Trakošćan Castle, northern Croatia

March 2011 Issue

Trakošćan Castle, northern Croatia


Trakošćan Castle, near Krapina in northern Croatia
From business to pleasure… January’s photo depicts Trakošćan Castle, near Krapina in northern Croatia. Built more than seven centuries ago as an observation fortress to monitor the road from Ptuj to Bednja Valley, it underwent numerous changes of ownership and purpose and was restored in the 19th century in the Romantic tradition as a manor house surrounded by pleasure grounds.

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Trakošćan Castle, northern Croatia