Medija Castle

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Medija Castle in the early 20th century

Medija Castle (Slovene: Medijski grad, Grad Medija, German: Schloss Gallenegg[1]) is a castle ruin located in the southern part of the settlement of Podlipovica, west of Izlake, in the Municipality of Zagorje ob Savi, central-eastern Slovenia.[2] The castle and its stables were destroyed by the Yugoslav Partisans during World War II. The castle chapel was later restored and now serves as a venue for plays, concerts, and other cultural events, as well as weddings.

The castle is best known as the supposed resting place of the polymath Johann Weikhard von Valvasor (Slovene: Janez Vajkard Valvasor), whose parents' estate it was and who also spent his childhood at the castle.[3]


  1. ^ Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 93.
  2. ^ "8659: Podlipovica - Območje gradu Medija" [8659: Podlipovica – The Area of Medija Castle]. Register nepremične kulturne dediščine [Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage] (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
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Coordinates: 46°8′54.5″N 14°55′22.05″E / 46.148472°N 14.9227917°E / 46.148472; 14.9227917