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If you have ever wondered what Croatia is like inland from the Adriatic coast, Osijek will show you an entirely different face of the country. The region around Osijek is called Slavonia and is known for its fertile soil and rolling land near the Danube, the Drava and the Sava rivers. The Romans understood the advantages of the location and built a bridge here over the Drava. The bridge was guarded by an entire city, the Colonia Aelia Mursa, established by the emperor Trajan. From the early Middle Ages onward, however, the large city was used as a quarry, which is why hardly anything is left today of Osijek's Roman legacy. The historic townscape of Osijek dates from the time of the Hapsburg Empire, when it existed under the German name of Esseg.
The Austrians gave Osijek a beautiful Baroque citadel and many buildings from the Baroque and Classical periods. As a result, the city still boasts a beautiful city centre today, which is worth a stroll through its streets. But the style of the Secession, or Viennese Jugendstil, also deserves mention here, as Osijek experienced a local variation on it at the beginning of the 20th century. Wander down European Avenue and see magnificent buildings that typify this era. And don't miss a stroll through one of the many parks that make Osijek the lush green city it is today – they date from that era too.
For more active holidaymakers, the area along the river is an invitation to get a look at the city from the water in one of the many rowboats. A bike tour on the banks of the Drava all the way to the mouth of the Danube is another good way to enjoy the landscape. The region is also known for its wealth of game animals, which is why many hunters spend their holidays here. Game also figures as a traditional part of the regional cuisine. A local wine, which you can taste at the Baroque castle of Ilok above the city, is the perfect match. Ilok houses one of the better-known wine cellars of Croatia and is the source of a famous Gewürztraminer. Enjoy your flight to Osijek with Eurowings!