Varazdin County covers a large part of the Zagorja region with picturesque mountain landscapes and small traditional villages. Its capital is Varażdin with a nicely preserved Baroque old town.
Varazdin has been a strategic center on the route from Hungary to Zagreb since its inception in the 16th century. For this reason, a fortress was built here, today called Stari Grad, which defended itself against the Turks several times. The city center has interesting, Baroque buildings, which after renovation still extends to former Balsk and reminds that Varażdin was in the past the capital of Croatia.
As in many other places of northern Croatia, hot mineral springs are also found near Varazdin. From the first century AD the thermal baths in Varazdinskie Topice are known, and in addition to using the pools you can also see the remains of a Roman settlement.
One of the most beautiful Croatian castles, Trakošćan, is also located in the region. The romantic building is surrounded by a vast landscape park, and its interior has been preserved original furniture and art collections belonging to the noble family Drašković.