Osijek is a quiet, handsome town of about 115,000. Though hardly as popular a tourist destination as Croatia's Adriatic coast, it has an 18th century fortress, the Museum of Slavonia, plentiful parks and a riverfront promenade. Nearby is Kopacki Rit, a nature preserve beloved by bird-watchers that's at the confluence of the Drava and Danube rivers. -- Susan Spano Read more: Peace and hints of the troubled past in Croatia Pictured: Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul.
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