Where the Voglajna joins the Savinja River as it turns abruptly south toward the Sava, we find Celje, the third largest city in Slovenia. Its cultural legacy testifies to rich and turbulent centuries. Originally "Keleia", a Celtic settlement where Noricum coins were minted, in the period of Emperor Claudius it developed as "Celeia" into the most important Roman borough and a most important economic and military center. Celje became the capital of a principality when the Counts of Celje were elevated to the status of princes in 1436. Allied with the German Emperor Sigismund of Luxembourg, they struggled ever more bitterly ther Hapsburgs for political supremacy in Central Europe. When Count Ulrik II was assassinated in Belgrade by his Hugarian rivals in 1456, the cry "the Counts of Celje today and never again" marked the end of their dynasty and the city came under Hapsburg rule. Celje defied natural disasters and enemies such as floods and the Turks and continued to develop its flourishing trade and commerce to strengthen its position as one of the most important cities in Lower Styria. The railway brought industrialization in 1846, which marked the end of the old times and the transition into a new exciting century in which Celje became a city with a lively cultural and tourist beat, a highly developed social life, a commercial, trade and fair center, and attractive surroundings.
The City Municipality of Celje covers 95 km2, has a population of more than 300,000, and includes 39 urban and suburban settlements. Celje itself covers 24 km2 and has a population of around 50,000. Celje is the third largest town in Slovenia and is the administrative, business, economic, commercial, cultural, educational, medical, sports, and market center of the region.
Find property for sale in Celje. This ancient yet modern city with its many historical and modern attractions and abundant green surroundings draws many visitors all year around. In its immediate vicinity there are numerous possibilities for recreation such as hiking, skiing, skating, golfing, kayaking, tennis, paragliding, and swimming. Several health spas and resorts with natural thermal springs are located only a stone’s throw from Celje, offering a quiet retreat, healing therapies, and unspoiled nature.
Due to its attractive natural setting, mild climate, and rich cultural and historical heritage, Celje has always been and remains an attractive tourist destination. It looks forward to presenting itself to Europe and to the world as a sophisticated, creative, and friendly city. Get your own real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Celje.
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