Krapina is the capital of Zagorje county. Historically this little city has a great role. The location of the place goes way back to the time of the neanderthals, 120 000 to 50 000 years before Christ. The city carefully hides the biggest neanderthal site in Europe, and also one of the oldest ones. First written document about a city being formed there is from the 12th century. A witness of those times is a partially kept fortress above the city. The king gave them the rights of a free royal trading city which facilitated the towns development. It was so important that even a Croatian parliament sessions were held in the city. There is a lovely legend about 3 brothers: Čeh, Leh and Meh and the Slavic unity that comes from this city. The story tells that the 3 brothers formed the 3 nations: Poland, Check Republic and Russia.
OUR TIP: Don’t miss the Museum of Evolution and the Neanderthal man.