Kupa sunshine hour 05.03

For the third year we have been collaborating and presenting ourselves in the cult radio show HR2 Sunčani sat. 👏.Today there are 5 guests on the program👏, the legendary Zlatan Skalicki will talk to guests on the air, according to the schedule:
14.40 – TZP Kupa, Toni Šarić
15.10 – City of Ozalj, Gordana Lipšinić
15.45 – Vivodina Winegrowers Association, Lovra Gustin
16.10 – Draganić Municipality – KUD Sv.Juraj – Draženka Jagatić
16.45 – Municipality of Kamanje – KUD Kamanje – Katarina Lukunić.

We gladly remember the last gathering in Vrhovec, and listen to us today on the Second Program of Croatian Radio and – plan to visit, on the first occasion

The month of Slava Raškaj 2021 begins with exhibitions

The new multimedia information center, located in the center of Ozalj, in front of the office of the Tourist Board of the Kupa area, will become an exhibition space on Monday!

From March 8 to March 14, 2021, on the screens of the MIC, you will have the opportunity to see the works of children from the middle (older) educational group “Bubamara” and the older educational group (preschool) “Vrapčići”. The works were created after a conversation and study of the character and work of Slava Raškaj, in the watercolor technique, and you can view them in digital form, 24 hours a day, during the next week.

The second exhibition in Ozalj, which opens this year’s season at the Ozalj Homeland Museum, will be opened in the gallery space of the Ozalj Homeland Museum on March 13, 2021 from 18:00. The exhibition of landscapes Natura vitae / Life of Nature by academic painter Krešimir Nikšić was prepared as part of the Month of Glory Raškaj and was conceived as an exhibition of landscapes, and 39 top works created in the technique of watercolors, oils and acrylics are a real treat and a good reason to visit Ozalj Homeland Museum.
The exhibition at the Museum will be open from March 13, 2021 to April 25, 2021.

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A press conference was held yesterday – Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac and Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić presented the Safe stay in Croatia project, a web platform https://www.safestayincroatia.hr/ through which all interested parties can find information on what Safe stay in Croatia presents, take safety signs and leave your impressions.

More details at the link https://mint.gov.hr/vijesti/predstavljen-projekt-safe-stay-in-croatia/22307

Draganić speech as intangible heritage

After the art of making turkeys, already registered in 2010, the famous Draganić speech was entered in the Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Croatia.

It was the proposal of KUD sv. Juraj from Draganić, and recently Draganić’s speech has officially become a part of the national heritage.

In the explanation of why the Draganić dialect received this title, it is said that it is an extremely interesting Kajkavian dialect that is located on the very edge of the Kajkavian dialect, is particularly interesting to experts, and has hardly been researched at all.

We congratulate and rejoice that Draganićaki will be happy to explore, renew other traditional moments of their solemn joint celebrations.

The city of Ozalj co-finances tourist activities

All tourist stakeholders who have registered tourist facilities in the area of ​​the City of Ozalj can contact the City of Ozalj with a request to co-finance the following activities
Investment in new accommodation facilities

Promotional activities

Investing and equipping in tourist facilities (tasting rooms, picnic areas, wine shops)

Adaptation of traditional (indigenous) buildings

Education of tourism workers

Vehicle rental (scooters, bicycles, boats, ATV / QUAD)

Support to improve the conditions of the existing categorization

You can find more details about the Tourism Support Program of the City of Ozalj at the link

It is a commendable incentive and help to a growing number of Ozalj tourist stakeholders.

Please inform all potentially interested users.


Sixth year programs dedicated to the memory of the great painter Slava Raškaj // Exhibitions, quiz, tourist route, exhibitions of children’s works with accompanying program

Slava Raškaj was extremely fond of nature and spring, as evidenced by her numerous paintings with motifs of spring in Ozalj and in nature. The city of Ozalj traditionally pays tribute to the genius painter in March, and with this program she proudly remembers her masterpieces, along with many art lovers from all over.

On Saturday, March 13, in the Ozalj Homeland Museum. from 6 pm with his solo exhibition of landscapes to present the academic painter Krešimir Mikšić for the first time.
Guests who come in March will – accompanied by a guide from the Homeland Museum Ozalj – 20.03. and 27.03. pass the tourist route “Roads of Glory Raskaj”. Tickets at the price of 20 kn, which also allow a visit to the museum, will be available at the starting point, which is the Ethno Park Ozalj.

In the elementary school Slava Raškaj 15.03. A special chat room was organized, dedicated to the new picture book “Six Walks of Slava Raškaj” by Sanja Lovrenčić (Small Bells, 2019), which will be introduced to lower primary school students. The 7th international art competition Slavina’s young watercolorists has a literary illustration as its theme, marking the Year of Reading. This year, the deadline for submission of works due to the pandemic has been extended until April 30, 2021. An exhibition of the works will be available in May, available on the website, with a presentation with photos of the awarded and commended works.

After a long break, a new opportunity to test knowledge and have fun – in the City Library and Reading Room of Ivan Belostenac – a growing number of interested participants in the cult Ozalj quizzes is a special edition scheduled for March 18, dedicated to painting and art.
As part of the project “Let’s add life to the years” organized by the Red Cross Ozalj in the City Library prepared an interesting lecture on the life and work of Slava Raškaj, intended primarily for the elderly.

As part of the project “Meeting with the river” in the center of Ozalj (in front of the popular Humićka), a multimedia information center has been set up, where interesting exhibitions will be presented. Every week, visitors will be able to see the works of the groups Bubamara and Vrapčići from the Zvončić Kindergarten, then paintings by Slava Raškaj from the holdings of the Ozalj Homeland Museum and finally photos from the Land Art Ozalj project conducted by the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in Obrež Vivodinski and Lović Prekriški.

We also emphasize the traditional Way of the Cross Ozalj – Svetice, which this year is held for the 24th time on Palm Sunday, March 28. organized by UDVDR RH PKŽ Zrinski and Frankopan Ozalj Branch and Ozalj parish priest Rev. Josip Jakovčić, departing at 3 pm in front of the Parish Church of St. Vid Ozalj.

Slava Raškaj was born in Ozalj on January 2, 1877. Although she was born deaf-mute, this did not prevent her from creating exceptional works of art. Her watercolors represent the highest achievement of Croatian watercolor painting at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century (“Kruške”, “Lopoči”, “Suncokreti”, “Potočnice”…). Apart from watercolors, she made some works in the pastel technique, mostly works with human motifs and portraits (“Portrait of a Deaf-mute Girl”…).
She died in Zagreb on March 29, 1906, and her remains are in the cemetery of the church of St. Vid in Ozalj.


13.03. Landscape exhibition by academic painter Krešimir Nikšić @ Homeland Museum 18:00
15.03. Chat room – picture book Six walks of Slava Raškaj @ Elementary school Slave Raškaj 10:00
18.03. Painting quiz @ Ozalj City Library, 18:00
19.03. Lecture on Slava Raškaj @ Ozalj City Library, 18:00

20.03. Putevima Slave Raškaj – story of water 10:00 (3-4 hours)
27.03. Putevima Slave Raškaj – story of flowers 10:00 (3-4 hours)

08-14.03. E-Exhibition of works – picture book by the group Bubamara and Vrapčići @MIC
15-21.03. E-Exhibition – Slave Raškaj from the holdings of the Homeland Museum Ozalj @ MIC
22-31.03. E-Photo Exhibition Land Art Ozalj @ MIC

28.03. The Way of the Cross Ozalj – Svetice

Director of the Kupa Tourist Board elected

After the competition was conducted, he was elected and confirmed by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and from 01 February 2021 he took over as director of the Tourist Board of the Kupa Region Toni Šarić. Since 01.07.2015. he worked and carried out numerous tourism projects and activities, as head of the Department of Economy and Projects of the City of Ozalia and later expert associate for projects and economy. He is a graduate economist, and from his biography we highlight the job of marketing manager of hotel Villa Lenije in Vinkovci, as well as the role of founder and artistic director of the DORF Documentary Rock Film Festival from 2007 to the present day.

To remind you, since March 2014, the Tourist Board of the City of Ozalia has no employees, but nevertheless all planned activities were carried out in accordance with the needs of the tourist destination and the interests of the members of the tourist board. In September 2019, the Founding (Election) Assembly of the Tourist Board of the Kupa area was held in Ozalia. Members are the City of Ozalj and the municipalities of Kamanje, Žakanje, Ribnik, Draganić and Lasinja. Gordana Lipšinić, mayor of the City of Ozalia, serves the first term of the President of the Tourist Board of the Kupa Area, followed by municipal chiefs in alphabetical order.

The new tourist office of TZP Kupa has started working in the premises at Kurilovac 8a (popular Humićka) in Ozallje, and follow the activities in more detail on social networks (Facebook/Instagram) and the www.tzp-kupa.hr .


With the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, we have created several new digital content on Lović Prekriško. Certainly our first choice is a mobile app – download it now on Google Play, it is called, of course, Lović Prekriški. 👍

When you visit the gazebo and decide to walk along the educational trail Where fruit ripens


Nature Park “Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje”, be sure to spend time in the company of the Wizard of Ozalje and complete the information about our area in a fun way…

We are especially looking forward to the panoramic display and marked tons that you see when you climb to 475 m. Let us know the ons to us.

APP: Lović Prekriški AR – Apps on Google Play


The prestigious WRC Croatia Rally will also take its stages in karlovac county.

This competition will be held for the first time in the Republic of Croatia for four days. In two days of the program will be included the territory of our county.

On Friday, April 23, the stages Jaškovo – Mali Modruš Potok and Pecurkovo Brdo – Mrežnički Novaki will be driven.

On the second day, Saturday, April 24, the krašić – Vrškovac near Ozali and Wine Peak – Duga Resa are scheduled.