History

History

Zagreb County, one of the oldest in Croatia, was established on 17 July 1759 by virtue of an official act of the Empress Maria Therese. On that day, she bestowed the county with a coat of arms, seal and the right to use the official red wax.
The surroundings of Zagreb, historically and economically connected with the city for as long as anyone can remember, has given many great people in various fields of human activity – history, art, science, politics, religion and literature. Moreover, in the rich past of this region many kings, rulers, local and foreign nobility made a stop here and finally founded their new homes. Silent witnesses of the past, castles and mediaeval fortifications, as well as a number of manor houses still tell the almost forgotten stories to their visitors.