We often go through Krapina on our journies to European countries, and we are more and more attracted to this tiny baroque town growing on the banks of the Krapinčica River. The lush landscape with steep hillside slopes covered by dense leafy forests and vineyards offers a shelter from stressful everyday life and fast passage of time. He must have been guided by the same thoughts, more than 100,000 years ago, a Neanderthal was settled here - a species that preceded us, a species we call pre-human as well. In fact, excavations that began more than a 100 years ago on the hill of Hušnjakovo in Krapina show that there were even two types of Neanderthals that lived in the cave, which differed according to their physical characteristics and the degree of development. Neanderthal developed a certain degree of civilization and socialization, used tools and fire, buried the dead, used the language and raised a certain type of religion. The Krapina site is among the most valuable in Europe. Over 5000 artifacts have been found here, out of which almost 1,000 belong to the remains of the Neanderthals. But apart from the Neanderthal culture, here were found the remains of the cave bear, lion, wolf, huge deer, rhinoceros and many other animals. More than a thousand stone remnants testify of the ability of the Neanderthals to hunt and produce in the era of the ancient Stone Age. The Krapina Neanderthal Museum is a museum of flow of time. In a fascinating way, it leads us through the historical times, from the Earth's origins to the modern age, by joining the mosaic of evolutionary insights into the image of the world we know today. The multimedia and interactive exhibition has been awarded by many recognitions at EU level, and the Museum has expanded the Zagorje frames with visitors coming from all over the world. The Museum building with its contemporary design is perfectly immersed in the environment at the foot of the Neanderthal park where natural Neanderthal sculptures are located. Discover the charms of Zagorje by staying in one of the apartments, rooms or vacation houses in Krapina and the surrounding area and meet the Krapina prehistoric man. In the summer months, you can enter the Museum until 6 pm, in the winter until 4 pm, and visit mkn.mhz.hr for additional info.