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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

Trakoscan 42254, Croatia
042 79 64 22
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Trakoscan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
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Type: Castles, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
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Kastel Novi, Croatia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It is thought that in the distant past the castle on the rocky peak of the hill looked amazingly like a dragon, and that the name was formed from drako (derived from draco, Latin for dragon), and stayn (German stein or stone). It is a cultural estate, a protected historical site consisting of the castle, the buildings below the castle,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited Trakoscan Castle as part of the Back-Roads Touring Co “Flavours of Northern Croatia & Slovenia” tour. It’s an impressive 13th century castle on top a hill and it dominates the surrounding valleys. The views from the ramparts are spectacular and every room is full of history in the form of furniture, costumes, paintings and photographs. The armoury and... More 

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A must see historic place! The ambiance of the passed centuries in almost a fairy tale surroundings. I was astonished and would recommend it to all who visit that part of Croatia.

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very nice place to get to know Croatian history a bit better. Organised so everyone can dive into the history of Croatian nobles.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very informative, stories written in both english and croatian and a great place to learn about local history which goes back centuries. Beautiful scenery and views of the area and a wonderful little bar/tavern right on the lake below the castle. Reasonable admission as well. Recommended!

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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

it is indeed nice place for walking, but gastronomical offer is not so good. If you wish to have decent coffe, it is more like you are back in 16th century.........

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Zagreb, Croatia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Trakošćan castle is one of the best preserved castles in Croatia, and a breathtaking sight to visit and remember. Castle is placed on a small hill with medieval type of fortification, and next to a lake in Hrvatsko Zagorje region, known for green hills and happy people. It was a residence of famous noble family Drašković. The family is responsible... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The most beautifull castle in Croatia, well preserved and well kept. Situated in the northern part of Hrvatsko Zagorje region. It originates from the Burg- a defense tower built on the hill to controll the borders and roads back in 13th century. Renovated few times, enlarged by itsl owner framily Draskovic who lived there from 17th century till the end... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have to say thank you so much to people from "Hostel Party" in Zagreb for organizing us this trip to Trakoscan castle. They didn't have this in their tours offer, but still made us best deals and organized whole trip. And some trip it was. So much beautiful sights we've visited, and pictures we took. U must visit!

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Glenlyon, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We meandered along the country lanes from Krapinske Toplice and were greeted by this beautiful castle on top of a hill, surrounded by huge, majestic trees. It was quite a steep walk up but the views were worth it and grandmothers did it! We paid a modest admission fee and were given information for reference. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience,... More 

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