Explore the picturesque landscape of the mighty forests and nature’s marvels in the area of the UNESCO Karavanke Geopark, green Pohorje and the Drava River valley. Experience adrenaline by bike or on foot – with the most beautiful views from the mountains or deep in the Peca underground. Feel the freedom of the mountain peaks and experience joy on the snow-covered plains. Indulge in relaxed conversations with locals, try the Koroška delicacies and explore the legacy of the past. Pristine and undiscovered. This is Koroška – full of surprises
The over 500-year old castle was reconstructed several times. Today, it accommodates the central library of Koroška.
Ravne na Koroškem Castle, which lies on the terrace above the Ravne na Koroškem town centre, was built by the Hebenstreits, the patriarchal feudalists who moved to Koroška (Carinthia) around 1530, and was probably an outbuilding standing in the same location before the castle was built in the 1530s. The castle was named Streiteben by its first owners and has lacked architectural uniformity since the late Gothic due to its numerous reconstructions. The castle was given its current Neo-Baroque appearance by the Counts of Thurn, who reconstructed the building and laid out the castle park after 1863.
In 2002, when renovating the Dr. Franc Sušnik Koroška Central Library located in Ravne na Koroškem Castle (where the Ravne na Koroškem General Upper-Secondary School was also located at the time), archaeological excavations revealed architectural remains of a stone building's cellar with a preserved staircase. Among the finds were some interesting fragments of ceramic vessels, numerous bones of birds and smaller animals, individual iron objects, ceramic glazed tiles, as well as an interesting ceramic trough.
A permanent exhibition of a lapidarium of Roman stone monuments from the Zagrad excavation site near Prevalje, as well as individual stones from the Municipality of Ravne na Koroškem are on display in the chapel of Ravne na Koroškem Castle. Paintings are on display in the castle, products of art colonies taking place in the gallery of the Art Salon since 1969, as well as a rich collection of small plastic arts.
Numerous cultural and other events take place on the castle premises of the Dr. Franc Sušnik Koroška Central Library, as well as at the castle park. Taking a stroll under its treetops reveals stories of the past – from the times when counts were walking here to the times of secondary-school students falling in love and hiding among the very same trees.
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Nature’s treasures and the heritage of the past – breathtaking and inspirational. Welcome to Koroška where you can enjoy cycling and hiking experiences in the hills and valleys, explore the mysteries of the Peca underworld, and experience the river on a raft. Koroška invites you to a date with nature where you can explore the past in a creative way, every day of the year.
The labyrinth of forest roads and cart tracks leads you up and down the mountain, into the valleys and between them. Among the forests and meadows with their wonderful views there are regulated paths intended for extreme or more recreational cycling. They are best tackled with “all-mountain” or “enduro” bikes.
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