Interesting facts and attractions of the Krapina-Zagorje County

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that a 12-million-year-old grapevine fossil was found in the area of today's Radoboj municipality? It is kept today in the Natural History Museum in Zagreb.

that the local Krapina-Zagorje County main course, side dish and dessert have protected food names? Zagorje turkey and mlinci bear the protected geographical indication at the EU level, whereas Zagorje štrukli/štruklji bear the protected geographical indication at the national level.

that the only anthem monument in the world is located in Zelenjak near Kumrovec? According to some legends, the Croatian anthem was written by Antun Mihanović because he was enchanted by the beauty of Zelenjak.

that the meteorite crash near Hrašćina is the first documented meteorite crash in the world? It happened on 26 May 1751. Its remains are kept today in the Natural History Museums in Vienna and Zagreb.

that healing peloid mud is formed at the thermal water source with a natural temperature of 33 degrees Celsius in Terme Tuhelj, which is one of the four top healing muds in this part of Europe? This thermal mud is a natural remedy, but also an inexhaustible source of health and energy.

that the stara krapinska belina” (old Krapina belina) variety is the precursor of today's chardonnay? Stara krapinska belina is one of the oldest varieties of wine in the world and is the precursor of many of today's most important varieties, but it has almost disappeared from the vineyards.

that the Gubec linden in Gornja Stubica is the only living witness of the Great Peasant Revolt from 1573? According to the legend, Matija Gubec gathered his followers beneath this linden.

that the “Peace Monument” located in front of the UN building in New York is the work of the famous sculptor from Zagorje, Antun Augustinčić? The beautiful monument is a 5.5-meter high bronze sculpture of a woman who is riding a horse with an olive branch in one hand and a globe in the other; a cloak fluttering on her back and the horse in a stance that suggests a powerful forward movement, in other words, a symbolic leading of the nations of the world towards peace.

that a 12-million-year-old grapevine fossil was found in the area of today's Radoboj municipality? It is kept today in the Natural History Museum in Zagreb.

that the local Krapina-Zagorje County main course, side dish and dessert have protected food names? Zagorje turkey and mlinci bear the protected geographical indication at the EU level, whereas Zagorje štrukli/štruklji bear the protected geographical indication at the national level.

Interesting facts and attractions of the city of Zagreb

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The Black Queen was the ruler of the Medvedgrad fortress. The legend about her is one of the darkest and most popular Croatian legends. It says that the Black Queen was known for her cruelty and debauchery, that she bathed in milk to stay young and beautiful, and she had her lovers thrown off the walls of the old fortress. 

Green Zagreb has 10 million square meters of landscaped lawns and flower gardens and more than 200 kilometers of maintained tree lines and 130 thousand different trees.

Zagreb has its very own Solar System. It is an art installation set up in 2004 by artist Davor Preis. He used the sculpture The Grounded Sun (orig. Prizemljeno sunce) by Ivan Kožarić located in Bogovićeva Street and turned it into the center of his newly-created solar system.  Then, in proportion to the size of Kožarić's Sun, he calculated the distances and sizes of all the planets and distributed them accordingly across the city.

Most of the city, more than 75% of it, is covered by green areas, and at least one of the 45 city parks in total can be found in every neighborhood.

The Black Queen was the ruler of the Medvedgrad fortress. The legend about her is one of the darkest and most popular Croatian legends. It says that the Black Queen was known for her cruelty and debauchery, that she bathed in milk to stay young and beautiful, and she had her lovers thrown off the walls of the old fortress. 

Green Zagreb has 10 million square meters of landscaped lawns and flower gardens and more than 200 kilometers of maintained tree lines and 130 thousand different trees.

Traditional cuisine of Zagreb and its surroundings