Krapina travel guide
was first mentioned by that name in the 12th century as a fortress. After that, since located on the road Vienna – Zagreb
, it became a resting post for postal carriages and since Austro-Hungarian time until today it grew into the administrative centre of Zagorje. The land around the town belonged during the Austro-Hungarian period to the Keglevic counts. The town is located in the valley of river Krapinica and surrounded by green hills.
What to see in Krapina
One of the most interesting places you can visit in Krapina is the Museum of the prehistoric man at Husnjakovo. It is one of the most visited museums in Croatia with all sorts of multimedia content. Beside the museum you can visit the excavation site too. The excavations took place in 1899 when the palaeontologist Dragutin Kramberger discovered the 100 000 years old human bones.
The town was the birth place of Ljudevit Gaj, a politician and the author of first official Croatian spelling; a great fighter for introduction of the national language in schools and public service. His birth house is nowadays a museum that you can visit.The Franciscan monastery and the church of the St. Catherine were built in 17th century by the Keglevic family. Inside the church there are their tombstones.
Town’s surroundings offer to the hunters and fishermen several places to enjoy their sports, and to the music and poetry lovers two art festivals - one in the spring and one in the autumn, but as well the traditional festival like “The Fruits of the Soil Fair” which attracts many people to wine and domestic food tasting.
Here you will find good accommodation offer, for your pleasant vacation.
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