Discover Lonjsko polje, one of Croatia's eleven nature parks and the largest protected marshland in the Danube region. It is home to many things – various marsh birds, fish and indigenous breeds of pig and horse. In addition to abundant flora and fauna, there are charming villages with indigenous wood architecture and old time traditions, still living in harmony with their surroundings. The most famous place is the village of Čigoč, the European Stork Village. Lonjsko polj...Show more
Discover Lonjsko polje, one of Croatia's eleven nature parks and the largest protected marshland in the Danube region. It is home to many things – various marsh birds, fish and indigenous breeds of pig and horse. In addition to abundant flora and fauna, there are charming villages with indigenous wood architecture and old time traditions, still living in harmony with their surroundings. The most famous place is the village of Čigoč, the European Stork Village. Lonjsko polje shares something in common with the stork – they are both endangered, Lonjsko polje being amongst the most endangered marshlands in the world.
This region offers more than just beautiful nature. There are many activities at your disposal that will allow you to enjoy the region's natural beauty – hiking, cycling as well as fishing and hunting. Each of these activities will uncover another secret treasure of the Moslavačka gora region. It's easy to take an active vacation down a notch and relax by enjoying some tender care at the wellness centre. Lovers of fine wine and food will cherish the wine road which includes becoming intimately acquainted with the indigenous Moslavac and Škrlet wines.
Ivana's House of Fairytales
The natural beauty of the region and its many folktales and legends were an inspiration to Croatia's most famous 19th century author of children's literature, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić. Her characters found a new home in her hometown of Ogulin in the unique interactive multimedia visitors centre that brought to life many popular heroes like Hlapić, the shoemaker's apprentice, Tintilinić, one of the Domovoi, Stribor, the lord of the forest and many others. Besides her legacy, Ivana's House also keeps a record of fairytales from all over the world.
Every town in this region has a rich historical background, some even going as far back as antiquity. The Siscia Archaeological Park is one of the monuments to the historical development of the city of Sisak, one of the few cities whose records of development are continuous and intact. Since the 16th century Sisak has been proud of its fort, responsible for defending the city from the – up until then unstoppable – Ottoman army. The Fort of Sisak is today considered a historical monument of great importance.
Near Karlovac there is the old town of Ozalj, the hometown of the noble families of Zrinski and Frankopan, whose medieval fort keeps watch over the town to this day. The centre of the city of Karlovac is also a fort, with an interesting star-shaped outline. The Star of Karlovac is the oldest part of the city and serves as an excellent place for a stroll.
Karlovac Days of Beer
Once a year this city on four rivers gets a fifth river – one made of beer. In honour of its long tradition of brewing – Karlovac is home to the famous Karlovačka brewery which makes one of the most popular beers in the country - the city organizes the Days of Beer every year from August 22nd to August 31st. This is a huge festival of fun and music with plenty to offer every visitor (even those who might not necessarily be beer fans). Unlike some other world famous beer festivals such as Oktoberfest, the Karlovac Days of Beer have an ace in the hole – the nearby rivers and pleasant end-of-summer weather make for a great time bathing and enjoying the sun.
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