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Šentjur - the city of the composers Ipavci

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Drofenikova 16 p.p. 55
++386 3 749 25 23
19600
Population
240 m
Height above sea level
beside a river; in the countryside
Average summer temperature:20,5 °C
Average winter temperature:1,8 °C
 
The citiy of ŠENTJUR is 11 km away from Celje, 4 km to the junction to the Dramlje motorway, and there one finds the larger tourist thermal spas: Rogaška Slatina and Olimje. Šentjur was first mentioned in 1340, when the town started to develop around the original Church of St. George (Sveti Jurij), otherwise the remains of human culture reach back to the early Stone Age (Neolithic).
The upper Šentjur Square, which dominates the town with the Church of St. George was the home of famous composers of the Ipavec family. It is remade into a museum with a wedding hall; there is shop with top quality wines in the wine cellar, and in the garden are the old linden tree and Plečnik's fountain.
On Rifnik Hill, which rises proudly above the Šentjur Valley, there is an archaeological park with the restored foundations of two Old Christian churches, seven houses and defence walls with guard houses; in a reconstructed pre-historic house there is a display of recovered items.
Also the surrounding places offer possibilities for active free time activities. The marked mountain trail from Šentjur leads to the hill Resevno with a mountain hut and a viewing tower. At Ponikev there is the native house of the blessed Anton Martin Slomšek. Famous tourist points include hills with vineyards and vineyard cottages, Blagovna with numerous ponds, the Partisan Hoispital and the Church of St. Rosalia (Sv. Rozalija) with frescos by Jelovšek. Lovers of biking can take the cycling trail past the Slivnica Lake and bird reserve to the settlement Dobrina, or they can ascend the nearby hill Žusem.

Šentjur pri Celju (360°)


 


Points of distinction :   The old city center - the upper square has been known since 1340 and had developed adjoining the parish church of St George, build in 1721. Upper square represent a monument of exceptional cultural importance, of particural interest is the restored house in which the composers Ipavec were born. The building houses the museum, a wedding hall, protocolar rooms with areas for organised events and a wine vault. Outside in the courtyard, under the lime tree, stand a fontain designed by architect Plečnik. 
Famous citizen : The composers Ipavci
The bishop Slomšek
 
 


Automobiles : From the airport Brnik:100 km, the motorway Ljubljana - Maribor, exit Dramlje, from Dramlje you turn left and in 10 km you are in Šentjur.  
Railway : From Ljubljana and Maribor the train leave every our 8instead of weekend). Fram Ljubljana it takes 1 h 40 min and from Maribor 1 h. In Šentjur stops the regional train, not the Intercity or ICS. 
Bus : The bus from Celje to Kozje, which stops in Šentjur rules at 6:25, 7:30, 9:45, 11:25, 12:30, 14:05 in 17:35. In Šentjur you are in 15 minutes. 


Post Office : Post Office 
Mestni trg 7 
++386 3 746 23 00 
Railway station : Railway station 
Kolodvorska ulica 2 
++386 3 293 34 75 
Police : Police station 
Ulica Dušana Kvedra 10 
++386 3 574 31 52 
Medical center : Medical help 
++386 3 746 24 00 
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2215 
GPS Easting (E) : 15,3971 
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Administrator : Razvojna agencija Kozjansko - TIC Šentjur | ++386 3 749 25 23 | | last modified: 23/05/2013

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