The Old Castle on Konjiška gora

The Old Castle on Konjiška gora is one of the oldest and largest castles in our destination. Today in ruins, it keeps disturbing the ghosts and offers magnificent views to the visitors.

The visit of the castle is free of charge.

For more information visit the TIC – Tourist Information Centre of Slovenske Konjice, Stari trg 27, 3210 Slovenske Konjice

T: +386 (0)3 759 31 10

M: +386 (0)51 444 141


The Old Castle on Konjiška gora rises mightily above the town. Due to its special position, it stands out from the greenery for several kilometers before arriving to Slovenske Konjice. Among its ruins, instead of the rustling of the forests, we almost hear the Konjice gentry, the first owners of the castle, and the infamous Ivan Erasmus Tattenbach, whose family had reigned in the castle for nearly 100 years. Take a look around the Dravinja Valley – it is difficult to find a more magnificent view.

3 interesting facts:

  • The Old Castle on Konjiška gora is one of the oldest castles in Slovenia. It was first mentioned in the establishing charter of the Žiče Charterhouse in 1165, and it was certainly built much earlier.
  • The Old Castle of Konjice is considered a cultural monument of local importance.
  • It is one of the most eminent and largest buildings of that time in this part of Styria, comprising:
  1. the Romanesque Core,
  2. the Gothic masonry, defensive walls and five-pointed tower;
  3. the later constructions of residential buildings with Renaissance fortifications, including a bastion with 4-meter-thick walls.

When Prince Windischgrätz became the last owner of the Old Castle (and Trebnik Manor) in 1828, the building was already in ruins.

Hiking & Cycling: Stop at the Castle!

Surrounded by trees in the heart of Konjiška gora, just a few hundred meters above the Church of St. Anne, the Old Castle is a popular destination. Visit it: