Castle Khislstein

Local nameGrad Khislstein
LocationKranj, Slovenia

Kieselstein Castle, also known as Khislstein, is a 13th-century castle in the city of Kranj, in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

The castle stands at what was once a defensible point, guarding the city pier and crossing over the river Sava, and was predated on the site by a round 11th-century keep. The current structure was built in 1256 by the counts of Ortenburg, by an arrangement with the lord of Kranj, duke Ulrik III Spanheim. Until 1420, the tower was managed by their ministeriales or vassals, the knights von Chreinburch; in that year, it passed to count Herman of Celje.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieselstein_Castle

Official website http://www.gorenjski-muzej.si

Email info@gorenjski-muzej.si

Phone +386 4 201 39 50

Address Tomšičeva ulica 44, 4000 Kranj, Slovenia

Coordinates 46°14'18.399" N 14°21'15.711" E

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