Trakoscan Castle Trakoscan Castle lies in the northern part of Croatia on 450 acres close to the Baroque town of Verazdin, known for its architecture. The castle was originally built in the thirteenth century as an observation fortress monitoring the road from Pluj to the Bednaj Valley when the Knights of Drachenstein ruled the region. It changed hands several times until in 1584 it was given to the Draskovic family who kept it in the