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Varazdin

This city is located on the northern side of Croatia approximately 81 kilometers from Zagreb. It also happens to be the center of Varaždin County which is located near the Drava River. It has a population of approximately 46,946 people with a good number of them staying in the city (about 40,000). Varazdin city is undoubtedly one of the most connected in Croatia with the A4 highway that runs between Zagreb (south) and Čakovec or Hungarian border (just north), Podravina and Slavonia counties (west) are linked with the state road D2; in addition it is also connected to Krapina-Zagorje County, Novi Marof and Međimurje County.

More on Varazdin

Varazdin is one of those cities that are marvelous even at fast glance. It hosts a variety of popular festivals with the common ones being ŠpancirFest that begins at the end of August and ends in September (lasts for 10 days). At around the same time the city welcomes artists, street performers, musicians and vendors for what is called "the street walking festival". A must see when in Varazdin is the Old Town, a popular spot is the Old Town Keep which is located on the northwestern side of the city core, it happens to be one of the biggest monuments in the city of Varaždin and one of its biggest tourist attractions. For a piece of the rich history visit the Old Town Museum. There is also the Old Town Fortress (also known as Stari Grad) which serves as a testament to the rocky past of the city. Varazdin cemetery is also a uniquely beautiful place to visit, it dates back to 1773 and it was for a long time an ordinary place until 1905, when Herman Haller had an idea to make it more beautiful and park-like with large trees and alleys for citizens to stroll through. For those who love swimming and other water sports Aquacity is for you, it also doubles as a camping site. To get into the city can be through the roads or from any major city train station in Croatia, taxis are the only mode of transport inside the city.

Highlights

  • The city, whose historical name is Garestin, was first referred to on text on 20th August 1181, when King Béla III mentioned the nearby thermal springs.
  • In 1209 the city was declared a free royal borough by the king of the time called King Andrew II, this lead to the town becoming the economic and military center of northern Croatia.
  • The name Varaždin was derived from the word varoš, a Hungarian loanword.
  • There are several names in different languages reffering to the town, in Hungarian the town is known as Varasd, in Latin as Varasdinum and in German as Warasdin.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The city, whose historical name is Garestin, was first referred to on text on 20th August 1181, when King Béla III mentioned the nearby thermal springs.
  • In 1209 the city was declared a free royal borough by the king of the time called King Andrew II, this lead to the town becoming the economic and military center of northern Croatia.
  • The name Varaždin was derived from the word varoš, a Hungarian loanword.
  • There are several names in different languages reffering to the town, in Hungarian the town is known as Varasd, in Latin as Varasdinum and in German as Warasdin.