Varazdin County in Focus

23 Apr 2017, 15:49 PM

It is year two of a great initiative to promote the regional cuisine in Croatia, with Varazdin County kicking off with 13 restaurants offering great value menus until May 1, 2017. 

13 Mar 2017, 10:37 AM

Continuing her look at the officially recognised cultural heritage of Croatia on March 13, 2017, Filipa Marusic takes a deeper look at the fascinating story of the Bednja language or dialect, which is to be found around magnificient Trakoscan Castle in rural Varazdin County. 

10 Jan 2017, 21:36 PM

While the snow brings the cold, it also brings a different type of beauty, particularly to one famous building in Varazdin County. 

02 Jan 2017, 21:33 PM

An athletic start to the year on January 1, 2017 in Varazdin, as the traditional New Year race at midnight takes place for the 39th year. 

09 Dec 2016, 09:47 AM

Varaždin’s New Year’s Day race, traditional since 1977, is the first race in the world which begins exactly at midnight on the crossing from the Old into the New Year.

05 Dec 2016, 16:25 PM

Varazdin held the inaugural Flying Guitars Festival in early October, an event which enjoyed considerable success in its first year, and which looks set to become a permanent and important part of the city's already rich cultural programme. An overview of the first year of the festival. 

25 Nov 2016, 14:43 PM

Advent arrives to Varaždin in a well known garment, but with many novelties

11 Nov 2016, 18:27 PM

Located just outside the capital Zagreb, Varazdin County is one of Croatia's most fascinating and diverse regions, but one often overlooked by tourists. TCN meets county tourist board director Elizabeta Dolenec on November 11, 2016. 

24 Sep 2016, 09:09 AM

An innovative new international guitar festival is coming to Croatia next month - meet the performers.

20 Sep 2016, 15:10 PM

Part of Croatia's rich intangible UNESCO heritage will be celebrated in northern Croatia this week at the annual Lepoglava Lace Festival. 

11 Sep 2016, 11:27 AM

Varazdin County's celebration of its natural gourmet goodness continues this week with the 19th Zeljarijada in Vidovec.

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  • The roads are wet and slippery in Gorski kotar mountain area and in the northern coastal area. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas - there are traffic jams on the A1 motorway after Lučko paytoll 5th-8th km in direction Karlovac, 20th-19th km in direction Zagreb. In Učka tunnel in Istria one lane is free only tonight (25 April) 10pm-6am. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. With the bad weather the headlights have to be on during the day as well. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Zaprešić and Zabok junctions 20th-18th km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 119th-120th km in both directions; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June; -A8 in Istria on the section Lupoglav-Učka tunnel. Roadworks on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway (Zagreb detour road): - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes; - till 26 April traffic is suspended in the exit lane of Popovec junction from direction Goričan towards Popovec, detour for direction Vrbovec-Popovec: Sveta Helena junction (A4)-Sveta Helena-DC3 Goričica-Belovar-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec junction, for direction Goričan (A4)-Sveta Helena: Komin junction (A4)-DC3-Sveti Ivan Zelina-Donja Zelina-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec. Lepenica rest area (at 57th km) on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway is closed till 15 June, the previous rest area and petrol station is the one Ravna Gora (at 30th km), the next one Cernik-Čavle (17,8 km away from Lepenica). Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Klinča Sela, Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković.
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  • During the day difficulties can be expected at the border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary due to traffic density and occasional additional controls. Passenger traffic is dense at: -Bregana (an hour) and Kaštel (30 minutes) in the outbound direction. Freight traffic is heavy at: -Ilok (30 minutes), Erdut (2,5 hours) and Tovarnik (3,5 hours) in the inbound direction, -Tovarnik (30 minutes), Rupa (30 minutes), Pasjak (45 minutes), Bregana (3,5 km) and Bajakovo (2 km) in the outbound direction. In the inbound bus traffic there are delays at Erdut (2,5 hours), in the outbound at Pasjak (45 minutes) and Rupa (30 minutes). Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • Rijeka-Rab-Novalja, Split-Hvar-Vela Luka-Ubli and Split-Hvar-Korčula catamarans do not operate due to strong wind. Zadar-Ošljak-Preko ferry does not stop at Ošljak port. Other ferries operate regularly.
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