A FAIRY TALE AT HAND!
Krapina – Zagorje County is the North West region of Croatia, located between Zagreb and the Slovenian border. The capital of the county is Krapina, situated approximately 55 km from Zagreb.
Hop in the car and enjoy the relaxing ride through small towns, winding roads to find oasis of peace and tranquility. This area has been known since Roman times for its thermal spas, thermal waters and healing mud rich in minerals. Even today, you can spend your weekend here, enjoying modern wellness treatments.
However, Krapina-Zagorje County offers much more than greenery, clean air and tranquility. The County is bursting with historical, monumental and cultural heritage. It is a land of legends, as much as fairy tales! Pay a visit to the castles Medieval Veliki Tabor, Baroque Bežanec or take a walk through one of many fortified towns from the late Medieval era.
The numerous churches and the sanctuary in Marija Bistrica are the perfect sites to explore cultural and religious heritage.
In the famous village of Kumrovec, you can find the only open-air museum in Croatia, called “Staro selo” with preserved original country houses stemming from a transitional period between the 19th and 20th century.
More than 40 houses have been restored together with farmstead facilities including the birth house of Josip Broz Tito.
Your traveling experience through the County has to include wine roads, vineyards and family owned restaurants. Indulge in gastronomic pleasures of exquisite indigenous cuisine. One thing you do not have to worry about is the company. People here are friendly, cheerful and welcoming!
WHEN IN ZAGORJE
TRY traditional and homemade specialties such as ZAGORJE ŠTRUKLI – cheese filled pastry. This versatile and simple dish is well known throughout Croatia. It can be sweet or salty, spiced with different toppings, cooked or fried and served as an appetizer or dessert.
BUY TRADITIONAL WOODEN TOYS carefully decorated with ornaments from national costumes, or CERAMIC items that have artistic value and are convenient for everyday use.
VISIT numerous Medieval castles and fortifications. In Desinić, late Medieval and Renaissance castle VELIKI TABOR in its full glory welcomes all curious visitors to relive the history.
BE PART OF SUMMER WITH THE KRAPINA NEANDERTHALES various historical and cultural programs are organized in the streets of the town Krapina. Every Sunday during the month of August on Hušnjakovo hill there are fun and educational themed programs welcoming families and friends.
HOW TO GET HERE
Krapina – Zagorje County can be visited by bus, to Krapina from the Main bus station in Zagreb (ticket prices are approximately 5 euros in one direction, and the bus ride takes about an hour); or you can use the train from the Main train station in Zagreb (ticket price is approximately 6 euros in one direction).
We also suggest renting a car, because you will definitely enjoy the ride through the country roads on green hills of Krapina – Zagorje County.
FOR ALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Tourist board of Krapina – Zagorje County, placed in Krapina, is at your
service. There you can find additional information about the County and touristic attractions. They will be happy to provide you with recommendations for traditional Zagorje cuisine restaurants and wineries, natural springs, accommodation, religious sites, museums and castles in the area.
TOURIST BOARD OF KRAPINA – ZAGORJE COUNTY
Krambergerova 1, Krapina
+385 49 233 653