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Osječko-Baranjska Županija

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  • Day32

    Short stay in Croatia

    September 30, 2017 in Croatia

    Heading South, Henrike was a very nice host to us in her beautiful house in Érsekcsanád and gave us time to replace Silkes worn out chain in her garden.
    A result of the dinner before: Peppers can be really really spicy in the country of the peppers and even burn under the fingernails for days...

    After a cold bath in the Danube we went from stronghold to stronghold along the Hungarian-Serbian border greeting Hungarian soldiers with smiles and finally found a crossing to Serbia.
    In Serbia and later that day in Croatia people started to greet and wave us enthusiastically.

    We had an amazing stay at Tanjas & Ivans place in Osijek and there was no end of adventurous cycling stories (among other trips, the two of them cycled almost 2000km within 10 days in the Alps!). We are super grateful for your hospitality!

    Back in Serbia, we continued along the Danube and stopped by at the impressive fortress in Novi Sad for an extended afternoon nap in the sun. Since yesterday, we are in the aspiring city of Belgrade where we're going to spend a few days enjoying Cevapcici, Kajmak and Rakija - well-earned with 2045km on our clock now :)
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  • Day52

    Kroatien

    June 26 in Croatia

    Heute sind wir so früh wie noch nie losgeradelt (7.15 Uhr). Es ging die letzten Meter auf der östlichen Seite der Donau entlang, bis wir mit der Fähre nach Mohács (Dort ist im Februar traditionelles Faschingsfest) über setzten.
    Etwas weiter südlich entdeckte Jo am Horizont einen Aussichtsturm auf den er gerne wollte. Vor dem Turm angekommen waren wir verwundert warum er eingezäunt mitten im Maisfeld steht. Jo fuhr noch eine Seite ab um das Ende des Zauns zu finden (es gab keine) währenddessen gesellte sich kurz eine Streife zur wartenden Wi. Ein Blick auf die Karte gab Klarheit: das Maisfeld war ein Zipfel der Grenze zu Kroatien. Den Zaun hat Herr Ader (Ungarns Präsident) im Zuge seiner Null Flüchtlingspolitik für 3.000.000.00 € bauen lassen. Irgendwie traurig!
    Vor dem Grenzübergang stauten sich kilometerlang LKW an LKW. Wir radelten fröhlich vorbei, mussten dann aber auch unsere Pässe rausholen und warten, da Kroatien nicht zum Schengenraum gehört.
    An einem Weinkeller konnten wir dann nicht vorbei fahren. Irgendwie schmeckt dort der Wein, so nah am Weinberg, besonders gut.
    Danach hatten wir nur noch ein paar Meter zu unserem kleinen Campingplatz, den wir ganz alleine nutzen konnten.
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  • Day499

    Erkheim Erdut

    August 18, 2017 in Croatia

    Unser heutiges Nachtlager fanden wir auf einem sehr hübschen und gepflegten Anwesen namens Erkheim im kleinen Örtchen Erdut, welches wir allein bewohnen. Gärtner Ivan hat uns ein Zimmer zugewiesen, noch etwas mit uns geplaudert (er hat in der Schweiz gearbeitet, sprach also gut deutsch) und seine Arbeit beendet, dann radelte er von dannen.

  • Day7

    Värmen!!

    July 21, 2015 in Croatia

    Oj oj. Nu sitter vi på ett tåg utan någon form av luftkonditionering eller annat sätt att ta ner temperaturen en grad eller två. Och ja, vi smälter typ. Tror i alla fall att solen strax täcks av kullar och byggnader, förhoppningsvis blir luften som blåser in i fönstret lite svalare då. Här ska vi alltså stanna till kl 8.30 imorgon bitti, och jag börjar oroa mig för hur det ska gå.
    Innan vi gick på tåget hade vi några sista timmar i Budapest. Vi gjorde inte så mycket för det var så varmt. Såg stadsparken och höll oss i skuggan, försökte äta upp oss inför tågresan.
    Men försöker distrahera tankarna från värmen med en skräckis jag hittade hemma (förresten ma och pa, så lånade jag någons bok) :)
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  • Day9

    Split

    July 23, 2015 in Croatia

    Dagarna här i Kroatien var tänkta att spenderas på playan, à la solsemester. Men tji fick vi! All sol verkar ha förbrukats i storstäder och på resdagar med tunga ryggsäckar. Kvar till de dagar vi har tillgång till ett lockande hav, ja då verkar det som att moder jord vill ha lite regn och åska.
    Hur som haver, idag hade vi inga större planer när det började regna, förutom att få användning för våra fina ponchos. Vi tog bussen in till Split för att leta reda på en dagsutflykt till nationalparken Krka, som vi vill till imorgon. Hittade en marknad med jättefina gamla grejer, där blev vi kvar ett tag och trånade. Köpte mig ett jättefint, handgjort armband som ersättare för mitt fina dop-armband jag tappade i Österrike för några år sen. Vi strosade runt i centrum och letade efter ställen att äta typ. När det väl var dags att ta bussen hem, hade det störtregnat och åskat i en halvtimme utan att se ut att vilja lätta, så vi fick helt enkelt springa i regnet genom en massa gränder till bussen. Inga ponchos hade vi med tyvärr.
    Tror det har slutat nu i alla fall.
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  • Day22

    Back on the bus and off to a rural house for some morning tea and story telling about the Buso Legend. It was so much fun and the morning tea was yum. The story below explains the legend.

    According to the most popular legend, during the Ottoman times of the territory, people from Mohács fled the town, and started living in the nearby swamps and woods to avoid Ottoman (Turkish) troops. One night, while they were sitting and talking around the fire, an old Šokac man appeared suddenly from nowhere, and said to them: "Don't be afraid, your lives will soon turn to good and you'll return to your homes. Until that time, prepare for the battle, carve various weapons and scary masks for yourselves, and wait for a stormy night when a masked knight will come to you. He disappeared as suddenly as he arrived. The refugees followed his orders, and some days later, on a stormy night, the knight arrived. He ordered them to put on their masks and go back to Mohacs, making as much noise as possible. They followed his lead. The Turks were so frightened by the noise, the masks, and the storm in the night, that they thought demons were attacking them, and they ran away from the town before sunrise.
    In the older, less popular story, the busos are scaring away not the Turks but Winter itself.
    In any case, the locals have celebrated the Busójárás in early February every year ever since, hosting guest from neighbouring countries .

    The family hosted lunch was lovely. The home was nice and had a large backyard where they grew vegatables. The stories of the war and how they coped and how they are coping now was very interesting. The family consited of Huasband, wife, son and daughter. Currently the wife and daughter live in Germany as the wife is a qualified nurse and has much better oppourtunities in Germany for her and thier daughter. The father and son live at home, the son is finishing school in a year or two and father is returning from the army within the next year. They will then look at options are decide on their future in Croatia or possibly Germany.
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  • Day22

    Osijek

    July 1, 2016 in Croatia

    Back on the bus to visit Tvrda a military and civil complex which was completed in 1697 by the Habsburgs after they took the region back from the Ottomans.

    Development of the military settlement at Tvrđa started in 1687 when the Habsburg armies drove the Ottomans out of the city during the Great Turkish War.

    The town magistrate was established in 1690, while the plans for the new fort were still being drawn up, and one of its documents from August of the same year described the condition of the settlement as horrible. Two months later, on 29 October, the Ottoman army suddenly attacked again to no avail . Turks withdrew on 6 November, after a brief siege.The event made it clear the construction of the fort must not be delayed any further.The first phase of Tvrda's conversion into a Baroque fortress was based on the plan devised by the engineer Mathias von Kaiserfeld from 1691.

    Second layout in 18th century.

    The original plan for Tvrđa was drafted because of the need to reinforce the town walls, but did not include provisions to redesign the interior and envisaged largely uncontrolled development. New plans for a fort on the right bank of the River Drava were drawn up by Maximilian Gosseau de Henef. Gosseau took over planning of the fort when construction was already under way.Starting in August 1712, Austrian engineers, supervised by the fort's commander, General Johann Stephan von Beckers, built barracks, staff headquarters, churches and monasteries, surrounded by system of moats, bastions and gun positions, respecting Gosseau's design.The design followed the model of lowland Dutch military fortifications of the period.

    By 1715, all five planned bastions and two gates were complete. An additional, western, gate leading to the Upper Town was added in 1716. The completed fort had "eight bastions, two armories, two major depots, garrison headquarters, military court, construction office, garrison physician, guardhouse, officer apartments, military hospital and seven barracks. Based on the 'ring model', the fortifications took up an area of 80 hectares making Tvrđa the largest fortress on the border.

    After the fortress's military importance decreased at the end of the 19th century, Tvrđa became a center of administrative, educational, cultural, and scholarly life in Osijek and the entire region. The first school in Osijek was organized at Tvrđa; the first scholarly curriculum was introduced in 1707, to be later expanded and renewed, and the first printing press started working in 1735. The significance of educational institutions of Tvrđa are best underlined by the fact that Croatian Nobel Prize laureates, Lavoslav Ružička and Vladimir Prelog, along with Serbian scientist Milutin Milanković (Milankovitch cycles), were all alumni of the Tvrđa schools.

    Most of the fort walls and fortifications were destroyed in the 1920s. While the fortifications have largely been removed, the fort's interior core remains intact and is now home to churches, museums, schools and other public buildings, as well as numerous bars and restaurants.

    Of the fortification system, only the northern side of the walls now remain intact, as well as parts of the first and eighth bastions along with the northern gate known as the water gate. Tvrđa sustained significant damage during the Croatian War of Independence.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Osječko-Baranjska Županija, Osjecko-Baranjska Zupanija, Osijek-Baranja, Osijek e Baranja, 오시예크바라냐 주

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