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Small Federations Cup 2010

Ptuj, Slovenia, 20th-23rd September 2010

Ptuj, Slovenia

Glad about your interest to participate on 3-rd Small Federations Cup in Ptuj, Slovenia we hereby provide you with additional information about the oldest slovenian town Ptuj and the above mentioned tournament.

Quick facts

Area of town: 66,7 km2
Inhabitants: 23,716
Average temparature: 10 0C
Altitude: 232 m
Number of settlements: 10
Mayor: Štefan Čelan, Ph.D

Identity Card

Ptuj is the oldest documented town in Slovenia and is situated in North-Eastern Slovenia, in the centre of Lower Podravje region at the border with Prlekija region.

Partner and twin towns

Ptuj is following main European guidelines – peace and mutual respect, democracy and mutual cooperation as well as future of Europe through multicultural dialog.

Through its twin, friendship and partner towns Ptuj is realizing the established guidelines of international cooperation of local communities and their inhabitants.
Partner and twin towns are: Aranđelovac, Serbia, Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia, Burghausen, Germany, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France, Ohrid, Macedonia, Varaždin, Croatia.

THE CASTLE OF PTUJ, SLOVENIA

On the last hillside of Slovenske Gorice, which extends almost as far as river Drava, rises a mighty fortification - the castle of Ptuj.
Archaeological finds have shown that the first settlers took to the Castle Hill at the end of the Stone Age or the beginning of Copper Age.
The oldest written record about the castle is a record by the chronicler of the Salzburg archbishop Konrad I, who wrote that Konrad I had the castle rebuilt on the spot of the old castle that had been ruined long time ago.
The last Lord of Ptuj, Friedrich IX, died in 1438. From 1480 to 1490, Ptuj and the castle were in the hands of Magyars, who had to pass on the occupied area to the German Emperor Maximilian in 1490. It was saved from ruin by the countess Theresia Herberstein, who bought the castle in 1873. She had all buildings thoroughly renovated and refurnished. The Herbersteins remained in the castle until 1945.The castle was turned into a museum right after the World War