Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)
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A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,983 contributions
Sep 2021
We walked ~800 m from Hotel Trakošćan, up and around the inclining pathway, to access the entry of the 1344 Castle for the 10 AM opening(40 kn each). It was a perfect 1 way, self guided tour climbing through its 3 floors, each with 4-5 main rooms, then descending a tower staircase to its lower level kitchen. The beautiful neo-Gothic structure displays period furniture, 18th C paintings, and 17-18th C swords, guns and armory. After 1 hour, we descended to the 5 km “Fairy Path” around the lake featuring the reflected castle, the “fisherman hut” and numerous information signs about the extant flowers, trees and mushrooms.
At 1 PM, we completed our morning’s exercise on this dry fall day and returned to our hotel anticipating its picnic lunch.
Written September 14, 2021
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GR_Family_Plus_3
Petah Tiqwa, Israel637 contributions
Mar 2020
The castle is very nice, not so big, but preserving the mode of life at the end of the 19th century. Unfortunately no photos in the castle...
After the castle visit, you can walk around the castle, and see the stunning view of the castle on the lake.
I read someone's review that the fullpath is 6 km. We couldn't do it, because of the works on the route, so we made only about 25 minutes walk, still was worth it.
Written March 15, 2020
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN812 contributions
Sep 2021
Trakoscan Castle is a great castle to visit. It has an incredibly picturesque exterior, a nice lake to walk around, and beautiful 19th century furnishings inside the castle. Many of the furnishings are made from incredibly carved wood.
Written September 13, 2021
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TOURtheWORLDMexPal
United States1,061 contributions
Jun 2019
A Castle without originality, except one wall art/coat of arms, it was original.
There is nothing appealing or inviting about this castle. It is all about the history of the family who owned it and whom they were neither royalty nor a country figures
The country’s tourism officials try to make history from unworthy and irrelevant aristocracy family and a history that was not recorded in history books. (excuse my ignorance if I am wrong... I blame the tour guide)
As part for the "Tauck Tours" Program for the tour, it was wonderful to hear about the custom history and the dance of the middle age era in the area.
The lunch at the castle was acceptable and good; vegetable soup, simple salad and light sandwich were all delicious. They should skipped the wine; they were mediocre at its best and not properly served, white wine not chilled.
Written May 12, 2020
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MarkfromtheIsland
Duncan, Canada819 contributions
Sep 2021
If you like looking at old furniture from a distance then this is the spot for you.

I don't much like castles. They all look the same to me and are, imho, depressing and uninteresting. But this one looked very photogenic and so we went.

Walking through the castle is the typical yawnfest that I've come to associate with castles. Room after room with beds or tables or what-have-you behind roped off cordons. I could hardly wait to leave. Couple that with possibly the rudest, most hostile person at the entry gate into the castle and it was a pretty poor experience.

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If you leave the castle and walk down and partway around the pond in front of it you' can get some great pictures. It's magnificent reflected in the water. Unfortunately you'll have to pay to get into the grounds to take the picture and once you have you may as well go walk through the crappy castle.
Written September 9, 2021
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GogyHR
Croatia71 contributions
Jun 2020
While you probably haven't heard of this castle much, it's a real gem that's worth visiting. It's amazingly well preserved, in a unique location, and tells an interesting story about a noble Croatian family that served the Austro-Hungarian Empire, including interesting hunting trophies and historical equipment.

Be prepared for a lot of walking and slopes, as the hill that it's located on is no joke, and the castle might seem "small" when viewed from below, but it stretches upwards for more than a dozen floors. However, once you reach the top floors, you will be rewarded by some truly magnificent views of the surrounding land.

Absolutely baffled at the gentleman in the previous comments expecting to find something the size of Windsor or Schönbrunn in the remote mountains of Croatia.
Written July 11, 2020
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Nives ŠR
Osijek, Croatia12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited this castle as a part of our romantic weekend in Trakoscan. The castle is magnificent, and lake around it. However, we didnt get headphones during our tour even though we payed a lot. What is more, we could not find the exact entrance to the castle, and there was nobody in the castle to ask for a way around it. (Where are your workers?!?!?).
Written January 6, 2020
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Emina J
Osijek, Croatia255 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
The castle is beautiful. You definitely have something to see in and around the castle. it just thrilled me. Who likes to take photos will be very interesting for him. Set aside for the castle an hour and a half. Everything interesting can be read and seen inside.
Written May 7, 2021
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rnjsmom
Wamego, KS53 contributions
Jun 2011 • Couples
This amazing castle in northern Croatia is breath taking. It is a quiet little jewel in the mountains far from any city. As we toured there were signs asking for no flash photography but there were no people to be seen. The decor on each floor is for specific centuries. If you desire the time, there is endless history to read and examine. There is an extensive weapon collection. The stone steps down to the kitchen and the courtyard well were my favorites. You can almost hear the past castle residents and guests as your imagination wonders what such life must have been like. As an American the history and idea that such places are "real" is amazing. Thursdays admission is free!!
Written February 15, 2012
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,072 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Set high on a hill and overlooking and extensive lake is this attractive castle. From the outside it looks quite impressive. It is a gentle climb up well formed paths to the castle and the ticket office. When we arrived we discovered that the audio guide offered on the website was not available and nor could you take photos inside. This impacted our appreciation of the castle.
The first chamber was the Hunting Hall with numerous elk and chamois heads. There was a Chivalry Hall offset with two suits of armour which it seemed were faithful copies of suits from the 16th Century. There were several living spaces after this including a family room with portraits and a dining hall with the fine china. There was a lot of custom made furniture here and the timber had been carved intricately. It provided a stunning finish with beautiful scroll work and columns, animals and coats of arms of the family embedded within. The drawing room contained floor to ceiling tapestries that were set up like wallpaper and were quite pretty.
There were a couple of rooms dedicated to family history and another to photography showing a lot of dead animals and following the interests of some of the former inhabitants. We did learn that the first historical account of the castle was back in the 1300’s but what we saw currently was built from the late 1500’s.
From here we wound down to an inner courtyard with a well that featured dragon motifs as apparently Trakoscan translates to Dragon Rock. This led to the arms and armoury. It was difficult to enjoy this as the English sign boards we had been following disappeared. There were some guns and cannons and bits of armour including some Turkish looking items, and a painting reflecting Napoleon. We exited via the kitchen and only realised afterwards that we could not access any of the towers or observation decks.
We went for a short walk around the lake which offered some nice tree lined views. We returned to the carpark where the various castle outbuildings were now converted to offices and souvenir shops. Overall it had taken us about forty-five minutes to complete the tour which was a lot less than we expected. It had been an excellent castle but the no photo policy was a downer.
Written September 15, 2016
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