Route Pleternica - Ruševo - Sovsko Lake

The Pleternica-Ruševo-Sovsko Lake route takes us from the Terra Panonica Interpretation
Center on the trip through Slavonian villages located near Dilj gora to an area of oak and
hornbeam forests rich with plants and animals.


The uniqueness of this area consists of the ability to experience local culture and enjoy the preserved natural landscapes while visiting.

Interpretation Center Terra Panonica

A visit to the Interpretation Center Terra Panonica in Pleternica provides a significant insight into an ancient world that existed in this area for millions of years before the first human habitation was built, and then the settlements that emerged in this area at the dawn of civilization.


However, in our journey along the route of cultural contents we are guided by the
much closer cultural heritage of the regional Slavonian culture which is completely related to the existing environment and its natural, climatic, and environmental conditions of development of Croatian villages in the past centuries. substantial cultural tangible and intangible heritage.


The contents of the multimedia journey through human prehistory and walking through the local flora and fauna will be discussed in our special presentation of this certainly the best example of the interpretation of natural heritage in Slavonia and Baranja, which is revealed to visitors Terra Panonica Interpretation Center.

Our journey starts from the center of Pleternica towards the surrounding oak and hornbeam forests, between which nature and culture in the rhythm of Slavonian culture turned into unique and original settlements of small rural communities.


The village on the slopes of Dilj gora from Pleternica can be reached by well-marked hiking trails if we opt for a walking tour or a slightly more demanding bicycle trip since the ascent in this area is significant in parts of this section between Pleternica, Buk, Ruševo and Sovsko Lake.


In addition to traveling through Croatian rural history of the last few centuries, which is recognizable in the surrounding rural courtyards, local architectural heritage, orchards, vineyards, and family gardens, we will walk through interesting local events that throughout the whole year allow guests of this region to enjoy local culture and nature.

From the local park into Slavonian forest

On the Slavonian hiking trail

Pleternica is a Slavonian town of hardworking people, rich in entrepreneurial and innovative potential with numerous cultural events throughout the year, and its position and layout of streets is woven into its natural environment so that it is possible from the central city park in just a few minutes. vineyards.


And soon in the shade of high oak forests on one of the local hiking trails, because Pleternica lies on the famous hiking trail in the Slavonian mountains, and from it you can quickly reach the world famous UNESCO GEOPARK “Papuk”.


Therefore, it is not surprising that Pleternica is also called the “Gate of the Slavonian Mountains” because it is here that a large area of the surrounding mountains opens along the river Orljava to the Sava River and the vast area of Posavina.

Here we focus on an interesting journey through the past of local culture along the slopes of Dilj gora which closes the southeastern part of the Slavonian mountains as a unique Pannonian geographical unit, and with peaks reaching almost five hundred meters above sea level, this area is a unique atmosphere in the Pannonian plain.


That is why unique Pannonian vistas await visitors who visit the Pleternik Interpretation Center “Terra Panonica” as a reward for touring Dilj Gora.

Pannonian vistas

Local culture in gastronomic style

In addition to all that Pleternica’s “Terra Panonica” offers, we were brought here by the
curiosity to get to know local cultural events related to the seasonal gastronomic customs of Slavonia, which has a rich culinary tradition. 


These local cultural events are marked by a unique opportunity to meet local gastronomic masters who live in local villages and have adapted their diet for centuries to life and work in the plains-hills with warm summers and cold winters and are local.

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