More about Krapina
How people who lived thousands of years ago raised their children? How plants were grown? What was their logic and philosophy of life? Answers to these and many other questions you can find in Krapina, at the Neanderthal Museum.
Krapina is one of the few places where scientists found Neanderthal teeth, bones (approx. 1000 pieces), fossils and the rest of the primitive tools. The discoveries began in the last years of the 19th century. Among 1000 fossil bones found there, one of the most preserved is definitely a piece of the skull of Krapina Homo neanderthalensis.
Only 39km from Krapina, you can also visit Vindija Cave where scients found three female femur bones with traces of DNA, which contributed enormously to the Neanderthal Genome project.
Finding genetic material from Neanderthals is extremely rare (found only in Croatia, Spain, Germany and Russia) so you can see that Krapina is really worth a visit due to its history.