10 Things to Do in Vukovar That You Shouldn't Miss

December 22, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Vukovar (Croatian pronunciation: [ʋûkoʋaːr], Serbian Cyrillic: Вуковар) is a city in eastern Croatia. It contains Croatia's largest river port, located at the confluence of the Vuka and the Danube. Vukovar is the seat of Vukovar-Syrmia County. The city's registered population was 26,468 in the 2011 census, with a total of 27,683 in the municipality.
Restaurants in Vukovar

1. Vukovar Municipal Museum

Zhupanijska 2 | Dvorac Eltz, Vukovar 32000, Croatia +385 32 638 475
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Vukovar Municipal Museum

Reviewed By zubuz - Zagreb, Croatia

The museum is located in a castle near the center and easy reachable by walk. It contains a diverse collection of items connected with history of Vukovar. Most interesting are archeological, cartographic and ethnological collections and reconstructions of a life on villages, in castle and in civic Vukovar with a lot of original items from 19th and 20th century. There is also a huge collection of folk costumes from all around Croatia. Very interesting exhibition about industrial history connected with footwear industry and one of the best examples of industry and spatial planning in Europe. In the backyard there is possibility to go down to Danube bank and take some nice photos.

2. Vukovar Water Tower

Vukovar 32000, Croatia
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Vukovar Water Tower

Reviewed By Robert L - Amherst, Massachusetts

I know this a both a memorial to the dead Croatian people, and a reminder to avoid war in the future, but this is a lazy way to do this - a cement Water tower with bomb and bullet holes. More of an eyesore.

3. Vucedol Culture Museum

Vuchedol 252, Vukovar 32000, Croatia +385 32 373 930
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Vucedol Culture Museum

Reviewed By zubuz - Zagreb, Croatia

Museum is easy to rich and it is a 'must visit location' if you are in Vukovar, eastern Slavonia or Baranja region.
It is dedicated to very important ancient Vucedol culture (flourished between 3000 and 2200 BC in Middle Europe with center here). The exhibition is very well organized, interesting and with good amount of informations for average visitor (good visuality, not to much informations). There is a lot very interesting archeological findings (like the pot with the oldest Indo-European calendar based on observations of the sky). The visit lasts around one hour. You can walk around and see the excavation site. Near the museum there is a bank of Danube river and nice view point to see the portion of the valley and typical eastern Croatian landscape.

4. Ovcara Memorial Center

Vukovar, Croatia
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Ovcara Memorial Center

Reviewed By Korey B - Omaha, Nebraska

Given the travel involved it would be difficult for many to make a specific trip to Vukovar, but if you are part of a tour group or in the area already then make a point to see the memorial and cemetery. Both are very well maintained and comprise one of the more unique wartime tributes I have seen.

5. The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

Vukovar, Croatia +385 32 442 889
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Church of St. Filip and Jacob

Reviewed By belleretraite - Montreal, Canada

We stopped in this village while cruising the Danube with Vantage Deluxe Travel and we were guided through a visit of this beautifully restored church . We first had a concert given by a young couple playing a cello and a guitar and then the priest made a short presentation on the history of this church and how it was restored by the villagers after the Civil War ! Quite moving !

6. Vukovar Memorial

Vukovar, Croatia
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4 based on 17 reviews

Vukovar Memorial

Reviewed By Rey M - Sarnia, Canada

The unforunate massacre of hudreds of Croatians during the 1991 Balkan War of Independence is one of the results of the break up of the former Yugoslavia. The Vokuvar Tower is preserved as a symbol of the conflict. Although the town of Vukovar has been mostly been rebuilt, a number of building still show the bullet holes and shellings that fell in the town. A poignant reminder is a heavily damaged building but is gracefully adorned by geraniums. The church has been rebuilt, but the altar is just a fraction of the original altar. Vukovar is one of the ports when taking an Eastern Europe river cruise. It is a pretty little town, but full of bad memories of the 1991 War of Independence.

7. Memorijalno Groblje Vukovar

Vukovar 32000, Croatia
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Memorijalno Groblje Vukovar

Reviewed By Ilse771016 - Papa, Hungary

On Memorial Cemetery of the War until January 2012, is buried total of 413 killed Croatian soldiers, 306 civilian victims of the war, 115 deaths of Croatian military invalids, one Croatian defender (one of Vukovar commander) and 45 family members of killed Croatian soldiers. Memorial victim cemetery of Homeland war in Vukovar has witnessed a steady growth in the number of visitors, especially during the spring and autumn, while during the celebration of "Days of Remembrance for the victims of Vukovar 1991" cemetery attracts more than 30,000 visitors.

8. Danube River Walkway

Danube River, Vukovar, Croatia
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4 based on 15 reviews

Danube River Walkway

Reviewed By YTCHENG - Hong Kong, China

Our cruise ship happened to drop us here during our transit to Osijek. Although at the time of our disembarkation here, there was heavy rain, we could still observed that many damaged structures, including the landmark Water Tower situated along the Danube River Walkway. We have stopped here for a short while and listened to our guide's briefing on what had happened here during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991 with so many people died or exiled. Really a sad memory to be heard under the inclement weather along the walkway during our short stay here.

9. Phoenix Monument

Danube Riverbank, Vukovar, Croatia
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4 based on 7 reviews

Phoenix Monument

Reviewed By on_the_go_98765 - Tucson

Strolling along Vukovar's very pleasant Danube Riverbank, we saw this monument set into a large patch of grass. It looks like a series of tombtones leaning on each other, but each one is distinct (like fingerprints or snow flakes).
We walked around it from all angles, all sides, and examined each pillar. What an impact it made.
When stopping at the general area on the Danube Riverbank where people swim, go to cafes on the beach, river cruise boats dock, and use the par course for exercise, visit this memorial.
Lest we forget.

10. Vukovar WaterBus Bajadera

Vukovar 32000, Croatia
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5 based on 3 reviews

Vukovar WaterBus Bajadera

a unique view of the city from the river and panoramic sailing tour on the Danube river.Electric sightseeing tour riverboat used exclusively for the purposes of ecologically sustainable tourism, with the capacity of 60 passenger seats. Vukovar WaterBus Bajadera is completely glazed, thus enabling a unique view of the Town and its tourist attractions, such as the Eltz Manor, the Church..

Reviewed By maraquan

We spent about 1 hour on this water bus at Danube in Vukovar. It is by electricity powered boat (capacity of 60 persons) with panoramic view. Suitable also if raining. They offer their guests a free glass of wine and a short presentation (on screen) about the boat, Vukovar and Danube. During the cruise you can see the most important builings in Vukovar (visible from Danube). Kind staff. Thanks for nice afternoon!

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