The Military History Route

This military route through Karlovac is going to show you why Karlovac was founded in the first place and how it grew and developed in tumultuous times of wars and different armies. Throughout history, wars have made an indelible mark on the fates of towns and people. Karlovac was founded as a fortress to protect Europe from the conquering armies from the south. Due to its geographic location, it became a strategically important point in all the wars of the millennium. Wounded in various wars, never conquered and always at the frontier, in spite of being a military town, Karlovac nevertheless always managed to live a life of culture, parks, commerce and sports. 

The military tour offers an authentic experience of an unusual history, all the more so since its guide is a local who was actively involved in defending the town. Find out why the Music School is a part of the town’s military history, where Karlovac’s military spirit resides and how its cultural history was developed, in spite of all the wars. 

Duration: 3 hours

  1. Town Coffeehouse – the Promenade
  2. Music School 
  3. Small Gloriette
  4. Strossmayer Square
  5. Generalate
  6. Rampart 
  7. Hauptfeld House – ‘Chinatown’
  8. Military Hospital
  9. Bosnian Storehouse – St Joseph’s Bastion
  10. St Nicholas Orthodox church 
  11. Armoury
  12. Franciscan monastery
  13. Main barracks – Parade Square
  14. Central Hotel
  15. Lončar House
  16. Drašković House
  17. Rectory
  18. Tourism School 
  19. Lopašić House
  20. The Moats
  21. Turanj – Homeland War arms collection
  22. Dubovac Military Cemetery

zat će vam zašto je nastao i kako je rastao grad kroz burna vremena ratova i vojski. Ratovi su kroz povijest obilježili sudbine gradova i ljudi. Karlovac je grad izgrađen kao vojna utvrda za zaštitu Europe od osvajačkih ratnih pohoda s juga. Zbog svog geografskog položaja postao je strateški važna lokacija u svim ratovima tisućljeća. Ranjen u ratovima, nikad osvojen i oduvijek na obrambenoj granici, Karlovac je uz epitet vojnog grada ipak uspijevao živjeti život jednog grada kulture, parkova, trgovine i sporta.

Vojna tura kroz Karlovac autentičan je doživljaj jedne neobične povijesti, vjerodostojna i zbog toga što je vodi Karlovčanin, jedan od aktivnih sudionika obrane grada. Saznajte zašto je Glazbena škola dio vojne povijesti, gdje se krije vojni duh Karlovca i kako se stvarala kulturna povijest usprkos i u inat svim ratovima. 

Trajanje: 3 sata

  1. Gradska kavana – šetalište
  2. Glazbena škola Karlovac
  3. Mala Glorijeta
  4. Strossmayerov trg
  5. Generalat
  6. Bedem
  7. Hauptfeldova kuća – Kineska četvrt
  8. Vojna bolnica
  9. Bosanski magazin – bastion sv. Josipa
  10. Pravoslavna crkva sv. Nikole
  11. Oružana
  12. Franjevački samostan
  13. Velika vojarna – Parade plac
  14. Hotel Central
  15. Lončareva kuća
  16. Draškovićeva kuća
  17. Parohija
  18. Turističko-ugostiteljska škola
  19. Lopašićeva kuća
  20. Šanac
  21. Turanj – zbirka naoružanja Domovinskog rata
  22. Vojno groblje Dubovac