Historically, Karlovac was a boating town, and even to this day, the houses along the Kupa have paths leading to the very bank, the wooden boats are a common sight, while rowing is a popular sport even among children. Boatbuilding used to be a common trade, challenging us to try and build a traditional Kupa boat. We have accepted the challenge and today you can board the grain boat ‘Zora’, a replica of the boats that used to ply the Kupa river in the 18th century.

This unique European attraction is going to take you back in time, show you how grain was transported by boats, along the Kupa and the Sava rivers. That was also how Karlovac was connected to the rest of Croatia, but also to the Danube and the distant Timişoara. This tumbas is one of the three types of river boats of the Karlovac boatmen’s guild, the most prosperous town guild of the Illyrian movement period. Today, the ‘Zora’ dock is in the Brođani village, some 15 km from Karlovac.

For more information:
GSM: +385 95 350 3833, +385 98 171 6423
e-mail: [email protected]

Boat description:

48 seats on benches at tables, possible 60 passengers in total, 25 meters long, 4 meters wide, toilet, covered.

Arrival of the bus directly to the pier of the boat. Bus parking.


Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am

Groups: times by appointment every day

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