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“Delightful view into history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
Trakoscan 42254, Croatia
042 79 64 22
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
West Bend, Wisconsin
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“Delightful view into history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Just one hour north of Zagreb--and worth the drive. The castle is nicely restored with furnishings and many open rooms for viewing. The grounds, including a large lake and walking path around it, are simply gorgeous. The audio guide is very informative about the castle and its rooms. Perhaps the best part is that very few visitors tour the castle, so it is a peaceful experience. We highly recommend this as a lovely day trip.

Visited September 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Lovely, quiet and well maintained”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Trakoscan is a lovely and well maintained castle. Surprisingly uncrowded, the only visitors it had when I was there was a school bus full of kids with a strict looking teacher.
Getting to Trakoscan was the trickiest part for me since there is not much information on bus timetables. Once sorted out though, it was pretty easy. I took a bus to Varazdin (there's one almost every hour) and then from Varazdin to Trakoscan (One every one-two hours and about 45 min to 1 hour one way). Note that the bus services from Varazdin are highly reduced during weekends.

Visited October 2013
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Amazing scenery and the castle is awesome. It really is a stunning setting and the castle is unbelievable. The inside is a museum and quite interesting, albeit quite a quick tour. It was a little dissappointing you couldn't go all the way to the top. The forest and lake make up for it. I would do this trip in conjunction with Verazdin, as it is quite a drive just for the castle on its own.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful castle amidst some lovely countryside”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The drive up to the castle brought to mind fairytales, as the glorious forests, beautiful lake and then the aspect of the castle rose within view. Whilst there is a bit of climbing, it was not too strenuous and as you are so busy looking around and taking your time with the climb you don't really feel it. The outside is spectacular with some terrific views from the top of the tower. The inside is also very interesting, taking you through various eras of its history - such as the baroque, renaissance and classicist rooms which helped you visualise what the place looked like during these eras. The paintings, the armour and the photographs throughout add some great educational aspects and were interesting for my teenage children too. There was a lovely food outlet right on the lake which offered some really good food (ćevapi, meat skewers, burgers, fish and more) and was also well priced. We were based in Zagreb and it took us about 1 hour to drive there - so it was an easy day trip - and on a gorgeous sunny day - I would highly recommend it.

Visited September 2013
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“A wonderful sceen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Worth visit, view, decoration are simply wonderful. Worth to go in the afternoon, with sunset. Also recomended to go around the lake it takes 1.5h walking, 50 min. running

Visited August 2013
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