Ptuj, or Latin Poetovio, is a city that prospered in the Roman times. It became an important trading post and an important Roman province. After the Roman empire ceased to exist in Ptuj there is a castle mentioned to be built in the 9th century. The castle up on the hill, next to the city, changed many owners. The most famous ones were count Leslie from Scotland and countess Teresia Herberstein. The castle can be visited even today and it’s a very interesting tour inside the castle because it has exhibits from the past owners of the castle. Next to Ptuj, there is a place called Jerusalem. It was named after a painting of the Sad Virgin Mary, brought from Jerusalem. The painting can be seen in the local chapel. Besides the rich history, Ptuj is known for the hot springs in the city. The springs 1100 m below the surface, give them the water of 56*C so they have developed tourism based on the spa and healing industry.
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