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A Tower with a Dark History

The ruined Soteska Castle in the Krka River Valley has a long and colorful history, but it’s the mysterious structure nearby that still captures the imagination of both locals and passers-by. The building, a vertical garden pavilion shaped like a four-leaf clover, is known as the Devil’s Tower (Hudičev turn). According to local legend one of the noblemen who occupied ...

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A Witness to History

The Reichenburg Castle above the town of Brestanica in eastern Slovenia draws visitors who come to admire its historic, Romanesque architecture and to revel in the view toward the confluence of the Sava and the Brestanica rivers. For many years, however, the castle was the site of great turmoil and even violence – a trend that continued even into the ...

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