• IN MEMORIAM PIERRE BRICE Following the trails of Winnetou

    Throughout the 60’s legendary movies about the adventures of the Indian Apache chief Winnetou, based on Karl May’s novels, were filmed in Croatia. Numerous Croatian areas were chosen for the filming including Nature Park Velebit – Tulove grede ridge and Prezid pass. Pierre Brice, the French actor who embodied...
  • PHOTOS FROM THE INSIDE Last chance to save Castle Bosiljevo!

    Castle Bosiljevo – medieval castle owned by family Frankopan is a very important part of Croatian history. Built around 15 century Old Town Bosiljevo had a very turbulent history (you can read about it HERE), but nothing compares to his present. These photos, captured by our Associate Gordana Markušić,...
  • ONE DAY IN LIKA Students’ excursion and a challenging task!

    How to develop creative tourist products to attract visitors to Gacka? First and second year students from the Edward Bernays University College for management in communication came on an excursion to Gacka this summer, as part of an experience-based learning course at the „Management and marketing of a tourist...
  • EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS Inside the church where Nikola Tesla was baptized

    We all know that the great inventor Nikola Tesla was born in Lika in Croatia, “at the stroke of midnight” in 1856 during a summer storm. Nikola’s Baptism Certificate, in the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, states that he was born on June 28, and christened the very next...
  • THE LEGEND OF METULUM Croatian Masada

    In the second century BCE, the Romans focused their attention on Lika, the homeland of the Iapydes. They were drawn to the rich ore mines, as well as fields suitable for building roads towards central Europe. Lika, however, was not at all easy to conquer. The brave Iapydes held...
  • KATARINA AND PETAR One of the most important weddings in Croatian history

    The wedding of 16-year old Ana Katarina Frankopan and 21-year old Petar Zrinski in 1641 is known as one of the most important weddings in the history of Karlovac and Ozalj but also in the history of Croatia. The marriage that unfortunately ended tragically, led to a close alliance...
  • ON THIS DAY The execution of Eugen Kvaternik in Rakovica

    On this date in 1871, Eugen Kvaternik, a Croatian politician and revolutionary and a number of companions were killed as rebels. A patriot who had long aspired to detach Croatia from the Austro-Hungarian Empire,  found enough traction to give it a go during the late 19th century’s rise of...
  • 4-DAY FESTIVAL Summer Winnetou Fest in Starigrad

    This year’s edition of the Summer Winnetou Fest takes place from 21st to 25 th of August. Legendary films about the Indian chief Winnetou were shot in the 1960s at locations around Zadar, based on Karl May´s books. With organized tours of the film locations in the surroundings, visitors...
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    440 YEARS YOUNG Happy birthday charming Karlovac!

    Karlovac, the town on four rivers, the town of parks, the town of encounters is today celebrating its 440th birthday! The first traces of humans on the territory of today’s Karlovac date all the way back to 3500 BC. The construction of the Karlovac fortress started on July 13,...