Tourist Features in the Immediate Vicinity
The city of Sisak
Long urban habitation and an excellent location at the confluence of the three rivers the Sava, Kupa and Odra have made Sisak a very important city in the history of the Croats. The triangular fortress of the old burg of the 16th century is a special attraction for every visitor. The fort is known for the important victory of the Croats over the Turks in 1593, the first major defeat inflicted on the hitherto invincible Ottoman army in Europe. The Baroque palace (Mali Kaptol) and Classicist palace (Veliki Kaptol), the Old Bridge made of brick over the Kupa and the City Museum are the most frequently visited facilities in the town. You can get all kinds of information about the city of Sisak in the:
Sisak Tourist Board
Rimska bb, 44 000 Sisak
tel. ++385 (0) 44 522-655
tel./fax ++385 (0) 44 521-615
The city of Hrvatska Kostajnica
This city on the left bank of the Una River, extremely rich in history, is a border crossing today, and certainly deserves more than a short visit. Hrvatska Kostajnica got its name from the sweet chestnut (kostanj), which is so abundant in the nearby forests. In history, Hrvatska Kostajnica is first mentioned in 1240. It is known for the 14th century fort called Zrinski grad [burg], which was named after the hero of the siege of Siget, Nikola Zrinski IV. We would suggest a short rest at the outing spot, lookout point and restaurant in the Djed Forest Park just over the city. Also worth viewing, apart from the fortifications, are the monastery and church of St Anthony of Padua, and you can have a coffee in the century-old Hotel Central. In summer you can swim in the clear, clean Una River at the city’s bathing spot, Karvlja, or ask the kindly hosts to boat you over to the island in the stream not far from Zrinski Burg. The first weekend in October, a Marronfest is held in the city, an event combining fun and culture known throughout Croatia. Tourists get shown how to visit the forests in the vicinity and pick chestnuts, and on their return to the town can enjoy chestnut treats and other goodies.
Hrvatska Kostajnica Tourist Board
V. Nazora 17
44430 Hrvatska Kostajnica
Tel/fax: 044 851 800
Topusko, first mentioned as Topusko Spa
in 1192, is distinctive for its healthcare tourism, the development
of which is based on the hyperthermal springs (68-72°C) and
the fresh forest air. The Petrova Gora and Toplica hotels make
up a single complex, and provide accommodation featuring 360 beds
and 4 suites. The open-air baths complex consists of five open-air
pools with water of various temperatures (from 26-34°C). The
spa successfully uses physical therapy to treat joint and muscle
conditions, rheumatism, exudates, chronic skin problems, the consequences
of injuries to the bones and muscles and nervous ailments.
Sports and recreation fans have various sporting facilities at their disposal: a sports hall, a bowling alley, outdoor tennis court, mini-golf, a volleyball court, walking trails, bicycle trails and so on. Trips to nearby Petrova Gora and Zrinska Gora are organised, as well as to Plitvice National Park.
The Moslavina Wine Road
Southern Moslavina is one of the most interesting
tourist regions in central Croatia. The diverse countryside has
something appealing to offer every visitor. Lovers of old things
ought not to miss the prehistoric sites and still preserved medieval
burgs of Marić-gradina, Garić-grad and Jelen-grad. Kutina’s Moslavina
Museum shows objects of the area; it is located in the 18th century
Also well worth visiting are the exceptional ecclesiastical monuments, particularly the artistically valuable Baroque Church of St Mary of the Snows in Kutina. It is particularly notable for its stucco decoration to the walls and ceilings, the frescos and other valuable items. The Baroque is also featured in the Church of St Michael in Ludina and St Anne in Osekovo. Moslavina is the home of the grape varieties called Moslavac, Ranina and – most in demand – Škrlet. In the many wine cellars, the hospitable winemakers, especially those alongside the Moslavina Wine Road, between Popovača and Kutina, will offer you wine and local fare snacks. These hills offer for your enjoyment not only fine wine, but also the beautiful views provided by this region, embraced by Lonjsko Polje and the vine-clad heights.
For all information about the features of interest for tourism in Moslavina, phone: