"City of four rivers" Karlovac by Rusket

Karlovac Travel Guide: 36 reviews and 149 photos


I have visited Karlovac several times between 1972 and 2002. The picture is taken from Dubovac.

Karlovac is situated about 40 km south-west of Zagreb. The rivers Kupa and Korana flows trough the city, while Mre?nica and Dobra are a bit further away.


Karlovac was founded 13 July 1579 as a fortress in the defence line built by the Habsburgers against the Ottomans. The city walls are built in the shape of a star, and were surrounded by moats. The moats are now turned into parks, which makes Karlovac a green city.

The old part of the town is still called Zvijezda, which means Star :-)

The picture of the city plan is taken from the book Karlovac, edited by Dr. Milan Kruhek, 1998, page 18. The original map is in the Kriegsarchiv Wien.


Some parts of Karlovac have been reconstructed after the last war, like the house in the middle of this picture, where I spent all my summer holidays and a couple of winter holidays in the period 1972 - 1980. This picture is taken in april 2002. The house is now used as a PUB.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A historical and very beautiful city
  • Cons:Too little money for reconstruction
  • Last visit to Karlovac: May 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2006 at 1:50 AM

    nice little page. i passed karlovac on my bike a little over a year ago.

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Dec 26, 2005 at 2:16 AM

    Thanks, Cestit Bo?ic i Sretna Nova Godina, 2u2. Very strong connections you have with the town of Karlovac. I have more pics to add but always short in time to do it.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2005 at 7:19 PM

    So, it wasn't just the Karlvacko that kept you going back? ;-\



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