Vukovar´s rivers cruise port
Vukovar is the main river´s cruise port of Croatia. It is located at the confluence of the Vuka and Danube rivers. Its name means “city of the river Vuka.” And, Vuka in Croatian and Serbian means wolf Var means city in Hungarian Since the 17th century, Vukovar was an important river port, especially after the introduction of the steam boat mid-nineteenth century Vukovar is connected to Budapest and Vienna in the north and Romania in the south. In addition of being an important cruise port, its port authority is very important because of the important import and export activity.
During the Serbian occupation, all the equipment of ports, ports and cranes were stolen, the buildings were neglected or destroyed. After the peaceful reintegration (1997 and 1998), thanks to the donation of the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, two used portal cranes with a capacity of 5/6 t were purchased, one of them carried out in 1977 and the other in 1987.
Vukovar was the Croatian martyr city of the Balkan War. It is the only city in Europe that has been totally destroyed after World War II. It has become a symbol of Croatian nationalist sentiment after the resistance and suffering suffered by its inhabitants during those terrible events and during the years of reconstruction. In memory of the horrible siege suffered several buildings have been left like they were – such as the Tower of Water – which are already a symbol of the horror suffered
One of the examples has been the old hospital that is now the headquarters of the Museum that recalls the events that took place in that hospital centre in which the healthcare workers and the sick were tortured and killed. The city suffered the loss of 2,000 victims during the war and the exile of 20,000 people.
What to visit during your cruise stop in Vukovar
Vukovarians love to swim to its central island in summer and skating in winter on its frozen river, located on the right bank of the Danube, which makes it navigable throughout the year. The city of Vukovar, one of the most beautiful Baroque cities in Croatia, is located in the region of Slavonia, bordering Hungary, Serbia and Bosnia and bathed by the Drava, Saca and Danube rivers.
One of the most visited points is the National Museum located in the Eltz Castle, which dates back to the 18th century and is of Baroque style. Much of the city’s buildings are part of the Austro-Hungarian Baroque style
5km from Vukovar is located in Archaeological Park of Vucedol, dedicated to the Neolithic culture and which dates back 4000 years ago. It was the representation of the oldest European calendar. At the Zagreb Archeology Museum, his valuable piece of the Vucedol Dove is preserved. Very close to Vukovar is also the town of Ilok, European Destination of Excellence. In Ilok you can visit the monastery and the temple of St. Ivan of Kapisan, monuments of Ottoman architecture, the Medieval Palace of Nikola Ilocki that houses the Museum of the City of Ilok as well as the Ilok wineries.
Vukovar´s port authority
Since 2001, Vukovar counts with Port Authority. The control of traffic, the construction and modernization of port structures or the technical assistance to local and territorial (regional) governments in the development of ports are some of the functions of this body that also collaborates with 4 projects of the European Union: DAPhne , DBS Gateway Region, DANTE and energy barge.
The culinary and wine tradition of Vukovar and Ilok
This town stands out for its viticulture since 1800. Among the grape varieties that are grown in Ilok, Graševina, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanco, Traminac and Rajnski Rizling grapes are very famous in Croatia due to their quality. The harvest represents an annual event for the city. It is celebrated between the end of September and the beginning of October. Its vineyards of Principovac are among the best known for wine lovers
As for the culinary tradition of the area, its fish stew fis paprika stands out, as well as the dishes made with river fish and succulent meats.
Ilok is the most eastern city in Croatia. Located in the region of Syrmia, it is located on a hill on the Danube and forms with the Vojvodina region of Serbia. The population of the city of Ilok is 5,036 inhabitants. In this city there is a Franciscan monastery and the Ilok Castle. The cultural and historical heritage with Gothic churches, which are the most distinguished objects that represent the border between Western and Eastern art, as well as the relics of Islamic architecture, make Ilok a very interesting city in this part of Croatia.