In the central Croatia, on a way between Rijeka and Zagreb, located on a slope of the Dinaridian hills and the Panonian valley is situated Karlovac. A town on four rivers- Kupa, Mreznica, Korana and Dobra- that are passing through the town, and a significant traffic joint in road and railway, cultural, commercial and industrial centre of Pokuplje.
For the defence of the Turkish invader, on the 13 July 1579. stared the construction of the fort of Karlovac on a estate of the Zrinski family. This date is also celebrated as the day of the town. The town was finished in the end of the 16.th century and of special interest is it's hexagon shape devided in 24 rightly spatial blocks and a beautiful central square. The name to a town was given in honour of its founder the Austrian archduke Carl of Habsburg. In the next years were built lining, bastion and military and sacral buildings, of which dominates the main church of the saint trinity, and during centuries was foray with fire, overflows and various epidemic.
A very good geographical position has allowed a fast development of the whole economy, especially tourism. Even if target of transit tourists, Karlovac and it's surroundings offer many tourist attractions - in the town many historic and cultural monuments, hunting and fishing tourism, the nearby lakes of Plitvice and Bjelolasica ski-centre, rafting and canoeing on the river of Karlovac.
From the entertainment manifestations we can point out the beer days of Karlovac that are held on the first autumn days, the flower fair, saint John's fire and the cultural days of Karlovac.
The accommodation is available in hotels and private houses, while the local and international specialities can be tasted in one of the local restaurants and taverns.
If You choose Karlovac for Your as a destination of Your vacation or if You spend in it just a few days You will remain enthusiast with it's historic and cultural heritage and the natural beauties in and around it.