Dubrovnik as It Once Was: Austrian Tourist Films 1972 Summer Holiday

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July 18, 2019 – As Croatia’s peak season is in full swing, a look back to summer in Dubrovnik almost 50 years ago, through the lens of an Austrian tourist in 1972. 

It was an era before Kings Landing and 2-3 cruise ships a day. 

Before the siege of the city which destroyed many of its famous rooftops. 

Tourism as it once was.

Fast forward almost half a century, and the scene could not more different, with thousands of tourists packing into the old town from bus day trips and those cruisers. 

The Daily Telegraph published an article earlier this month called Has tourism killed Dubrovnik? Our expert reports on the fight to save the city’s soul

That tourism in Croatia needs a reset is becoming clearer each year, with Dubrovnik perhaps the leading example. 

Sometimes it is best to take a step back and remember what it was that attracted people to Dalmatia in the first place. 

Authenticity is one of those things. 

An Austrian tourist shot his summer holiday back in 1972. Looks nice, doesn’t it?

To learn more about the Pearl of the Adriatic, visit the Total Croatia Dubrovnik in a Page guide


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