Little Bavaria in Croatia

German state of Bavaria is known for its castles. Travel agencies here often organize travels entitled Castles of Bavaria. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen a Castles of Honshu travel😦 not that I could afford it anyway. Sadly, I haven’t even gone to the castles of Bavaria. Somehow, when I decide to go, the travel gets cancelled😦

Anyway, Croatia has its share of castles too, especially in northern region of Zagorje. So, if I haven’t been to the castles of Bavaria, at least I’ve been in castles of Zagorje. Only a handful, honestly, but well… So, I’m gonna blog a bit about the castles of Zagorje today.

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan (or A Song of Ice and Fire fan – I’m a bookman meself😀 ), you might ask yourself why Dalmatia was chosen to film scenes of the show and/or not Zagorje. “Castles” of Zagorje are mostly small manors and big villas (a couple of castles are even made of wood). So most of the castles can’t be big holdfasts and keeps of the Seven Kingdoms😀 /😦

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Gornje Škarićevo, a wooden castle

There are no walled cities like Dubrovnik (King’s Landing) in Zagorje unless you count Varaždin (cf17) in and no one does.

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About Zagorje (cf01)
Generally about the castles (cf02)
Trakošćan (cf03)
Veliki Tabor (cf04)
Bežanec (cf05)
Oršić (cf06)
Golubovec (cf07)
Gredice (Castle Gjalski) (cf08)
Miljana (cf09)
Maruševec (cf10)
Klenovnik (cf11)
Novi Marof (Greben-grad, Castle Erdödy) (cf12)
Lobor (cf13)
Sveti Križ Začretje (cf14)
Mali Tabor (cf15)
Novi dvori (cf16)
Varaždin (cf17)
Popovec (cf18)
Noble families of Zagorje (cf19)
The Drašković family (cf20)
The Erdődys (cf21)
The Rattkays (cf22)
The end (cf23)
Nekoliko razumljivih riječi za kraj (cf24)
Literatura (cf25)

About Zagorje (cf01)

Zagorje is a region in northern Croatia. There are no strict boundaries of the region. One mostly considers Zagorje the area between the hill of Ivanšćica in the north, the hill of Medvednica in the south; the hill of Kalnik in the east and the river Sutla [Sotla in Slovenian (border with Slovenia)] in the west. Zagorje means like between hills.

Zagorje includes the whole Krapina-Zagorje county, half of Varaždin county (the following municipalities: Bednja, Breznica, Donja Voća, Breznički Hum, Ivanec, Klenovnik, Lepoglava, Ljubešćica, Maruševec, Novi Marof, Varaždinske Toplice and Visok) and a small part of Zagreb county (municipality Jakovlje).

Zagorje has no major cities. The most important towns are Krapina and Zabok. Northernmost region, that of Varaždin county, gravitate towards the city of Varaždin, while the rest gravitates towards the city of Zagreb.

Sometimes, the northern border is extended to the river Drava and the southern to the river Sava. In that case both Zagreb and Varaždin are part of the region. And, indeed, the further south in Croatia you go, the more likely people are going to say that Zagorje is everything north of Zagreb, including the city itself. Nevertheless, people in both Zagreb and Varaždin never consider themselves being in Zagorje. The identities of both towns are strong.

To avoid confusion with a town Zagorje ob Savi (Zagorje on the Sava, just like Frankfurt am Main means Frankfurt on the Main) in Slovenia, the adjective hrvatsko (Croatain) is often added to ZagorjeHrvatsko zagorje. Anyway, just so you know that if you come across the terms Croatian Zagorje, Hrvatsko zagorje or just Zagorje it’s the same shit. Well, Zagorje might be the Slovenian town – it depends on the context.

The climate of Zagorje is temperate with cool winters and warm summers (Cfb according to Köppen). The region has many thermal and freshwater springs. During the time when Europe was threaten by Turks (a long time), Zagorje was the southernmost place of the Austrian Empire (later Austria-Hungary) safe from Turks. Because of its safeness, it became the centre of political life of Croatia for centuries to come. All of that resulted in nobles wanting to have an estate in Zagorje, whether a big castle like Trakošćan (cf03) or a wooden estate.
As I said, there are a couple of wooden castles present in Zagorje today. However, having in mind that Croatian nobles were rarely as rich as their colleagues in Europe and them just wanting to have a castle in Zagorje, it is safe to assume that the building material of many castles in Zagorje had been wood and most of them were later fortified with stone or another building material.

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Map of Zagorje (click on the image to enlarge it)

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Castles of Zagorje and population (density and settlement size) of the region (according to census 2011) (click on the image to enlarge it)

Generally about the castles (cf02)

Castles of Zagorje should be the main tourist attraction of the region like the castles around the river Loire in France. Instead most of them are abandoned and devastated. The downfall of castles in Zagorje began as soon as the feudal system in Croatia was abolished. Nobles had to pay peasants which left them with less money to take care of the castles. Castles suffered extensive damage much later in World War II. Immediately after the war, instead of a reparation, ruins were used as a building material. In 1945, with the establishment of communist Yugoslavia, castles were nationalized. The state didn’t take good care of them because they saw the exploitation of masses by nobles in the castles. Even after the end of communism and the independence of Croatia (the nineties), castles haven’t fared much better. They were unjustly privatized because the state just wanted to be rid of the responsibility to take care of them.

Note that despite all the changes in society since the Middle Ages, some things haven’t changed in essence. We may no longer have nobility. Today’s nobles are managers and “businessmen”. A director of a food production company does not feed the cows. A director of a company in charge of maintaining roads does not pave streets. All these jobs are reserved for “little folk”.

Today, unabandoned and not devastated castles are used in many ways (e.g. hospitals, roof for homeless people…). But a few are open to public. Only a castle that is open to public, a castle that has to be preserved as good as possible, can be taken care properly because if you want to show people a castle and its history, you have to take very good care of the castle. Such use of a castle is the only right one. Not only that tourism flourishes that way, but people learn about history as well. Nevertheless, any use for a castle is good because if castle is in use, it must be preserved to a degree [e.g. Golubovec (cf07) which was part of the National Library].

Castles of Zagorje are, without a question, less impressive than their Loirean counterparts. However, most of them have the same historic value. They show that Zagorje was (and still is) part of (Central) European culture. By losing them, Croatia as a whole loses a material trace of its history.

Castles in Zagorje were birthplaces of many Croatian patriots, linguists, artists, scientists and others.

Therefore, castles should be the primary tourist attraction of Zagorje while other attractions (such as traditional customs, wine, licitar hearts etc.) should be just sideattractions. For instance, people don’t go to France for wine, but they do buy it and drink it “along the way” while in France thus boosting French income of tourism.

Trakošćan (cf03)

Trakošćan is the most popular castle open to public in Zagorje with about 70 000 visitors annually.

The castle is located in northern Zagorje in Varaždin county.

The exact date of its creation is unknown. It is first mentioned in the 14th century, meaning the castle itself was probably built in the late 13th century. Since then, the castle has been renovated many times, most notably in the 19th century.
in 1570 the owner of Trakošćan becomes a member of the Drašković family (cf20). They are a noble Croatian family. Many members were very successful. Ivan III Drašković, who was, in addition to being a ban of Croatia, the only Croatian palatine of Hungary; and Janko Drašković, who was a poet and reformist, are among them.

The castle has been open to public since 1953.

A forest park with a lake surrounds the castle.
Today both the castle and the park are popular tourist destinations. In addition to visits, other events, such as weddings, are organized here as well.

Visit the castle’s official website.

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The location of Trakošćan in Zagorje

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Castle and the lake

Veliki Tabor (cf04)

With its 30 000 annual visitors, the castle is less popular than Trakošćan (cf03). Nevertheless, Veliki Tabor is the second most popular castle in Zagorje.

The castle dates from mid 15th century. Veliki Tabor was owned by the Rattkay family (cf22)
till the 19th century.

The latest renovation begun in 2005. The renovation is currently in its second phase. The first phase of the renovation was completed in 2011, with the restoration of the central tower and outer façade, reinforcement of walls, and replacement of roof slates.

In additions to the tours of the castle, workshops for children and exhibitions are held.
Annual swordsmanship championship is held in the castles, as well as annual mediaeval events.

The castle Mali Tabor (cf15), with an archaeological site is located nearby, as is Grešna Gorica, a settlement with a developed rural tourism where people can experience a traditional every day life in Zagorje. In addition, there’s a zoo in Grešna Gorica (they don’t have lions, but they’re still a zoo😉 ).

There are many legends concerning Veliki Tabor. One such is about Veronika Desinić:

During the reign of Count Herman II of Celje, his son Fridrick II, already married, fell in love with young Veronika. Veronika had been lowborn. Therefore, the Count was strongly against the relationship between his son and Veronika. When Fridrick’s wife was found dead stabbed in her back, Fridrik was immediately accused of killing her.

Soon after, Fridrick and Veronika fled to Slovenia where they secretly got married. When the Count heard of that, he ordered the arrest of Fridrick and Veronika. He had his son imprisoned in Celje and accused Veronika of witchcraft because she “put” a spell on his son. The Count organized a trial. However, the judges deemed Veronika innocent, claiming that her only sin was strong love she bared for Fridrick and that love is the biggest human virtue. The Count was so pissed that he ordered his castellan to kill Veronika. His men brought a big container and filled it with water. They drowned Veronika in the water. Then they walled her corpse to the wall of the central tower.

Locals say that they can hear Veronika’s cries during long windy winter nights

Recent findings have uncovered that Count Herman II of Celje had a chapel built in thanks for his base-born grandson being legitimized. The grandson was the child of Fridrick and Veronika, so there’s at least part of the truth in the legend.

Posjetite službenu web stranicu dvorca (Croatian).

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Location of Veliki Tabor in Zagorje

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The castle

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Mediaeval festivities 2013 in Veliki Tabor

Bežanec (cf05)

Bežanec lies near the town of Pregrada.
It is a one-floor four-winged castle.

The castle was built in the 18th century. A major renovation occurred in the 19th century.

Recent history of the castle is vivid. In the mid 20th century, during political instability in Croatia, the castle was robbed. Shortly after, the castle became a home for homeless children (as in institution: the kids didn’t just settle in the castle themselves ×D ). After that the care of the castle was given to local population. The local population further devastated the castle, using the castle as a source of building material to build their estates. Thereafter, the castle became a storage for meat. Finally, after the storage, Bežanec became a legal dump.
However, it was decided to renovate the castle and the renovation begun in 1964. The castle is a luxury hotel today.

Visit the official website of the hotel.

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Location of Bežanec in Zagorje

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The castle

Oršić (cf06)

Oršić dates back to the Middle Ages.
The castle itself was built in 1776 by the Oršić family. The family sold the castle in 1924. The local peasant collective has been using the castle since (more in the past, but the collective is still active). Soon after, an elementary school was opened (yeah, little Hogwarts😀 ). In 1973 the castle has become the Pesants’ Revolt Museum (cro. Muzej seljačkih buna).

In addition to museum visits, presentations, meetings, exhibitions, workshops, mediaeval tourneys (which do not have a historical basis) etc. are organized within the castle walls (or outside the castle😮 ).

Visit the official website of the museum.

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Location of Oršić in Zagorje

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Mediaeval tourney in Oršić

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The Castle

Golubovec (cf07)

Golubovec is a castle nearby Oršić (cf06).

When I first saw the castle, I thought Hell no, this house can’t be a castle. Actually, I told Mom to drive further. We couldn’t find the castle, so we asked a man we came across. He told us that “the house” was the castle we were looking for.

Anyway, Golubovec is near Oršić (cf06) and a little thing compared to it.

The castle was built in the 18th century. Throughout centuries many noble families fought over the estate.
Recently, the castle was part of the National Library in Zagreb until 1995. Until then the castle was pretty well taken care of. Now, though, the thing is crumbling and full of dust and a home to cockroaches (I saw one and cockroaches do like company😉 ).

The attic truss is quite impressive though and is under special cultural good protection.

Today the castle is the headquarters of Kajkaviana, a cultural society that values Kajkavian literature.

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The attic truss of the castle

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The castle

Gredice (cf08)

The castle was built in the 18th century.

Its best known owner is Ksaver Šandor Gjalski, a famous Croatian writer. Because of him the castle is often called Castle Gjalski. Gjalski was born in the castle and spent his childhood there. That’s why throughout his life Gredice remained his favourite place.

Gjalski’s real name was Ljubo Babić: Gjalski was only his pseudonym. The pseudonym dates back from before the letter Đ was introduced to Croatian alphabet. The letter replaced the digraph GJ (and DJ). Why Gjalski has remained Gjalski even after the introuduction of Đ, I don’t know. Perhaps Gjalski favoured the spelling himself. I usually spell the pseudonym Đalski because I don’t see the point of spelling reforms if we keep spelling names the old way. I mean, if we spell Gjalski according to the old spelling, we should spell everybody else’s name according to the old spelling. That would be especially weird if a person was born before the spelling reform in the 1830s, which was the first standardization of Croatian spelling. I spelt Gjalski with GJ here because I’m pretty sure that GJ pushes English speakers towards the right pronunciation😉
Like me, many people just spell the pseudonym Đalski today. Actually, the two spellings are often mixed up by a single author, which only confuses foreigners. People might even incorrectly spell the pseudonym Djalski, or even worse: Dalski. Anyway, just so you know; if you see someone talking about Gjalski, someone else about Đalski or even Djalski and/or Dalski… and Ljubo Babić😀 they’re all talking about the same guy😉
If you’re interested in Croatian alphabet more, Wiki has a good article.

There’s a hotel in the castle today. The hotel is a known occasional meeting place of the freemasons (Croatian), so who knows what secrets the castle holds😉

Visit the official website of the hotel (yes, both spellings – Gjalski/Đalski – are used).

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Location of Gredice in Zagorje

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The castle

Miljana (cf09)

Miljana was built in the end of the 16th century and the begging of the 17th. A significant renovation occurred in the 18th century.
It was a castle of the Rattkays (cf22). After the death of the last Rattkay in 1793, the castle changed many owners, among them a man with family ties with the Oršić family. Around 1890, the family Jäger bought the castle. Miljana remained in their hands till 1980 when a man who had the castle fully renovated bought it. The castle was bought by a local tycoon (his company, actually) in 2010 and since then, his future has been in the air.

The castle was open to public till 2010 and we’ll just have to wait and see what the new owner decides.

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Location of Miljana in Zagorje

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The castle

Maruševec (cf10)

Up north we go now.

Maruševec dates from the 16th century.

A beautiful park surrounds the castle… or rather used to surround it since a land reform saw to most part of the park being transformed to meadows and agricultural fields.

In 1969 the Adventist Church took care of the castle in their hands. The castle served as their theological school. A few years ago, they gave the castle back to the state, which then gave it back to the last known owner.
I was told to contact the secretary of the owner, Mrs. Božena, to arrange a visit to the castle or just an exchange of the information. Now, what a BITCH. At least, she answered the bloody calls… at first though she was really impatient and I couldn’t even say what I wanted. Then, the connection would be established when I call her, but after a few beeps it would be broken. Yes, just enough for the bitch to see I was calling, so she could hang up. Well, Mrs. Božena, fuck you; I think I managed pretty good without your bloody help😛

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Location of Maruševec in Zagorje

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The castle

Klenovnik (cf11)

Klenovnik lies between the castles of Trakošćan (cf03) and Maruševec (cf10).

The castle dates back to the 17th century. Klenovnik was another castle of the Drašković family (cf20).

Klenovnik is a hospital for lung diseases and tuberculosis today. The castle’s healing role begun in 1927 when a healing facility was opened in the castle.

Posjetite službenu web stranicu bolnice u Klenovniku (Croatian).

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The castle

Novi Marof (cf12)

Okay, okay, this one is a toughy.

The remains of a mediaeval walled city Greben-grad are located in the town of Novi Marof. The town itself is a successor of Greben-grad.

Greben-grad dates back to the 12th century. Like so many walled cities, Greben-grad was up a hill. By the mid 15th century, Greben-grad became a property of the Erdödy family (cf21).

Greben-grad caught fire and by 1710, it is referred to as ruins. After the fire, the Erdödys moved down the hill and built a new castle. They called the castle Novi Marof, but the castle is known as Castle Erdödy.

Like Klenovnik, Castle Erdödy is a hospital today.

There are two more castles in present-day Novi Marof, actually a village near by: Bela I and Bela II. Owners of both of those were also the Erdödys.

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Location of the town of Novi Marof in Zagorje

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Remains of Greben-grad

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Castle Erdödy

Lobor (cf13)

My country mates, especially those in literature, may know the castle from a work of the writer Antun Gustav Matoš (Oko Lobora): A nadesno, prema Ivanšćici, na puškomet pored glavne ceste, velika gospodska kuća u aristokratskoj savršenosti, žuti ponosni dvor pod zavjetrinom brda i u tišini mirnih i intimnih nepomičnih borova. To je Lobor, kuća starih Keglevića.

Lobor lies pretty much in the centre of Zagorje, half way between Zagreb and Varaždin.

Lobor was built in the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th century by the Keglević family.
The castle was built in place of mediaeval Lobor-grad

A home for social care was founded in Lobor in 1935. Unfortunately, the castle was stained big time in World War II when it served as a “storage” for Jews.

Since 1954, the castle has served as a nursing home.

Posjetite službenu web stranicu Doma za psihički bolesne odrasle osobe Lobor-grad (Croatian).

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Location of Lobor in Zagorje

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The castle

Sveti Križ Začretje (cf14)

Yes, the name of the castle is a bitch, that is Začretje is a bitch. Since both English spelling and “phonetic” writing are bitches, I don’t know how accurate I’ll be in saying that it’s pronounced /zuh-chre-tye/, but well…

The name has two parts: Sveti Križ and Začretje.
Sveti Križ (Holy Cross) comes from the name of a nearby church.
There are two stories for Začretje. One says that there was an oak forest around the castle. Such a forest used to be called čret, so people would just say Idemo za čret (We’re going behind the oak forest) whenever they would go to the castle. Over time, that became just Zečretje. The other says that čret means a bog and that the castle was a rest stop behind the bog (again za čret), which eventually became Začretje.
Personally, I favour the first story ’cause there are no bogs in Zagorje and I doubt there were any in thousands of years.

So, the mentioned church dates back from the 12th century.
The castle itself was built much later, in the 18 century.

Like many other castles in Zagorje, this one is two-winged. However, it is the only two-winged castle in Zagorje in the shape of the letter V rather than the letter L.

Close to the castle is an outlet shopping centre today. Seems malls are much more popular these days… so next time when you’re doing your shopping, don’t look surprised if you see a castle nearby😀

Unfortunately, there’s no official website of the castle for me to share with you, but you can visit the homepage off the mentioned shopping centre.

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Location of Sveti Križ Začretje in Zagorje

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Church Sveti Križ

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The Castle

Mali Tabor (cf15)

Mali means small and veliki means big, so yeah Mali Tabor is a little brother of Veliki Tabor (cf04). Both castles were the property of the Rattkay family (cf22).

The Rattkays weren’t the first owners though. The castle was built in late 15th century.  The Rattkays bought the castle some hundred years later.

Mali Tabor is abandoned today.  Actually, according to most popular Croatian advertising portal, the castle is on sale (Croatian)😀

Near the castle, there’s an archaeological site, mainly the ruins of a mediaeval walled-city Vrbovec, but remains, like coins of the Roman Empire, that predate the Middle Ages were found there. The excavations begun in the 19th century.

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Location of Mali Tabor in Zagorje

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Archaeological site near Mali Tabor

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The castle

Novi dvori (cf16)

There are two castles called Novi dvori, novi meaning new. One of those is in Zagorje while the other is a bit south of Zagorje, close to Zagreb.

So, let’s start with the ones (dvori is plural) in Zagorje:

Less than a mile (more than a kilometre😉 ) south of Gredice (cf07), near the town of Klanjec [that’s why these are known as Novi dvori klanječki (they’re also known as Novi dvori cesgradski)] lie Novi dvori.

So, the castle was built by another Erdödy (cf21) who was given the land after his victory over the Turks.
The castle is best known for being a home of the author of Croatian national anthem, Antun Mihanović. Mihanović died in the castle in 1861.
Sadly, only ruins of the castle remain today.

The other Novi dvori, are located in Zaprešić (that’s why they’re known as Novi dvori zaprešićki), a satellite town of Zagreb.

This one dates back to the 16th century. In 1851, Count Jelačić (that’s why the castle is sometimes called Novi dvori Jelačićevi), best known for abolishing the feudal system in Croatia in 1848, bought the castle. The Count died in the castle and his tomb is there.

An extensive renovation of the castle took place in the nineties. Today, there’s a private college in the castle. There was a scandal concerning the college in the last local elections.

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Ruins of Novi Dvori in Zagorje (yeah, they hardly look “new”)

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Novi dvori close to Zagreb

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Novi dvori in Zaprešić

Varaždin (cf17)

Varaždin ain’t in Zagorje. Like I said, citizens of Varaždin have a strong identity with their town.

Nevertheless, I just thought I had to mention the town since the town was an important walled city.

The old walled city is called Stari grad [Old Town, not the Oldtown in the Reach… though, judging by the translation of season 1 of Game of Thrones we had last autumn on a local TV channel, I’m pretty sure Oldtwon in the Rech is translated as Stari grad (…u Dosegu)😀 ] and dates back to the 12th century. Though the history around what is Varaždin today goes much further. with one of the best preserved, 30 000 years old, Neanderthal remains in the world.

Throughout most of the history, the lords of Varaždin were the Erdödys (cf21).

The town was the centre of a powerful Varaždin County (and it is today, but the county is not the same).

From 1756 to 1776, the town was the capital of Croatia. A fire devastated the town in 1776 and the capital was moved to Zagreb, where it has stayed to this day. Varaždin’s importance has significantly diminished since the town lost its capital city function. Actually, the importance of Varaždin hasn’t diminished so much as the importance of Zagreb has risen.

Visit the official website of the Varaždin.

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Varaždin and Varaždin County (the present county) in Croatia (click on the image to enlarge it)

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Varaždin, Stari grad

Popovec (cf18)

The post should end in Zagorje. That is why we’re going south of Varaždin to the heart of Zagorje. Popovec lies just a few klick south of Krapina, the capital of KrapinaZagorje County.

Popovec got its name ’cause the castle was owned by the head of Krapina parish (pop meaning priest in spoken language). Though it is unknown when the castle was built, its Church ownership dates back to the 16th century.

The castle is the historic archive of Varaždin now despite Varaždin being “far” away.

Posjetite službenu web stranicu Državnog arhiva u Varaždinu (Croatian).

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Location of Popovec in Zagorje

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The castle

NOBLE FAMILIES OF ZAGORJE  (cf19)

Castles mean nobles. Zagorje was always of interest to nobles. Before the end, I would like to mention three families I find most important:

The Drašković family (cf20)

The family originates from the region of Lika.
They are best known in Zagorje as owners of Trakošćan (cf03).
They participated in the Zrinski–Frankopan Conspiracy.
Some were bans, one was even a palatine of Hungary (Ivan III Drašković – the only Croatian to hold the position).

The Erdődys (cf21)

The Erdödys had two branches: Croatian and Hungarian.
They came from the town of Ardud (Ardud is called Erdőd in Hungarian) in present-day Romania, but the town was in Hungary back then.
The Croatian branch gave five bans. They held many castles, most importantly that in Varaždin (cf17) and those in Novi Marof (cf12).

The Rattkays (cf22)

They originate from Hungary too.
The spelling of their surname is sometimes croatized to Ratkaj.
Among others, they owned Veliki Tabor (cf04), which they were given because of the valour they showed in a battle against the Turks.

All the mentioned families fought the Turks.

The end (cf23)

I haven’t mentioned all the castles in Zagorje ’cause that would just be too much. I tried to mention the most important ones. Kill me if you think I missed an important one. Besides, many of those I did mention probably aren’t the “real” castle “material”. As I said, I was quite shocked to learn Golubovec (cf07) is a castle.

Nevertheless, like I said in Generally about the castles, castles in Zagorje should be valued. I’d say should be more valued, but since they’re hardly valued at all, expect a few exceptions like Trakošćan (cf03) and Veliki Tabor (cf04), I can’t really say that.

To find out more about castles and manors in Croatia, visit Dvorci.hr. The website includes castles of Varaždin, Krapina-Zagorje, Koprivnica-Križevci and Požega-Slavonia counties, not just Zagorje.
You can, also, visit the official website of the Touirst Board of Krapina-Zagorje County. There you can find out about tourist attractions of Krapina-Zagorje County – castles and more.

NEKOLIKO RAZUMLJIVIH RIJEČI ZA KRAJ (cf24)

Početkom semestra, u davnom nam listopadu ljeta gospodnjeg 2013. dobili smo projekt izraditi plakat o turističkim potencijalima hrvatske županije. Ja izabrah Krapinsko-zagorsku.
To je bio samo okvir, jer svaka hrvatska županija ima puno turističkih potencijala. Moj problem je što ja ne mogu smisliti što pisati čak i kad mi je to pred nosom! Ali, eto padnu mi na pamet dvorci, zbog kojih sam morao malo proširiti prostor istraživanja.

U biti, trebali smo sve staviti na jedan plakat. Tako da je na kraju plakat, koji je trebao poslužiti kao glavni izvor za blog, štur.
Prvo, napravio sam dva plakata (zapravo 3, ali je prvi obična radna verzija). Prvi (odnosno drugi😀 ) je B1 formata i bogatiji. Međutim, on nije zadovoljavao potrebe za koje je trebalo napraviti plakat. Budući da su karte najvažnije za predmet za koji je trebalo izraditi plakat, one su trebale biti u prvom planu. Tako da sam konačni plakat smanjio na B2 format (B formate papira možete vidjeti i usporediti ovdje), povećao karte (i stavio ih u optički centar gdje je prije bio veliki naslov), dodao još dvije, uklonio puno teksta, a ono što je ostalo modificirao.
Onaj bogatiji plakat (B1 format), možete skinuti ovdje; a onaj bolje vizualno prikazan (B2 format), možete skinuti ovdje. Ono što ne možete vidjeti, slobodno zumirajte.

Plakati nisu predviđeni za tisak, ali ako imate printer koji može printati tako velike formate, slobodno printajte. Papir se ne može zumirati, pa je važno održati formate papira. I zapamtite, čuvajmo šume🙂

Za kraj bih samo ponovo naveo neke od web stranica:
Službenu stranicu Trakošćana;
Službenu stranicu Velikog Tabora;
Službenu stranicu Muzeja seljačkih buna u Oršiću;
Službenu stranicu hotela u Bežancu;
Službenu stranicu hotela Dvorac Đalski u Gredicama.
Također, posjetite službenu web stranicu turističke zajednice Krapinsko-zagorske županije.
O aferi vezanoj za Nove dvore (cf16) zaprešićke, pročitajte ovdje.
Za podatke o informacije o dvorcima Zagrebačke, Požeško-slavonske, Varaždinske, Koprivničko-križevačke i Krapinsko-zagorske županije, posjetite Dvorce.hr.

Literatura (cf25)

Uz gore navedene linkove, više o dvorcima Zagorja možete saznati u sljedećoj literaturi:
Mladen Obad Šćitaroci:  Dvorci i perivoji Hrvatskog zagorja, III. izdanje, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 2005.;
Vladimir Marković: Barokni dvorci Hrvatskog Zagorja, II. izdanje, Nacionalna i sveučilišna biblioteka, Zagreb, 1995. (odlično štivo za arhitekte😉 );
Članak iz časopisa Hrvatsko zagorje, Mirna Flögel-Mršić (2007.): Dvorci Hrvatskog zagorja – uzor domoljublja i rasadište kulture,  broj 1-2, godina XXIII.
Također, na Geografiji.hr pročitajte članak Dvorci u turističkoj ponudi Hrvatskog zagorja Dubravke Spevec iz 2006. godine.

Posted on February 7th, 2014 at 00:17 GMT
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