Žiče Charterhouse

In the remote and narrow valley of Žiče, the former owner of the land, Otakar III of Styria, set himself a task in 1155 to provide a home to monks from Grand Chartreuse in France. After having arrived here in 1160, the monks started building most of the buildings, at first made of wood and later entirely of brick. In the 15th century, the building of today’s Gastuž was finished. Today, this is one of the oldest still operating restaurants in Central Europe. Monastic life, however, ended with a decree of Emperor Josef II in 1782 terminating the operation of the Žiče Charterhouse. After 1827, the buildings started falling apart, but today they are again available to visitors.  
In the renovated upper part of the outbuilding, you can see the permanent exhibition about the history of the charterhouse, the Otakar champagne cellar is where champagne of the Golden Hill (Zlati Grič) brand from Konjice matures and you can walk in tidy herbal gardens and visit the herbal shop Viva Sana.
Working times (summer):
MON: closed
TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 10:00–18:00  
Working times (winter):
MON-FRI - closed
SAT, SUN, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 10:00–16:00

TIC Slovenske Konjice
Stari trg 27
3210 Slovenske Konjice
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+386 (0)3 759 31 10
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+386 (0)3 759 31 11
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