The Ecomuseum Međimurje malo

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.

Ecomuseum 'Međimurje malo', Čakovec, Mrđimurje, photo by TB of Međimurje

Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo’, Čakovec, Međimurje, photo by TB of 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.

Med dvemi vodami, visitor center, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

Med dvemi vodami, visitor center, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

Sveti Martin na Muri, presentation c enter, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

Sveti Martin na Muri, presentation center, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

Mlin na Muri/Mill on the river Mura, presentation of visitor c enter on Mura in 'Međimurje malo' ecomuseum, Čakovec, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

Mlin na Muri/Mill on the river Mura, presentation of visitor c enter on Mura in ‘Međimurje malo’ ecomuseum, Čakovec, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

St. Jeronim was born in Štrigova, (stridon), Međimurje, Croatia, presentation in Ecomuseum 'Međimurje malo', Čakovec, photo by croatia2go.com

St. Jeronim was born in Štrigova, (stridon), Međimurje, Croatia, presentation in Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo’, Čakovec, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

 

Mlin na Muri/Mill on the river Mura, presentation of visitor c enter on Mura in 'Međimurje malo' ecomuseum, Čakovec, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

Mlin na Muri/Mill on the river Mura, presentation of visitor c enter on Mura in ‘Međimurje malo’ ecomuseum, Čakovec, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

Međimurska Gibanica, the m ost famous cake from Međimurje, the most delicious one, photo by croatia2go.com

Međimurska Gibanica, the most famous cake from Međimurje, the most delicious one, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

Međimurska Gibanica, the most famous cake from Međimurje by Maja Danica Pečanić, Terme Sveti Martin, Međimurje, CRoatia, photo credit by TB of Međimurje

Međimurska Gibanica, the most famous cake from Međimurje by Maja Danica Pečanić, Terme Sveti Martin, Međimurje, CRoatia, photo credit by TB of Međimurje

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.

Wine cellar, Štrigova, Moslavac Međimurje, Croatia, photo credit by TB of Međimurje

Wine cellar, Štrigova, Moslavac Međimurje, Croatia, photo credit by TB of Međimurje

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.

Međimurska popevka, Ecomuseum, Čakovec, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

Međimurska popevka, Ecomuseum, Čakovec, Međimurje, Croatia, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

Gurman, badge, the brand name for eno-gastro quality in Međimurje, presentation Eco-Museum 'Međimurje malo', photo by croatia2go.com

Gurman, badge, the brand name for eno-gastro quality in Međimurje, presentation Eco-Museum ‘Međimurje malo’, photo by croatia2go.com

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.

Pretepena juha, a famous and popular soup of Međimurje, photo by Denis Percic, photo credit by TB of Međimurje, Croatia

Pretepena juha, a famous and popular soup of Međimurje, photo by Denis Percic, photo credit by TB of Međimurje, Croatia

Ecomuseum ‘Međimurje malo‘ is an unavoidable starting point for the total enjoyment of Međimurje!

Wine cellar Štrigova, photo credit by TB of Međimurje

Wine cellar Štrigova, photo credit by TB of Međimurje

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