Franjevački trg 10, 42000, Varaždin
The Herczer classicist palace was built in 1791. On the stone portal is carved the coat of arms of the Herczer family, which in the 18th century, thanks to postal work, became one of the richest and bought the nobility. Today, the Herczer Palace houses the Entomological Collection of Varazhdin High School Professor Franjo Koshchec. Collection of prof. Koshchec is presented in a permanent exhibition called The World of Insects, which was restored in the late 90s of last century, and according to experts and the audience that visits it, is one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. Through several themes: In the Forest, By the Forest and on the Meadow, In the Water and on the Shore, At Night and in the Ground, with approximately 4500 exhibits, the biology of insects is clearly shown in the exhibition. The exhibited objects are entomological preparations, vertebrate dermopreparations, herbarium specimens of plants, enlarged models of insects, photographs and various objects from the legacy of professor Koshchec. Among them are tools he designed and made to process his collections. In the part of the permanent exhibition, other Varazhdin naturalists from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are also presented, and one room is arranged as the study of prof. Koshchec.