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Vinkovci is a city in Slavonia with an approximate population of 35,000 people.


Vinkovci is located in the northernmost meander of Bosut, whose left bank, positioned about 88 metres above sea-level, was protected from frequent floods and suitable for colonization. Owing to its favourable position, Vinkovci was an area upon which the cultures used to inherit one another from early Stone Age to modern times. Not the same sites were always inhabited, but looking at the current layout of the City, Vinkovci has been continually inhabited for over 8,000 years. Most of the prehistoric settlements were situated on that high left bank, and the largest and longest lasting settlement was formed on the right confluence of the Ervenica brook into Bosut, on "Telo Tržnica". The first communities of farmers settled this area around the year 6200 B.C., introducing pottery, domesticated animals and plants.

The City of Vinkovci boasts much and diverse international cooperation. The beginning of the international cooperation dates from the period of the former Municipality of Vinkovci, before the War of Independence, when the relations with the Ohrid Municipality were established and maintained. The period of a more intensive development of international cooperation began during the War of Independence, when the City of Vinkovci was aided by many friends from abroad, through various humanitarian actions.

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Vinkovci is situated in the eastern part of Slavonia region, 19 km (12 mi) southwest of Vukovar, 24 km (15 mi) north of Županja and 43 km (27 mi) south of Osijek. The city lies in a flatland on the Bosut river, at an elevation of approx. 90 metres (300 ft), and has a mild continental climate. Vinkovci is also part of the subregion of Syrmia. Vinkovci municipality of its county.

It is connected to all main railroad routes in the region, while the state roads D46 and D55 connect it to the motorways; river Bosut is not a waterway. The nearby villages and adjacent municipalities include Ivankovo, Jarmina, Markušica, Nuštar, Privlaka and Stari Jankovci.

Get around[edit]

The city is small and easily covered on foot. Public transport in the city is covered by bus operator Polet

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Banja Lake - popular place among locals to take a swim and rest during hot summer days.

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  • DORF Festival is the singular regional festival of music documentary film. It is genre-defined, enriched with many side events and it has quickly become identifiable in both Croatia and the surrounding countries. -
  • Festival glumca (Actor Festival) has been held in the cities of Vukovar-Syrmia County since 1994 and is the only festival in which actor is a central figure. Organized by the Croatian Dramatic Artist Society from Zagreb and the Concert-Theater Agency "Asser Savus" from Vinkovci.
  • Vinkovačke jeseni (Vinkovci autumn) is the greatest folklore event in this part of Europe. It represents the popular-scholarly gathering of original national culture and stimulates the preservation of cultural heritage through song and the playing of instruments, and contributes greatly towards preventing many customs from falling into oblivion.

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Slavonija has always been synonymous for the richness of all senses, and even today here in Vinkovci one can taste many dishes native to these lands, such as kulen, pork crackling, head cheese, crescent rolls, čobanac, fish paprikash, goose paprikash, bread with lard spread and many more, which is nicely followed up by a drink of home-made rakija (plum brandy)

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Caffe bar Walkow - great bar with friendly atmosphere, you can find them on facebook

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Hotel "Villa Lenije" ****, H.D. Genschera 3, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel. +385 32 340 140

Hotel "Admiral" ***, Bana Jelačića 6, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel./fax: +385 32 332 221

Hotel "Gem" ***, Kralja Zvonimira 120, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: +385 32 367 911

Hotel "Lady-M" **,K. Zvonimira 740, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: +385 32 308 579

Hostel "Kunjevci", Rudina Kunjevci 7, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: +385 32 352 999

Hostel "Plus", I. Gundulića 39, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: +385 32 332 466

Hostel "Vinkovci", Duga 7, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: 032/333-021

Hostel "Kristal", H.D. Genschera 24F, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: +385 32 339 777

Hunting lodge "Kunjevci", Kunjevci wood, 32100 Vinkovci, Tel: +385 32 336 190


Whether you've arrived to the Europe's oldest city as an individual guest or as part of a group, please contact the Guides Association, whose expert guidance will familiarize you with the more or less famous details about the city on Bosut river. Their contact phone number: 032 413 613; mobile phone: 095 1982 306. Vinkovci tourist board can be found on following address: Ulica bana Josipa Šokčevića 3, 32100, Vinkovci

Get out[edit]

City is well-connected by train as well as with buses. Daily trains to Zagreb, Osijek, Županja, Vukovar as well as Belgrade.

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