"Slavonian Ship on Sava river" Slavonski Brod by diocletianvs

Slavonski Brod Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 57 photos


For all those interested in cultural tourism Slavonski Brod is the newest discovery in Croatia. After the Yugoslav army left its army barracks that occupied the area of an old fortress in the center of town, old baroque Fortress finally became accessible and ready for the public use.

This monumental fortress was built by Austrian Empire in 18th century at its border towards the Turkish lands accross the Sava river. The fortress of the Vauban type is the most monumental baroque fortress in Croatia, and one of the most monumental and best preserved in Europe. A large plan for its reconstruction and re-use is under way in the last decade.

Slavonski Brod is the seventh city in Croatia by size and has 64.612 inhabitants. Worth visiting are the church and the Franciscan monastery, center of town with old Historicist and Art Nouveau buildings as well as few masterpieces of the modern architecture. The walk along the Sava river is also nice and attractive, but it is the monumental fortress that remains the main attraction of Slavonski Brod. Hopefully new functions will be added here in the near future.

  • Last visit to Slavonski Brod: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2004
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2007 at 9:10 AM

    Some great examples of old and modern architecture! I'm glad to hear they use so many of these buildings for art and culture :) I didn't know that such famous writers came from Slavonski Brod!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2007 at 9:38 AM

    So that is why there is an IBM Cultural Centre. I was wondering. Really interesting stuff about Vampire City.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 6:20 AM

    Very interesting page with useful information. I quite like the Vampire city. Well done ... :-)

  • Aug 23, 2006 at 10:55 PM

    bravo niksa! a fantastic page! i enjoyed your dialogue, and the photos are fab too. i had fun trying to read the poetry in croat! lol

  • weed6886's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2006 at 11:06 AM

    Nice page. I'm finally going back to Slavonski brod next month. Been 10 years, can't wait to see what it looks like now. Good tips.

  • bugulma's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2005 at 11:46 PM

    Interesting page. It really could be a new discovery in tourist places.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2005 at 7:51 AM

    Was the old Hapsburg fort manned by regulars or Grenzers? The Army did not leave behind mines like in Sarajevo did they?

  • FRONA's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2004 at 7:40 AM

    NIje lose :)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2004 at 1:30 PM

    an interesting page ! - that fortress looks a lot like Terezin / Theresienstadt in Czechia - also founded and named by empress Maria Theresia (and lateron used for a KZ by the Nazis)

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2004 at 1:12 PM

    I guess I really need a grand holiday to have the time to visit all those beautiful places.

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