Explore the medieval centre of the town
Explore the old core of the town, its nice and have interesting architecture. This is the Main Square situated in the old core of the town. This beautiful Holy Trinity column stands right in the middle of the Main Square.
Celje through the History
Under the stars of the powerful Counts of Celje who were granted the noble status of princes of the province by the German King Sigismund in 1436, the town of Celje came back to life and soon restored its old historical glory. It had become the administrative center of huge provincial territory, owned by the Dynasty, which the Counts of Celje had an intention to unite along a single state boundary. During their period the former borough settlement has been awarded town tights, developing thereupon its construction, economy and culture as a Princely Seat. In fact, in the late period of the Principate, during the last Counts of Celje, the town was the only genuine center of human and renaissance in the Slovenian land.
After the year 1456, following the murder of Ulrich II, the last Count of Celje, the battle between the Counts of Celje and the Habsburg Crown had finished with the defeat of Princes. But even in the period of the hardest temptations after the demise of the mighty Celje Princes Dynasty, the town could not be held back. It was again strong enogh to find new paths and new hopes. The end of 19th century and the first half of the 20th ws the period of flourishing craft and manufacture, and later the erection of new and modern machine factories in the suburban area. Celje steadily and persistently began to transform into a holiday resort town, known wide and around for its attention and domestic atmosphere, wonderful surroundings, curative treatment baths in the crystal clear waters of the river Savinja, gracious cultural life and numerous preserved remnants of its opulent history.
The Bank of Celje
See this nice looking Bank, just a foot from the main square. In case you need to cash your checks, change your money into the local currency, or other banking services, you can do it here. Usually the banks are open whole day up to 8 PM.
Bird-friendly bus stop
Shapes of predator birds are often sticked on transparent surfaces to keep smaller birds away and to prevent them from crashing into the glass. However, I had always seen these stickers on the roads, never at a bus stop. Celje is really a bird-friendly town!
Transport to Hotel Evropa
I wondered if I should put this tip in the "transport" section, but then I realized it wouldn't be useful to anyone wishing to visit Celje.
This truck, which Nat (b1bob on VT) says to be a Model T Ford truck from the 1920s, is parked outside Hotel Evropa. I don't know what it is used for... probably not to carry tourists!