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Thursday, 4 August 2022

Vukovar Public Pool to Close Down in the Middle of Summer?

August 4, 2022 - Vukovar's only public pool, the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon, it seems, might not remain one for long. Costs are rising, and the institutions can't keep up. It is not set in stone, but the pools might close sooner than anyone hoped. As Glas Slavonije writes, it sounds strange because August has just started, so many Vukovar residents and visitors to the city spend part of their free time at the pool looking for escape from the summer heat and a place to have fun and socialize with family and friends, but the news…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Croatian Astronomical Society Call for Turning off Lights for Perseids

August 4, 2022 - Warm August nights in Croatia are a blessing in areas where the air is clean, the surroundings are calm, and there is no light pollution. The country kids know it, rare are the activities that could match lying down with snacks and drinks to watch the Perseid meteor showers. The Croatian Astronomical Society calls for lights off to make a beatiful summer night even better. As Glas Slavonije writes, like every summer around the memorial day of St. Lovre (August 10), the maximum activity of the Perseid meteor shower occurs. This year, according to forecasts, the…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Water Tower Race Vukovarskih 198 to Finish on Top of Famous Monument

August 4, 2022 - Vukovar is fast becoming the place to go for events and activities. After an eventful summer, it will welcome autumn with a unique sports event, a Water Tower race. To date, more than 150 participants have registered. As Glas Slavonije writes, the Vukovar Athletic Club is organising a race up the stairs of the Vukovar Water Tower called Vukovarskih 198 (The Vukovar 198). The name of the race is due to the fact that the Water Tower has 198 steps, and each competitor will also run 200 meters of the memorial path, which means that the…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Zagreb's Backo Mini Express Museum Threatened with Closure

August the 4th, 2022 - The City of Zagreb's Backo mini express became a museum for little trains back in 2019, and it is now being threatened with closure.  As Poslovni Dnevnik/Mladen Miletic writes, Zagreb's Backo mini express turned little train museum attracted global interest thanks to its "setting" of 150 trains and their compositions per 1,500 rails in a mere 350 square metres of exhibit space, and in addition to Croatian and foreign tourists, the museum was also visited journalistic teams from China, Japan, Korea, Australia, and elsewhere. During his visit to Zagreb, world-renowned Danish conductor Michael Schønwandt also visited…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Two Men Reported, Placed in Custody for Threatening HRT Reporter

ZAGREB, 3 August, 2022 - A 44-year-old Croatian national and a 56-year-old Slovenian national have been reported and placed in custody for threatening HRT reporter Maja Sever and judge Sandra Artuković, the Šibenik-Knin County Police Department said on Wednesday. The incident happened on 1 August on the island of Tijat, where Sever and Artuković, a former deputy justice minister, went to check if the Spirito restaurant, recently closed by the state inspectorate because it did not meet the minimum technical requirements, was open. According to witnesses, the two women were attacked by the restaurant's owner, who seized their cell phone and threw…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Wine Bottles to be Lifted from Sea in Ika This Weekend

August 3, 2022 - The wine bottles by the renowned Croatian wine-makers that have spent the last year on the sea floor will be lifted this weekend in Ika. Ika is a small coastal town, almost a suburb of Opatija, where a unique event and tradition take place. A group of enthusiasts from the Ikarski barkajoli association, organize a unique event during which the wines of renowned Croatian winemakers are brought out into the light of day. They have spent a year in the depths of the Ika bay, where they have matured in ideal conditions at the springs existing…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Live Comedy in English for International Visitors and Zagreb Residents

August 3, 2022 -  A 12-day streak of local stand-up comedy shows in the English language will launch this month in downtown Zagreb Zagreb has got a new summer attraction! For the first time ever, it will offer Croatian stand-up comedy shows, but - in English! These events will take place in the heart of the city (Confusion Bar, IvanaTkalčića 15) every evening from 20.00h, starting August 3. Their air-conditioned underground room will have limited seating of 40, so a timely booking is highly recommended. - For years now we shave seen international tourists enjoying traditional Zagreb attractions. Nevertheless, one…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Bikademy App Emphasises Potential for Cyclo Tourism in Slavonia

August 3, 2022 - Bikademy – an academy where a good, strong connection is mandatory. The only other requirement is a bicycle. This innovative app explores cyclo tourism and places Croatia on the map of big European cyclo tourist destinations. Bikademy is a unique Croatian product intended for all those who like cycling to explore new destinations and their cultural and natural heritage. It promotes cities and regions as desirable cyclo tourism destination, rewarding cyclists for their efforts. A bicycle is an ideal means of exploration, being slow enough to take in your surroundings, and fast enough to cover longer…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Croatian Journalist Association Demands Strong Response over Attack on Reporter

ZAGREB, August 3, 2022 - The Croatian Journalists Association has welcomed the fact that persons involved in an attack on Maja Sever, a reporter for the HRT public broadcaster and president of the European Federation of Journalists, have been taken in for questioning, demanding a strong response by state institutions. The incident happened on Monday on the island of Tijat, where, according to the media, Sever was attacked while photographing the usurpation of the shore and public property. "We should note that police on Monday said that (the incident) did not involve elements requiring police action, but they have evidently changed their mind…
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Uswitch: Zagreb Fifth Worst in Amount of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

August the 3rd, 2022 - The City of Zagreb is the fifth worst in Europe in terms of the amount of available electric vehicle charging stations according to Uswitch. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Mladen Miletic writes, the constant rise in fuel prices led 70 percent of Europeans to choose an electric vehicle as their first choice when buying their next new vehicle, according to research by Uswitch, a platform for comparing energy prices. Additional research also determined the top list of European metropolises that invest the most in the network of charging stations for electric vehicles they have available to road users, and…
Tuesday, 2 August 2022

New, Fourth Mammoth Tooth Found in Mohovo near Ilok

August 2, 2022 – Maybe you have never heard of Mohovo, and maybe you know that they keep finding mammoth teeth there... There is really no in-between. A new, fourth mammoth tooth was found on Saturday, 30th July.  As SiB reports, ten years after he found the first mammoth tooth in his village, Goran Popović from Mohovo found another, fourth, mammoth tooth on Saturday. He informed his friends and the public about the phenomenal discovery by posting on Facebook, stating that he was filled with happiness, emotions, and optimism. "I had that instinct again, walked through our beautiful village, and…
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