Saturday, May 16, 2009

Croatia - Samobor

I received this beautiful card from Rumiko in the Slavic countries RR :) I haven't heard of Samobor before, but it seems to be a nice and cosy town, although it's very close to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. According to the sender, Samobor is famous for Croatian cakes called kremšnite, made of custard and flaky pastry - that's where they come from :)
And I have one more reason to like this card... You want to guess what it is? ;) Of course, I love the old train that they have in Samobor! :)

Thank you very much, Rumiko, for sending me this card:)

To the east of Zagreb is the town of Samobor, established in the 13th century. The narrow cobble stone streets and the beautiful Trg Kralja Tomislava main square are great places to stroll and sightsee. Although the town has a long history, a fire in 1797 destroyed large sections and many buildings. Consequently most of the architecture is from the 1800s. The fortress ruins on Tepic Hill known as Stari Grad, date to the late 13th century. Samobor grew up at the base of the fortress. Today Samobor is a popular getaway destination for locals and travelers who enjoy hiking and good food. It is regarded as one of the best centers for Croatian gastronomy.


Ana said...

mmmmm, kremšnite....thats delicious! we have them here as well, called Krempita...or literally in English Creampie :)
I feel like going to the cake shop now...

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bathmate said...

very good posting. i liked it. :-)