If you follow the enchanting blue of the mighty Danube, somewhere halfway between the waterway of German Ulm and the Black Sea, you will come across the shores of the city of Vukovar. Vukovar is a significant cultural and geographical point of the Croatian east with 30 thousand something inhabitants. The Vuka River flows into the Danube here, and a wide estuary divides Vukovar into the eastern, older part of the city and the western streets and squares of New Vukovar.
It has been mentioned in preserved historical documents since the 13th century, but the area was inhabited much earlier - continuously for 5000 years. The Vučedol culture was born five kilometers downstream from Vukovar on the Danube river. Numerous archaeological sites from that time have confirmed the existence of Vučedol since the Copper Age. The most famous artifact is the Vučedol dove - the symbol of the city of Vukovar. The Illyrians and Celts dined here later, the Romans established their borders with the barbarians, built roads and forts, and influenced the culture of Vukovar. Croatian and Hungarian rulers alternated in the Middle Ages, the Turks occupied the 16th and 17th centuries and drove out the natives. The area was once again inhabited by Croats throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, mostly coming from Herzegovina. Then the era of prosperity and development of the Vukovar economy follows. This was one of the more developed regions of Croatia before the Homeland War. Production industries predominate even today - agriculture, viticulture, food industry, footwear, and construction material industry.
The city tourist offer has also been developing over the past decades. The Danube is an opportunity for cruises, numerous picnic spots, and tasting rooms in the city and its surroundings are valuable points of active and gastronomic tourism. Sports and recreational facilities are available all year round, with hunting and fishing tourism on the banks of the Danube and Vuka rivers.
Accommodation in Vukovar can be found in picturesque holiday homes and private apartments. There are five museums and numerous sacred and secular objects of exceptional cultural value and significance in the city. Vukovar is a place where tradition and modernity come together, a place where nature flourishes, the river breaks away from the land, and the experience from oblivion.