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    Celje Theatre

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 29, 2014

    The Celje Theatre is quite an interesting building with a sculpture of the Greek masks of comedy and tragedy on its facade. The theatre was constructed in 1824. In 1950 it became the Slovene People’s Theatre. It currently stages around six new productions a year. The sculpture of War and Peace is in a little park nearby.

    Celje Theatre Celje Theatre Nearby sculpture
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    The People’s Savings and Loans Bank

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 29, 2014

    This bank was designed by famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik during the inter-war years.The building is three floors high with a fancy colonnaded facade. It is located on Stanetova and Vodnikova Streets.

    The bank is next to a rather fancy cinema called the Cinema Metropol. The Cinema Metropol was established in 1936 in a building also designed by Jože Plečnik. Nowadays the Metropol is an arthouse cinema.

    The People's Savings and Loans Bank The People's Savings and Loans Bank Cinema Metropol
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    Alma Karlin Statue

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    Outside Celje Hall there is a statue of Alma Karlin a famous Slovenian traveller and writer. She was born in Celje on the 12th of October 1889. Her father was a major in the Austro-Hungarian Army, and her mother a teacher.

    Alma studied in Graz, then travelled to London, where she studied languages. She was amazingly gifted at languages and learned English, French, Latin, Italian, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Russian, Spanish, Persian, Chinese, and Japanese. She worked on a dictionary of ten languages, including Slovene.

    At the outbreak of World War I in 1914 Alma had to move to Sweden and Norway, since Britain no longer welcomed citizens of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

    In 1919, she returned to Celje and opened a language school. In 1919, she set out on a nine-year journey around the world. She visited South and North America, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and various Asian countries.

    In 1928 when her mother was dying Alma returned home. She devoted most of her time to writing. She wrote in German until the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, when she abandoned German as an act of protest. In Germany, her books were burned by the regime.

    After an eventful life Alma died on the 14th January 1950. On her world travels she had collected many souvenirs some of these are now on display in the Celje Regional Museum.

    Alma Karlin and Friend
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    Sculptures

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    Celje had several interesting sculptures. The most famous is war and peace. One side shows war, the other side shows peace. This sculpture was created in 1956 by Jakob Savinšek. The sculpture is five metres high. I liked the sculpture of the man on a bicycle clutching a camera.

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    Churches

    by IreneMcKay Updated Aug 29, 2014

    Celje has several lovely churches.

    The only one we could go inside was the Church of St Daniel which was located on Slomskov Square. There was a statue of Bishop Slomšek, outside. There has been a church here since the 13th century.

    St Cecelia’s Church is located on the far side of the Savinja River. It is situated on top of a hill and is reached via a steep covered staircase with ninety steps. There are good views from outside the church. The church dates from the 17th century.

    The Church of St Mary's Assumption is on the same street as the tourist office. It was originally part of a Minorite Monastery and dates from the 14th century. It was closed during our visit.

    There was also a lovely church located on the mountain near the castle.

    St Cecelia's Church St Daniel's Church Outside St Daniel's Church St Cecelia's Church St Cecelia's Church
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    Celje Castle once again

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 12, 2014

    Like most castles in slovenia celje Castle had an old vine.

    There was a photographic exhibition on when we visited showing the importance of colour. A photo was taken where everything was shades of gray then next to it, the same scene was shown in colour.

    The Old Vine Shades of grey Shades of grey
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    Celje Castle

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 12, 2014

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    We walked to Celje Castle via a steep path on the far side of the Voglajna River. It took around forty exhausting minutes. When we walked down, we took the road and walked along the river, past the station then through the tunnel under the railway tracks.

    There is a great view from both outside and inside of the castle. You cannot see any of the castle without paying to go in. It cost 2 Euros and if you presented your ticket in the castle café you got a Euro off your purchase, so it really only cost one Euro.

    Celje Castle was built by the Huenburg Family in the late 12th, early 13th century. Later it became the home of the Counts of Celje, who were later made Princes of Celje. When the last of these was murdered the castle was taken over by the Hapsburgs.

    Like Ljubljana Castle, celje Castle has been over-restored to the point where it looks brand new. However, it is worth visiting anyway for the beautiful views over Celje’s old town, rivers and mountains.

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    Celje Hall

    by IreneMcKay Written Aug 12, 2014

    Celje Hall is located just across the road from the station. It is built in Germanic style and was built originally as a cultural centre for Celje’s German community in 1906. It contains Celje’s Tourist Information Office. The people there were very friendly and helpful when we went to collect our free map.

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    Panoramic view

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 20, 2011

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    Panoramic view at the band of river Savinja, the picture was taken from the castle hill. In a bright sunny days view from the castle hill is fantastic, almost ten kilometres far away. That's why the castle had so big strategic importance and was almosr invincible in its times.

    panoramic view the town of Celje
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    ZDRAVILISCE LASKO....

    by eden_teuling Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A PLACE FOR HEALTH, REST AND RELAXATION.

    People have been coming to this place for a very long time!

    It was known to the ROMAN LEGIONS; during the Middle Ages it was visited by missionariesand towards the end of the 19th Century it became a cosmilolitan resort for famous people such as the Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916) and why?????

    THEY WERE ALL LOOKING FOR HEALTH !!

    Nowadays the Lasko Spa prides itself on quality medical services.
    The THERMAL SPRING with a temperature of 32 - 35 degrees Celsius, has a natural healing effect which relieves pain and makes motion easier.
    The effect of the Spring is supplemented by other therapies, relaxation, outdoor exercises, healthy nutrition and services of professionally qualified specialists.

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    The resort provides therapy for all kinds of problems.

    Their professional and medical personnel includ specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, council surgeon - traumatologist, senior therapist, nurses, masseurs and health attendants.

    For reservations: tel. +386 3 7345 122

    THIS LOVELY BRONZE IS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING.

    MOTHER & CHILD, BRONZE SLOVENIA

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    Celje Regional Museum

    by bonio Written Nov 8, 2010

    Attracted here by the Alma Karlin exhibition. In a beautiful old building there's displays of the history of the area and a collection of paintings, furniture etc, all moderately interesting. On the other hand really enjoyed the Alma Karlin exhibition, information about her early life and tthe travels she undertook as an adult. Incredible journey.
    Puts most of us to shame still, visit while you can.

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    Alma Karlin

    by bonio Written Nov 8, 2010

    Born in Celje there's a statue of her on Krekov Trg, just over the road from the railway station.
    An exhibiton of her works and travel at the Regional Museum is fascinating and well worth a visit. (tip later)

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    Castle

    by bonio Updated Nov 8, 2010

    High on a mountain overlooking Celje this is a fantastic place to visit. Luckily a clear Autumnal day for us and views over the city and surrounding areas breathtaking.
    Castle itself is partially restored and you're pretty much free to wander around the grounds at will once you've paid the small admission fee (2Euro 10/10).
    Lovely cafe to visit afterwards too.

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    In your pocket

    by bonio Written Nov 8, 2010

    Lucky enough to arrive in Celje soon after the first issue of this free guide. It's given away in hotels, restaurants and also the Tourisit Office.
    There's lots of good local info in it and a decent map, we found it very useful.

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    Celjska Mestna Hranilnica

    by Redang Updated Nov 12, 2009

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    The Celje Municipal Savings Bank was built in neo-renaissance style by the Celje Municpal Savings Bank, and for some years, it hosted the headquarters of the administrative court for the territory of Slovenia.

    The Celje Municipal Savings Bank (Celje, Slovenia) The Celje Municipal Savings Bank (Celje, Slovenia)

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