Explore Samobor and region around Samobor (Zaprešić, Žumberak, Zagreb) riding the bike and meet people. If you plan your active holiday Samobor is great for people of all ages offering natural beauty of nearby nature park Žumberak and Medvednica, gastronomic adventures and great village destinations.
You can find biking routes on pedeala.hr and get maps in tourist office. You can also check bike holiday offers on www.wind-nation.com.
For people who are in better condition Žumberak offer many beautiful tracks over hills with no or very low traffic.
If you like easier routes then Samobor - Zaprešić is a great choices where you can see the beauty of both towns driving through villages and fields and crossing the river Sava by boat.
It also takes about 40 minutes by bike to get from Samobor to Zagreb - to most famous sport and recreation center Jarun. From Samobor, using combination of village and gravel roads next to river Sava, you can easily come to Jarun where you can go windsurfing, swimming, kayaking ... or just relax on the lake beach.
In March Samobor Salami Day takes place in the town of Samobor where, in a competition for the best salami, small details will be the determining factors in deciding the winner among these delicacies with a brand characteristic of the Zagreb region. The tradition of making salami is nurtured within most families in Samobor, and the recipes have been strictly followed for decades. They are made from the best parts of pork meat, with added salt, pepper and traces of garlic. There was a time when all hosts would gladly show off their fine wine and salami-making skills to their guests. Therefore, gatherings were organized at different hosts’ houses every evening, in order to sample a variety of wine as well as salami.
Salami Days are traditional customs in Northern Croatia and Northeastern parts of Slovenia. Therefore, the people of Samobor, and their neighbors from Brežice in Slovenia, have proven themselves as the best salami makers around. The secret of salami preparation lies in the ability to determine the right mix of ingredients, time spent smoking and drying the meat, methods of storing, etc. Salami Days, which are standard gastronomic tourism manifestations by now, help to preserve the tradition of old recipes in brand production. Therefore, a great number of visitors are expected at this year’s Salami Day manifestation, where they will be able to taste salamis of all producers and enjoy the flavors of these specialties that Samobor is widely known for, along with its famous kremšnite cakes.
It is a new event, but one of Samobor traditional event in future hopefully. Event is organised on man square, Trg kralja Tomislava, and dance groups from Samobor and other cities participated in the event with over 50 shows on 29. april 2011. The event is organised by SPA (Samoborski plesni asambl). The 2011. International Dance Day was ended by creating Samobor dance DNA.
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Samobor has many nice trails for those who like to walk in nature, from easy 1-2 hour routes to all day routes. You will not miss good food and drink since Samobor is popular destination form hikers all over Croatia and there are many good restaurants.
For those who like climbing, near Samobor there is a popular climbers destination - Okić.
Well, Exist a castle hidden in the hill, and it's under resrtucturation. Therefore it's close to the tourists for the moment. Don't worry about this pic! Is not Jhon Rambo, only that September 2008 it was an extraordinary hot weather. For to reach this place exist only a path between the wood and there is not signials to follow.... so you must to discover it!!
The narrow-gauge railway to Samobor was opened in 1901. For many years it was a popular means to get to Samobor. Unfortunately, it's no longer. But you can see the last train as a monument next to a playground. Unfortunately it's full of graffiti.
It is very pleasant to stroll along the river and to take a walk in the surrounding hills. Along the river near the museum you will find benches to relax. If you are fit enough you can even take a longer walk uphill to the remains of the of castle. The ruins seem to be interesting but I couldn't check them out as not all my VT friends were properly equipped for the walk. You can spot the ruins from near the museum but I couldn't take a picture as the sun was totally in the wrong place.
It's difficult to visit museums on a weekend due to the short opening times. Of course, it was closed when we were there.
Opening times: Tuesday-Friday 9 am till 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am till 1 pm
This square is the heart of Samobor with beautiful buildings, lots of cafés and restaurants, the view of the St. Anastazija church and Gradna river. Depending from which side you approached you will have to cross a bridge. The tourist office is in the official looking building with the flags out.
Absolutely a must...If you'll be around in February, you gave to visit a carnival in Samobor. Goverment of the city that 2 weeks is in the hands of the Prince Fasnik and he get's burned down on the last day of the carnival. (don't worry it's just a puppet). There are also concerts every night, street musitians, little market and amusment park. The city is ruled by masks, lots of good humour and good food and drink :-))
Enjoy in slow walks, in and around the town, during which you can see a lot of interesting details, rest, have fun and learn something about the town's history.
In whatever direction you decide to walk you are surely most certain to end up on the town square. The main square is the place where things happen.
The Town Hall of Samobor is situated in the central position of the main square and it dominates the whole area of the square. It is an old medieval manor, the most beautifual and the most attractive city palace.
Take a look at the wooden bridge from the another perspective. It connects main city street (Livadiceva ulica) and the left bank of the small brook where, in the Central City Park, hotel "Lavica" and the City Museum are situated. It is one of the most pitoresque part of the town.
You will be thrilled by the facades of the surrounding houses, the benches along the small river on which you can sit down and enjoy the view on the green parks.
The town is surrounded by hills with numerous marked trekking paths and mountain homes, such as, some of the most visited like, Japetic, Oštrc and Veliki Dol.
As always, the central areas are the most attractive and beautriful. Samobor is not the exception. Charming streets, interesting architecture. Just go and enjoy.
On the pic there is a nice fontain and a funny monument.