From the age of the Neanderthal, through the medieval to modern times
Destinations: VELIKI TABOR – KUMROVEC – KLANJEC – KRAPINA
- VELIKI TABOR CASTLE
A big fortified castle, the gem of the Zagorje region, dominates a lovely hill not so far from Tuheljske toplice. Veliki Tabor is a cultural and historical monument of a top category according to the UNESCO classification.
Only 30 km away from Zagreb lies a little town of Klanjec, surrounded by forests and green hills. The area inspired a Croatian poet Antun Mihanovic to write many poems between 1835 and 1845 about this beautiful landscape, the people he met, the way he felt in his heart while taking walks in the area. One of his poems became the Croatian anthem.
Klanjec is the home town of one of the greatest Croatian academic sculptors, August Augustincic.
At the entrance to the ethno-village stands Tito’s birth-house. It is at this small estate that Tito was born at and spent his childhood years with his family. In front of the house stands the original statue of Tito, work of August Augustincic, a prominent Croatian academic sculptor and Tito’s personal friend. The rest of the Old village is an open-air museum (eco-ethno showroom).
- TOWN OF KRAPINA
The Krapina area is one of the most idyllic areas in Croatia: picturesque villages and towns on lovely green hills. Krapina is the County centre nowadays, but it is far better knows due to its old historic town and the prehistoric site of the Neanderthal man, 130.000 years old. The caves of the Neanderthal were found near the city centre, at Husnjakovo hill. The rich archaeological site of the Neanderthal man is the place where some 850 human bones fossils have been found (belonging tto 75 different individuals), together with different tools from the Palaeolithic era.