Ogulin - the homeland of fairy tales is located in the center of continental Croatia and is an ideal destination for escape into the imaginative world of fairy tales that bring generations to life.
Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, the most famous Croatian writer and author for children, "The Queen of the Croatian Story", was born in Ogulin, has presented a special vision of living and better community with her story „Croatian Tales of Long Ago” which is well known to every child.
Her fairy tales are extremely valuable and unique cultural potential beyond the local significance, and reveals wider regional, European and even global value. Because of her and her writing, Ogulin has become the homeland of fairytales, where every year the Festival of fairytales Ogulin is held. This is the time when characters from fairy tales take to the streets of Ogulin and hang out with visitors for three whole days. A unique event that has been celebrating fairy tales and fairytale creations for the 16th year in a row. Ivana's House of Fairy Tales, unique multimedia and interactive visitor's centre where Ivana Brlić – Mažuranić and her characters from Stories from long ago hosts are hosts to all fairy tales and their makers is located within the mediaeval Frankopan Castle, Ivana's House of Fairy Tales consists of a permanent multimedia exhibition, a library, a multifunctional space for workshops, and a souvenir shop. It has won numerous awards, including the Croatian Museum Society Award for Best Museum Exhibition in Croatia and it is also one of the performance indicators which is increased by 100% per year. The top was nomination for the European Year award (EMYA) – 2016.
The 16th Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival brings a handful of content: lots of plays and workshops, storytelling except in Ogulin even at noon on Klek, an exhibition of small animals and birds, a large kite workshop, ziplines, PUB quiz, cycling, and a special heart-shaped lake will be exhibition in the treetops.
Take a look at this year's program, visit and explore Ogulin's Homeland of Fairy Tales!
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