Vukovar Travel Guide

  • Vukovar from the River
    Vukovar from the River
    by JessieLang
  • Phoenix
    Phoenix
    by JessieLang
  • Things to Do
    by Vanity666

Vukovar Things to Do

  • The Church of St. Filip and Jakov

    This is the part where the magnificent church organs used to stand and the choir. This is all what was left. Many of my friends from abroad have ask, why the churches, what was the point of such demolishings? The answer is simple and ruthless, by destructing of the culture, traditions and religion of an nation the conquerer could denying its...

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  • The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    The interior part of the church looks very depressing, all what one could feel is deep sadness and infidelity that this could be done by the humans. In the history of the world, during many wars, the churches used to be a shelter and salvation for the civilians, oftenly even the hospitals. In the 1991 war Christian churches were the favour targets.

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  • The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    Partly reconstructed inner part of the church which was completely demolished. There is an exibition in the church which shows the look of it before 1991, in 1991, what was found in 1997 and the present roconstructions.When the sacral objects becoming military targets then those who gave such an orders couldn't be considered as normal human beings.

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  • The Church of St. Filip and Jakov

    On this photo you can see the interiors of the church and the monastery before the demolishing in 1991. Vukovar used to be very rich diocese and the locals usually like to show it by the look of their churches. The interiors of the Church of St. Filip and Jakov was richly adorned, as it could be seen from the photo.

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  • The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    The bell tower was completely demolished during the seage of the town, being one of the most favour targets for the Serbian artillery. When I saw this bells in the monastery yard it remainds me on Hemingway's book....., sad example of human stupidity never ending.

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  • The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

    The front side of the church, dedicated to saints Philipe and Jacob is reconstructed aswell as a part of the monastery walls. The idea is to reconstruct the whole complex as it was before the demolishing in 1991. The interiors is still in the ruins a it takes alot of works to bring it in the previous conditions.

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  • See the Phoenix

    There is a monument entitled ‘Phoenix’ on the Danube riverbank. It symbolizes that the town was destroyed but is coming back.

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  • Vukovar graveyard

    Graveyard consists of old part, and new part with big memorial monument-cross, and thousands of white crosses for all killed during the war....

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  • The true symbol of Vukovar

    If you have ever watched any video about the Vukovar, you surely saw this building. The water tower of Vukovar is truly a symbol of destruction, of terrible times this city went through. It is not in function anymore, but stands as the reminder of the past times....

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  • Memorial cross

    The cross is built on the place where Vuka flows in Dunav. It is also the place with the smallest distance between Croatia and Serbia.

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  • Military museum

    Army complex with vehicles, weapons, mines, documents and many different things that witness the horrors this city went through.

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  • Memorial hospital

    Hospital was heavily bombed during the war, and some parts of it are preserved in that state to witness the horrors of war.Also, there are dolls in the basement that represent the sick and wounded, the babies born during the occupation of the city.

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  • A walk through Vukovar

    We took a tour around the town, led by my friend who grew up in Vukovar and lived there through most of the war. I think it is a good idea to try to see things from both the perspective of the Croats and the Serbs who live in Vukovar - because as said by others, Vukovar was and still is a multi-ethnic town. And people of both nationalities lost...

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  • The Danube

    If you want a short retreat from the sadness of Vukovar devastation, you can have a pleasant stroll along the river Danube; the area is very well kept, in deep contrast with the rest of the town.On the opposite shore there is Serbia; of course there is no way to cross the border.

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  • Go to Vukovar.If you see that...

    Go to Vukovar.If you see that you will never want war!Real catastrophy.Huge holes on the walls. Gardens inside the houses because people haven't entered into those houses for 10 years! Try the cevapi (roasted south-slavian speciality) at the market or at Danube! The best cevapi I have ever eaten in my life!

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Vukovar Restaurants

  • vrske à vukovar

    Au bord du Danube, à 150 mètres de l'hotel Dunav, terrasses, pergola, on y rencontre des locaux, plutôt agés, qui boivent et mangentambiance familiale. On ne parle pas Français (rarement dans ce coin de Croatie). On parle assez bien l'Anglais. Poisson, poisson et encore poisson, brochet excellent, bien cuit, copieux, arrosé (avec modération) de...

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  • vrske à vukovar

    Au bord du Danube, à 150 mètres de l'hotel Dunav, terrasses, pergola, on y rencontre des locaux, plutôt agé, qui boivent et mangentambiance familiale. On ne parle pas Français (rarement dans ce coin de Croatie). On parle assez bien l'Anglais. Poisson, poisson et encore poisson, brochet excellent, bien cuit, copieux, arrosé (avec modération) de vin...

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  • vrske à vukovar

    Au bord du Danube, à 150 mètres de l'hotel Dunav, terrasses, pergola, on y rencontre des locaux, plutôt agé, qui boivent et mange,ambiance familiale. On ne parle pas Français (rarement dans ce coin de Croatie). On parle assez bien l'Anglais. Poisson, poisson et encore poisson, brochet excellent, bien cuit, copieux, arrosé (avec modération) de vin...

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Vukovar Nightlife

  • by arkavukovar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Arka is a converted river barge, permanently moored on the river Danube adjacent to the Hotel Dunav in Vukovar. As well as serving as the passenger terminal for visitng river cruisers, it has been tranformed in to an amazing multi-purpose entertainment centre.

    You can sit on the terrace in comfort and watch the ducks swimming by or hear the splash of fish jumping for food, then you can sit in a tasteful restaurant offering a variety of local and international dishes, with equally wonderful local wines. The food is simply the best and inexpensive. A warm ambience with excellent service.

    If you want to enjoy a game of pool or play darts or watch sports then below decks is the Sports bar, offering everything for all age groups, and finally on a Saturday night there is a trendy night club open from 10pm to 6am.

    For Vukovar this experience is welcomed.

    Coffee anyone!!
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    • Birdwatching
    • Sailing and Boating

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Vukovar Transportation

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    Transportation of the goods along Danube river makes important part in the local economy. It is more cheaper then road transportation and therefore of course more convinient for the companies. Before the war of 1991, Vukovar was a very important port on the Danube River.

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Vukovar Local Customs

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 23, 2012

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    It is in the Serbian custom and tradition to built homes for the deaths. Usually it is small house or single room filled with memories of the deceased. It is custom to bring food and drinks when visiting the cemetery and "share" it with the one who is missing. This tomb onthe picture shows the wellfare of the family.

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Vukovar Warnings and Dangers

  • PAZI MINE

    When you see such a warning, PAZI MINE, should respect it very strictly, there are still a lot of mines and bombs left in the area of the town. Vukovar is in a way a Croatin Stalingrad, there was a severe battle here in 1991. The seage of the town lasted several months and all this area was "showered" with the bombs, few thousands of bombs were...

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  • Restauration.

    Since the civil war in former Yugoslavia started, Vukovar was a city among the first ones which was attacked. Serbian soldiers attacked Vukovar, and still today 2010 you can see memories from the stupid and crazy war. I saw so many damaged buildngs and ome still have holes after the ammuniation from the Serbian soldiers. But let us hope that the...

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Vukovar Off The Beaten Path

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    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 8, 2012

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    The Castle of Erdut looks more alike mannor or summer villa but two towers at the corners of the building give it the castle look alike. The castle was built in the beginning of the 19th century by the noble family Adamovic from Cepin. Later on it become a property of Cseh family, who during Hapsburg rule were governors of Srijem province.
    Erdut is famous for its vineyards and its high quality of wines, in pasticularly Chardonnay, Pinot and Zweigelt. There is huge wine cellar, adjacent to the castle, established in 1730. The cellar if famous for its 75.000 litres wooden barrel which entered in a Guiness book of records.

    Dvorac u Erdutu

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Vukovar Favorites

  • Reconstructions

    Nowadays this is the seat of the local Police and was one of the first reconstructed buildings in the town of Vukovar. Police has very important role in the normalisation of every day life. It is multiethnic, composed by both Croats and Serba and I hope it works good.

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  • Reconstructions

    Reconstructed school is waiting for the first students in the school year 2002/2003. It was totally demolished in 1991 during the Serbian agression. Every reconstructed building is rising hopes that life could be established again as it was before 1991. I know it sounds pathetic but this people here suffered alot and aren't much confident regarding...

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  • Vukovar today

    The house and memorial of Lavoslav Ruzicka, one of Croatia's Nobel Prize winners, was also destroyed (this is not his house; I had the photo but I deleted it not knowing it was his house). Lavoslav Ruzicka was born in Vukovar of Czech father and Croatian mother. He won Nobel Prize for discoveries in organic chemistry in 1939. More info at...

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