Another name for Čakovec is the town of the Zrinski family. There is an old Zrinski citadel there, where a dragon is hiding. A legend says that a green dragon sleeps under the Old citadel, while his tail lies under the church of St Nicholas.

Be careful – you should never wake up a dragon!


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Čaki’s fortification
The defensive walls of Čakovec were built by Dimitrije Čaki, after whom the town was named.

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Did you know that the first railway track in Croatia was laid through Čakovec? The townspeople were the first to experience the thrills of riding on a train, which is why they have a museum of classic cars and other vehicles.