Cultural heritage

Rifnik Archaeological Park

The Rifnik Archaeological Park is located on the site of the largest ‘Late Antique’ settlement in Slovenia. The archaeological park is open year round. It is possible to see the foundations of two early Christian churches, seven houses and defensive walls with guardhouses.



Planina Castle
The ruins of the former castle are on the rock over the market town Planina pri Sevnici. The core of the ruins is Romanesque, while the southern castle wall is Gothic.

Rifnik Castle

The ruins of the Rifnik Castle stand on a rocky prominence of the eponymous hill. The castle was first mentioned in 1326.

Ferlež Mill

The Ferlež Mill which dates back several centuries, stands under a high rock in the idyllic gorge of the brook Kozarica. It is a roller mill with well preserved devices for grain milling, from the simple to the complex.

The Manuscript of Kalobje  
The Manuscript of Kalobje, also known as Liber cantionum Carniolicarum or the “Book of Carniolan Poems” (“Knjiga kranjskih pesmi”) was written in the middle of the 17th century and was found in Kalobje.

Pillory in Planina pri Sevnici

Opposite the church of St. Margaret there is a reproduction of the original pillory. Old photographs were used to make this copy which was then installed opposite the church in 1999.
Agricultural School and outbuildings
The school was established in 1907, thanks to the mayor Dr. Gustav Ipavec, after the provincial assembly in Graz had approved the funds. Regular classes began in January 1910.
Birthplace of Josip Ipavec  
In the Zgornji trg square in Šentjur opposite his place of birth, Gustav Ipavec built a house for his family and for his medical practice. His son Josip was born in that house, and like his father became a doctor and a composer.
Birth Place of Franjo Malgaj  
The house where Franjo Malgaj (1895-1919) was born is built above a basement and leans against the hill.

Birth Place of Anna Wambrechtsamer

In the old centre of the town square of Planina pri Sevnici is a five-axial, single storey square house with a half-hip roof. This remarkable square house is the place where the writer Anna Wambrechtsamer (1897–1933) was born.
Plague column in Kalobje
The Baroque era plague column from the middle of the 17th century is one of the oldest in this region. This column erected in the year 1646 is a memorial to the victims of the plague that killed about thousand inhabitants of this region.
Plague Column in Marija Dobje
The 2.5 m (8.2 feet) high stone pillar with a square ground plan is typical of plague columns of those times. It has two pedestals, a capital decorated with whistles and cymatium and a stone pyramidal roof with an iron cross at the top. On one side of the square column there is a relief of a cross with the year 1641 marked on it.

Miniature of the medieval caste

For a decade, Jože Tofant is sculpting a miniature of the castle, in the Germano-Gothic style from the 14th or 15th Century, in bedrock at his family home, located between Šentjur and Vrbno.
The Arzenak homestead  
This 250 year old wooden homestead with a straw roof is part of the land heritage of the Kozjansko area.


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