In a cultural sense, this part of the continental Croatia is closer to Central Europe than the Mediterranean. It is located in the basin of the rivers Sava, Drava and Mura. To pass through this part of Croatia means to get to know its continental character better, to see the lowland areas which are in harmony with peaceful hills, often dominated by medieval fortresses, to experience vineyards stretching out from the settlements, deciduous forests next to castles of the former noblemen, but also big cities such as Zagreb itself.
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