Excursion to Lonjsko polje
Lonjsko polje Nature Park
Lonjsko polje is the largest protected natural wetland area in Croatia, which stretches along the eastern bank of the Sava River as a series of meadows, swamps and tributaries. Lonjsko polje is also a treasury of traditional wooden architecture with picturesque wooden houses, covered with vines and decorated with flower baskets, preserved in many villages. The two banks of the Sava River are connected by ancient chain ferries, which immediately head towards the opposite bank as soon as several vehicles gather.
Every year, the Sava River overflows its banks and floods Lonjsko polje, and numerous pastures then become swamps. Thanks to this natural phenomenon, Lonjsko polje is rich in diverse fauna in which more than 250 species of birds stand out. The perfect place for cycling trips, with a large selection of guesthouses where cyclists are welcome guests and which offer bed and breakfast, often in some beautiful traditional wooden house.
Lonjsko polje has two information centers: in the village of Čigoč, known as the habitat of a large population of migrants, and in the village of Krapje, which boasts the largest number of best preserved wooden houses. Both villages are starting points for walks along nature trails that take visitors along the embankment and through the forests of the unique landscape of Lonjsko polje. From Krapje you can enter the ornithological reserve Krapje Đol, one of the largest nesting nests in Europe.
Opening hours for visitors are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tel: +385 95 361 2122