Things to do in Moslavina


Moslavina is an old historical-geographical area set east of Zagreb that spreads across three counties, and the area closest to the metropolis is west Moslavina, also known as Otok Ivanić. The fertile plain is surrounded by bodies of water, just like an island, and it is transversed by small rivers. It abounds with natural resources, from oil fields and the swamp areas, to the dense forests and hilly vineyards. Moslavina has two parts that complement each other–the green, inviting vastness for recreational activities and relaxation, and fruits of the earth that lure you into hedonism and enjoyment.

Everything in Moslavina revolves around its center, the picturesque and event-filled Ivanić-Grad. In the central city park, make sure to visit the Moslavina Museum to get an insight into the peculiarities of the Ivanić area, from history and culture, to life in harmony with nature. In the Visitor Center, you will find a souvenir shop with autochthonous products such as linen towels, or traditional footwear made by the family Kruh Vuk, our only opanak makers on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List. If you happen to be in the town during the gastronomical feast Bučijada or wine fest Škrletovo, your taste buds are bound to be amazed. Not far from the center, you can find the unique Naftalan, a health resort built on a unique European source of healing oil, that also offers excellent wellness services. Hotel Sport is also a recognized wellness and spa treatment oasis. If you want to spend your time a bit more actively, the excursion site Petek is a true family destination because it connects the playground and entertainment for children with sports fields for older athletes, all in one place.

When you leave the town and go for the nearby greenery, you can choose between two nice educational trails. Marča is a short, circular trail that goes around the swamp and through the forest of the same name. Žutica is a combination of dense forest and floodplain. The spacious and magnificent wilderness is the home to numerous flora and fauna species, including beavers. You will get to know it best by following the ten points of the circular, 2,5-kilometer long educational trail. Bikers can choose between three adjusted trails of varying difficulties, from the easier Orange route, to somewhat more challenging Yellow and Blue routes. A more leisure pastime awaits you in the country house Kezele in Šumećani. In the beautiful, old-fashioned ambient, you can get everything that makes a perfect excursion–homemade food and autochthonous products, local wine and good company in the heart of nature and calm rural idyll. In Moslavina, they drink škrlet, a native variety of easy-drinking, fresh white wine. Proud of their heritage, Moslavina winemakers of the younger generation give a lot of attention to škrlet and constantly raise the bar of its quality. You can see the whole potential of this wine during the wine tasting held in the hardworking Voštinić-Klasnić Winery.

The Ivanić Otok area was one of the ramparts at the time of the Ottoman Empire. Ivanić Grad, along with the villages of Križ and Kloštar Ivanić, used to be a defense area as parts of the Military Frontier. Driving along this calm area is already relaxing, and on the way, you can see many picturesque villages, baroque chapels, and local notabilities, such as the preserved Church and Monastery of St. John the Baptist complex in Kloštar Ivanić, whose steeple was chosen by the Austrian authorities as the starting point of cadastral survey of Central Croatia and Slavonia.

 

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