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This region is recognised in the western part through the winefields of Samobar, in the north to the cities of Karlovac, Ogulin and Zagreb and in the south Bosnia Herzegovina until Jasenovac. In the north eastern part lies the Sava valley between Zagreb and Lonsjko Polje (in the south of Sisak.)

This part of Croatia will be recognised by the dominance of different cultures. It is also the less tourist part of Croatia. It still suffers from the consequences of the war in the 90 ths.

The middle part of Croatia area has a big importance for preservation of Croatian cultural heritage. The region is mainly hilly-mountainous, entirely rural area without any urban settlements. The middle part of Croatia, is characterised by many clearings, deeply incised valleys, sinking rivers and caves. Landscape-wise this area is more developed so it is favourable for settling. There are the highest altitude settlements of Croatia . The nature park presents a cultural environment, that has been made in cooperation of nature and men during a long period of time.

The earliest known cultural history of this region goes as far as the early Stone Age - Palaeolithic, what is witnessed by remains of a mammoth-hunter's camp in Podstranak. Various other findings, which were found by the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century, provide evidence that this territory had been settled during the various epochs of prehistory.


The best of travelling trough the middle part of Croatia is with a car. The roads are mainly in good shape. Heading from Zagreb there is a highway, A11 to Samobor and the nature park Lonjsko Polje. The highway A12 leads to Jastrebarsko and Karlovac. Croatian road 30 leads to Sisak. Offcourse there are many B roads to all the middle Croatian villages.

All main middle Croatian villages are connected with the Croatian railroad ('Hrvatske zeljeznice/HZ') except the city of Samobor.

All cities and villages are within reach of bus connections.

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