Trg kralja Tomislava 5, 10 430 Samobor


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Distance from Zagreb

22 km

Situated only 30 minutes from the capital town, Samobor is the most famous excursion destination for Zagreb residents. This charming little town along the border officially counts its days from 1242. In 1242, King Bela IV granted the people of Samobor a charter giving the town the status of a free royal trading town.


Tourist attractions

Old town Samobor

From the centre of Samobor, a short walk separates you from the medieval fortress situated on a hill above the town. The castle was built in the 13th century and now is only a solitary ruin; nevertheless, with a little imagination you can easily picture some ancient times when kings, nobles and knights lived there.


Park-forest Tepec-Palačnik-Stražnik is a recognizable landscape of the town of Samobor, protected since 1970. It consists, as the name implies, of three parts. Tepec is overgrown with various conifers such as spruce, pine, pine, larch, chestnut and oak, and there, in addition to natural beauty, are the remains of the Old Town of Samobor, which dates from the 13th century. Here is located Samobor’s loveliest promenade, Anindol, named after the Chapel of St. Anne, where some scenes from the popular and acclaimed film "Tko pjeva, zlo ne misli" were shot.

Bermet and muštarda - Visit to the Filipec Wine Cellar

Samobor’s bermet and muštarda have been associated with Samobor for centuries. Bermet, as a refined wine aperitif is indispensable as the beginning of a food sequence or as a drink for relaxation in good company, whose method of preparation is specific for each family that produces it, so Samobor bermet varies in bitterness or sweetness. It is produced from red wine and selected ingredients of fruits and herbs. The production of mustard is also traditional. It is made from mustard seeds, with the addition of sweet must and other ingredients, and a spicy firm sauce is created, which can be served with beef, sausages and garlic.

Samobor Carnival

Samobor Carnival is one of the oldest carnival festivities in Croatia and one of the largest tourist events in the continental part of Croatia. Not just because of its almost two centuries of tradition, nor because it has a memorable slogan, but because people love masks, and the people of Samobor have long ago realized that they can "sakome pošpotati" (reprimand anyone) when wearing mask. This is how the Samobor Carnival differs from the carnival, in the background is (sometimes louder, sometimes quieter) political satire which is the legacy of the carnival of Josip Kompare from the middle of the 19th century.

Traditional crafts (crystal, gingerbread, licitars)

From ancient times, the people of Samobor have been known as excellent and diligent craftsmen, who work honestly and with quality. Millers, tanners, hatters, bootmakers and then glaziers, locksmiths, blacksmiths, gingerbread makers, licitars makers, crystal production - over time some of these occupations died out, but some are still alive and in Samobor many products are still manually produced in small family plants. Glass, ceramics, crystals, gingerbread, candles, hand-painted souvenirs, metal fences, wooden doors, cosmetics, gastronomic packages with local specialties are made. Just walk around the city and everything is at your fingertips.

Samobor Museum

In the most beautiful park the most preserved manor in Samobor is the home of Samobor museum. Home of fossils, geological exhibits, pre-historical remains, archaeological findings from all eras, historical documents starting from the charter of King Bela IV through the material heritage of the Old Town, Samobor Museum is in the manor that used to belong to Ferdo Livadić, who was eager to gather Croatian national reformers.

Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje Nature Park

Some half an hour by car from the town centre you can find thetown’s lungs, ecologically preserved, biologically diverse, historically rich area of the Žumberak - Samoborsko Gorje Nature Park. The area covers 333 square kilometres, and it became protected in 1999.Since then, it welcomes nature lovers and reveals to the broader public the fantastic wealth and features of its landscape, flora and fauna, as well as geological, archaeological and cultural values.

Grgos cave

It is located on the entrance to the village of Otruševec, some 5 kilometers from Samobor. The cave has two halls, and the height difference from the entrance to the bottom is 19 m. It is about 30 m long and abundant in flowstone. The cave was discovered by accident by Josip Grgos in 1973 when he was looking for the raw materials. In 2007, a new 130-metre long cave was discovered, with three new galleries. A path was built through the cave and electric lighting was installed. The cave is protected as the geomorphological monument of nature.

Mirnovec Ethno-farm

Ethno farm Mirnovec is a country estate located almost in the heart of the town. It covers over 30 ha, making it ideal place for the escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. Renovated wooden houses have been refurbished in the original local country style of the Samobor region, which preserves the tradition of living in the countryside. A special attraction is the possibility to ride horses.

Saint Barbara’s Mine, Rude

According to historical sources, mining in this area has a millennial tradition dating back to Celtic and Roman times. The first documents confirm mining of ore in 1210, and it has been followed with certainty since 1481. Exploitation of ore ceased in 1956 due to unprofitability. Following the renovation of the mine in 2002, a series of works were carried out in the trench, with equipping with infrastructure, and the space in front of the mine was arranged, so in 2012 Saint Barbara’s mine was open to the public. Be sure to try "rudarska greblica" (Miners’ cake), the indigenous cake of this area.

Scaffolding in Medsava

Two neighbouring towns, Samobor and Zaprešić, are some 15 kilometres apart, and nowadays this road can be shortened by using an unusual and old-fashioned means of transport - river scaffolding. Although this way of crossing the river belongs to some other times, it is actually practical, a bit romantic, and certainly an interesting experience.

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