Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo/ A Little Međimurje’ presents ten attractive topics at its ten original locations. At each location are arranged or will be ‘special’ interpretation centers. Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo‘ is the first such project in Croatia, and it covers these ten topics throughout Međimurje.
In Western European countries, ecomuseums are very popular. Međimurje tourism got a fascinating cultural and tourist product with the project ‘Međimurje little,’ but it also imposed itself as a tourist destination.
Is Međimurje, although the smallest county in Croatia, with this project, became the one with the best tourist offer? Tourism in Međimurje is only 2% of total GDP, but this percentage could increase significantly soon with ecomuseum.
Why ‘Little Međimurje’?
Of all the counties in Croatia, Međimurje is the least affected by the coronavirus. Still, now they will welcome the ‘old paths of tourism’ with the excellent organization on the off-the-bitten paths.
Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo’ has spread throughout Međimurje, and, in the Međimurje Palace of Tourism in Čakovec, all the guidelines are available in pictures and presentations, with the help of the most modern techniques.
The ecomuseum’s unique and technological solutions – virtual reality is connected with the material because, through virtual reality, contact with the museum space is achieved.
Definitely, ‘Međimurje malo’ is an excellent starting point for a tour of the northernmost Croatian county.
In the ecomuseum, you choose what you prefer and go sightseeing and exploration, and some destinations can be visited by bike.
Find about the archaeological heritage in the Archaeological Park of the Necropolis under the tumuli in Goričan; names Odnavek /Since Always.
Saint Jerome – the first translator of the Holy Bible was born in Međimurje
The sacral heritage will be represented in the future interpretation center in Štrigova, in the church of St. Jerome.
Melin (mill) is the name of the rural architectural and craft heritage in the Mlinar (miller) Grunt Center with the multimedia exhibition “One day in the life of miller Franc Žalar”, in Žabnik.
Matulov Grunt /Matul’s land in Frkanovac is miraculous; Matul (butterfly) is a protected natural heritage in the visitors center ‘Med dvemi vodami/ In Between Two Waters’ in Križovac and an educational research center.
Cycling and hiking
One of the most famous people from Međimurje is certainly Rudolf Steiner. His life and work were presented in his birth house and the Dr. R. Steiner Center in Donji Kraljevec.
Beciklin, or a bicycle! Cycling and hiking have become synonymous with tourism in Međimurje. Now, it’s situated in the Međimurje Palace of Tourism, but will be, in the future, in the Bike and enocenter “Goričko sviralo” on Mađerka hill.
The people of Međimurje Tourist Board are great because they plan to offer a super affordable seven-day or weekend bike rental within the price of tickets for some presentation centers and other tourist attractions.
Pozoj, intangible cultural heritage and historical development of the fortification of the Old Town of Zrinski in the Museum of Treasures of Međimurje in Čakovec, still represents the influence of the Zrinski flame family on the development of Međimurje and Čakovec.
Gold and gold prospecting on the river Drava and other traditional crafts in the interpretation center “Drava goldsmiths” under construction in Donji Vidovac, are an absolute mecca of Međimurje tourism.
The famous Popevka, a UNESCO-protected intangible heritage
The famous Popevka, a UNESCO-protected intangible heritage, will soon be housed in the Hiža Međimurske popevke/ The house of Međimurska Popevka (folksong) Center in Donja Dubrava.
Eating and drinking is a synonym for wine culture and traditional Međimurje gastronomy. It’s presented in the World Center Pušipel in Štrigova, as well as in a dozen top Međimurje restaurants under the label Međimurski gurman (an expert of Međimurje gastronomy). Međimurje is undoubtedly one of the most exciting foodie destinations in Croatia.
Today’s modern guest wants to experience the destination as it is, its past and present, taste its gastronomic riches, enjoy the natural beauty, listen to indigenous music, and get to know the locals’ habits Ekomuzej Međimurje represents it all.
Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo‘ is an unavoidable starting point for the total enjoyment of Međimurje!