If you desire a fairy tale holiday then you should visit Zagorje (Croatian for “Land behind the hills”).
Imagine a scene straight out of a fairy tale, with rolling hills bathing in sunshine and castles reaching for the clouds. If you enjoy a combination of history and beautiful scenery then you will enjoy your holiday here.
That is what Zagorje offers.
Veliko Trgovišće is the first village you will visit as you reach Zagorje from the direction of Zagreb, right on the banks of the river Krapina.
Take a step into a fairy tale, enjoy the butterflies playing on the wind as it blows over the hills.
Did you know?
Zagorje is home to 33 castles, manors, and forts.
This fable-like journey has 48 cycling routes, 12 horse riding routes, and numerous walking paths. Take your pick between casual strolls, cycling, or horse riding over the magical hills.
Once you are tired you can find rest and relaxation in Terme Tuhelj.
Terme Tuhelj is an ideal destination for those who want modern wellness tourism. Situated on a spring of thermal water and healing mud Terme Tuhelj are a magical place and the largest bathhouse in Croatia.
In the vicinity of Terme Tuhelj, you can find Klanjec, a cultural-historic center of the western part of Zagorje.
Klanjec can be found at the foot of Cesarska Gora, a hill of 511 meters located on the border of Croatia and Slovenia that follows the river Sutla.
No other place has so much charm, beauty, castles, and hills. The wonderful combination of history and beautiful scenery will delight you.
Do not believe those who say fairy tales do not exist, for one, is right here in the heart of Croatia, only an hour’s drive away from Zagreb, and it is waiting for you.
By: Jasna Šikić