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Cigoc and Lonjsko polje

Cigoc and Lonjsko polje
  • (worth a detour)
  • 1-2 km
  • Low
  • 1 hour or less
  • 2 2

European village of white stork and wetlands

Cigoc 7a, 44000, ?igo?, Croatia
Several restaurants with local cuisine

Cigoc is a village in Croatia, near the city of Sisak, Sisak County. It was declared the first European Village of Storks. Most houses (which are mostly made of wood) are inhabited by storks. In fact, the village is known for having more storks living in it than people.


The large pastures that are grazed with customized landscape are home to old domestic animal breeds such as the Hrvatski Posavac-horse, Turopolje pigs and the Slavonian gray cattle.


Nature Park Lonjsko polje with its area of 50,650 hectares, is the largest protected wetland area, not only in Croatia, but also in the entire Danube area. It is located in the alluvial plain of the Sava River, between the cities of Sisak and Stara Gradiska. It is among the most vulnerable parts of the wetland in the world, although it is protected by the Ramsar Convention.

Opening hours

09:00 – 17:00

How to get there

Highway Zagreb- Sisak, and by local road to Cigoc