Sometimes calm, but sometimes capricious. But always equally astonishing- something that many adventurers, fishermen, cyclists and travellers who find adrenaline, peace and inspiration on its white sandy beaches and islands and the trails that follow it, will tell about the river Drava. Among the most picturesque places is Križnica, a protected landscape along the Croatian-Hungarian border, which can be reached by the cable ferry or the suspension pedestrian bridge. Yes, the time in this village, surrounded by Drava’s backwaters, feels as if stopped… From Drava dream, you can only be woken by the smell of freshly prepared Drava fish, which you can taste in the restaurants here. Many cyclists, who regularly pass by, following the attractive Drava cycling route in the area of ​​the former Iron Curtain, also know this. From time to time, your attention will also be drawn to a few branches of some old wood that the river Drava will carry to the beach, and which will later be used by a local artist for a unique sculpture.
From the source in southern Tyrol, to the confluence with the Danube in Croatia, nowhere does the Drava change its course as it does here in Križnica. The defiant Drava did not listen to administrative divisions, or respect Hungarian and Croatian land registers, but worked on her own. So today, the Hungarian-Croatian border often crosses the river, so if you sail the Drava here, at one moment you are in Croatia, and at the other in Hungary. For decades, there has been an area of ​Iron Curtain when communication between the population was difficult and the industry could not be built, thus preserving the almost intact nature.
Križnica is attractive at all times of the year, especially for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.