Varaždin is situated in the northern part of Croatia, 81 km north of the Croatian capital Zagreb. It has population of 40000.
This central European town is ancient Croatian capital. During the reign of Maria Theresa northern Croatia was part of Habsburg Monarchy, and the seat of the Croatian Royal Council (government) was in Varaždin from 1767 till the great fire in 1776.
The old town fortification, the central part of the town, numerous museums, galleries and collections as well as the Varaždin cemetery, protected as a horticultural monument, represent the main tourist attractions of Varaždin.