Did you know? In terms of the Croatian Military Frontier south of the Kupa all the way to Lika, a defence system of fortifications was set up in the French cordon on account of which the entire area for the then French administration was named Kordun, and the name has remained to this day. The first town draft of Karlovac preserves the date when the construction of Karlovac began, with the date being 13th July , and supported by evidence from the first building plans. It was built as a six-pointed star Renaissance fortress with a central square and regular grid of streets to defend against the Ottomans. The first Austrian road links northern Croatian and the Adriatic coast and passes through Karlovac. At the Korzo, there is a milestone the distance in German miles , set in the s at the beginning of Josephine, which led to Senj.
Home The City Star. The City Star. It is situated near their confluence and at the edge the Kupa's waterway. Located about a hundred kilometers from the Adriatic coast, Karlovac became all the more important as a significant thoroughfare, because some of the previous routes between the coast and inland, often based on ancient routes, had been cut off.
Did you know? In the 18th and first half of the 19th century, Karlovac was the port on the Danube waterway closest to the Adriatic Sea and the largest grain trading and traffic centre in Croatia. Kupa Quay whose remnants are still visible was congested with boats, grain warehouses and other goods. Steam boats also sailed the Kupa, the first one carrying wheat arrived into Karlovac from Sisak in by the Sava River to Sisak in , a decade before the first Croatian steamboat on the Adriatic Sea. As a free regal city since , it paid the highest taxes of any other city in Croatia and Slavonia.
A large transit group of 48 young men started their journey in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina on the morning of 10th October Over the course of six days they walked through the forests, sustaining themselves by only small rations of food since they were avoiding cities and other places of attention. On the evening of October 15 th they were somewhere in the north western part of the Karlovac county, a 2 hour walk from the Slovenian border.