THE CITY OF KARLOVACDESTINATION
The city of Karlovac lies in the green heart of Croatia, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Kupa, Korana, Mrežnica and Dobra Rivers, just under the Dubovac Castle old, and featuring numerous century old parks, gardens and promenades.
Long ago, on 13th July 1579, the town was established by Archduke Charles II von Habsburg, and after whom it was named (Charles = Karl), as a new fortress to defend against the Ottoman attacks.
The Renaissance fortified town was constructed in the form of a six-pointed star, surrounded by moats, while within the fortress walls, a series of streets at right angle were built and served as the centre of service and craft activities.
The geographic position is what makes this city unique, and the roads called the Josephine, Karolina and Louisiana, all starting at Karlovac, were the first to link continental Croatia with the sea.
If you call it a city which is a meeting point, a city of, rivers, parks, experiences or beer, you won't be wrong.
This is the place where culture and tradition, modern and urban lifestyle, active vacations and a sporting spirit all meet.