Photographer's Note

The Pyramid is a low hill (altitude 386 m) in the city of Maribor (see map). Until 1784 the hill was the site of the Upper Maribor Castle (Slovene: Mariborski grad, German: Schloss Marchpurg / Marburg) The castle was demolished around 1790; in the following decade its debris was used to construct a stone pyramid-like obelisk, which lent the hill its current name. In 1821 the pyramid was replaced with a chapel containing a statue of the Virgin Mary. There is a vineyard on the slopes below the chapel.

Visible remains of the castle include defensive groundworks and an unimproved well.

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