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Krapina & Neandhertal Museum
Krapina is today the cultural, political and administrative centre of Krapina-Zagorje County, covering 1264 km2. It is home to 150,000 inhabitants, which means that it is the largest region in Croatian Zagorje. The town’s main branches of industry are textiles and clothing, the production of toys, electrical insulation from plastic material, solid-wood furniture for export and dwelling containers for various applications.
There is no better time to look at the Zagorje hills from which you will be able to see undulating green, brown, yellow and blue colours, white roads which joyfully meander among the villages.
While looking at Zagorje from one of its many hilltops, even if only for a moment, you will feel like the Creator himself when He was creating the world and “all the evils, troubles and doubts suddenly become small...” in the words of the famous Croatian poet, Dobriša Cesarić.
Musem covers a surface area of around 1,200 m² and is one of the most modern museums in Croatia and central Europe. Krapina is a famous location of the European prehistoric period, and next to the prehistoric habitat of the Krapina Neanderthal there is now a new European museum with multimedia contents that will take you back to the age of the Neanderthal and to the beginning of the origins of our species. As you enter the virtual semi-cave of the Stone Age people, you will see the museum’s representation of the far-away past and enter a labyrinth of knowledge about pre-historic times. From the picturesque representation of late 19th-century Krapina, you will proceed to the historical network of the development of European science. One electronic thread will lead you to Dr. Kramberger’s epochal discovery and the discovery of the man who lived before the Great Flood.
Who were those people that lived between 30,000 and 300,000 years ago? How did 19th century science discover them and interpret what they found? What do we know now, at the turn of the third millennium, about these Stone Age people who used to hunt for rhinoceros in this area 125,000 years ago? Where does the Neanderthal belong on the Tree of Life? You will all find it out in Krapina Neandhertal Museum!

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