Vukovar-Srijem County is referred to as the kingdom of old towns, arranged along Danube where more and more cruisers sail. Their sailing season begins in mid-March and goes on until mid-November.
Danube River has marked the entire area and made Vukovar a center throughout history. Today, it is the center of the Croatian part of the Working Community of the Danube Countries. Thanks to its numerous small rivers and ponds, it has also been included in the sport fishing tourism map, and its surrounding area contains popular hunting grounds and one of the most beautiful nature parks – Kopački rit – with numerous protected bird species.
In addition, the Vukovar area is marked by the five-thousand-year-old Vučedol culture, presented by numerous exhibits in the Vukovar Town Museum, which has recently been supplemented with the Vučedol Boot excavated at an archeological site. The boot made of baked clay is richly adorned by Vučedol ornaments identical to those on the Vučedol Dove, which was found in 1938, representing a symbol of Vukovar and originating from between 2800 and 2400 B.C.
The territory of Vukovar-Srijem County, covering the east part of Croatia, also contains the famous Ilok Cellars having a multi-century tradition in winegrowing. They were built by the ducal family Odescalchi that was presented with Ilok by Emperor Leopold as compensation for their help in the liberation from Turks, where they later built their castle. It was built on the foundations of the former castle of King Nicholas of Ilok from the 15th century, and is now a protected cultural monument.
Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board