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Vukovar

The Hero Town

Vukovar, The Hero Town is a city in Slavonia (eastern Croatia) along the Danube River. Although the city has a long cultural history, today it is most noted for its fate during the war in the early 1990's in the former Yugoslavia and often called "The Hero Town". It is the only town in Europe completely devastated since WWII. The Siege of Vukovar is famous amongst military analysts as 2000 self organized Croatian civilians and volunteers from all around the Croatia defended the town for 3 months against 40 000 heavy armed Serbian soldiers and 110 tanks, resulting in a pyrrhic Serbian victory. City was defended up to the last street and therefore it was a modern model of a Stalingrad battle.

Highlights

  • Tank Graveyard Street
  • Vukovar City Museum
  • Vukovar Memorial
  • Historical barocco centre
  • Castle Eltz
 

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