One Minute Ludbreg: Croatian Government Delivers After 250 Years

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July 31, 2020 – Meet One Minute , a new series highlighting the attractions of perhaps ’s most unusual town, each in a minute. 

It is more than 4 years since I first visited the town of Ludbreg in Varazdin County, which I named at the time the most fascinating, unusual little town in Croatia. 

And it really is.  

Best known in Croatia for being the centre of the world, its real claim to fame (unknown to many people in Croatia) is that it is home to the only certified miracle in all Croatia. 

And let’s not forget the Ludbreg Restoration Centre, one of the leading restoration centres in Europe.

As well as… 

Enough.

Ludbreg has a number of attractions, but they are hard to buttonhole into one place, as they are so diverse that they really need to be explained on their own. 

So we came up with the idea of showcasing the 20 or so things of interest in Ludbreg – quite enough for a full day’s sightseeing and overnight relaxation in the form of a video series called One Minute Ludbreg. 

In an era of reduced budgets, but enhanced technology, perhaps this can become a working model for destinations to showcase their points of interest for tourists. 

In the first of this 20+ part series, meet the promise made by the Government back in 1738, which was only finally fulfilled in 1994, at the height of the Homeland War. 

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One Minute Ludbreg will be a regular TCN feature over the next ten weeks, with two videos a week. Next up, the reason with the chief restorer of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is a regular visitor to Ludbreg. 

We hope you find the series interesting and informative, allowing you to discover things that you perhaps did not know about certain destinations. I was much encouraged in last week when a colleague told me he was from Dubrovnik, and that there was nothing an Irishman could tell him about his home town. After watching the first four videos, he took his words back. 

Big thanks to Ludbreg Mayor Dubravko Bilic and Ludbreg Tourist Board Director Andrea Horvat for their full support and excellent assistance in arranging everything. 

You can follow the One Minute Ludbreg YouTube channel here. 

To learn more about Ludbreg, check out Marc Rowlands’ piece on TCN – The Croatian Road Less Travelled: Ludbreg. 

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