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  • Day247

    Another old town.

    July 1, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    The recorded history of Ptuj starts in the Iron Age but it peaked early, in Roman times, before settling into the role of a market town. As much as one can be, situated on the major invasion route.
    The Grad (castle) was taken over by Renault for the evening that I visited. I didn't stay to see this years new models and there was little else of interest to me.
    The maroon tower, (known as the Town Tower,) is a prominent landmark. There are a collection of recovered stones inside masquerading as a museum.
    The 13th C Dominican Monestary looks very gay all in pink. Probably left over from Mardi Gras.
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  • Day6

    Day 6 continued - Ptuj, Slovenia

    June 23, 2016 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The second part of our tour today was to the town of Ptuj (pronounced Patooey), reportedly the oldest town in Slovenia. There is archaelogical and historical evidence of it being occupied by ancient Romans in the first century BC. It was subsequently conquered and occupied by Eurasian Avars, Slavic tribes, the Frankish empire, the Archbishopric of Salzburg... and that just brings us up to about 1376! The castle was an impressive collection of art, furniture and weapons from the time period. Look at Bogey wield a two-handed broadsword! Between our tour of the town and castle, we were treated to a tasting of wine from the Northeast region of Slovenia (more or less the Styrian region). One of the owners of Kobal Vineyards guided us through sampling of four of his wines. He was a great ambassador to the wonderful world of Slovenian wine and a true character. Also, their retail shop is in the oldest residence in Ptuj (pictured).Read more

  • Day21

    Ptuj/Slowenien und Eisenerz/Österreich

    July 4, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Um 08.00 Uhr starten wir zur Rücktour. Die Hubbrücke in Tisno war offen und so können wir Murter erst um 09.30 Uhr verlassen. In Ptuj(Slowenien) machen wir Mittagspause. Hier gibt es auch eine Thermalquelle mit Therme und CP. Für uns geht es weiter bis Eisenerz in Österreich, wo wir auf dem kleinen Stellplatz der Gemeinde übernachten und überraschender Weise alte Bekannte vom CP an der Una(Bosnien) wieder treffen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Ptuj, Pettau, プトゥイ, Птуй, Mestna občina Ptuj

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