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Podsreda Castle – Mramor tourist farm
At Podsreda Castle, you will learn why it is dubbed 'the most castle-like' of all castles, sneak a peek into the castle jail, kitchen and cellar, and admire the splendid renaissance hall. At the Mramor tourist farm, you will be impressed by their home cooked fare, fine wines produced by the family, as well as the wonderful view from the renovated hayrack.
Visit to Podsreda Castle
The most castle-like of Slovenia’s castles
Podsreda Castle, ‘the most castle-like of Slovenian castles’ has a special place among the castles in the Kozjanski park area, as its rich cultural activity continues well into the present day. It is a rare example of the Romanesque style in Slovenia. In the past 30 years, it underwent a thorough restoration from a more or less dilapidated state to an important venue for events and to the emblematic centrepiece of the comprehensive offers available in this part of Slovenia. Podsreda Castle fully comes into life in particular in the warmer months when it hosts many events that see the participation of domestic and international artists.
Plenty of cultural events
You will visit the castle interior with its renaissance hall, the permanent exhibition of paintings by France Slana, the permanent collection of glass from the former glassworks, the castle jail and kitchen and the cellar where you may see the presentation of the protected area of Kozjansko Regional Park, and the castle attic and galleries that host the exhibitions of renowned domestic and international artists. The renaissance hall also serves as an official venue for weddings.
Podsreda Castle also offers the possibility to view a video presentation of the natural and cultural heritage of Kozjanski park, the purchase of local produce and souvenirs in the small shop, juice tastings and the possibility to hire the castle kitchen and renaissance hall and to host cultural daytrips for basic and secondary schools.
Cold meat platter accompanied by wine at the Mramor tourist farm
A warm welcome and tasting of homemade goodness
The Mramor family’s vineyards and their wine tavern Gruska, which lie in the middle of the protected area of Kozjansko Regional Park, are surrounded by wonderful nature. Their wine tavern where they will welcome you and provide great food and drink is named after Gruska Cave, located a mere 200 m from the wine tavern.
Wonderful views from the renovated hayrack
Experience the homely flavours at the Mramor tourist farm, where the plates are always full of genuine specialties from Kozjansko as they swear by homemade food of exceptional quality. Next to the farm stands a beautifully renovated ‘toplar’ hayrack that offers those who climb it unforgettable views over the surrounding vineyards. The members of the family will gladly serve you a platter of homemade cold cuts to complement your wine tasting. A splendid time for all is guaranteed.
That said, the farm not only swears by homemade food and wine, but also fresh juices. They press the grapes and make an excellent juice they are happy to serve to all of their guests.
For those looking for an active stay, they offer guided hikes on the panoramic route with fine views over the surrounding hills, or a visit to the nearby Gruska cave, where you will learn a bit more about the Hermit.