Picturesque castle above the town Ptuj has defended the settlement
below the castle walls for centuries but today it is admired by visitors
with its exceptional picturesque architecture and composition with old
town. It is situated on the hill above the left bank of the Drava river.
The oldest archaeological findings are from the end of the III. millennium
Famous antar road has taken its course over the Drava river below the
castle hill. Old Romas set up a fortress and perhaps also a basilica. The
oldest, still standing castle buildings are from the Middle ages. The castle
and the town were owned by the Salzburg archdiocese in that time. The oldes
written document about the castle is from the middle of the 12th century
when the castle was build against the constant Hungarian invasion.
Administrators of the castle were ministerials who got the name "Lords
Several architectural changes were made during the following centuries
and the castle is settled as an imposing museum in a present time.
// KML _Ptuj