Veternica is a cave located on the southwestern slopes of Medvednica, above the village of Gornji Stenjevec, not far from Zagreb, at an altitude of 320 m. It has been protected as a geomorphological natural monument since 1979. It got its name from the wind, which arises as a result of the difference in air temperature because the constant temperature in the cave is around 10°C.
It served as a shelter or residence for Paleolithic hunters. Stone tools and weapons were found in the cave, as well as the remains of the hearth of man's ancestors who were contemporaries of Krapina proto-man. The age of the remains is dated to about 40,000 years. In the younger layers from the Neolithic and Bronze Age, along with the remains of decorations, earthen vessels and ceramics, several well-preserved skulls of the species Homo sapiens sapiens were found.