Ptuj Castle

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A painting of Ptuj dated 1687. The castle stands on the top of the hill overlooking the town.

Ptuj Castle (Slovene: Ptujski grad) is a castle in Ptuj, Slovenia. It is situated on a hill alongside the river Drava overlooking the town, and is a prominent landmark.

The castle was built in the mid-12th century, when it was constructed to defend against the Hungarians.[1] When the castle was built, the town of Ptuj was part of the Archdiocese of Salzburg.



Coordinates: 46°25′15.56″N 15°52′4.54″E / 46.4209889°N 15.8679278°E / 46.4209889; 15.8679278