Central Croatia Travel Guide

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Varazdin

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Karlovac

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Slunj

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Medvednica

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Cakovec

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Kumrovec

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Sisak

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Bjelovar

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Marija Bistrica

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Trakoscan

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Paklenica

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Kostanjevac

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Jasenovac

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Lepoglava

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Otocic Kosljun

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Koprivnica

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Legrad

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Kalnik

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Desinic

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Voloder

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Ivanec

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Varazdin

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Karlovac

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  • basketball

    Karlovac Sports & Outdoors

    Danas je tesko zamislivo da je Karlovac svojedobno bio grad kosarke i da su na terenu U legendarnom "Sancu" ponajbolji jugoslavenski klubovi redovito ostavljali bodove. Jos i teze je zamisliti da su na ovom betonu 1964.utakmicu odigrali Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Bob Cousy i Jerry Lucas, jer oni spadaju u vrh vrhova NBA legendi "of all times"....

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  • Hotel Korana Srakovcic

    Karlovac Hotels

    I celebrated my 21th birthday in this hotel, which by that time went by the name Hotel Park. Hotel...

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  • The milestone

    Karlovac Things to Do

    The milestone which marks the beginning of so-called "Karolinska cesta" (Caroline road), built in the time of the Hapsburg rule over Croatia, in order to connect hinterland and the coastal part of the country. At the time, it was one of the most modern road in the Europe. The milestone indicates how many hours at that time needed to get to the...

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Slunj

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  • Take a circular walk

    Slunj Things to Do

    We took a walk from the bus station to the Trinity church, then down a steepish road in the corner of the square to the Slunjcica river. Shortly before dusk there were masses of aggressive mosquitos, so some repellent is recommended. I was quite successful fending them off without repellent though. On the way down you will notice a plaque on a...

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  • Tourist Office

    Slunj Favorites

    We actually spotted two tourist offices on the main road through Slunj. Going from the center of Slunj towards Rastoke you will find a fairly big carpark to your right with a wooden building. This building (picture 1) is the tourist office. The lady there hardly spoke any common languages like English, German or French but we were able to pick up a...

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  • Supermarket, bakery etc.

    Slunj Shopping

    In the center of Slunj right by the bus station and the park you will find a well stocked supermarket "Plus" and a bakery. We went to buy things there to eat in our room since we travelled that day by bus from Nin via Zadar to Slunj and rather used the last daylight hours for sightseeing in Slunj.In the vicinity of the supermarket you will find 2...

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Medvednica

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  • Up the hill...

    Medvednica Transportation

    Medvednica is quite easily accessible & it's a great one-day escape from the city. Getting there might be a bit tougher, but it's definitely worth it!Take the tram no. 14 from the Main Square (trg bana J. Jelacica) to the last stop Mihaljevac, then no. 15 to Dolje & walk a bit through the tunnel which leads you to the cable car. It's gonna take...

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  • If you're a bear...

    Medvednica Transportation

    It's a bit harder to get to Medvedgrad, an old fortificational complex the governmental people like to call 'The altar of the Homeland'. It's located in the far west corner of Medvednica [you can see something like a smaller city glowing up there during the night], so the best & the easiest way to get there would be a car, but if you're up for a...

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  • Kapelica sv. Jakova

    Medvednica Off The Beaten Path

    Kapelica svetog Jakova se nalazi navrh brezuljka povrh Medvedgrada. Ovo jednostavno i lijepo kameno zdanje izgradjeno je u devetnaestom stoljecu. Tocno iznad ulaza, na krovu, napravljen je mali drveni zvonik koji se idealno uklapa u ambijent.

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Cakovec

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  • Muzej Medjimurja

    Cakovec Things to Do

    The Museum of Medjimurje, housed in an Old Town mension, consists of ceveral departments: Archaeological, Cultural-Historical and Ethnographic. Collections includes about 19.000 exhibits originated from Medjimurje.The permanent display of the museum occupies the north-western wing of the first and the entire second floor of the Pld Town mansion.

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  • About the history of the town

    Cakovec Favorites

    As most of the other Croatian towns, Cakovec had its own stormy history, subjected to frequent change of owners. The most important period englobes the 16th and 17th centuries during which the Croatian Vice-Roys and warlords of the Zrinskis family had their seat in Cakovec. Several generations of the Zrinskis made the fortified town of Cakovec one...

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  • Dvorac Zrinskih

    Cakovec Local Customs

    The fortified town of Cakovec was first mentioned in documents in 1333. The town have been founded on the site on which Count Dimitrije Cak, the ruler of Medjimurje, built a wooden fortress at the end of the 13th century.In the course of the 14th and the 15th centuries, the Cakovec Fortress was reconstructed by the Lackovic ducal family, the Counts...

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Kumrovec

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  • Selo veselo

    Kumrovec Favorites

    Praf zapraf, ni lahko zapoèet prièu o negdar najslavejšijem vasu vu onoj deželi z koje smo naglavce pobegli kak stekli. Morti je to zaradi teg kaj su nas tu vlekli za vuha ak smo se hihotali v Brozovoj hiži, ampak radi teg kaj su v hiži i okolo nje navek stajali neki strièeki obleèeni kak da je vuni sneg do kolena. Je, navek smo rada hodili v...

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  • Vinska kola

    Kumrovec Transportation

    Vinska kola su zapravo inacica zaprežnih kola na koja je montirana bacva velike zapremine. Služila su za prijevoz vina do otkupne stanice ili do vecih kupaca a nešto rijedje za prijevoz pitke vode. Cak i kada je suša Zagorac ce radije piti svoje vino nego li vodu.Ta kola su sakem Zagorcu najrajšija.

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  • Sanjke

    Kumrovec Transportation

    Nekada su zime obilovale snijegom koji se zadržavao na tlu gotovo 3-4 mjeseca. Bogatije gazde posjedovale su ovakav tip sanjki koji je služio iskljucivo za osobni prijevoz i to na konjski pogon.

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Sisak

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  • Restaurant & Tourist Office

    Sisak Favorites

    There are several restaurants and cafe bars on the bank of the river Kupa. This one, called "Mali Kaptol" is the most popular in the town.The local cuisine is very good, offering natural and delicious food.Besides the restaurant, here is the seat of the local Tourist Office.

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  • No more wars

    Sisak Off The Beaten Path

    The town of Sisak and its close surroundings have suffered seveare devastations during the war.This is the evidence of the human bestiality, made by yesterdays neighbors. It is an civilian house (not military target) in the village of Sunja, about 10 km far from Sisak.

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  • Snugling

    Sisak Local Customs

    Rooftop of the wooden houses, in particularly the chimney, is stork's favourite location for snugling. Perhaps it is because early spring nights might be pretty cold and at that time the locals still warming up their houses. On the other hand, it is the highest point of the surrounding area, best position for monitoring the frogs.

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Bjelovar

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  • Forest in Forester's Eye

    Bjelovar Things to Do

    Forest in Forester's Eye (Šuma okom šumara) is annual photo exhibition in Bjelovar of photos of forest made by foresters (forest engineer, forest technicians etc.) Opening of exhibition is held in Museum of Bjelovar in the middle of June to celebrate "Day of forestry". The aim is presentation and popularization of forestry profession, and therefore...

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  • Bok fest

    Bjelovar Things to Do

    Bok (Bjelovarski odjeci kazališta) is annual theatre festival in Bjelovar. Festival shows popular theatre shows from Croatia and region. It was established in 2003. Artistic director and founder of the festival is Goran Navojec, actor born in Bjelovar. Most theater performances are held at the Cultural Center (Dom kulture) in Bjelovar and in...

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  • DOKUart - festival of documentary film

    Bjelovar Things to Do

    DOKUart is a documentary film festival which is held every year in Bjelovar, Croatia. It happens in the beginning of October.It was established in 2006 by Rada Šešić as film selector. Rada Šešić is a screenwriter, film director, film critic and university professor in the Netherlands.The festival lasts about 5 days. At the festival is...

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Marija Bistrica

  • Sajam - local fair

    Marija Bistrica Local Customs

    Osim prigodnih suvenira s vjerskom tematikom, ovdje se nažalost nudi još i svakojako smeæe od plastike porijeklom s Dalekog istoka. "Trgovci" ubiru svoj danak bestidno nuðajuæi šarene laži za jednokratnu upotrebu znajuæi da dijete tome ne æe odoljeti.Eh, da mi je biti vlast samo za jedan dan.

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  • Wooden toys

    Marija Bistrica Shopping

    When I saw this wooden toys it brought me back in my childhood. I cannot tell how he loved this toys, wooden cars and in particularly this small guitars called "tamburica". BTW, tamburica is a leading instrument in Croatian folk music.There is big difference between toys made of plastic and those in wood, unfortunately modern kids cannot learn and...

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  • Licitarsko srce

    Marija Bistrica Shopping

    This, what you see on this picture, are the products of Medicar, fine home made cakes which you can eat or have as a souvenirs. "Licitarsko srce" (heart) is a part of a wax or gingerbread craft-making tradition, wax-artists (wax-chandlers) have been putting out beautiful examples of their craft since way back in the 14th century. That fleshy giver...

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Trakoscan

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  • Trakošćan Lake

    Trakoscan Things to Do

    Trakošćan lake is perfect place to relax, take a walk, or simply sit on a bench and enjoy the nature.... I wouldn't recommend taking a bath....

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  • Visit the museum

    Trakoscan Things to Do

    If you're already there, don't miss visit to the museum. Entrance is quite cheap, 20kn for adults (2,75 Euro), students and school kids 10kn (1,5 euro).Whole castle is filled with portreaits of the former rulers and their families. You can see a lots of stuffed animals and other hunting trophies, a large collection of various weapons (muskets,...

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  • the lake

    Trakoscan Things to Do

    From the terrace of the castle you can find a most beautiful view of the lake beneath the castle. When you come down to it, you can find many interestny things to do. You can have a drink or go for a lunch on a little restaurant, you can rent a little boat and go on a little drive on rhe lake, or you can just walk around it...

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Paklenica

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    by vkrajcin Written Nov 21, 2010

    Paklenica National Park is the most visited climbing center in Croatia, also popular outside Croatia. The close proximity of seawater gives this climbing site a special charm, making Paklenica Riviera an ideal place to combine climbing and water sports.

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Kostanjevac

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  • Town of Jastrebarsko

    Kostanjevac Things to Do

    The town of Jastrebarsko, often popularly called Jaska, is situated 30-odd km southwest of Zagreb, on the slopes of Plesivica, at an elevation of 154 m. It has a population of 5,400. The town lies along the highway Zagreb-Karlovac, on the regional road and the railway. Chief occupations comprise agriculture, wine growing and wine making, fishing,...

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  • Park prirode Zumberak-Samoborsko Gorje

    Kostanjevac Things to Do

    This is a hilly area of the southern inclines of the Zumberacko Gorje, the borderline mountain massif between the Republic of Croatia and the Republic of Slovenia. It is a karst region, with funnel-shaped holes, caves, precipices and subterranean waters, abounding with chestnut and beech forests. Major occupations include agriculture, wine growing...

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  • Krasic

    Kostanjevac Things to Do

    The town of Krasic lies on the lowest slopes of the Zumberacka Gora massif, 19 km west of Jastrebarsko, on the regional road and 8 km south from Kostanjevac. It is well connected with Jastrebarsko and Zagreb. The first mention of that municipal centre dates back to 1249.Our first association with the region is the Cardinal Blessed Alojzije Stepinac...

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Jasenovac

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  • Memorial museum

    Jasenovac Things to Do

    Don't miss the visit to memorial museum in Jasenovac, it is beautiful yet sad monument to the tortured/killed/hunted/exterminated people who were guilty only for being what they are....There is a list in alphabetical order, of every person who was killed in Jasenovac, lots of photos, movies.... beatiful yet sad....

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  • Jasenovac Concentration Camp memorial

    Jasenovac Things to Do

    Jasenovac was the site of a concentration camp run by the Ustase regime in Croatia during World War 2. The site itself has very little information on what took place here. During the 1991 war, the area suffered heavy damage, including the memorial. The visitor center is closed, but there is a prisoner train still on site and the huge flower in the...

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  • Spomenik žrtvama konc-logora Jasenovac

    Jasenovac Things to Do

    Željeznicka postaja Jasenovac dio je transverzale koja je povezivala Zagreb i Beograd. Od postaje je, medjutim, povucena jedna trasa koja nigdje ne vodi! Da je bar tako! Trasa je, nažalost, imala samo jednu, posebnu namjenu i završava u bespucu šipražja.

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Lepoglava

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  • The Church of Blessed Virgin Mary

    Lepoglava Things to Do

    The Paulist Ivan Belostenec wrote here the first Latin-Croatian dictionary "Gazophylacium".With the abolition of the Paulist holy order in 1786, the monastery has been concerted into a state penitentiary in 1854. In 2001 the penitentiary moves out, and the state gives it over to the Varazdin diocese.

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  • Crkva Blazene Djevice Marije

    Lepoglava Things to Do

    The Paulist monastery and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary exist since 1400 and fall under the protected cultural heritage of national importance. Almost the entire church is preserved in the Gothic style of construction, while the subsequent construction and reconstruction belong to the early and late Baroque.

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  • The state penitentiary

    Lepoglava Favorites

    Although so small, Lepoglava is well known place in Croatia. Most of the Croatian inhabitants have no clue about the importance of the local church, yet they know where Lepoglava is because here is situated the main state penitentiary. This is how it looks from the outside.

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Otocic Kosljun

  • KOSLJUN

    Otocic Kosljun Things to Do

    On one part of the island there is a Way of Cross. Each Station of the Cross is shaped as a chapel and a small church stands in the middle of them. Very peaceful place to meditate in a deep shadow.

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  • KOSLJUN

    Otocic Kosljun Things to Do

    A boat is waiting to take us back to Punat. All of us were vrery impressed with the interesting trip to this island which enriched us with cultural and historical facts.I hope, one day, I'll revisit this island again.

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  • KOSLJUN

    Otocic Kosljun Things to Do

    As I've mentioned before, the island is rich on flora, and among many different plants and trees, this beautiful park of olive trees should be mentioned. If you enlarge the photo, you'll see they crop heavily.

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