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Croatia in 3D

Kroatien in 3D

Croatia is situated on the Adriatic coast opposite to Italy. With over 4 million inhabitants and a total area of 56,000 km², Croatia is one of the smaller countries in Europe. The country is known for its more than 1,200 kilometers of coastline with over 1000 islands. The crystal clear sea water attracts millions of tourists every summer to its beaches. With cities that were founded before antiquity and a fascinating natural landscape, Croatia has a wide range of sights.

 

Zagreb

Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital and with almost one million inhabitants, the largest city in Croatia. After a heavy earthquake in 1880 the city was almost completely rebuilt. The historic old town was completed in the early 20th century and still dominates the town. For tourists, the city offers many attractions, shopping and attractive leisure opportunities in city parks.

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Samobor

Samobor

The medieval town of Saobor, with about 37,000 inhabitants, is located 20 km from Zagreb and has a long tradition of excursion and tourism. The small manageable old town with a Baroque architecture is a special destination of Zagreb. Samobor is known for its cream slices, which is a Croatian specialty that originated there.

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Varaždin

Varaždin

Varaždin is a city in northern Croatia and has 50,000 inhabitants. The city is surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and offers numerous cultural and historical monuments. The historic center is very well preserved in the Central European baroque style and is considered one of the most well-kept cities in continental Croatia.

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Osijek

Osijek

Osijek is the largest city in Eastern Croatia, with 100,000 inhabitants. The high cultural offer attracts numerous visitors from all over the year to the university city. Osijek is divided into 3 parts: The fortress, which forms the old town, the upper town in the west, where you can find the most sought after sights and the large shopping street, as well as the lower town in the east with the large sports facilities.

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Karlovac

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The four-river city Karlovac is located in the geographical center of Croatia and has over 55,000 inhabitants. The star-shaped moat surrounding the historic Old Town in the Baroque style has been transformed into a spacious city park and is popularly known as the "City of Many Gardens". Alternating cultural events, city festivals and markets take place on the central Strossmayer square.

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Plitvica Seen

Plitvica Seen

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most famous national park in Croatia and one of the most beautiful in Europe. 16 lakes connected by, overflows, waterfalls and cave systems lie on a length of approx. 7 km and with approx. 135 m height difference in a rocky ravine. The varied flora and the crystal clear water in the lakes where you can observe many fish make the Plitvice Lakes a nature experience.

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Poreč

Poreč

The small coastal town of Poreč, which is located on a peninsula, lies on the west coast of Istria. The city has 17,000 inhabitants and was already settled in the Roman period, where you can still find some ruins. The west-east main street Decumanus Corso is the shopping and promenade of the city. Along it are also most of the historic buildings and sights.

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Rovinj

Rovinji

The small town Rovinj is located on a peninsula in the north of Croatia. The city with 15,000 inhabitants is one of the most popular tourist destinations and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country. Rovinj was built on an island and only in the 18th century connected to the mainland.

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Pula

Pula

With just under 80,000 inhabitants, Pula is the largest and oldest city in Istria. The first period of prosperity Pula learned already in ancient times, which witness numerous ruins in the city center. The ancient triumphal arch from Roman times is considered the landmark of the city. From there begins the ring-shaped pedestrian zone where many cafes, shops and historical monuments can be found.

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Labin

Labin

On a 320 meter high hill is the medieval town of Labin where about 7000 people live in the old town. Over the past few decades, the city has become a popular artist and gallery city. The city of Labin is characterized mainly by its picturesque streets and ancient buildings. From the city walls you have a good view of the surroundings of the city.

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Hum

Hum

Hum, where only 20 people live, is known as the "smallest city in the world" and is a tourist attraction with its medieval cityscape. Already at the time of Early Christianity first settlements developed on the hill, built on the remains of older castle ruins. The first documentary mention is from the year 1102. The houses are very old in Hum, but well preserved.

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Rijeka

Rijeka

The port city of Rijeka has 144,000 inhabitants and is located at an important transport hub in the north-west of Croatia. There is no waterfront, but a spacious pedestrian area with many shops which forms the center of the city. From there you can get to all the main attractions of the city.

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Krk

Krk

The island of Krk with an area of 406km2 is the largest island of Croatia. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The eponymous city is the largest on the island, which has a castle and a historic old town. On the waterfront there are many swimming opportunities, restaurants and offers water sports.

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Senj

Senj

The small town of Senj on the Adriatic coast was one of the most important ports in Croatia, because from there the oldest mountain pass leading into the interior of the country exists. Only when Rijeka was connected to the railway network in 1873, lost the port city of Senj in importance.

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Rab

Rab

The island of Rab is about 22 kilometers long and is half densely wooded with pine trees. On the east side of the island behind a mountain ridge, the island consists of a third of a rocky desert, where nothing grows. The eponymous city in a medieval look is the center of the island. The island of Rab is known for more than 100 kilometers of cycling and hiking trails that lead to secluded coves that invite you to swim.

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Zadar

Zadar

Zadar is a historic old town with over 75,000 inhabitants, which is located on a peninsula. In the city center you will find buildings from three eras. Some are from the Roman period and others from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Buildings from modern times can only be found discreetly in the streets.

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Šibenik

Šibenik

The 900-year-old town of Šibenik, which today has 35,000 inhabitants, is built on a hill at the mouth of the river Krka, on top of which there is a castle. In the old town center you will find numerous churches, monasteries and palaces. One of these historical buildings is the Cathedral of St. Jacob, whose 100-year construction period is proof of the importance of faith for the inhabitants of Sibenik.

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Krka National Park

Krka Nationalpark

The Krka National Park with its 7 large waterfalls is one of the most important natural attractions in Croatia. Hundreds of other small waterfalls that can be discovered on a long wooden bridge make natural walking an experience. At the foot of the largest waterfall is even allowed to bathe in a breathtaking scenery.

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Primosten

Primosten

The former fishing village Primosten from the 16th century is located on a small island between Sibenik and Trogir. Connected via a causeway you can reach the island on foot. The Central Market Square is located directly behind the city gate. From there you enter a labyrinth of narrow streets and gardens.

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Trogir

Trogier

Togir, whose entire old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, is located about 15 kilometers west of the metropolis of Split. The Romanesque city is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex not only on the Adriatic, but in all of Eastern Europe.

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Split

Split

With 200,000 inhabitants, Split is the second largest city in Croatia, built on a Roman fortress. The square layout of the city is still clearly visible today. Parts of the fortress wall and some ruins from antiquity still shape parts of the cityscape today. An Egyptian sphinx made of diorite, which the Romans have brought, is still at the temple of Jupiter, which is still in good condition.

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Brac

Brac

The island of Brac is located opposite the metropolis of Split and is one of the largest islands in Croatia with an area of approximately 395 km². Mountains up to 778 meters altitude determine the landscape here. On the numerous mountain passes you can discover small villages that have existed since the Middle Ages.

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Makarska

Makarska

Makarska is one of the most famous tourist cities on the Croatian Adriatic coast. From here rises the mountain Sveti Jure with 1762 meters, which is the highest mountain in the Biokovo Mountains. Especially popular is the beach of Makarska which donates shade with tall trees and also has a fine gravel sand.

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Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and is also known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic" because of its cultural significance. A mighty city wall surrounds the old town, which is still completely preserved. On this it is possible to circumnavigate the entire old town from which one has a wonderful view.

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