BETWEEN TWO WATERS or ‘Med dvemi vodami’ visitor center

The European weatherfish is the only fish in Međimurje that lets in winds. The European pond turtle is a sunbathing lover. Kingfisher is an endangered species of bird, but also a skilled fisherman. Do you know why great burnet is essential in the life cycle of the large blue butterfly? Who were traditional crafts the fljojsari and laporaši? What are halde in the Mursko Središće landscape? The answers to this series of questions are only part of the curiosity interpreted by Between Two Waters Visitor Center.

Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center
Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center

VISITORS CENTER BETWEEN TWO WATERS

The Visitor Center is located in the small Međimurje village Križovec, at symbolically named address The Square of Mađimurje Nature 1. It is the only Croatian square dedicated to nature. In the same building and at the same address is also the headquarter of Međimurje Nature – Public Institution for Nature Protection. The Center is an entering point to the Mura-Drava Regional Park.

Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center
Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center

After entering the Center’s main building, every visitor is greeted at an info desk. This is followed by a colorful circular story that flows through two modernly equipped galleries Mura and Drava, with a permanent interpretive exhibition. Modern technology has created an exceptional experience and a dynamic representation of the exciting flora and fauna of Međimurje. A souvenir shop awaits you with more than fifty different practical and decorative items and publications at the end of the tour. In the vicinity of the Center, there is an interpretation log cabin, My Oak Adam, where you can enjoy the story of the legendary oak tree Adam. Adam lived for a full 500 years. We know the story of the Adam oak thanks to the forester Ladislav Husić and his descendants. Next to the Center, there is a mini adrenaline children’s playground for large and small children. It is conveniently named Small River or in Croatian language Rječica.

Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center
Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center

The Visitor Center ‘Med dvemi vodami’ won the first prize for the interior design category

The Center’s importance is recognized by the naturalists, botanists, biologists profession, the Croatian and international public, and numerous visitors who visited it in the first year. Between Two Waters Visitor Center won the first prize for the interior design category at the most significant Croatian design event, Zagreb Design Week, in 2020.  Between Two Waters Visitor Center is a must-see spot in Međimurje!

Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center
Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center

Moreover, explore the insect hotel in front of the My Oak Adam cabin and learn about Mura and Drava’s natural history.

More about the Center find out at https://med-dvemi-vodami.info/en/

Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center
Visitor center Between two waters, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by Davorin Mance , photo credit by Med Dvemi Vodami visitor center

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