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3. Klek

4. Sabljaci Lake

Ogulin will continue to keep you far away from reality and continue to intrigue you, this time with many legends. A lot of them are tied to Klek, a mountain with an amazing shape and frightening beauty. On its hiking trails, which follow an educational botanical trail, you will meet many hikers, alpinists, travel writers, nature fans, and at the top you can expect a prize - a view that reaches the picturesque landscape up to a hundred kilometers away. You will also find the Klek Mountain Lodge, where many hikers seek refreshment on weekends. Who knows, maybe they'll tell you the legend of Klek's witches...

Sabljaci Lake or "Ogulin's Sea" is a magnet for all fans of an active vacation. There you will see cyclists, walkers, and fans of Nordic walking, while its calm surface is regularly rippled by rowers, and by swimmers in the summer months. Next to the lake is a campground surrounded by a playground, beach volleyball court, and a restaurant. Nearby is Šmit Lake, Rupećica spring, and the interesting Ethno House in Zagorje Ogulinsko that will tell you a lot about life in this area in the past.

5. Đula's Abyss Đula's Abyss, or the Dobra River chasm bears the name of a young girl named Đula, or Zulejka, who was of noble origin. The legend that dates back to the 16th century says that her parents, in accordance with the customs of the time, promised her hand in marriage to an older nobleman. However, after a large battle against the Ottomans, a young captain from Krajina, Milan Juraić, who was defending the Frankopan fortress in Tounj, arrived in Ogulin. When Zulejka saw him, it was love at first site. Milan died in battle, and when she heard the news of her love, Zulejka threw herself into the Dobra River chasm, which then got the name Đula's Abyss. If you look carefully at the cliff above the chasm, you can see the profile of a man looking towards the chasm. The people of Ogulin say it's Milan looking for his lost love, Đula.

Ogulin Tourist Board, Kardinala A. Stepinca 1, 47300 Ogulin, Croatia  / +385 47 532278, tz-grada-ogulina@ka.t-com.hr

www.tz-grada-ogulina.hr February - April 2016

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