Krapina-ZagorjeIf you are looking for a place suitable for a vacation, free from industry and the usual urban disrputions, choose Zagorje with an easy heart. It is an oasis of preserved nature, greenery, clean air and mild, healing waters. A cultural heritage of feudalism in this area marks the architecture of many castles and manor houses set amid idyllic nature. Krapina Zagorje County is well-known for its castles, Krapina Neanderthal and thermal springs translated into modern baths with excellent hotels and a vast gastronomic offer.
Krapina-Zagorje CountyLife is a journey, and the one who travels lives two lives. The lucky ones will, at least once on that journey, walk through the green hills of Zagorje, which offer peace, intimate contact with nature and open arms of hospitable and welcoming hosts. Zagorje – the green front door of Croatia – is a great region for vacation. It is an oasis of preserved nature, clean air, greenery and healthy thermal waters. In the archipelago of picturesque hills lie a whole range of spas, castles and manors, roman roads, agrotourism spots, museums, churches, and trails for hiking, riding and cycling. The history of the planet is written here, and each visitor can experience it in the unique setting of the Museum of Krapina Neanderthals. And this is not the only 'time machine' – in the vicinity of Gornja Stubica, in the Oršić Castle, the Museum of Peasant Revolts takes visitors back to the time of the famous Matija Gubec. The most famous local love story, the legend of Zagorje's "Juliet" (Veronika Desinićka) who was, because of the unhappy love with a noble man, locked up within the walls of the Castle Veliki Tabor. The Big Five of the picturesque thermal riviera offer a lot of similarities, but also a lot of local specialities. Thermae Tuhelj are the biggest modern bathing resort. Only few kilometres further, the excellent and internationally acclaimed medical tourist offer has been complemented by the new indoor thermal complex, Aquae Vivae. Not far from Stubičke Toplice there is another little gem of Zagorje thermal Riviera - Thermae Jezerčica.
Do & See
For the escape from daily routine and obligations we recommend a program, which will fill your batteries. The number of riding terrains in Croatian Zagorje is great, and if you ride into any corner, the experience of landscape beauty, finely ruffled hills with mosaic forests, vineyards, Zagorje villages and fields, partially separated by river valleys, is unspeakable. Picturesque and hilly Croatian Zagorje is suitable for cycling. Zagorje abounds in tourist-recreational cycling routes that are adapted for the widest range of users, with a special accent on recreational cyclists, families with kids and juniors. If you are looking for something different, the greatest pleasure is to watch Zagorje from a balloon or just to come and enjoy a family picnic on a meadow and run barefoot over the mowed fragrant grass.
We could not consider Zagorje a fairytale if it didn’t have anything to offer to the plates craving for traditional and homemade specialties. And the numerous carefully chosen Zagorje specialties and their tastes and aromas keep reminding us of the time spent in Zagorje. From the Zagorje turkey with mlinci, a traditional dish resembling pasta, to pumpkin pie and zlevanka.
Zagorje offers you an unforgettable shopping experience starting from buying agricultural products on family farms, or buying licitar and wooden toys in small shops and up to buying designer clothing and footwear at Roses Fashion Outlet.