City of Samobor

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Samobor, the picturesque town with a French flair, located only 20 kilometers from the Croatian metropolis, will charm you with its architecture, relax you with its laid-back atmosphere, win you over with its flavors and colors... and attract you to come back again. Here is what you must see while being there.

Samobor, the picturesque town with a French flair, located only 20 kilometers from the Croatian metropolis, will charm you with its architecture, relax you with its laid-back atmosphere, win you over with its flavors and colors... and entice you to come back again. Here is what you must see while there.

Kremšnita

Although dessert usually comes last, switch things up in Samobor and immediately upon arrival taste the kremšnita, the symbol of Samobor, and a famous gastro souvenir. This dessert, which can be found in heart of town, is made with simple ingredients, but after a complex preparation (which is still a secret today), people often wait in line to get one, after which, as a reward, it melts in your mouth.

Bermet and Muštarda

The influence of the French who lived in this city during Napoleon's reign is still tasted in the food today. The Bermet aperitif, which is prepared from red wine, tropical fruit, and herbs, will thrill those with a refined taste, while true gourmets will enrich boiled and roasted meat with Muštarda, a type of mustard made of mustard seeds, must and spicies.

Fašnik – the Carnival

Every year since 1827, just before the 40-day Easter fast, Samobor becomes the Fašnik Republic, where „rivers“ of masked visitors flock. Don't miss out on the next Fašnik carnival from February 2. to 13. 2018.

 

 

Anindol and the promenades around the main square

The Anindol Forest Park, located just above the town, has always been a favourite excursion site for the people of Samobor and their guests, nature fans, and true romantics, who can enjoy a majestic view of Zagreb, Medvednica (Zagreb's mountain range), and the surrounding area from here. It is also a pleasant experience to walk down the picturesque town paths along the meandering and bubbling Gradna stream.

Traditional crafts: Crystal, gingerbread, licitars

While walking through the centre of town, you will notice the long tradition of Samobor's craftspeople. Hand-cut crystal and making unique crystal objects has been tradition here for more than 170 years. The creation of licitars, colorfully embellished gingerbread cookies, most often in the shape of hearts, has also been tradition here for nearly just as long. Today, the people of Samobor are just as adept at making ceramic licitar hearts that they then paint and personalize.