Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia, and the biggest river port in Croatia located at the confluence of the Vuka river and the Danube. the city has a long cultural history, today it is most noted for its fate during the war in the early 1990's in the former Yugoslavia and often called "The Hero Town". It has been last and the only town in the Europe completely devastated since WWII.
Among a number of attractive buildings, severely damaged in the recent war, the most interesting are the Eltz Manor of the Eltz noble family from 18th century, Baroque buildings in the centre of the town, the Franciscan monastery, the parish church of St. James, the Serbian Orthodox church of St Nicholas, and the birth house of the Nobel prize winner Lavoslav Ružička.
Things to See & Do
* Crkva Sv. Filipa i Jakova - the main Catholic cathedral
* Tank Graveyard Street
* Eltz Manor
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Gini (HKR)
Language – Croatian
Population – 22,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +385
Port Location – The port at Vukovar is located on the Danube river.
Transport Links – The city has direct bus connections with Osijek (approximately every hour), Zagreb (numerous times a day), Ilok and Vinkovci, and daily to Sombor and Novi Sad in Vojvodina (Serbia). There are also seasonal buses to the Dalmatian coast and cities in Germany.
Infrequent trains operate to Vukovar from Osijek and Vinkovci. The station, Borovo-naselje, is around 3 miles north from the main area of Vukovar. There is a daily direct train to Zagreb at 3:00 PM from Zagreb Central Station and returns 6:00 AM from Vukovar.