The fort of Veliki Tabor is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments of secular architecture in continental Croatia, with a unique monumental and authentic fortification structure.
While the most urgent work on the most dilapidated parts of Veliki Tabor was occasionally done in the course of the 20th century, the first systematic conservation research headed by the Croatian Conservation Institute and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia began in the mid-1990s, when the Veliki Tabor castle and the courtyard porches were researched.
According to legend, these parts were once ruled by powerful Count Herman II of Celje. His young son Fridrik, who often went horseback riding across his father's estate, set his eyes on a frail golden-haired maiden by the name of Veronika. They fell in love, which did not please old Herman.