Zabok is located in the geographical and traffic center of Hrvatsko Zagorje, 19 km south-east of Krapina. In 1463 it was mentioned as the Zabočki family estate. The railway and crossroads had a great influence on the town's development. The construction of the railway Zagreb-Varaždin and Zabok-Krapina. The route to Gornja Stubica was finished in 1916. Road network is also developed, so that Zabok became a railway and the crossroads for Zagreb, Varaždin, Krapina and Klanjec. Zabok today is a developed economic, social and administrative center. The land area of the town is 34.41 km2, including Zabok and 17 villages with 9,365 inhabitants. The most interesting sites are the parish church from the 18th/19th century and the manor Gredice, where the author Ksaver Šandor Gjalski was born, which was rebuilt into a restaurant. The traditional Days of Ksaver Šandor Gjalski is the largest and most important cultural manifestation. The ethnological collection "Zagorska hiža" (Zagorje House) is interesting to visitors. Motocross competitions are a special tourist attraction.