Cultural route Iron Age Danube route

Golden Slavonia is one of the most important centers of the Hallstatt culture.

A new tourist attraction in Golden Slavonia, explored by archaeologists and scientists, intrigues cultural tourism enthusiasts - the settlement of Kaptol at the foot of Papuk is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Early Iron Age in Europe.

Similar to communities of the Early Iron Age that lived from Eastern France to the Danube from the 9th to the 1st century BCE, Kaptol belongs to the Hallstatt culture. In its area, there was a warrior aristocracy where horsemen held a special status.

Greek helmets as the northernmost specimens, the oldest sword, and the richest tomb in Croatia, which is also the only double princely tomb from the Iron Age in Europe, various weapons, rich sets for serving food and drinks... these are just some of the things found in Kaptol.

If you enjoy active tourism and want to learn something along the way, take a stroll along the circular educational trail "Paths of Warriors - Iron Age in the Golden Valley" with 11 educational and informative panels. This attractive trail in Kaptol is part of one of the 14 certified cultural routes of the Council of Europe, passing through Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and is currently the only one based in our country. The Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County has been its official partner since its inception.

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