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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, when owned by Hungarian noble Nicholas Ludbregi. 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


  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 Archived 2009-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Official Website of Ludbreg Archived 2007-04-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Mladen Kerstner in the library of Ludberg Archived 2007-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Zenko, Franjo: Novija hrvatska filozofija, Zagreb, 1995.

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