A hidden pearl of Croatian Danube area promenade! Located on the banks of the Danube, at the far eastern Croatian border the neighbouring locations Vukovar-Vučedol-Ilok joined forces in presenting their cultural, historical and touristic gems together in an attractive awarded destination that offers a unique and authentic tourist experience as one, common, sustainable EDEN winner destination spanning a distance of approximately 35km. Vukovar-Vučedol-Ilok is an extraordinary journey through time, culture and lifestyle, a hidden pearl that can surprise and inspire.
The destination is rich with cultural-historical heritage, events and experience of Danube river nature and landscape. It prides itself on its top quality wine, gastronomy and warm local hospitality. The beautiful Grand hotel, better known as Workers' House, is the most famous building of the monumental historicist architecture of the late 19th ct.
The Eltz Palace ranks among the most representative buildings of the Baroque period in Croatia Vukovar where Vukovar Municipal Museum is situated.
The Vučedol Culture Museum dedicated to a pre-historic cultural appearance of the Neolithic period 3000 – 2500 B. Vučedol can be characterised as the origin of European civilisation positioned on the second largest European river or as a European Troy, due to the continental significance of the site and its findings.
Ilok: historic core above Danube river with an intact fortress from the 15th ct. The church and the sanctuary of St. John of Capistrano, the castle of Odescalchi noble duke, - Ilok city museum, near and under one of the oldest and biggest wine cellars (13-18 ct.) Danube river bank with two different boats for specific tour and view: Vukova Water bus & Danubius (Ilok).
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Vukovar Municipal Museum - Palace Eltz
After a lengthy reconstruction the Castle shines again in its full splendor. The museum is thematically divided into several units. Within a tour the visitors can get acquainted with the archeological past of the Vukovar region, the historical development of the town, the ethnographic heritage and traditional culture, and they can watch a multimedia presentation of the Homeland War and its chronology or gain new insights on the topic Vukovar Today – Life in a Multiethnic Community.
The Vučedol Culture Museum
The Vučedol Culture Museum is a first-rate project. Its newly opened exhibition presents the cultural phenomenon of one civilization through its everyday life, but also through its spiritual, intellectual and technological achievements, which were revolutionary at that time. Here you can see the first Indo-European calendar, the Orion. You will also find out that the people of the Vučedol culture were the first in the world to produce bronze and that they produced the first saw in Europe.
The baroque centre of Vukovar
The historical baroque centre of Vukovar is what provides the recognisable visual identity of the city. The centre of Old Vukovar is recognisable by houses with baroque arches built in the typical style of Maria Theresa period provincial baroque. Those used to be craftsmen shops and stores which were a clear representation of the economic power of the citizens of Vukovar.
The nocturne of Vukovar (Memorial places)
The nocturne of Vukovar is a mosaic of memories, weaved of threads, which together make a whole, make the touching, shattering, unforgettable true story about Vukovar. The nocturne of Vukovar is about love, sorrow and pride, and about the endeavor not to forget the past, but also never to repeat it. Some of places are The Vukovar Hospital, Ovčara, the Memorial Cemetery, the Memorial Center, the white Cross and the Trpinja road.
The Forest Park Adica
The Forest Park Adica is a favorite excursion spot near the center of Vukovar. It provides many opportunities for active enjoyment in nature. You can also refresh yourself in an authentic restaurant,and enjoy the peace of a century-old forest.