Top ChoiceMuseum in Osijek

Museum of Slavonia Archaeology Department

The oldest museum in Croatia, the Museum of Slavonia is housed in the renovated city-guard building with a glass dome over an arcaded patio. It showcases Slavonian history through the ages. Start on the 2nd floor...

Top ChoiceSlavonian in Osijek

Kod Ruže

We never turn down a chance to sit at a table under stuffed eagles, goblet in hand, while being served by waiters wearing old-school braces. This is an atmospheric place to try out Slavonian flavours, especially...

Historic Site in Osijek

Tvrđa

Built under Habsburg rule as a defence against Turkish attacks, Osijek's compact 18th-century citadel was relatively undamaged during the war in the 1990s. This baroque complex of cobblestone streets, spacious...

European in Osijek

Lumiere

Beloved by Osijek's fashionable set, this restaurant offers up classic seafood and meaty mains such as octopus cooked under a peka (domed baking lid) and Viennese-style steak with an accompanying impressive wine...

Gate in Osijek

Water Gate & Northern Battlements

Trvđa's water gate was built into the northern wall in 1715. Just beside it, steps lead up onto the grassy top of the ramparts from where you can walk west to the brick water tower (wear closed shoes, there's...

Architecture in Osijek

Europska Avenija

If you're a fan of early-20th-century architecture, take a stroll down Europska Avenija, lined by ornate art nouveau mansions. Along this stretch you'll also see the grand Post Office, built in 1912, and the...

Church in Osijek

Church of St Peter & Paul

This red-brick neo-Gothic church's 90m-high tower is surpassed in height only by the cathedral in Zagreb and dominates downtown Osijek. Built in the 1890s, the interior has 40 elaborate stained-glass windows in...

Slavonian in Osijek

Slavonska Kuća

This is a great choice for authentic Slavonian food, with lots of pečena riba (baked fish), including delicious catfish. Prices are moderate and portions hearty. Wash your meal down with graševina, a fruity white...

Museum in Osijek

Museum of Slavonia

The second building of the Museum of Slavonia hosts the Lapidarium on the ground floor, with plenty of Roman stelae and tombs, while the 1st floor has exhibits on Trvđa's history as well as temporary exhibitions.

Vegetarian in Osijek

Vege Lege

Vegie and vegan burgers, good salads and delicious felafel wraps (they call them tortillas) are all served up at this tiny place with just a few counters with bar stools to perch on.

Craft Beer in Osijek

Gajba

Great little spot for beer lovers, with a small terrace on an off-the-radar pedestrian strip. Try some local craft beers, like Black Hat from Osijek.

Cafe in Osijek

Caffe Bar Kafka

This neighbourhood cafe-bar with a small outdoor terrace does good coffee and is a mellow choice for an early evening beer.

Museum in Osijek

Gloria Maris

Inside the vaults of the old citadel, this museum is dedicated to seashells and marine and freshwater life. It’s the labour of love of Vladimir Filipović, who has amassed around one million shells in his 48 years...

Zoo in Osijek

Zoo Osijek

As an escape from the museums and churches, take a free ride on the emblematic kompa (a wooden pedestrian ferry propelled by the water current) from the shore of Gornji Grad to Zoo Osijek, on the other side of...

Landmark in Osijek

Watermill

This wooden replica watermill anchored on the Drava River (an EU-backed project, part of the Miller's Route that crosses through Hungary as well) makes for a lovely pit stop on the riverfront walk. It has a...

Italian in Osijek

El Paso

The best of Osijek's clutch of floating restaurants is this double-decker pontoon which – despite name and sombreros by the door – does not serve Mexican food. Nope. This is straight up Italian and local families...

Pub in Osijek

Fort Pub

The major point of action on Trvđa's main square, the Fort has a cosy green-walled interior and a pavement seating (with swing-chairs) that sprawls across the square. There are plenty of beer (12–26KN) options.

Pub in Osijek

Old Bridge Pub

A dead ringer for a London boozer, the Old Bridge has three levels and a slim outdoor terrace – the top floor is a classy space with elegant Chesterfield sofas. There’s live music on weekend nights.

Slavonian in Osijek

Kompa

A locals' favourite on the riverfront, across from the zoo. The novella-like menu is big on fish, steaks and stews and is a good place to tuck into hearty Slovenian fare.

Gallery in Osijek

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Housed in an elegant neoclassical mansion, the Museum of Fine Arts contains a collection of paintings and sculptures by Slavonian artists from the 18th century onwards.