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, 1579, and every year on this very day the town celebrates its birthday.
It has been built in the shape of a six-pointed star and is an outstanding example of a perfect Renaissance town. It was a military town for full three years, after which it obtained the status of a free royal city. Thanks to various craftsmen and trade, at the beginning of the 19th century Karlovac was the richest town in Croatia.
Happy birthday charming Karlovac!