Friday, 22 October 2021

Krapina Neanderthal Museum Wins European Cultural Tourism Network Award

ZAGREB, 22 Oct 2021 - The Krapina Neanderthal Museum and Hušnjakovo site have been awarded the prestigious European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN) Award 2021 in the category for Archaeological Sites and Museums as Cultural Tourism Attractions, the Ministry of Culture and Media reported on Friday.

The museum won the award thanks to the excellent modern presentation of its pre-historic, archaeological and anthropological topics, and in particular, because it has the status of an unavoidable cultural-tourism destination in Europe with more than 100,000 visitors a year from around the globe, the ministry said in a press release.

The reasoning for the award notes the creative methods of working with children and young people and cooperation with the local community, where the museum is the generator of the main cultural events and an example of good practice of sustainable cultural tourism in the area.

Thanks to this award the museum has confirmed its European dimension and recognisability. This is proof that the culture of the Krapina Neanderthal has become a brand of global proportions, the ministry said.

Other finalists in the same category included the Nerezinac Lugger – sailing interpretation centre of the maritime heritage of the island of Lošinj and the Zenica City Museum in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Two other Croatian museums were among ECTN finalists in other categories - Rab Archaeological (T)races and the Museum of Chocolate in Zagreb.

ECTN is a pan-European network of destinations, authorities, NGOs and research institutes for Sustainable Cultural Tourism development and promotion across Europe.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Kajkavian Dialect and Tradition to Be Promoted on 5–11 Sept in Krapina

ZAGREB, 1 Sept, 2021 - The Week of the Kajkavian Culture will be held in the northern city of Krapina from 5 to 11 September.

The events that promote the Kajkavian dialect and heritage are organised by the authorities of Krapina and Krapina-Zagorje County, and Mayor Zoran Gregurović said at a news conference on Wednesday that the Week of the Kajkavian Culture "is the most significant event in the Kajkavian-speaking area."

The climax of the Week of the Kajkavian Culture is a three-day festival of songs in the local dialect, which will end on 10 September.

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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Business and Technology Incubator Opens in Krapina

ZAGREB, July 30, 2020 - A 32.6 million kuna business and technology incubator, owned by Krapina-Zagorje County, was formally opened by President Zoran Milanovic on Thursday in the city of Krapina.

The economy ministry has provided HRK 20 million in non-repayable funds for the construction of the facility and its equipment.

The construction of the incubator started in September 2017 and took 30 months. The facility includes 28 functional units with 13 incubation spaces, a multipurpose hall and a laboratory.

The incubator is situated in the city of Krapina, 60 kilometres north of Zagreb, and the county has made up the plan for this project.

Addressing the ceremony, President Milanovic called for better absorption of EU funds.

County Prefect Zeljko Kolar said that the aim of the incubator would be to boost economic development based on know-how.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Krapina in a Page: Prehistoric Men, Ljudevit Gaj, Oldtimer Museum and Cottages With Breathtaking Views

July 27, 2020 - First mentioned in written documents in 1193; now, this city is full of cultural events. Check out where to hang with prehistoric men, discover legends, hike or relax in hidden cottages. 

Welcome to Krapina!

The capital of Krapina-Zagorje County is in the northwestern Republic of Croatia. Around 12,500 people there wander through the streets of th hidden gem of Zagorje every day.

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How to get to and around Krapina

If you are flying and want to visit Krapina, your nearest airport is Zagreb. The terminal is less than one hour away by car. You also have other international connection options within 2-3 hours – Ljubljana, Graz, Maribor. Please, be aware that Croatia still isn't a part of Schengen, so you will need to go through passport control.

The modern highway Zagreb - Macelj connects the City of Krapina with Zagreb at only 42.5 km and to the border crossing Macelj 17.0 km. The motorway provides very good connections to the western part of Slovenia (Celje, Ljubljana) at the Krapina junction, also to Varazdin (about 50 km), and further to Hungary.

Although there is a bus station, it doesn't offer many destinations. You can go to Zagreb every day (Monday-Friday) at 06:10 a.m., and back to Krapina from Zagreb at 04:30 p.m.

The primary way to get to and from Krapina is by train or car. Click here to check information about Krapina-Zagreb connection. Enjoy your ride of 39 km almost 3 hours long. Other possible destinations from Krapina, prices, and the rest information can be found here