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Castles World Heritage Sites

Kamerlengo Fortress in Trogir

Kamerlengo Fortress in Trogir, Croatia

The fortress of Kamerlengo (Tvrđava Kamerlengo) was built by the Venetians in the 15th century as an extension of existing structures. The old town of Trogir has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997.

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Churches

Church of Sveti Nikola in Nin

Church of Sveti Nikola in Nin, Croatia

The church of Sveti Nikola was built in the 11th century. During the Ottoman Wars the dome of the church has been converted into a crenelated tower. Situated on top of a small hill this church offers a remarkable view for visitors of Nin.

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Roman Empire

Roman forum in Zadar

Roman forum in Zadar, Croatia

During Roman period Zadar was known as lader or colonia iulia lader. The remnants of the Roman forum are near the Archaeological Museum of Zadar, where one can see a collection of ancient Roman pieces.

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Castles

Veliki Tabor Castle in Croatia

Veliki Tabor Castle, Croatia

Veliki Tabor Castle (Grad Veliki Tabor) on a sunny spring day. The oldest part of this castle is a five-cornered tower which was built in the 12th century. The Croatian painter Oton Iveković owned the castle from 1927 to 1935. [German]

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Cemeteries

Grave of Hedwig and August Trapp in Pula

Grave of Hedwig and August Trapp in Pula, Croatia

While walking along the tombs at the Austro-Hungarian naval cemetery in Pula I came across the graves of Hedwig and August Trapp. They were the parents of Baron von Trapp who was played by Christopher Plummer in the movie ‘Sound of Music’.

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Cemeteries

Austro-Hungarian naval cemetery in Pula

Austro-Hungarian naval cemetery in Pula, Croatia

On a research tour about my father’s life I also visited the cemetery of the Austro-Hungarian navy in Pula. The natural harbour of this city served as Austria’s main naval base until 1918.

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Castles

Fortress of Knin

Fortress of Knin, Croatia

A photo of the fortress taken through the windows of the railway station in Knin. I always love to catch the first view after reaching a city by train.