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Vukovar, the heroic city, is an old baroque city and Croatia's biggest river port on the Danube. It lies at an important crossroads so there is a lot of cultural diversity, which is manifested in the way the locals live.


Old names for Vukovar include Valko, Walk, Wolkow after the Vuka river. The name Vukovar is of a Hungarian origin and dates back to the times when it was part of the Hungarian Kingdom. The area was settled five thousand years ago and there are numerous archeological sites which testify to this.

Vučedol culture (named after the area of Vučedol about 5 kilometres from Vukovar) is important to the history of European civilisation, and Vučedol Dove is one of the city symbols.

Tourism is becoming an important sector in Vukovar's economy and one of the most popular tourists activities is cruising along the Danube.

Accommodation: Hotels and a motel.

Natural sights

Rivers Vuka and Danube, the confluence of the two, promenades and beaches along the Danube.

Heritage, Wine, Food

Illyrian necropololis at Lijeva Bara, the Eltz Manor, old water tower, Vučedol, Franciscan monastery, St. Philip and St. James church, St. Nicholas church, the chapels of St. Roko and St. Ivan Nepomuk, Srijem County Palace.

Since the city lies at the confluence of two rivers, fish dishes are its best - fiš paprikaš (rich fish soup), grilled carp and perch. Meat lovers should try kulen (flavoured sausage), bacon, švargle (pork pluck in sausage), čvarke (pork scratchings), all to be washed down with local Srijem (Ilok) wines.


Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions

Vukovar Actors' festival, Vukovar Film Festival, Vinkovo at Vučedol, Puppet Spring, Festival of Chamber Music, Advent festivities, art fair Vukovarski salon.
Angling is very popular (catfish, perch, carp, pike, sterlet), but also hunting and cruising on the Danube.

Excursions to Vučedol area, towns of Ilok, Osijek and Đakovo and Bizovačke toplice (a spa).



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