Varaždin County (Varaždinska županija) is in northern Croatia bordering Slovenia (northwest), the counties of Zagreb (south), Koprivnica-Križevci (southeast),Krapina-Zagorje (southwest) and Međimurje (north). The city of the same name, Varaždin, features an old town, restored baroque architecture, fine buildings, and offers beautiful parks and gardens to admire and relax. Other towns in the county have much less population than the capital, including the picturesque Ivanec and Varaždinske Toplice, known for its hot springs.
Population: approximately 176 thousand inhabitants.
Other major cities: Ivanec, Lepoglava, Ludbreg, Novi Marof, Varaždinske Toplice
Main attractions: Old Town Varaždin (Stari Grad),Trakošćan Castle, Maruševec Castle, Varaždin City Museum, Cathedral of the Assumption, Watchtower - Management of the City Museum Varaždin, Traditional Crafts Museum, Franciscan Church and Monastery of St John the Baptist, Opeka Arboretum, Vindija Cave (archaeological site), Aquae Iasae (archaeological site), thermal spas (Varaždinske Toplice town), Ivanšćica mountain
Nearest Airports: Franjo Tuđman Airport (ZAG - Međunarodna zračna luka Franjo Tuđman Zagreb)
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