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Krapina

Krapina Neanderthal Musem

Krapina is located in the hilly Zagorje region of Croatia, approximately 55 km away from both Zagreb and Varaždin. The town is the centre and capital of the district with the hundreds year old tradition. In 1899, on a hill called Hušnjak near modern Krapina, the archaeologist and paleontologist Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger found over eight hundred fossil remains belonging to Neanderthals. Moreover, these fossil remains are said to exhibit traces of cannibalism. Krapina itself has been known since 1193. It has always been a favourite site for castles and other country houses of Croatian and Hungarian rulers. Today it is a reasonably developed town, boasting its Festival kajkavskih popevki sung in the local Kajkavian dialect of the Croatian language.

Highlights

  • Kraneamus - Krapina Neanderthal musem
  • Krapinske Toplice spa
  • Festival kajkavske popevke - kajkavian dialect festival
  • Krapina old town
  • Ljudevit Gaj house
 

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