Welcome to Krapina
This neat-as-a-pin provincial centre hides two worthwhile sights behind its bland facade. Sitting high on the hill above town, the Church of Virgin Mary of Jerusalem is home to an opulently frescoed interior, while Krapina's main claim to fame is celebrated at the Museum of the Krapina Neanderthal. In 1899 an archaeological dig in a cave on the Hušnjakovo hill here unearthed findings of human and animal bones from a Neanderthal tribe that lived here from 100,000 BC to 35,000 BC. Alongside stone tools and weapons from the Palaeolithic era, the remains of 876 humans were found, including 196 single teeth belonging to several dozen individuals. It is the largest Neanderthal fossil haul ever found in Europe.