Via Saint Martin Pilgrimage Route in Ludbreg Becomes Newest Tourist Attraction

Daniela Rogulj

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Imagine a region full of mysticism, miracles, stories, and legends; a region so specific that a thread runs through it that dates back to the very beginnings of civilization in this area; a thread that was upgraded with each new event, situation, success or defeat and which today is the culmination of the spatial, cultural, economic, social and, ultimately, civilizational projection of past times in today’s circumstances, writes HRTurizam.

Then imagine a space that combines all the essential themes, tourist attractions, stories and legends, historical heritage, and cultural heritage of this area into one rounded whole.

Meet today’s Ludbreg, a highly diverse town.

And from the present perspective, diversity is the word that best describes Ludbreg. Its historical and cultural heritage, tame and varied landscape make it an exciting place for rest, excursions, relaxation, explorations, or adventures in almost untouched nature. You can find everything in Ludbreg: traces of prehistory, remnants of ancient times, medieval and baroque castles and churches, widely known sanctuary, and exciting outdoor facilities. And now, a new tourist attraction is available that allows you to see old Ludbreg from a new perspective – the Via Saint Martin pilgrimage route.

The route passes through the town and the slopes of Ludbreg vineyards and connects all the religious content that tells its story with nature, local vineyards, and gastronomy. The route itself is a novelty that fits perfectly into the already existing story Ludbreg tells its visitors. By establishing the Via Saint Martin route, locals and visitors have improved access to religious sites, natural areas, and tourist facilities.

The motif of Saint Martin and the inspiration for his life connected Ludbreg and Zalaszentmarton, who developed this new product as part of the project. The pilgrimage route was established within the “Supporting the promotion and development of transnational pilgrimage routes linked to sustainable and cultural tourism” project, co-financed by the Cooperation Program INTERREG V-A Hungary – Croatia 2014 – 2020.

More information about the project can be found at

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