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Podsreda, Castle

++386 3 800 71 00
++386 3 800 71 08
Podsreda Castle stands on an exposed viewing ledge, high above the village of the same name in the Kozjansko region. It was first mentioned in 1213 (Castrum Herberch). Among the owners of the castle the following were listed:  the Ptuj, Svibno, and Celje Counts, the Tattenbachs and the Lazarinis. The Windischgraetzs used it as tenants. After World War II castle fell into ruin.

The nucleus of the compact Romanesque castle is a rectangular peripheral ground plan with two palatium, an additionally built tower ("bergfrid") and a small tower with a chapel. The rebuilding and adaptations have covered the old structure; even the entrance from the side of the village has disappeared. Several residential areas have been added.

During the last three decades the old construction scheme has been discovered and presented with renovations.  The arrangement of the castle has been under the expert supervision of Dr. Ivan Stopar, who discovered even four different Romanesque phases. First the entire structure was statically strengthened and then it was renovated wing by wing. The mighty tower has been arranged as an exhibition area, and the Romanesque chapel with its apse is still partly hidden. Soundings discovered the Romanesque double windows, chiselled frames of windows and doors, and modest remains of paintings and Renaissance extensions. The ground-level or below-ground-level rooms house a glassworks exhibition.  The castle kitchen with its large fireplace on the right of the entrance hall has been popular. On the upper floor, which is accessible by different staircases, there are often exhibitions in the presentation areas. The largest hall hosts a whole string of concerts especially in the summer.

The castle is regularly open. Out of season, the keys are kept at the administration offices of the Kozjansko Regional Park in Podsreda.

Posreda - inner courtyard of the castle (360°)


Kozjanski park 
Podsreda 45 
Tel. : ++386 3 800 71 00 
Fax : ++386 3 800 71 08 
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GPS Northing (N) : 46,0279 
GPS Easting (E) : 15,5902 
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Administrator : Turizem Podčetrtek g.i.z. | ++386 3 810 90 13 |
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