"Beautiful is Samobor...
The proximity to the main city gives it the charm of the nearby countryside as Tibur, Tivoli, Versailles, Schönbrunn, Windsor.
Environment is a happy combination of the highlands and the plains, fields and forests, gardens and nature, rivers and mountains, villages and hamlets, town and countryside. Samobor is one of the most Croatian town."
Antun Gustav Matoš, 1908.
The town of Samobor is situated at the foot of the mountain Samobor in the Zagreb county near the stream Gradna, one of the most beautiful places in Croatia. Samobor, a small town, historic, only twenty kilometers from Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. It is a genuine town-museum. Each house, square or street tells its history. It is especially notable for its food and drink and attractive festivals, carnival festivities in particular.
Samobor is a town with ancient ruins from the Stone and Iron Age, and even today keeps the charter of King Bela IV which included the town among the medieval, and distinguished "free royal cities." Since then until today, the historical and cultural heritage in this city and region multiplied. From 1260, when began the construction of the Old town - the history began to record many conflicts and struggles for freedom from domestic and foreign bullies, which is testified by numerous documents and articles. In Croatia, it probably does not exist so little town as Samobor, which has interweaved so many big dates in his cultural and national heritage. Freedom ideas that have been brought by Napoleon's soldiers are just one step further in the development of ideas about freedom to the arrival of Ferdo Livadić when his house and Samobor became a confluence of cultural and political life. In Samobor groans Croatian song and response to people's movement. Samobor felt the spirit of freedom that comes. In the winter on 1833 Ljudevit Gaj coming to Livadić, wrote the song "Croatia has not failed yet", and it was arranged by Livadić the same evening. Apart from Gaj in Samobor came Vukotinović, Rakovac, Štoos, Vraz, Bogović, Draškovć, Jelačić, Trnski, Preradović, Mažuranić and others. Stanko Vraz or how he was called "Ilir from Styria," comes in 1836 in Samobor, where he finds his Ljubica and sings "Đulabije". Vraz held Samobor his town, and A.G. Matoš when he stayed in Samobor, wrote "Vraz is Samobor citizen, because we own those places that we love the most".
It is a city in which fell in love poets and painters, sculptors and composers. They wrote about Samobor, created in Samobor. They came, they went and then came again because no one so far fully disclose it. Samobor is not attractive at a certain season. No, Samobor is equally attractive in summer and winter, in spring or autumn. Winter snow in the Samobor mountains lures mountain climbers, skiers and sledges. In the summer, mountain streams are calling anglers, swimming pool swimmers, picnickers, hikers. In the spring Samobors surrounding shows its flowers and orchards and roses fill the gardens. In the fall this region is beautiful because of many vineyards and the company gathers around the table of the host along the local food and flavoring wine.