baroque manor surrounded by a beautifully rich park. After 1820 the owners were princes of Auersperg, and before the last war the family Pongratz. After the war, the Institution for people with special needs was moved there.
The building with its frescoes and pavilion-like smaller buildings and the park represent the ideal synthesis between the architecture and nature shaped by human creativity. The manor, composed of the central wing and two pavilion-like buildings in the courtyard, stands in the axis of the Baroque park full of various plants and of Baroque statues (the antique themes and allegorical figures prevail). Equally rich in decoration, the interior boasts a two-storeys Main Hall and its paintings which depict the life of the antique hero Hercules. Other rooms are also very nice, embellished with stucco work and equipped with rich furniture of the Rococo style, as well as wall tapestries. The latter were taken to the Ptuj Regional Museum. Nowadays, the Institution having moved out, the buildings are uninhabited.
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