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 pupil and the remainder of the rich opus which creates beautiful memories of childhood whenever absolutely everything in the world is possible.
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 in June; and many creative workshops and storytellers waiting for the visitors at this unique fairytale festival to encourage curiosity and playfulness! During 3 full days, Ogulin will turn into a great spring stage whereby renowned artists and performers from Croatia and the world will be exchanged and to give the children their chance for this unique experience. The Ogulin Fairytale Festival also offers something for small athletes in the form of handball and football tournaments and all well-known Biketail - fairytale bike tour.
Ivana's House of Fairy Tales is a location not to miss those days.Unique multimedia and interactive visitor's centre where Ivana Brlić – Mažuranić and her characters form Stories form long ago hosts are hosts to all fairy tales and their makers. 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. The activities of Ivana's House extend to its website, which includes a virtual Fairy-Tale Database and an online library.
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.
Enchanted Castle Hallways, Magic Mirror, Fireplace, Magic Forest, Fairy-Tale Library, Chamber of Mystery are just some of the imaginative surprises that await you in Ivana's house of fairy tales.
Take a look at this year's programe, find something for yourself and visit Ogulin in the period from 7th to 9th of June. Come and explore Ogulin's Homeland of Fairy Tales!