Officially opened Srijem Visitor Center in Ilok

ILOK, 1.6.2012.

Thanks to the “Srijem Visitor Center” project, financed from the pre-accession fund IPA IIIc Business-related infrastructure, City of Ilok restored the Manor Brnjaković - Baroque building of Brnjaković noble family that dates from the late 17th Century - for multi-purpose visitor center.

The project worth a total of € 475,497.18, of which the EU contributed with 75% and City of Ilok with 25%. Project partners include the City of Ilok Tourism Board, Vukovar-Srijem County, Vukovar-Srijem Tourism Board, and Wine Cluster Srijem.

The goal of the project is to advance the development of tourism, wine production and viticulture in the Srijem and Vukovar-Srijem County area. Among its abundant services on offer, the impressive Brnjaković family manor will also house the Srijem Wine Cluster which will be in an even better position to explain to the centre's visitors the legendary tales of the Traminer, a cherished wine that was served in the court of the British Queen Elizabeth II.

The Visitor Centre, spanning 1.000 square meters of floor space within the Brnjaković manor, will be comprised of three main rooms:

  • a visitors area featuring souvenirs, an exhibit area and information on local tourism
  • an education and training area with a classroom for seminars
  • a Srijem Wine Cluster vinothek, whose main aim is to strengthen this agro-tourism sector and the wine brand.

The visitor center will provide year round service information on local attractions, and visitors will be, apart from visiting the exhibition space, and offer various forms of educational activities for individual visitors and organized groups to travel agencies.

The center will contribute to increasing the number of tourist visitors, and thus improve the overall promotion of City of Ilok, Vukovar-Srijem County, and finally Croatia.