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City Turn – a beautiful castle below the foothills of the mountains

I used the last beautiful autumn days to visit and explore places where I have not been, or have I visited them for quite some time now. One of these places is also located near the lake Crnava, and this is the small village of Potoce which lies below the foot of the beautiful mountains. Above the village of Potoce stands the sights of this village and this is the city of Turn.

It is first mentioned in 1408, but in its present design it was probably built in the 14th century. The original castle was badly damaged in 1439, during the war between the Habsburgs and the Celje, and in 1473 it was also damaged by the Turks. In the early 15th century he came to the property of Counts of Celje. Subsequent owners have changed over the centuries. The most prominent owners were the Dinzl and Urbančič family. From the family Urbančič, Josip Turnograjska is the first Slovenian poet, composer and writer.

After the Second World War, the city was nationalized by the communist regime and was initially used as a barracks by the Yugoslav People’s Army. After 1962, the castle is home to the elderly.

Castle Turn - today the castle building is part of the home of the elderly.

Around the castle Turn is a park.

  In 1975, the castle was renovated, but because there was not enough room for all applicants, they started building the depandance.

  Near the castle Turn there is a monument, which was put up in memory of Josipina Turnograjski.

There is also a chapel dedicated to the Mother of God, built in the middle of the 18th century

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