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Samobor is 25km west of Zagreb, Croatia. The town has a population of 36,207, as of the 2001 census.


Samobor main square

Samobor is a picturesque medieval town with well preserved old lore and long tourist tradition. The prevailing architecture is that of the Baroque period. The town is also reputed to be the place where the best "kremšnite" - one of Croatia's best known cakes - are made.

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By car[edit]

Samobor is a short 20 minute drive from the Zagreb city center. Take the A3 towards the Slovenian border .

By bus[edit]

Samobor is accessible by bus from Zagreb. Buses leave approximately every 15 minutes from Črnomerec terminal (bus 156 at the far end of the terminal, the bus will have "Samobor" posted as its destination) and every 30 minutes from Autobusni kolodvor (main bus station) and Ljubljanica terminal. Prices as of Sep 2017 are 24 kuna from Crnomerec and 28 kuna from A.K. payable to the driver - change is given. The ride is approximately 30 minutes.

By train[edit]

A train link will be reconnected to Samobor.

Get around[edit]

Walk around this little town, climb to the ruins of the castle (nice view from there), stroll along the Gradna stream.

See[edit][add listing]

Church of Saint Anastazia
Old bridge over the Gradna
  • Church of Saint Anastazia
  • Gradna stream

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Climb out the mountain above the castle. Start from the main square, cross the bridge next to the church, and take the right street at the fork, going up. Rather strenuous uphill climb bringing you past two famous but nondescript churches. Continue uphill through the unpaved trail, and you'll eventually end up next to a metal viewing platform offering fantastic view of the castle below. To get to the castle you can either walk back, or continue the trail (which will end up well north of the castle). You can also take one of the VERY steep trails down. They look steep but doable, as the mountain slope is not slippery. Make sure the rain is not forecast and you wear sturdy shoes; do not even attempt to do it in flip flops!

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Bermet Filipec, Straznicka 1a, 10430 Samobor, [1]. For generations, the Filipec family has cherished their tradition of preparing Bermet and Samobor Mustard. Bermet is a red aromatic wine made from selected sorts of grapes, wormwood and southern fruit. Samobor Mustard is characterized by a sweet and spicy taste, strong smell, which in large quantities causes an experience similar to grated horseradish. These products represent an identity and the Samobor people take pride in it being an unavoidable part of Samobor gastronomy.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Lavica, Ferde Livadica 5, [2]. 312-520 kuna.  edit
  • Hotel Livadic, +385 1 3365 851, [3]. €62.  edit
  • Samoborski Slapovi, Hamor 16, +385 1 3384 061, [4].  edit
  • Hotel Garni Samobor, +385 1 3366 970, [5].  edit


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