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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

From the three European film festivals dedicated to trash, one is held in Varaždin. Screened at the Varaždin Trash Film Festival are action, horror and SF films, which all have in common the exaggeration of their movie genre. But the film side of trash is only the first step in the three day event (8 -10 September) in Varaždin. There is exaggeration in a whole string of non film events while glittery suits, faded pop stars, red carpets and white limos present only a part of the authentic glamtrash atmosphere …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The famous violinist Julian Rachlin will once again this September be the host to his musician friends in Dubrovnik and for the 11th time in a row enrich the walls of the old town with the sounds of exqusitly preformed chamber music.
Julian Rachlin got the idea for the festival during his participation at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in 2000. The famous violinist was amazed by the atmosphere of the historical city core, the most beautiful music stage, and ever since then has brought numerous musicians to this pearl of the …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The `Renaissance festival – live pictures from history` begins on the first day of September in Koprivnica.This is the largest tourist-historical event in this part of Europe, which will during the four days of the festival bring together around 700 participants in original costumes from Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Most of the event will be linked to the 15th and especially the 16th century, when Renaissance forts were built.
This historical event will begin with a procession of knights from the town centre towards the Renaissance …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Špancirfest festival will be held from 19 – 28 August for the 13th consecutive year in the Baroque city of Varažadin, situated in the northwest of Croatia. During this time the streets and squares of Varaždin become centres of music, theatre and many other art forms as street performers take over the town.
The Varaždin street festival Špancirfest is also called ‘the festival of good emotions’. It is one of the most visited festivals in Croatia and the region. During the past 12 years it has been visited by more than …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Not many towns in the world can boast a tradition that has been nurtured for three centuries by the Dalmatian town Sinj, located around 40 kilometres north of Split. This is the Sinjska Alka – the knightly tournament which is unique in Europe and the world. Ever since 1715 the people of Sinj have kept the memory of their victory over the Turkish conquerors. In honour of this heroic event, when 700 soldiers, after a 15 day siege, managed to fight off the Turkish army, which counted 60000 soldiers, the …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

One of the most impressive symbols of Krapina, a town in the heart of the Croatian Zagorje, is most certainly the Neanderthal man, the pride and proof of Krapina`s long and rich history. A visit to Krapina will not just be an ordinary visit to a town but a visit to a famous archaeological site, one of the cradles of mankind in this area.
Marking this unique value, there will be various programs taking place in August, on the streets of Krapina, all under the name `Summer with the Neanderthal …

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The small Istrian village Fažana, located not far from Pula and opposite the famous Brijuni islands, has this year prepared a lot of cultural and entertainment surprises for its guests. Every seven days during August, there will be an event on the waterfront of Fažana held under the name `Traditional Evenings`. This will be a fair of Istrian souvenirs and products, ideal as memorabilia from tourist travels.
Fažana is a fishing village which has nurtured the tradition of sardines and sardine dishes, a fish that generations grew up on, since …

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The music festival Soundwave in Petrčane, near Zadar, is the third on the list of the ten most attractive international festivals, according to the Cheapflights, an online travel advisor, as was recently reported by Reuters.
The Soundwave festival is a three day long party in July, attended by young people from all over Europe. The party however, does not start at the festival in Croatia, but already on the way there. The festival has clearly specified routes across Europe, with recommended stopovers, so fellow Soundwavers are able to meet up. This …

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Underground tunnels in Pula, which were formerly used as shelters during air raids, are becoming a new tourist attraction of this Istrian city, famous before all, for its Roman amphitheatre Arena. Recently opened for the public was the old Austro-Hungarian underground tunnel close to Dvojna Vrata in the town centre. For now, tourists can tour about 400 of the 900 metre tunnel as well as the central hall from which two more tunnels branch off. In the tunnel, which is governed by the History Museum of Istria, depending on the …

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[15 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

`Stories of Varaždin`s back yards` is a new program that is aimed at attracting more tourists throughout the year by Varaždin locals as to introduce them to the culture, architecture and the way of life in this city. Varaždin`s historical town core is abundant in very attractive yards that tell stories of former and current tenants. The tourist offer should be enriched with this program and the protection, refurbishment and value of the cultural heritage should also be upgraded. The first such yard was Dvorart, which opened its gates last …