IN VRLOVKA CAVE FROM 15.05.

We received great news from JU Natura Viva – visiting the Vrlovka cave will be possible from May 15 to mid-June. The visit will take place on weekends from 16:00 to 19:00 accompanied by a guide, and ticket prices for the cave are listed below.
Visitors must wear masks and are required to adhere to all epidemiological measures.
Attached is a link for those who want to find out more about epidemiological recommendations. https://www.eurobats.org/node/2602.
We are looking forward to your arrival!
TICKET FOR VRLOVKA CAVE
adults individually
30.00 kn
pupils / students / pensioners individually
20.00
family
60.00
groups (15 people)
150.00
children up to 7 years
free


	

ŠTRUDLA BY BIKE DAY – 08.05. IN JAŠKOVO

In cooperation with the Tourist Board of the Cup area, KAMAT Adventure and Restaurant Žganjer, the first Strudel by bike day will be held this year – in the village of strudel, Jaškovo, 08.05.2021. years. After last year’s presentation of the sweetest cycling route in the world in Jaškovo, routes in Vrhovec and Ferenci and Žakanje were traced and set up.

Recall, the strudel as long as 1479.38 meters was made by hardworking members of the community in September 2015 and entered the picturesque village of Jaškovo in the world-famous Guinness Book of Records. Since then, Jaškovo has been an unavoidable place for every strudel lover, and strudel mania on two wheels is now spreading from Jaškovo via Ozalj, Vrhovec and Žakanje all the way to the border with Slovenia.

PROGRAM 08.05. JAŠKOVO

10:30 am – presentation of 2 new strudels by bike route (with special guest Nevena Rendelli)

10: 00/11: 00/14: 00/15: 00 – Guided strudel by bike route (groups of up to 20 people)

13:00 – Art Appetite – art workshop with homemade strudel

17:00 Stjepan Jimmy Stanić – performance

10:00 – 17:00 Open Day of Family Farm Grdunac / Family Farm Kovač

Bicycle rental – you can join even if you do not own bicycles

Picnic zone – strudel lover, strudel maniac and Karlovac picnic basket

History break…

The Pauline Monastery in Svetice, near Jaškovo, offers a variety of facilities to visitors interested in history, cultural and sacral heritage. Also, monthly spiritual renewals for families are held at Svetice, and there is also an offer of cool souvenirs and a playground and wooden toys for the youngest.

All three tracks were traced by bike blogger Dražen Breitenfeld. Strudel routes abound in places for relaxation, enjoyment and attractive selfies – from macadam, asphalt to flat surfaces – ideal for all ages of cyclists. Meet the untouched rural idyll: along the way you will come across an old mill, wooden bridges, traditional farmhouses, domestic animals, old mansions, lookouts, water springs, pass through rich forests and enjoy along the Dobra and Kupa. Each of the 3 strudels by bike route is specific; the sweetest cycling route in the world includes the most beautiful views and flavors of the unique strudel village Jaškova and the river Dobra, on the route Ozalj – Vrhovac the emphasis is on wine and historical sights of the town of Ozalj, while the route Žakanje and sports activities… All 3 routes are firmly connected by homemade, handmade strudel that can be tasted in 6 selected strudel spot spots.

In Jaškovo, on the route, there is also the famous family farm Kovač, which is engaged in the ecological production of gourds and the breeding of highland Scottish cattle. In their attractive picnic area, taste ecologically produced home-made products from pumpkin, walnuts and hazelnuts – of course, and strudels that combine these ingredients, which were kneaded by housewife Snježana and mother-in-law Marijana. Families with children are especially attracted to ponies, chickens and other domestic animals on the farm.

In the Žganjer restaurant, where homemade strudels have been prepared using the traditional technique since 1974, you can see the Guinness World Record certificate, taste unique combinations of strudel fillings and buy themed strudel souvenirs. On the property of the Žganjer family, in addition to the playground, children can have fun hanging out with a horse, donkey, goats, but also sit in a real carriage.

A little lower, next to Dobra, is the Matin mill of the Grdunac family, with an offer of flour ground into an old stone mill.

On the way from Ozalj to Vrhovec, in Zajačko Selo, there is the family farm of Katarina Meserko, whose brand dear little honest wins more and more awards and sympathy in Croatia and Slovenia. Lovers of organic, organically grown garlic can taste and secure supplies in the traditional way – from black garlic, through delicious pesto or packed in whales, as an irresistible souvenir.

In Vrhovec, the destination is the Peasant household Čulig. The estate of the Čulig, Stjepan and Ankica families, which has seven rooms, a children’s playground and an exciting view of the wine-growing area, has been known for years for its homely atmosphere, food made from local ingredients and Ankica’s strudels, of course. Also for top quality wines, in the pleasant wine cellar is the specially awarded Cabernet Sauvignon. Along the border of the Žumberak Nature Park – Samoborsko gorje you pass on the way to the Štenta family farm in Vrhovec in neighboring Ferenci – the hardworking Štenta family offers homemade juices, honey and creative honey preparations, jams and other homemade products, estates .. Domestic animals can be seen, but even two dear, exotic llamas.

A sweet bike trip to Žakanje, along the river Kupa, begins in Jurovski Brod near the famous restaurant Doris, on the border with Slovenia. With delicious strudels of interesting filling and gastronomic specialties in the Doris Restaurant you will spend pleasant moments with your loved ones. Beekeeping Kolić in Žakanj is engaged in the production of honey and honey products: gingerbread, propolis and pollen. With the obligatory prior announcement, on this family farm you can participate in education in the apiary, experience a real adventure by entering the hive and make your own souvenir – a wax candle, and sweeten the day with forest fruit strudels, chard with garlic, potatoes …

A ride along the Cup on strudels by bike route “Žakanje” is an attractive section, with impressive waterfalls, lots of space for picnics and walks along the Cup, but also a playground for football and basketball. The winding road to the lookout point above Žakanje alternates between forests, hills and hills with vineyards and rural scenes. You will discover the water secrets of our most beautiful river – the Kupa.

CUP TOURIST BOARD

In the northwestern area of ​​Karlovac County, since September 2019, the City of Ozalj and the municipalities of Kamanje, Žakanje, Ribnik, Draganić and Lasinja have established the Tourist Board of the Kupa area.

The tourist office is in Ozalj, and contacts are 047 / 731-196, info@tzp-kupa.hr

More info at www.tzp-kupa.hr , Instagram/Facebook profile Visit Kupa

www.strudlafest.com

https://opg-stenta.eu/

https://restoran-doris.eatbu.hr/

https://www.facebook.com/opg.kovac

https://www.svetice.com/

https://www.facebook.com/milimalionline

https://www.facebook.com/P%C4%8Delarstvo-Koli%C4%87-Ivanov-med-526082280832398

I LOVE LOVIC – 4 TERMS

Davorin Trstenjak once said: “Whoever was not on Lović Prekriški, did not see the Croatian homeland.” In some past times, this pedagogue visited Lović Prekriški and was impressed by one of the most beautiful views in Croatia.

The Tourist Board of the Kupa area and the Public Institution “Nature Park Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje” invite all nature lovers to join us on Lović Prekriški, in one of 4 terms – 22.05./19.06./10.07./16.10.2021.

We schedule the first gathering on Saturday, May 22, 2021. During the walk along the educational trail “Where the fruit ripens” we will stop at the same lookout point as Mr. Trstenjak and see for yourself the beauty of our homeland. If the weather is really good, the calculations say that we will see up to 40% of Croatian territory (from Novi Zagreb to Klek!). Visitors will be presented with multimedia content in the Visitor Center as well as the offer of local family farms, with catering provided by Restaurant Vivodina.

This walk will mark two important dates in nature protection – May 22, the Day of Nature Protection of the Republic of Croatia and May 24, the European Day of Parks. Namely, Lović Prekriški and its surroundings are part of the Nature Park “Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje”, one of the twelve Croatian nature parks.

The area of ​​the Nature Park “Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje” is protected due to the mosaic landscape. It is a phenomenon that is difficult to experience in one day from one place. However, the lookouts in Lović Prekriški are one of the few locations from which the reason for protecting this area can be understood in just an hour’s walk. The specialty of this landscape are forests, orchards and vineyards arranged in a modern but also traditional way, dry mountain meadows rich in orchids and other rare and protected species and arable land located on hilly terrain. Everything is interwoven with villages and hamlets. From this place you can see Žumberačka gora, Plešivica, Pokuplje and part of the Karlovac area.

Place of departure: Visitor Center Lović Prekriški

Departure times: 11:00 and 13:00 h

Groups of 25 participants will go through a free expert guide along the educational trail, no announcement is required.

The educational trail “Where the fruit ripens” is an undemanding hiking trail 2 km long. The expert guided tour will last about 1 hour.

** Before arrival, download the Lović Prekriški AR application on Google Play

** Location of the Center: https://goo.gl/maps/jdjusfmFcznJqD4a6

** We invite all interested associations and institutions to implement activities in the Center during the year to contact us at the TZP Cup to arrange an appointment.

TZP KUPA CO-FINANCES THE COST OF TESTING FOR TOURISTS

In cooperation with the Ozalj Health Center, the Tourist Board of the Kupa area co-finances the cost of rapid testing for all tourists, ie foreign citizens who need the result of an antigen test or PCR test for COVID-19 disease for unimpeded entry into the home country.

In order to receive co-financing, the following conditions must be met:

  • paid commercial accommodation for at least one night in the area of ​​the Tourist Board of the Kupa area in the period from 1 May to 31 December 2021.
  • when performing testing in the Ozalj Health Center, the person who pays for the test (tourist) is obliged to present a certified certificate from eVisitor on the stay of the person being tested, issued and certified by the landlord.

The Tourist Board of the Kupa area co-finances the testing service in the Ozalj Health Center in the amount of HRK 150 per person, all in accordance with the price list of the Public Health Institute of Karlovac County. The total amount provided for testing costs is HRK 5,000.00.

Ozalj Health Center in Kolodvorska Street No. 2 conducts rapid antigen testing on weekdays, from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 09:00, and on weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 to 10:00. ordering.

https://dom-zdravlja-ozalj.hr/

SEND A POSTCARD 30.04. FROM OZALJ

When was the last time you sent a postcard to someone? 👍
For the 350th anniversary of the death of Petar Zrinski and F. K. Frankopan, a commemorative stamp was made by Mr. Stjepan Zdenko Brezarić based on the coats of arms of the Zrinskis and Frankopans from the cultural and historical collection of the Ozalj Homeland Museum, reconstructed by Vjera Bojničić.
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Send only on Friday 30.04. from Ozalj postcard, occasional & retro

Download postcards (and stamps) with motifs from Frankopan history – free of charge – at the TZP Kupa office or the Ozalj Homeland Museum

30.04. SIXTH EXHIBITION OF LACE IN OZLJ

The sixth lace exhibition in Ozalj will include 8 Croatian lace centers, and present lace from Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Montenegro, Norway and Canada. The exhibition will be opened on April 30, 2021, on the 350th anniversary of the deaths of Petar Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan, with which we want to further emphasize its cultural identity within the general Croatian identity.
Today, lace in Croatia connects lace centers and everyone is really happy when they can go from one place to another and present their works, but above all exchange their experiences at lace exhibitions and festivals. To enable this, in 2021 the sixth lace exhibition in Ozalj will be held as usual in the gallery space of the Ozalj Homeland Museum, but many contents will be available online in order to reach as many people as possible to exchange experiences and popularize lacemaking.
Jalba as a cultural asset with local peculiarities, defined by geographical, cultural and sociological component of the village Trg, seeks to become a more widespread cultural phenomenon, while KUD “Ključ from Trg” seeks to maintain the tradition of making jalba in the Ozalj area. As this statement applies to the complaint, it also applies to other Croatian lace and lace centers, but also the side that we will present at the sixth lace exhibition in Ozalj.
Lacemaking can also be said to be based on sociability, social engagement, which is unfortunately unattainable for everyone at this time of COVID. The tradition of making individual lace is mostly passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth, story, teaching. Numerous lace centers were held precisely because mostly women, gathered in smaller societies, making beautiful lace handicrafts, maintained social contacts with their neighbors, friends, and sometimes they would earn something from it. In villages like Trg čipka, that is, the jalba was a status symbol. A symbol that bound a woman to her family, a symbol that put her as a married woman in the village on the pedestal of protection, but also general condemnation, if the village does some circumstances, and even gossip, so judge.

CROATIA RALLY 2021 FINISHED

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia made history today by winning the Croatia Rally, which was run for the first time in the FIA ​​World Rally Championship system. In the dramatic finish of the Wolf Power Stage, Toyota’s crew defeated teammates Elfyn Evans and Scott Martin by just 0.6 seconds, while Thierry Neuville and Martijn Wydaeghe at Hyundai were 8.1 seconds behind the winner after three days of spectacular action on the roads in the impressive landscape of Karlovac, Krapina-Zagorje and Zagreb counties and the City of Zagreb. After the exciting end of the first Croatia Rally in Kumrovec, trophies were awarded in all categories. The winner of the Ogier / Ingrassia crew was awarded the trophy by FIA President Jean Todt, the second-placed Evans / Martin team was awarded the trophy by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac, and the third fastest crew of Neuville / Wydaeghe was awarded the trophy by the president of the Croatian Auto and Karting Association, Davor Stetner.

HOW TO WATCH CROATIA RALLY IN OZLJ?

There will be 3 rides in our area, find your place to watch and follow the announcements. Be sure to follow the instructions and arrive on time.
Be only in marked safe zones!
On HRT2 there will be a LIVE inclusion several times, and on www.wrc.com you can follow the complete competition – the subscription “All live” is approximately 10 Eur.
The official website and all information / maps / timetables can be found at https://rally-croatia.com/hr/.

❗23.04.2021. Kostanjevac – Petruš Vrh start at 09: 32h and start at 15: 54h
on the route: Kostanjevac – Sošice – Kordići Žumberački – Petruš Vrh
❗23.04.2021. Jaškovo – Mali Modruš Potok start at 10:35 and 16:57
on the route: Jaškovo – Piščetke – Mali Modruš Potok
❗24.04.2021. Krašić – Vrškovac start at 10: 10h and 16: 10h
on the route: Krašić (Zagreb County) – Vrškovac (Karlovac County)

ROAD CLOSURES 23. – 24.04

You already know, in the area of ​​the City of Ozalj – Speed ​​exams are organized: ❗23.04.2021. Kostanjevac – Petruš Vrh start at 09: 32h and start at 15: 54h on the route: Kostanjevac – Sošice – Kordići Žumberački – Petruš Vrh❗23.04.2021. Jaškovo – Mali Modruš Potok start at 10:35 and 16:57 on the route: Jaškovo – Piščetke – Mali Modruš Potok❗24.04.2021. Krašić – Vrškovac start at 10:10 and 16:10 on the route: Krašić (Zagreb County) – Vrškovac (Karlovac County). These roads and all access roads, based on the approval of the Zagreb Police Administration and the Karlovac Police Administration, will be closed to public traffic at the specified time! 🚧🚫.❗️

We ask all citizens who live in the area of ​​the mentioned places or use the roads that will be closed to public traffic for full cooperation in the organization of the competition in such a way that at the stated times: 1. They close all the doors at the entrances to their yards2. Pay special attention to the care of children, making sure that they are under control and safe at all times.3. Pets and pets are kept indoors, so as not to uncontrollably cross the road / street.4. To remove their vehicles from the roads / streets through which the speed test tracks pass.5. If special circumstances occur that require the intervention of emergency services to contact the nearest judge (blue vest) and / or warden (gray vest).

Viewers will be able to watch the broadcast via TV screens and digital platforms, and follow all information and news on the official website rally-croatia.com and on the official channels on social networks on Facebook – Croatia Rally, Instagram – Croatia Rally, Twitter – Croatia Rally and YouTube channel – Croatia Rally.