More on Slavonski Brod
Due to the sheer size of this city it has been a tourist hotspot for many years and this is indicative of the advanced tourism infrastructure they have developed. The city also has other economic activities apart from tourism such as farming, viticulture, fruit growing, metal-processing, timber (furniture wood, parquetry), textiles (ready-made), leather, foodstuffs (brewery), building material (lime), and printing industries.
The Brod Fortress is one of the most famous monuments in this city, with its Vauban style it was constructed during the Austro-Hungarian Empire to serve the sole purpose of acting as a stronghold against the Ottoman Empire, which was situated on the other bank of the Sava River. It is also worthwhile to visit the remarkable central town square, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić square, named after a popular children's writer, whose house is on the square. This square happens to be one of the biggest in Croatia comparable only to two other ones.
The city also comes to life during one of the most important festivals held annually, the children's festival 'In the World of the Fairy Tales of Writer Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić', which happens in April and May. The city offers a myriad of opportunities to have fun with interesting hunting grounds such as Migalovci, fishponds like Jelas Polje, and a lake called Petnja. The Dilj Mountain also serves as superb hiking grounds for the lovers of outdoors.