Along the centuries, inhabitants from various areas immigrated to the area of Daruvar, which influenced the lives of the people of western Slavonia. Natural conveniences of the western hills of Papuk, an area where roads intersect, created conditions for the early settlement of this area.

Remains testify that this area was inhabited in ancient times, and ruins of Medieval fortresses, churches and abbeys, along with scriptures and maps, are the basis for the conclusion that the area was densely populated and the settlements were properly placed. Particularly strong migrations began after the arrival of Antun Janković (1763) because of the need for labor.

Due to a string of historical circumstances, the national composition of the Daruvar area is very diverse today. If you take a walk in Daruvar, You will surely notice that a great deal of the local population doesn’t speak, in everyday conversation, only Croatian but also Czech.

Members of over 20 nationalities live in this area, among which the most numerous are Croatians, Czechs and Serbs. This has reflected greatly on the cultural characteristics, folklore and national customs. Good international relations are expressed in town and in the districts. There are almost no areas with only one nationality, but in all of them three or more nationalities live together.  

International Dark Sky Park Vrani kamen

Turn off the lights and tourn on the stars

International Dark Sky Park Vrani kamen

Tourist Webcam


Tourist webcam of Tourist board Daruvar - Papuk

Town Daruvar - central square where it all happens