Sevnica Castle

Yesterday we visited town of Sevnica and the Sevnica castle.

Sevnica is a town on the left bank of the Sava River in central Slovenia. The settlement was first attested in written records in 1275 in German as Liechtenwalde. For centuries, the town of Sevnica was situated on the border of two historical regions of the Habsburg Empire: Carniola and Styria.

Sevnica castle is situated at the top of the hill, and offers views of the surrounding countryside and the old town of Sevnica.

The Archdiocese of Salzburg held local estates since 1043 and Sevnica Castle was mentioned for the first time in its record in 1309 like “Castellum” Lichtenwald.

Fun fact: Melania Trump grew up in Sevnica.

 

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