Trakošćan-Castle

The Trakošćan castle was built in the 13th century as a small observation fortress in the fastening system of northwestern Croatia and served to monitor the path from Ptuj to Bednja Valley. According to legend, the fortress was named after a Thracian fortress (arx Thacorum) that allegedly existed since antiquity. One other traditional legend has it was named after the knights Drachenstein that prevailed in the early Middle Ages these areas. The immediate surroundings of the castle is designed as a landscape park, in which there is a lake, meadows and groups of trees and bushes that form a harmonious horticultural unit are located.

The park evolved partly from the autochthonous Traubeneichen- and hornbeam forest. Therein various exotic tree species were planted, which give colorfulness and dynamism of the park, especially in autumn. The presence of conifers (especially the white fir) at these altitudes (250 m) confirmed a growing inflection, or the presence of species that are Torre del Conde for greater altitudes and ungekehrt, the higher slopes we meet deciduous trees, which are characteristic of lower altitudes , A special and recognizable feature of Trakošćan is the large 1.5 km long artificial lake whose surface about 17 hectares and a depth of 2.5 meters. In summer, the lake water to 22 ° C heated while the surface ice in winter for three months. Since its creation, the lake had a dual role: an economic and fishpond and an aesthetic as a decorative element, which was common for the romantic park architecture. Along the lake even trails were established to transform his bank in a unique promenade.

 

Included in price:

  • Castle entrance-ticket
  • Lunch
  • Guide

Prices available on request subject to availability
Any Price (Room and activities) are valid for min 21 persons