Vukovar is a located in the Eastern part of Croatia and has been held as a symbol of freedom and Croatian independence after the National war held place during the 90s that marked the fall of Yugoslavia.
The city lies on important traffic routes. It is home to Croatias largest river port. Traffic has flowed through the Danube valley through the Vukovar area from northwest to southeast. With the introduction of steamships from the middle of the 19th century, and today with the arrival of tourist ships, Vukovar is connected to Budapest and Vienna upstream and all the way to Romania downstream. The port of Vukovar is an important import and export station. The rivers are rich in fish and are a real paradise for fishermen. There is a long and well-known rowing tradition cultivated in Vukovar.
After the war atrocities that happened during the recent times Vukovar has becoming a city that once used to be.
On the magic of Dunabe you can explore most important points of the city, where the Franciscan monastery and the church of St. Filip i Jakov and Vukovar Gymnasium.
Taking a stroll through the baroque city center to Dr. Franjo Tuđman Square where the river Vuka and meets Danube. Following the square, you can see the monumental Cross on the Danube. The, a monument was erected for all those who gave their lives for a free and independent Croatia.
You can experience Novi Vukovar rebuilt by the amazing people of Vukovar to Eltz Castle, which houses the Vukovar City Museum.
The area of Vukovar has always been a crossroads, a place where different cultures meet, but also a scene of wars. The population of the Vukovar area has been monitored continuously for five thousand years through numerous archeological sites.
One of the most famous examples is “Vučedol Dove” which is a symbol of Vučedolan culture on of the oldest kept examples of ancient civilizations that spread all the way from Egypt.
In the Vukovar area there are numerous archeological sites from the Bronze and Young Iron Ages that testify to the life of the Illyrians and Celts. The Romans broke out on the Danube in the conquests of the last decades before Christ.
With his geographical position city has quickly risen economically, Vukovar has developed into an educational, cultural center in Croatia during the 18th century.
After and during World War II, Vukovar developed into a powerful center of the textile and food industry, becoming one of the most developed cities in the former Yugoslavia. All of this made it one of the focal points of National Conflict in 1991. and made it a symbol of that war.
Nearby AirportOsijek Airport
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