The Church of St. Anne in Slovenske Konjice

The Church of St. Anne in Slovenske Konjice is a former castle chapel, but today it is a picturesque cemetery church which brings light to the world of the past with its graves.


Visit to the church is free of charge

Working hours:

A group tour can be previously arranged at 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 Church of St. Anne quietly lies above the town of Slovenske Konjice. It is a former castle chapel that has almost completely preserved its features from the 16th century. It is a traditional sacral building with strong Renaissance elements. Today, with its location in the middle of the old cemetery, it serves as the cemetery church. It is surrounded by the old tombs and graves which testify to the luxurious history of the place.

The Church of St. Anne stands out:

  • The church is very large, given the fact that it basically served as a castle chapel.
  • On the facade of the shed there is a built-in coat of arms of the Khiessl family who once ruled the Old Castle.
  • The windows of the nave are round in shape with simple profiling, which was an extraordinary feature of the sacral buildings at that time.
  • The facade is surrounded by an unusual wreath wall in the shape of arcade frieze that rests on the geometric console.

The visitor challenge: Find the graves of these famous individuals and families!

  • The church is very famous for the tomb of the Tattenbach family, the prominent leaders of the Old Castle on Konjiška gora.
  • Also the Windischgrätz family, the owners of both the Old Castle and the younger Trebnik Manor until the World War II, have a tomb at the Konjice Cemetery.
  • A more modest, but no less important, is the grave of the initiator of spiritualism in Slovenia and the healer Adelma von Vay. The older locals still testify that her magnetism can be felt from her grave at the top of the cemetery. It is also interesting that Adelma was buried so close to the Church of St. Anne, although she was of Evangelical religion.