Zgornja Savinjska Dolina

Velenje Castle

The Velenje Castle, first mentioned in 1270, is the most beautiful preserved Renaissance castle in Slovenia.

Velenje Castle the Pulse of the Šalek Valley

Among the more than 20 castles and mansions that were built in the Šalek valley, also called the Valley of Castles, the most prominent is the Velenje Castle, which proudly rises above the city center. The foundations of the castle were built in the 13th century, and it has been preserved in its present since 18th century. At that time castle received inner courtyard and picturesque walls. The castle offers a beautiful view of Velenje. If you would like to see the remaining castles of the Šalek valley, you will be impressed by Pozj’s castle path along the Šaleška Valley.

Experiences in Velenje Castle:

  • a visit to the castle and a permanent exhibition about Velenje’s past;
  • exhibition about Velenje’s socialist history;
  • Sunday creative hours for children aged 4 to 10;
  • weddings in Velenje Castle.

Information – Velenje Castle:

Museum Velenje
Ljubljanska cesta 54
SI- 3320 Velenje
t: +386 (0)3 898 26 30
e: muzej.grad.velenje@siol.net, www.muzej-velenje.si/grad