Turopolje is a region in central Croatia.


The Turopolje extends in the area of the city triangle of Zagreb ( capital of Croatia ), the industrial city of Sisak and the cultural city of Karlovac. In the north the plain of the Sava flow is limited, in the south of the creek Kupa.

Official capital of Turopolje is Velika Gorica. The landscape is located in the counties of Zagreb and Sisak- Moslavina, and south to the border with the Banovina. The Vukomerička Gora - the hill country of Vukomerić - is a small subregion of the Turopolje in which is also an important wine -growing region of this part of the country.

Attractions, Regional and customs

Attractions of the region are mainly the old, built of wooden farmhouses ( Čardak ). Even with anglers, the area is very popular. Especially the KAJKAVIAN ( kajkavski ) dialect, which in turn differs from village to village, is a very typical feature of this region. Also popular are the typical traditional costumes Turopolje.

Specialties Turopoljes

The Turopolschen kitchen offers a range of regional specialties.

Popular among other things, the soups, such as pazul, a hearty bean soup, or the hearty vegetable stew with meat Čušpajz. In addition, the Odojak or Odojek called suckling pig and the spicy garlic sausage Češnovka. Also known are the made ​​of lard " Knabbersnack " Čvarci and Sir od dima, a homemade soft cheese, which is also dried and consumed as hard cheese. This can become a swirl -like, but filled with cheese Gibanica, processed, similar to the Fajnki designated as filled Käseteigtaschen. As a side dish to meat the Teigfetzen Mlinci or cornmeal dumplings ( žganci ) are served. Moreover, even domaca šunka, a dried ham and bacon domaci spectral added.

Known drinks are the domaca called rakija brandy ( Slivovitz mostly, but also from other fruits ) domaće and the wine vino the growing area is " gora Vukomerička " especially in the sub-region is located.

Turopolje Pig

Turopolje is also famous for a breed of pig, the Turopolje pig. This breed of pig is now threatened with extinction, although using many animal rights activists, especially in Austria, for the preservation of the breed. The pigs are adapted to year-round grazing and are regarded as self, even in the cold season. 1994, the last six animals of this breed were rescued from the chaos of war in Yugoslavia. From them are descended from the few descendants that are currently held still. On display are some specimens such as im Tierpark Arche Warder, who has specialized in the conservation of endangered breeds of farm animals.