The fortress in Croatian Varaždin impresses with its location in a green belt. Like a fairytale castle, the white walls rise above a former moat. Where water built a barrier in earlier times, strollers enjoy their walks. [German]
The pic shows Veliki Tabor Castle (Dvor Veliki Tabor) on a sunny spring day. The oldest part of this building is a five-cornered tower dating back to the 12th century. The Croatian painter Oton Iveković owned the castle from 1927 to 1935. [German]
During the Roman period, Zadar’s name was Iader or Colonia Iulia Iader. Near the coast, you will find the remnants of the Roman Forum. Additionally, two museums provide you with remarkable ancient Roman stuff. [German]
While driving to Nin, you may see a slightly inclined tower on a hill. It belongs to Sveti Nikola (St Nicholas Church), an example of early-Romanesque architecture in Dalmatia. The fortress-like part is a watch tower added during unsafe centuries. [German]
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. [German]
The port of Pula was the main base of the Austro-Hungarian Navy until 1918. An impressive trace to this time forms the K.u.k. Naval Cemetery of Pula. The place in today’s Stoja district dates back to 1862. [German]
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 der parents of Baron von Trapp. Fans of “Sound of Music” may know this name. Baron von Trapp was the father of the singing Trapp family. Christopher Plummer played him in the movie.
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.