Samobor town

Samobor – not big cute traditional city of central part of Croatia.

Samobor is located only in 24 km from the center of the Croatian capital – Zagreb city, and in 8 km apart from the border of Slovenia.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Sightseeing

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Sightseeing

Samobor is founded in a picturesque Sava river valley, close to the mountain range Žumberak – Samoborsko Gorje.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Sightseeing

Sightseeing of Samobor

The history of Samobor starts in 1260: the old town of Samobor was founded in between the 1260 and 1264 by the Czech king Otokar II, who was widely expanding his lands and authority towards the Adriatic Sea.

Samobor can be rightfully called “the museum under the opened sky”. The biggest amount of the old center’s buildings in baroque style has their own great architectural value and unrepeatable history.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Sightseeing

Among the attractions of the Old Center of the town you can find such architectural masterpieces as, for example, the church of St. Michael built in 16-17 century, Franciscan monastery and  Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Samobor’s Franciscan monastery built in between the 1712 and 1721 in baroque style, or the ruins of a true Medieval castle from the 13th century.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Sightseeing

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Sightseeing old Castle

The locals of Samobor and tourists from Zagreb really like to visit Samobor during the weekends, like to walk in a forest park Anindol with full of the wonderful natural paths. There is also a baroque chapel of St.Anna – the Samobor’s Saint patron.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia

Crystal of Samobor

Outside of Croatia, Samobor is mostly famous for its crystalware – Kristal Samobor.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Samobor Crystal Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Samobor Crystal The Samobor’s traditions of the crystalware production are more than 170 years old. The first glass manufactory of Samobor was opened in 1839.
In its fame, he Samobor’s crystal is not inferior to the Czech’s world-famous crystal.

Here is preserved a unique, rare in our times among the manufacturers of crystal, the technique of manual grinding. Today Samobor`s Crystal is exported to more than 100 countries.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Samobor Crystal

Museum in Samobor

The art lovers and collectors are necessarily visiting the Samobor’s Muzej Marton – one of the best arts and crafts museums of Croatia.

In this museum you can observe a private collection of Veljko Marton, who has been collecting various art objects of 18-19th centuries for 40 long years: the objects of museum’s exhibition are made of glass and silver – there are the clocks, pictures, furniture…. Most of the visitors are considering the collection of European porcelain the most interesting part that you definitely need to see.

The visiting of the museum is possible only by the prior consent, which you can arrange by museum’s phone +38513670600 or by the museum’s email muzej-marton@muzej-marton.hr
The address of Museum Marton in Samobor: Jurjevska 7

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia Museum Samobor

The Museum of Samobor is located in a building of Livadicev dvor, founded in the 19th century.
The address of Museum Samobor: Livadićeva 7

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia

Samobor`s Kremsnita / Samoborska kremšnita 

After the long pleasant walk, full of the calming atmosphere of a provincial Croatian town, don’t forget to taste a famous Samobor’s kremšnita – the cake made of foam-like cream, which is not less famous than the Samobor’s crystal. People are coming from all over the world, only to try this tasty goodness.

Every year, in May, there are even  organized the Days of Kremšnita.

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia kremsnita

Bermet and Muštarda

Produced in Samobor, Bermet – the red wine, which calms your stomach, prepared on different herbs, is produced in according with the original old recipes from 18th century, and Muštarda – sauce with a unique taste & aroma, and recipe from the Napoleon’s times, are considered one of the symbols of Samobor and and received recognition in Europe.

Samobor city 20 km from Zafreb Croatia Bermet Muštarda

Salami from Samobor / Samoborska Salama

Another symbol of Samobor is the famous Samoborska Salama cooked according to a traditional recipe.

Samoborska Salami devoted to the annual festival-competition of producers Samoborska Salamijada. On April 8, 2017 was held the jubilee 30th festival.

Самоборская Салями / Samoborska Salama

Carnival in Samobor / Samoborski Fasnik

Thousands of participants and guests are coming every year in February to visit one great event – the Samobor’s carnival, or Samobor Fasnik.

This carnival usually stretches for few days and finishes with the colorful and solemn burning of the Princ Fasnik doll on the town’s main square. In according with a funny tradition, this doll – the Princ Fasnik – is being blamed in all the troubles and adversities that had happened during the last year.

Carnival in Samobor is a wonderful celebration, which had already become the historical and very significant event from the twenties of the 19th century.

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Samoborski Fasnik Carnival

Samobor is a wonderful place for the spending time and fun outdoors. Besides all its historically-architectural attractions, Samobor offers to its guests the cycling tours, rock-climbing and alpinism activities.

In addition, approximately 25 km from Samobor there is a popular thermal water park and SPA – Tuheljske Toplice.

Apartments & Hostel in Samobor

Samobor is so cozy and pleasant town that many people prefer to stay for rest in apartments and to travel to discover the Zagreb`s sights from Samobor.

Apartments Rudi 3* in Samobor

Private Apartments in SamoborEXCEPTIONAL rating 9.9 / 10
Review score based on 18 reviews
Distance to central square : 3 min walk
Distance to the Museum of Samobor: 4 min walk
Distance to Zagreb: 20.9 km
Add: apartments are located in the center of Samobor, next to the promenade of the river, in each apartment equipped kitchenette, DVD player, CD player.
Parking and free Wi-Fi for guests
Cost apartment for 2 per: from 40 euro

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Apartments Cozy center 3* in Samobor

Private Apartments in center SamoborEXCEPTIONAL rating 9.5 / 10
Review score based on 17 reviews
Distance to central square: 450 meters
Distance to the Museum of Samobor: 1 min walk
Distance to Zagreb: 21 km
Add: two-bedroom apartment is located in the strict center of the town of Samobor, next to its pedestrian street, has view to the city and mountains, for 2 or 3 guests, the apartment has an equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a terrace. Parking and free Wi-Fi for guests
Cost apartment for 2 per: from 40 euro

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Apartments Franka 3* in Samobor

Private Apartments in SamoborEXCEPTIONAL rating 9.9 / 10
Review score based on 69 reviews
Distance to central square: 2,4 km
Distance to the Museum of Samobor: 2,5 km
Distance to Zagreb: 22 km
Add: a modern equipped apartment with a sun terrace, equipped kitchen with a coffee machine. Each apartment has a terrace with view on garden. Parking and free Wi-Fi for guests
Cost apartment for 2 per: from 42 euro

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Apartments Samobor Сentar 4* in Samobor

Rent Apartments in SamoborDistance to central square: 8 min walk
Distance to the Museum of Samobor: 10 min walk
Distance to Zagreb: 20 km
Add: modernly equipped apartments for 2 or 4 guests, each apartment has an equipped kitchenette, coffee machine, toaster, some have a terrace and / or a balcony overlooking the pool. Continental breakfast of your choice. Private swimming pool. Parking and Wi-Fi for guests free of charge
Cost apartment for 2 per: from 80 euro

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Villa Laganini 4* in Samobor, 21 km from Zagreb city

Rent villa in Samobor near Zagreb CroatiaEXCEPTIONAL rating 9.5 / 10
Review score based on 10 reviews
Distance to central square: 1,2 km
Distance to the Museum of Samobor: 1,3 km
Distance to Zagreb: 21 km
Add: a two-bedroom villa with private pool is perfect for a wonderful holiday in nature close to the attractions of the town of Samobor and the Zagreb city.
Parking and free Wi-Fi for guests
Сost rent the villa for 6 persons with pool: from 100 euro

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For thrifty travelers in the heart of Samobor is open Hostel Samobor:

Hostel Samobor in Samobor

Hostel Samobor in Samobor CroatiaGOOD rating 7.3 / 10
Review score based on 25 reviews
Distance to central square: 400 meters
Distance to the Museum of Samobor: 140 meters
Distance to Zagreb: 21 km
Add: modern equipped hostel. Common rooms decorated in bright colors, guests with slippers and locker in each bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen with dining area, shared lounge with TV.
Wi-Fi and public parking are nearby for guests free of charge. The distance to the Old Castle Samobor is 200 meters.
Сost 1 bed in 2-persons-room: 13 euro

Photos & discription rooms of Hostel Samobor

Samobor city 20 km from Zagreb Croatia

How to get to Samobor

You can get to Samobor town from any of the two main bus stations of Zagreb, by the regular city buses – Samoborcek.

Also you can rent a car in Samobor

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