From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Iovia)
Jump to: navigation, search
Grad Ludbreg
Batthyany Castle
Batthyany Castle
Flag of Ludbreg
Nickname(s): Center of the World[1]
Ludbreg is located in Croatia
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 Flag of Varaždin County.png Varaždin
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 8,478
 • City itself 3,603
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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]


Chapel of the Holy Blood

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.


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

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Center of the World". Touristic Board of Ludbreg (in Croatian). Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Ludbreg". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012. 
  3. ^ Tourist Board of Ludbreg
  4. ^ Official Website of Ludbreg
  5. ^
  6. ^ Mladen Kerstner in the library of Ludberg
  7. ^ Zenko, Franjo: Novija hrvatska filozofija, Zagreb, 1995.

External links[edit]