Karlovac County covers the central, mountainous part of Croatia. It is a perfect region for active tourism, including cycling, climbing and kayaking and pontoon rafting.
The capital of the region is the city of Karlovac, which has been at the crossroads of important trade routes since the 16th century. Karlovac was designed as an ideal Renaissance city, and its original arrangement on the plan of a six-pointed star has survived to this day. It is also known for the production of Karlovačko beer.
The city is surrounded by four important rivers of Croatia, Kupa, Mreznica, Korana and Dobra and is the center of rafting and canoeing. There are several dozen companies organizing rafting and trips combining swimming with cycling and exploration of local mountains and caves. A picturesque corner is also Slunj called small Plitvice, where you can see numerous waterfalls and lakes.
The region is also popular in winter because of the Bjelolasica resort. It covers the highest peaks of the Great Band in the Dinaric Mountains and is Croatia's largest downhill skiing area.
Monuments lovers will also find something for themselves in Karlovy Vary County. In the town of Ogulin you can see the Frankopanów castle from the 16th century, and in Ozalj a Gothic-Baroque stronghold in which the Regional Museum operates.