Slunj was marked by a brief period of French domination in the early 19th century, during which roads, bridges, warehouses and similar military objects were built. It was during this period that Auguste Frédéric Viesse de Marmont, Marshal of the Empire under Napoleon I, ordered the construction of fortified positions and sentries against the Turks. The old bridge over Korana and the military warehouse also date from this period.

Slunj, today


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Napoleonic places


The Napoleon warehouse, built to store grain and weapons, is still one of the first things you see when you enter Slunj. The warehouse is located above Slunj's most famous district, Rastoke, where serene wooden houses are perched on green islands between dozens of waterfalls. This old mill is listed as a cultural monument by the Republic of Croatia. Under French rule, larger mills were built in the area.

were built in Rastoke, alongside the existing small mills. Today, Slunj is a place where you can venture off the beaten track for splendid nature walks, swimming, fishing, cycling, water sports, local cuisine, cultural events and workshops, or simply spend lazy afternoons reading on a café terrace with the water trickling under your feet.

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