Ludbreg

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Ludbreg
City
Grad Ludbreg
Batthyany Castle
Batthyany Castle
Nickname(s): Center of the World[1]
Ludbreg is located in Croatia
Ludbreg
Ludbreg
Position of Ludbreg in Croatia
Coordinates: 46°15.0′N 16°36.6′E / 46.2500°N 16.6100°E / 46.2500; 16.6100Coordinates: 46°15.0′N 16°36.6′E / 46.2500°N 16.6100°E / 46.2500; 16.6100
Country Croatia
County Varaždin County
Government
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 8,478
 • City itself 3,603
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.ludbreg.hr

Ludbreg is a town in Croatia, located halfway between Varaždin and Koprivnica near the river Drava. It has 3,603 inhabitants, and a total of 8,478 in the entire municipality (census 2011).[2]

History[edit]

Ludbreg's Church
Flag of Town of Ludbreg

For centuries Ludbreg has been a popular place of pilgrimage. In 1320 the city was mentioned for the first time as Castrum Ludbreg. The name of the town comes probably from a crusader named Lobring, who founded the settlement. The renovated Castle of Batthyány is home to a well-known restoration workshop. Ludbreg is also a region of vineyard cultivation (especially Riesling and Graševina).[3]

The town became famous after the eucharistic miracle, that happened in the castle chapel in 1411 and was investigated and confirmed by pope Leo X in 1513.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Ludbreg was a district capital in the Varaždin County of the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

Municipality[edit]

The following settlements comprise the Ludberg municipality:[2][4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Rudolf Fizir (1891–1960), airplane constructor[5]
  • Mladen Kerstner (1928–1991), writer[6]
  • Tomislav Mužek (born 1976), opera singer
  • Vladimir Filipović (1906–1984), philosopher[7]

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