Tabor (manor)
Weichselstätten

16th century

The estate is first mentioned in 1467, when Ludvik of Lindek got 5 farms and a mill to lease from bishop of Krško. The manor or mansion is not yet mentioned then. The mentioning occurs in 1524 in military land register (Lords of Lindek also managed military bureau from the year 1510). At the same year lords of Lindek presumably began to build the mansion.
They later pawned their belongings to monastery of Žiče but redeemed it back already in 1547. Simon Žiga of Lindek then sold it Hansu noble Dietrichstein and in 1579 his brother Jurij got it as feudal estate, in 1601 it was bought by Mortiz Welzer of Lemberg, in 1608 by Štefan Sibenitschki and after that Margareta Sibenitschki handed over the property to her husband Matija Gačnik from Dobrna. With the marriage of Matija's granddaughter Rozina the property went to the posession of Dienersberg and stayed in their posession until 1802, when Ignacij Pavel noble Ressingen bought it. Ressingen's were the owners until 1852 and they thoroughly reconstructed the manor. In the 19th century the ownership was changed several times. Before the last war the building was owned by countess I. Neuhaus.
Tabor manor went through several reconstructions. On Vischer's depiction from around 1681 it was only a humble castle with four round towers but already at the begining of the 18th century they added two extensions of the same height at its front and back facade and expanded the castle to almost twice its original size, maybe even heightened it for one storey. Once the estate was surrounded by humbe defence wall and a defence moat was still visible between both world wars.

A good decade ago the manor was still a residential place but is now abandoned. It changed owners in the meantime, the current owner being Mr.Matjaž Založnik who has an intention to gradually restore the manor to its original appearance from 19th century and arrange representative quarters in it.
Also a castle chapel is testified from the year 1716 which was abandoned around 1800.

I thank to Mr.Matjaž Založnik who made possible my tour of the manor.

Literature:
Stopar, Ivan, Dr.: "Grajske stavbe v vzhodni Sloveniji - Spodnja Savinjska dolina", Založba Park, Ljubljana, 1992, ISBN /
Contact details:
.. After five hundrer years back in the hands of Lindek's ..
Založnik Matija
Lindek 20
3213 Frankolovo
Slovenia
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GPS coordinates:
N 46° 17.932' E 15° 18.004'

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Three-storey high Tabor manor, built on a rectangular ground plan; author of the image is Matjaž Založnik
Northern wall, where also main entrance is located
Western wall with two towers (the right one fell apart and is now reconstructed) and an entrance to the basement; eastern and western cellars are detached from one another
Southern wall
Eastern wall with two towers end an entrance to eastern cellar; on the facade we can clearly see the remains of former house leaned on the manor
Renaissance portal to the eastern cellar
Stone portal on a front facade with neo-gothic door posts, made in renaissance tradition with striated door-posts, divided lintel and angel heads in triangular fields
Windows with 19th century profiles
Window at the south-western tower with stone framing from the 17th century
Another window (in south-eastern tower) with stone framing, also from the 17th century
South-eastern tower, built on a rock
Entrance staircase leading to the 1st floor
Passage to the right-most basement at the antrance
Arched hall of the first floor
Embedded coat-of-arms above the entry to the staircase in the first floor; probably embedded at the same time the staircase was constructed
Big arched room, located at both sides of the floor
Stucco on the ceiling of the staircase; all stuccos are from around 1750
Ceiling of the hall in the 2nd floor
Big room in the 2nd floor
Conclusion of the staircase in the 3rd floor
Stucco on the staircase
Stuccos on the ceiling of one of the rooms in the 3rd floor
Collored stucco ceiling in the one of the smaller rooms in the 3rd floor, which could be a parlour
Walled-in passage, which probably led to a small house leaning on facade; it is visible from the image of ground that the extension was connected to manor on two places, through the tower and through south-eastern corner
Chapel north from manor
Flower of in these parts rare tulip tree, which is growing south from the manor; it can grow up to 61 meters and originates from America
Tabor manor in the winter; Matjaž Založnik is the author of the image
Tabor manor; collored lithography of Kuwasseg from around 1845; Gradec, personal collection


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