Tourist attractions in Međimurje: Lookout with view over four countries
- by croatiaweek
- in Travel
At 341 meters above sea level, only three and a half meters lower than the highest point of Međimurje, is Mađerkin hill, a hill which offers one of the most beautiful views in continental Croatia.
The new Cycling and Information Centre tourist attraction which opened in the summer, gives visitors an amazing view.
Thanks to the CycleSeeing Attractour – CSA project, Međimurje has received new tourist content that will greatly enrich the offer not only of the Municipality of c, but of the entire Međimurje County and northwestern Croatia.
The lookout point on Mađerkin hill was opened with a big ceremony on the occasion of Štrigova Municipality Day, and after the opening, a concert by Frajli was held.
“The lookout is the pride of the entire Štrigova region, and its value for tourism and the promotion of this region is immeasurable,” said the head of Štrigova municipality, Stanislav Rebernik.
The tower has a height of the platform for visitors at 21 meters, and the total height of the observation deck is 28 meters. It is made of laminated wood in a star floor plan with metal perforated steps.
The new lookout offers a wonderful view of the natural beauty of the northernmost Croatian county, the Međimurje hills and vineyards, but also of four countries – Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, and in good weather even Slovakia.
Next to the newly built lookout point, there is a Bicycle Information Centre (BIC) equipped with modern IT equipment to provide information about the destinations of Međimurje and Nagykanizsa-Zala.
The BIC is designed as a multifunctional space that can be used as a space for presentations, exhibitions or workshops.
From the outside, the BIC is adapted for cyclists with an interactive touchscreen information screen, an e-bike charger, information on cycling routes, a self-service bicycle station, a bicycle stand and a rest area for cyclists with benches.
There are big plans for the continued development of this tourist attraction, and one of the ideas is a zip-line from Mađerkin hill to Robadje. A cafe is also planned.
“Besides the beautiful nature, top quality wine and delicious local food, Štrigova has the potential to develop religious tourism as well. St. Jerome was born in Štrigova, therefore the new project we want to realise here is the St Jerome Visitor Centre,” said the Prefect of Međimurje County, Matija Posavec.
The cycling and information centre with a lookout point is largely financed by European funds, through the Interreg VA Hungary-Croatia cross-border cooperation program, said Međimurska županija.