Zagreb’s numerous museums reflect the history, art and culture not only of Zagreb and Croatia, but also of Europe and the world. Around thirty collections in museums and galleries comprise more than 3.6 million various exhibits, excluding church and private collections. Some of most visited are: Archaeological Museum , Technical Museum, Arts and Crafts Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Mimara Museum, Croatian Natural History Museum, Museum of Broken Relationships, Modern Gallery… Hedona´s tip: Tell us in what kind of sightseing are you interested in.
Varazdin is most proud of the historic Old Town, where there are palaces, churches and monasteries dating back to the Baroque, Art Nouveau, and Rococo periods and has one of the oldest town halls in Europe. The famous theatre and cemetery is a monument of landscape architecture, which has encircled the entire city. During the year there is a lively scene of cultural, sporting and other events that make it a pleasant place to live in. Baroque music echoes in the nights every autumn in the beautiful Baroque atmosphere of religious and secular buildings, and the festival of street performers Spancir fest shows how relaxed life is in Varazdin!
Step into history as the guides dressed as famous personalities of Croatian past lead you through the secrets of the capital city, Zagreb – a city where tradition meets contemporary thought and vision. Take the panoramic ride through the many parks that are strung throughout this city, stroll along the streets of the medieval Upper Town and listen to stories of the past, have your photo taken in front of the colorful St. Mark’s Church and catch the best view of Zagreb from under the Lotrščak Tower. Complete your journey with a coffee in one of Zagreb’s many cafes and taste the unique pepper biscuit, all in the company of guides who remain in their roles from 19th century Croatia. Hedona´s tip: There is more interesting city guide programs such as Ginger bread hearts workshop, Find the Grič witch program, Bring the light to the Upper town… Want to know more ?
Samobor is a small town in the north of Croatia, 20 km from Zagreb. It is located on the slopes of the Samobor Mountains, at the entrance to the romantic valley of Gradna stream. This is medieval town of Baroque architecture, kind people and famous pastry called kremšnite . Hedona´s tip: Ideal place as a city break visit. We can combine it with half or full day excursion program.
Ever since its opening in 2010, the Krapina Neanderthal Museum has been attracting attention of visitors, not only due to the intriguing notion of Neanderthals in its name, but surely also due to its specific ways of presenting the topic. Authors of the project and its realisation worked to bring us a better understanding of the people of Krapina from the Stone Age, who lived in this area 125,000 years ago. The exhibition is set up as a time machine through the history of the Universe, the Earth and Man, leading up to the present day, and lays special emphasis on the Neanderthal period. Hedona´s tip: Interesting short film and a modern museum and will definitely make you remember this place.
Cultural heritage of the castle is protected as a historical entity, which consists of the castle, the building next to the castle, park and forest park with a lake. Today the castle is one of the few facilities in Croatia with preserved its own constitution, historically closely related to the architectural framework and the life of its owners. Trakoscan was built in the late 13th century in northwestern Croatian defense system as a small observation fortress for monitoring the road from Ptuj to Bednja Valley. According to legend, Trakoscan was named after the Thracian fortress (ARX Thacorum) which allegedly existed in antiquity. Hedona´s tip: If you have time, enjoy the boat ride on the lake.
Demonstration and workshop of medieval life followed by medieval knights tournament and fights. All performers are costumed in replicas of medieval costumes. The costumes are made in the traditional way and according to historic interpretation (flag carrier, drummer, court ladies, a thief, archers, knights, etc). A battle performance of a fight with burring wooden mace will be presented in slow motion to demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct such a fight. If weather (wind) permits a performance with fire swallowing will be staged at the end of the program. All participants are encouraged to actively take part in demonstration of arms that have been made as replicas of historic weapons. They will have the opportunity to learn the basic skills and demonstrate their knowledge with experienced knights, archers, etc. Hedona´s tip: Don´t get to close to them 🙂