Ptuj Travel Guide

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Ptuj Things to Do

  • Carnival

    Don't miss the carnival in February - that means 10 days of party behind the masks and on sunday you can watch a parade on Ptuj's streets that last for few hours and there is ussualy more than 1000 traditional and nontraditional masks.

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  • Mestni trg (Town square)

    Town square is the biggest square in the town. It is surrounded with city hall, charming old houses and friendly cafes. There you can also see a statue of St. Florian.

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  • Oldest open-air lapidary in Slovenia

    Povoden museum is to be found the oldest open-air lapidary in Slovenia. It bears the name of the curate Simon Povoden who, in 1830, had made built in the town's Tower base antique monuments found in Ptuj and its environs.Among them are fragments from civilian and military tombstones, ash bins, sacrifical altars, dedication plates with reliefs, and...

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  • Church of St George

    It is supposed that in the 4th century an old Christian basilica stood on this spot. Then, two other churches stood on this site. The smaller of the two churches, the only one existing still today, dates from the 9th century. It was rebuilt and renovated several times which is still visible nowadays in its interior and exterior. A nice example are...

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  • The St. George Parish Church

    The Cerkev Svetega Jurija or the St. George Parish Church was built and rebuilt from the 9th to the 19th centuries.

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  • The Orpheus Monument

    The Orfejev Spomenik (Orpheus Monument) dates back to the 2nd century."The Orpheus monument on the Slovene square in front of the Town's Tower is almost 5 metres high (4,94 x 1,82 x 0,39 m), and is the biggest monument of its kind unearthed in the Roman Province of the Upper Pannonia. Erected on the site where it was discovered, the monument has...

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Ptuj Hotels

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  • Hotel Mitra

    In the centre of old town, near all turistic sights. Very peaceful.

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  • Primus Grand Hotel

    Pot v toplice 9, Ptuj, 2251, Slovenia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Poetovio

    Trstenjakova ulica 13, Vinarski trg 5, Ptuj, 2250, Slovenia

    Good for: Couples

Ptuj Restaurants

  • Hearty South Styrian Food

    We did not notice that the night before was the shift to Summer Time so we dropped in at 3 PM which was indeed 4 PM but even at this really unusual "lunchtime" we got a gorgeous meal in local style. We had only one course but that was already more than we usually can eat. And it was all really tasty, authentic regional style. And in the bread...

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  • If you feel the wish to eat with...

    The fact that in such a small and rather remote place a Chinese restaurant can exist shows that Slovenia is already quite a prosperous country. The Slovenian name of the restaurant simply means Chinese Host - the Slovenian word "Vrt" comes obviously from the German word "Wirt" ( = host). An interesting example of a word without vowels, consonants...

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  • Gibanica

    If you are in Ptuj, you should try Haloška gibanica, a traditional dessert, made of cheese. (If you are in Prekmurje (Murska Sobota), try Prekmurska gibanica, a dessert with the same name, but with totally different ingredients).

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  • Wine tasting

    Ptuj is truly a wine town of antiquity, with over 8 centuries of proud winemaking history. Its mixture of a gentle continental climate and the rich terroirs of the Haloze and Slovenske gorice regions meant that the land was ideally suited to the vine. The Romans hedonistic beliefs held that wine was indeed food of the gods and that a life without...

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  • Fresh seafood

    This restaurant is situated on the bank of the river Drava. It is only minutes walk away from the town centre. If you are close to Ptuj's spa make your way to the restaurant by foot as it is only a 20 minute walk through peaceful surroundings.In summer months sit on their terrace, where you will see the sunset while enjoying your seafood and...

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  • Potica

    Potica is traditional dessert not only in Ptuj, but all over Slovenia. Its name derives from the fact that the dough and the filling are rolled together in equal proportions. Its filling is made mostly out of wallnuts (and raisins and cheese can be added to).Sweet sweet sweet :)

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Ptuj Nightlife

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  • Dancing all night long

    The Cafe Europa pub is situated in the centre of town in front of the Town Hall. Mostly the young get together at this pub on Friday and Saturday evenings to listen to music, dance and enjoy themselves until the early hours (it is closed at 4 o'clock).

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  • Rock club

    At this club you can listen to rock music on Friday evenings until the early hours of the morning. And if you are hungry, you can also order a pizza :)On other evenings it is not that crowded and can be a bit boring.

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  • Ptujska noč

    The Day of Ptuj Municipality is always the first Saturday in August, as a remembrance of the distant past, the year 1513, when the archbishop Lenart of Salzburg approved of a new, amended and adjusted statute of the town of Ptuj.On that day every year town squares become stages for music groups, and at midnight fireworks illuminate the sky above...

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Ptuj Transportation

  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Some road distances to Ptuj from:- Ljubljana (Slovenia): 128 kms.- Zagreb (Croatia): 100 kms.- Zurich (Switzerland): 791 kms.- Warsaw (Poland): 977 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.186 kms.Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

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  • Train?

    If you are not travelling by car, the best way to Ptuj is by train. It is also the easiest way if you are going from Hungary to Ljubljana (or vice versa) - you can make a little stop in Ptuj. If you are going from Ljubljana to Ptuj in takes 2 hours by train and it is an interesting ride because you can see a lot of different landscapes on your way....

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Ptuj Shopping

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    Visit the wine cellar in Ptuj and buy some award winning wines from wine-growing sites in the Haloze and Slovenske Gorice.

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    • Wine Tasting
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Historical Travel

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Ptuj Local Customs

  • Carnival - Kurentovanje

    Since 1960, Ptuj has been the stage for the annual traditional carnival event called Kurentovanje, the biggest organised carnival event in Slovenia. The membership in the Federation of European Carnival Cities (FECC) since 1991, has without any doubt helped the Ptuj carnival to distinguish itself from other carnivals and gain an international...

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  • Ptuj coat-of-arm

    Ptuj Town Seal from year 1273 belongs to the oldest town seals in Slovenia and is one of the special kinds of Gothic monuments and values in the cultural and historical, artistic and legal field. Medieval Ptuj demonstrated its legal status and significance of town autonomy with the very use of its proper seal.Ptuj town coat-of-arms originated from...

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  • 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).

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Ptuj Warnings and Dangers

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    If you want to feel Ptuj and everyday life of locals don't visit it on Sunday - everything is closed, locals are at home, so the town looks boring. But if you want to discover Ptuj's streets in peace or go to spa, then Sunday is the right day for you.

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Ptuj Off The Beaten Path

  • The stories of Haloze - wineyard area

    Haloze is a geographical sub-region of Slovenia in the northeast of the country, in the Lower Styria region. It's a hilly area bounded by the border with Croatia in the south and the Dravinja and Drava rivers in the north. Haloze a very special place to me, because my family has a vineyard in the hills so I spend a lot of time there in the Summer...

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  • Listen the silence -Ranca

    This area is filled with peace, birds and pure nature. Many locals visit the lake to go jogging, cycling, walking and take part in many different sports. Some come here for a walk in peace or just to observe the nature. Because there is a lot of pure and unspoiled nature you can meet photographers taking pictures of birds and flowers

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  • 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...

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Ptuj Sports & Outdoors

  • Biking

    If you want to see more of Ptuj - use your bike or rent it. There are 17 roads you can take, together it is more than 630 kilometers of road and goes true 30 townships. Riding a bike is a great way to see nature and villages around Ptujand to research places and the people from Spodnje Podravje and Prlekija. Rent-a-bike:- Terme Ptuj: Pot v toplice...

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  • Sailing

    You can seat by the bay of river Drava and look at people on the boats and maybe they will welcome you on the board :)

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  • The Weather in Ptuj

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  • General Info

    TIC Ptuj(Turist Information Center Ptuj)Slovenski trg, 2- Tel.: (+386) 2 779 60 11- E. mail: info@ptuj-tourism.si- Internet: www.ptuj-tourism.si (turismo)

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  • A must do: Castle of Ptuj

    This is a one thing that you must not miss during your stay in Ptuj: visit the castle and enjoy in the beautiful view.

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Florjanov Spomenik/Statue of St. Florijan
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City Hall
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The Minorite Monastery
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The Castle of Ptuj
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Jurjev sejem (George’s Fair)
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Regional museum Ptuj (Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj)
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Castle of Ptuj
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Old streets with cobble stones
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The Castle of Pettau
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Medieval Day: Ptujske grajske igre
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Ožbaltov sejem (Oswald's fair)
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Castle Borl
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Slovenske Gorice - wine region
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Wine cellar
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Haloze - vine region
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Kurent
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Perutnina Ptuj restaurant
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The statue of St Florian
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Krof
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Dominko's Homestead
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Puch museum
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Sturmovec landscape park
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The town hall
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The town's tower
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The Povoden museum
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The Orpheus monument
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Three Mithras shrine
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Mihelic Gallery
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Dominican monastery
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Ptujska Gora
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Terme Ptuj
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Church Sveti Jurij (St George)
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The castle of Ptuj
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Drink with the locals
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Haloze wine country
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