Samobor Travel Guide

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Samobor Highlights

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     Kremsnita and Nykaenen :) 

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     Can't think of any 

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     Kremsnite... yummy :) 

Samobor Things to Do

  • Cycling in Samobor region

    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...

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  • Samobor Salami Day

    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...

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  • International Dance Day

    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...

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  • Hiking & Climbing

    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.

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  • Castle

    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...

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  • Katastar

    You can spot this monastery from the meadow to the right of the Sv. Anastazija church. We also drove past it. Next to it is the big cemetery.

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Samobor Restaurants

  • Kremsnita galore!

    In lovley weather this pastry shop has lots of table under sun umbrellas out on the main square. This is "the" place to come and indulge yourself in the world famous "Kremsnita" which apparently was invented in Samobor. Don't be surprised if your Kremsnita is still a bit warm. I just loved it but the locals reckon that it should be cold out of the...

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  • Local specialities

    When we went there the outside area was full so we decided to sit inside in the longish cellarlike room. The menue is in Croatian and funny enough in French. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and the place is also popular for family outings. I ate "Popecci na Samorborski" and expected something like Cordon Bleu but I got very thin porc rolled...

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  • Cafe U Prolazu

    This cafe is in the centre of Samobor. The legend says that they serve the best Kremsnita in the world and there fore people travel hundreds of kilometres just to taste the kremsnita's here. And let me just tell you, YES, it worth it. Kremsnita

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Samobor Nightlife

  • Main square

    There is a lot of locals concentrated in the historical center across the main square where it's possible to taste the famous cake of Samobor and drink. Exist also an Irish pub style.It's a calm place for nightlife, just for to relax.

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  • Nightlife

    I like the nightlife in the smaller cities, and here it seems very blooming, sometimes I thought I am in a dream seeing all those small trendy bars, good beer and beautiful girls.

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  • Refreshing atmosphere

    Cafe Oleander is situated next to the city park and the small brook and that makes the refreshing atmosphere, especially in the evening hours when the gentle breeze starts. Do not miss it when in Samobor.

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Samobor Transportation

  • By car

    We were lucky to be driven to Samobor by VTer danijelita in her car. The drive to find the center of Samobor turned out to be quite adventurous. Also keep in mind when parking that all the parking space near the center cost something which you often have to pay by mobile phone.

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  • Train

    This train was just across the street from my accommodation. However, do not queue for tickets, I don't think this old train can take you anywhere.*Photo #2 is in the winter sent me by local VT member.

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  • Bus

    Best way to get to Samobor is by bus. There is regular bus service from/to Zagreb all day long and the trip takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

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Samobor Shopping

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    by croisbeauty Written Aug 1, 2004

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    There excist very long craftsmen tradition in Samobor, eversince the medieval times of the town. During the past times a number of handcrafts disappeared for good but still, a trace of it can be seen during the local fairs or carnival festivities.

    What to buy: More or less, nowadays jewelry is industrial made, however, here in this goldsmith shop you can still order handmade ornaments which makes your jewerly unique.

    What to pay: The prices are allways negotiable, it depend on your skill how much you'll pay.

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Samobor Local Customs

  • Kremsnita

    Samobor is famous for the local Kremsnita. There is one particular coffeehouse that is famous for its Kremsnita's and believe it or now, people travelling hundreds of km's just for the Kremsnita here ;-)

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  • KREMSNITE

    Kremsnita is one of the things, Samobor is well known for…There’s no trip to Samobor and not eating one of these…It is a cake that has a very long tradition and as the years pass by, it tastes only better…You can try them on the central Samobor square, in a restaurant ‘’Livadic’’ or in the little dessert shop ‘’U prolazu’’ just on the other side of...

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  • KRAFNE

    Krafna is Croatian version of donuts…it can be filled with apricot jam (which is most often), chocholate or vanilla cream. They are a symbol of carnival and at that time of year they are called ‘’pokladnice’’. During carnival in Samobor you can buy them everywhere, even at the street and for the price of 0,5 Euro, you can have a delitious dessert

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Samobor Warnings and Dangers

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    No fishing!

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 31, 2004

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    Do not try fishing in the town' s brook, it is not allowed. However, there are other beautiful fishing resorts on outskirt of the town and its surroundings.
    Still, fishing is not allowed freely, you have to apply for a fishing permit by the local authorities.

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Samobor Tourist Traps

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    Samoborsko tromostovje

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 31, 2004

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    After to much beers or local white-wine, mixed with mineral water (we call it gemisht), you may ask yourself a question: which one of these is the right one?

    Unique Suggestions: Samobor and the nearby hills are surrounded by outstanding beautiful nature. In the parts around the town you will find mountains, hills, small rivers, waterfalls and caves. Make sure to follow the well marked paths only coz otherwise you might have problem to find the way back.

    Fun Alternatives: There is no need for dilema, several little bridges exist here and each one is the right way to across this little brook.

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Samobor What to Pack

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    by yumyum Updated Apr 22, 2007

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    Miscellaneous: You can get a free map on a leafleat with other information from the tourist office on the main square. They also sell postcards. Their address is: Trg kralja Tomislava 5, 10430 Samobor

    In case that the tourist office is closed then you find a map hanging on the pavement of the main square on the church side by the river see photo no. 2.

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Samobor Off The Beaten Path

  • Communist monument

    As I told you in the previous tip to take the roadlike path to Sv. Ana. The reason is that you will then come past this monument which commemorates the first congress of the Croation communist party in this spot on 1st August 1937. It can be disputed whether that was any good but nevertheless it's part of Croatian history.

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  • Sv. Ana church

    In order to see this church you will have to walk uphill behind the museum. It's a pleasant walk through some forest. After the last houses there is a steep path or alternatively a more road like one. Take the more road like natural path. The church was padlocked when we were there. There are benches everywhere in case you get tired.

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  • Sv. Juraj church

    Before the end of the prayer path you can already spot St. George's church. It dates back to 1743. You can actually drive up there by car. It's on the way to the castle ruins. It was also closed.

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Samobor Favorites

  • The Main Square

    The small old town of Samobor is situated on the east slopes of Mount Samobor, by the stream Gradna.It is only 20 km from Zagreb, and its surroundings stretch from Okic to Žumberak. The area is one of the oldest and most attractive weekend haunts of Zagreb dwellers and a frequent resort od day-trippers, mountaineers and tourists from Croatia and...

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  • Samobor - downtown river

    This is the river that flows through the center of Samobor. Just where I took this picture is a small park where you can sit down and enjoy a few quiet minutes before, or after, you walk through the town to find some cake and coffee.

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