Things to Do in Central Croatia
Set against a backdrop of hillside vineyards and lush woodlands, Trakoš?an Castle is Croatia's best preserved and most visited medieval castle. White-trimmed crenelations, a dramatic drawbridge, and red-roofed towers add a fairy tale element, while the sprawling grounds feature a romantic landscape of English-style gardens and a lake with hiking trails.
A one-time capital of Croatia, Varazdin lies in the forested hills of the country’s northern Zagorje region, near its borders with Slovenia and Hungary. With its baroque townhouses, cobbled streets, museums, and medieval Varazdin Castle—called the Old Town (Stari Grad)—the town has plenty to offer sightseers and history buffs.