The first Croatian sparkling wine was produced in Slatina

In the second half of the 19th century, the German noble family of Schaumburg-Lippe conducted intensive business activities in the Slatina area so that in 1864 a sparkling wine factory started its operation in Slatina. From the initial 2000 bottles produced from the grapes of the Kadarka sort from the Slatina and Virovitica area, at the end of the 19th century the production increased to approximately 16,000 bottles. Sparkling wine is successfully produced at the same place today, too.

The Skakavac (grasshopper) Waterfall – Biggest Waterfall in Slavonia

Popularly also known as the Jankovac waterfall, it is located in the Jankovac park forest, i.e. in the immediate vicinity of the famous picnic spot of Jankovac on Papuk. One of the most impressive views on Papuk is the dive of the Jankovac Brook down the 36 meter high limestone into the Kovačica Brook.

Two Gradina Miracles

On the feast of St. Anthony, on Friday, 13 June 1997, in the foothill of the primary school in Gradina, a small group of pupils had an unusual experience, which was accepted by the wider public as the apparition of the Mother of God. Since then, Gradina is visited by many both curious people and believers and the place of the miraculous event of the pupils turned into a place of prayer, rosary and Marian Songs. The chronicle says and the older inhabitants of Gradina remember a very similar miracle that happened also on the Feast of St. Anthony, on Friday, 13 June 1939, near Kaniža swamp, beside the path towards Gradinski Lug, which the people have also accepted as the apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Skakavac (grasshopper) Waterfall – Biggest Waterfall in Slavonia

Popularly also known as the Jankovac waterfall, it is located in the Jankovac park forest, i.e. in the immediate vicinity of the famous picnic spot of Jankovac on Papuk. One of the most impressive views on Papuk is the dive of the Jankovac Brook down the 36 meter high limestone into the Kovačica Brook.

Rupnica

Back in 1948, this locality in the immediate vicinity of Voćin has been declared the first geological monument in Croatia. It was created due to a volcanic eruption on the bottom of the Pannonian Sea 70 million years ago and is important because of its unique volcanic rocks that in their cross-section have four or six angles, shaped in this way due to the magma cooling down on the way up to the surface.

Old Oak

Sessile oak in the area immediately below the main Papuk ridge on the territory of the Voćin Municipality is approximately 33 meters high and approximately 500 years old, thus belonging among the oldest living organisms in Slavonia. In 2005, it was protected as a natural monument.

Mikeši

‘Mikeš’ is a name for an indigenous person from Virovitica – his spirit, character, language, habits, tradition and customs, lifestyle and worldview.

Virovitica 1, 2, 3, 4…

Virovitica has acquired the status of the town with the Charter of Duke Koloman in 1234. The positively progressive sequence of numbers in the year when the town acquired the status today represents the logo and the numerical motto.

Golden Bull

In 1242, Bela IV, King of Croatia and Hungary, issued the Golden Bull in Virovitica with which the then Gradec, today’s Zagreb, acquired the status of a town.

Giant Sequoia in Slatina

It was planted back in 1807 almost at the very centre of Slatina. With its 5 m diameter and a height of 62 m, it is the biggest living organism in Slavonia.

Petar Preradović Interpretation Centre

It is located in the birth house of the poet Petar Preradović in the village of Grabrovnica. The house was built in the 18th century and, due to a special construction style, it has an important historic and artistic value.

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