Knight’s Amusement Park and Camp Coming to Kolođvar Fortress Near Osijek

Daniela Rogulj

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Zidine, that is, the Kolođvar fortress was built of hard construction material on the northeastern part of the Korođvar marsh – a famous depression located between Čepin, Vuka, Dopsin, Hrastin, and Ernestinovo, reports

The restoration of the Kolođvar fortress aims to activate the historical identity in the present, enrich the local tourist offer, and transfer cultural values to the future.

“With this project, the Municipality of Čepin wants to create preconditions for the restoration of cultural heritage and the development of additional educational and tourist facilities in the existing protected cultural property “Medieval Town Kolođvar” to create a new tourist offer and develop tourism in Osijek-Baranja County,” said Dražen Tonkovac, mayor of Čepin.

“An integrated development program for the reconstruction of Kolođvar fortress and construction of additional content includes several components, including restoring and revitalizing individual immovable cultural property in the Medieval city of Kolođvar, then arranging educational and tourist content for visitors related to the historical context of cultural heritage and natural forests (info-educative boards), as well as arranging picnic areas with gazebos and barbecues,” he states.

Of particular interest will be constructing a themed knight amusement park and camp. The project also includes a mobile stage for concerts and various events. Furthermore, sales and presentation spaces will be arranged from natural materials for exhibiting souvenirs and traditional and local products.

It will enrich the local tourist offer and ensure the transfer of cultural values in the future, all to protect and revitalize the cultural property of the Kolođvar fortress,” continues Tonkovac.

The Kolođvar fortress will be included in the tourist cycling route, and the reconstruction will give cyclists a picnic area. Furthermore, arranging picnic areas and facilities for children, i.e., a knight’s entertainment camp will be a new oasis for an escape to nature that will attract fans. The project’s value is 1,248,750 kuna.

The new tourist offer includes a range of activities and facilities attractive to both locals and various target groups such as families with children, cyclists, individual visitors, generation Y and Z, tourists from river cruisers, organized school groups, and other organized tourist groups with an emphasis on tourists who come for a short vacation,” says the mayor.

He adds that the Kolođvar fortress has always been a symbol of this area, specifically for its form, age, and secrecy. Therefore, the goal is to make it not only a tourist attraction but also an outdoor classroom and a pleasant place to spend free time.

Until the coronavirus pandemic, the ‘Return of the Knights’ event at Korlođvar fortress was held on the walls, organized by the Agency for Sustainable Development of the Municipality of Antunovac – RODA d.o.o., with the support of the Municipality of Antunovac and Čepin.

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