City of the Counts, Celje, has always found itself at the junction of some important routes. It features a hidden history treasure trove including the ancient Celeis and the exciting Middle Ages. For more than half a millennium, the town has been marked by three stars, the symbol of the Counts of Celje, the most powerful noble and ruler family who has ever lived in Slovenia. Their story reads itself as a plot of a heroic movie filled with duels, daring actions and intrigue.
Even today, the castle, the country`s largest medieval fort, rises above the town. You can feel the joy of life in the old town, and just like the Counts enjoy all the good things. Have a look in the Tourist Information Centre and find information about the museums, galleries, city districts and trails that lead from the centre to the green hinterland of Celje. Be impressed by the exhibition about the Counts of Celje at Celje regional museum, pose in the Pelikan Photo Atelier or rather explore the heritage of ancient Celeia, named »Troia Secunda« (the second Troy). In the City Beneath the City you can see how the famous Counts of Celje grew into messengers of humanism in the Renaissance in Slovenia by integrating ancient statues into the medieval walls and the architecture. Enter this Celje time machine and learn more about the history of Celje.