Pakrac, Slavonia 1991, the place where it all began
This tour is a true story of centuries-old hardships and turmoils, a nightmare of hidden feelings and lost friendships, wounds, people of flesh and blood, wonderful ideals and vanished young lives. It’s a story of the Croatian Independence War right at its source.
Experience the authentic war events that will make you sad, yes, yet empower you.
One day experience down the memory lane
Get a better insight into the events that made possible the foundation of the Croatian state right at its authentic locations with trusted experts. With a blend of authentic war stories and heroic events that will leave you breathless, meet and explore beautiful natural and historic attractions of this heroic region.
Itinerary of the program:
The very first armed conflict arose between legitimate Croatian authorities, insurgent Serbs and the Yougoslav army in Pakrac, on March 2nd, 1991. Many historians believe that it was actually this event that trigged off the War of Independence in Croatia. (…) After Vukovar, Pakrac became the town that was hit the most during the War of Independence, where the damages were enormous due to constat and countless bombardments of the town. Not a single building was spared, not even the Hospital. Source: Benković, Stjepan, Križan, Branko. Textbook of regional history of Pakrac: Region of Pakrac during the War of Independence (vol. 6). Pakrac, 2016.
Here you will experience a story of one of the hardest battles of Croatian soldiers at no.55 according to which a film of the same name was made.
The State Stud Farm in Lipk was founded in 1843 by Count Izidor Janković when he built the horse stables. As of that moment, the story unveils linking the horses, especially lipizzaners and Lipik. The official status of the State Stud Farm was gained in 1938 when the Royal Stud Farm Stančić moved to Lipik. At the begining of the War of Independence and agression on Croatia, the stud farm was systematically destroyed; the stables were burnt and a part of horses was slaugthered. The remaining lipizzan horses were stolen in November 1991 and, through Bosnia and Herzegovina transported to Serbia. After many negotiations, finally on October 13th 2007, the survining horses were finally brought to their original stables in Lipik.
This tour includes:
Visit to authentic locations and original war stories of the survived
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The price is based on a group of 15. In case there are less people, the tour is available with a higher price.
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