Trakoscan Castle


Trakoshchan was founded at the end of the 13th century in the defense system of northwestern Croatia as an observation post to monitor the road from Ptuj to the Bednja river valley.
According to legend, Trakoshchan was named after the Thracian fortress (Arx Thacorum), which allegedly existed in ancient times. Another surviving tradition claims that it was named after the Drachenstein knights who ruled these areas in the early Middle Ages.
The toponym Trakoshchan was first mentioned in written documents in 1334.
The owners of the fort in the first centuries are not known. We only know that from the end of the 14th century the owners were the Counts of Celje, who ruled the entire Zagorje County. Soon this family died out and Trakoshchan shared the fate of the rest of their towns and estates, which various lords fragmented and changed. In this division, Trakoshchan first belonged to the military leader Jan Vitovec, then to Ivanish Korvin, who gave it to his sub-chief Ivan Gyulay. This family held Trakoshchan for three generations and then estate was taken over by Royal Treasury.

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Place Type

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Place Location

Trakošćan 4, 42253, Bednja


(14 reviews)
2023.04.15: Csodaszép helyen, kellemes sétaúttal megközelíthető a kastély. Látogatható és remek, karbantartott állapotban vannak a termek, a bútorok, minden..... Sajnos a tó épp ki van száradva, reméljük, ez csak átmeneti.
very good!!!
The history of this castle was surprising. I loved admiring this place and seeing its ancient originality. The vast collection of historic artefacts was amazing. Touring this place was magical.
The castle holds a great history and is a museum currently. We learned about the way the family used to live and also loved the exhibitions at the museum.
We toured the place with my girlfriend for a weekend and the trip was worth it. The we had an amazing time at the castle and were pretty much relaxed. We enjoyed the evening walks around the palace and visited the lake and it was phenomenal.
The castle design is out of this world. The wall design and floor finishing was unique and bike rides are allowed. We really had an easy time touring the fine place.
The location of this castle was strategic to serve as a defense system during war. The floors of this castle were unique. The surrounding vegetation were amazing to look at.
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