The third-largest city of Slovenia, Celje, has been known since ancient times. In the Middle Ages the city was the center of the only Slovenian state that had managed to maintain the complete independence (Celje County). Therefore, the count's symbol (three stars) has become the emblem of the city and a part of the State Emblem.
The old count's castle, which has preserved here, is one of the city's major attractions. Tourists will find much interesting in visiting Town Hall built in 1830, Bridge the Capuchins, Count's Palace and Spodni grad (bottom castle), as well as Church of St. Cecilia and St. Mary (built in 1310). Here have remained many other old buildings that make even a walk in the streets of the city truly exciting.
The city can become a starting point for exciting tours to the surrounding area, which is extremely rich in cultural monuments. The largest church in Slovenia Gornji Grad is among which. Thousands of people travel to Celje just for the opportunity to visit the museum located in Velenje Castle. Natural sites in Celje suburbs are no less interesting. The scenic beauty of nature reserves and crystal clean air attract here numerous people. The most beautiful sight of this place is Rinka waterfall in Logarska Valley. The height of the waterfall estimates ninety feet.