There are many reasons why visitors are attracted to Osijek – from the beauty of its architecture, its way of life, hospitability and cultural monuments to the fascinating environment and wealth of things on offer in Slavonia and Baranja.
Visitors to Osijek can now also enjoy two new tourist info-centres: one in the upper town and one in well preserved Osijek fortress Tvrda, built in the 18th century. In addition to information and promotional materials and a range of original souvenirs, Tvrda boasts a new info-spot run by the Osijek tourist guide association, offering visitors guided tours and one of the eight free wireless internet hotspots in Osijek.
The city’s fast lifestyle can also be seen from the number of visitors to Osijek Zoo on the left bank of the River Drava, the numerous visitors to the nearby nature reserve Kopacki Rit and events that have been announced for the upcoming season.
In July Osijek will host the 32nd annual European Archery Championships, with over 2,000 competitors and guests. In August, a children’s festival will be held, gathering around 2,000 children of all ages from several countries. This year, Osijek will also be visited by a group of around 200 bikers, guests of great interest who traditionally seek high-quality hotel accommodation and secure shelter for their motorbikes.
All first-time visitors to Osijek, a city that can be reached from Zagreb in two hours on the motorway, will be delighted by the promenade on the River Drava, a beautiful river-promenade in the country. Much to
the delight of Osijek’s natives and visitors, the Great dance orchestra has recentlybegun playing for festive occasions, greatly contributing to the atmosphere of the city.