The Road of the golden thread (Cesta zlatne niti)
The golden thread is deeply woven into the history of Županja and discreetly runs through the towns of the Vukovar-Srijem County. For year it remainedhidden and forgotten at the the bottom of Slavonian chests, and since it was found, the modern world has been admiring its immeasurable value. If you decide to follow that thread, you will experience the unsurpassable Slavonian hospitality, and you will enjoy the beauty of its tradition. The 60-kilometer long Golden Thread Road connects Županja and the surrounding towns and unites theirtourism affer through tradition, culture, hand/work, old crafts, gastronomy, festivals, authentic architecture with the unavoidable barns, grain stores, bread ovens…
So, Županja is a good place to start exploring that heritage. Startout at the Stjepan Gruber Local History Museum,located in a border house, the only preserved one in Croatia, then take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to OPG Markovi kućari. In Bošnjaci, visit the unique Forestry Museum, wich will, through a few sections, take you through the history of forestry and the plant and animal world of the Spačva forest. Representatives of many associations will show you carefully made and preserved handiworks, show you howto do cutwork, golden embroidery, folk clothing, and ethno jewelry, as well as demonstrating traditional crafts.
In Bošnjaci, in Matkova pecara and OPG Šarčević, you can make toasts with excellent fruitspirits and liqueurs. The hospitable hosts will await you in elaborate Šokac folk costumes, with unavoidable Slavonian songs, and comfortable lodgings await you at the country estates. With plenty of Slavonian specialties, served with a lot of care and love, no guest will remain hungry.