This year`s event is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the legendary western movies „Winnetou II“ and „Unter Geiern“ , made in Croatia by the novels of german novelist Karl May. Visiting original shooting locations – National Park Paklenica, Platak, Split area and others, meeting the actors and other members of the film crew, film projections and a few surprices expects the fans of Karl May and all nature lovers.

Legendary films about the Indian chief Winnetou were shot 60-of the last century by the works of Karl May in many locations in Croatia.

The most attractive sites are located near the Riviera Paklenica – National parks Paklenica, Krka and Plitvice Lakes and Nature Park (Tulove beams, Canyon River Canyon). In addition, Alan Hotel in Starigrad-Paklenica was the seat of the film crew during the filming of her latest film – “Winnetou and Old Schatterhand in Death Valley.” The hotel has been completely renovated and offers high quality services, but is part of the hotel kept the spirit of Winnetou and visitors can view an exhibition of original props used in movies. It is also possible to buy a book about the set Jadran Film and Damir Gabelica ‘Winnetou roads in Croatia “, which contains a series of stories and photographs from the shooting, some of which have never been published.

Staying at the Riviera Paklenica offers a unique opportunity to visit the original site where once rode Winnetou and enjoy the unique and preserved natural beauty for which they were chosen as film locations. Some sites can be visited independently, but for locations on Velebit recommend organized tour as part of Velebit photo safari.

First Winnetou convection

It is Starigrad-Paklenica was the seat of the first Winnetou Convention ever organized in Croatia, in May 2007 gathered many fans from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and elsewhere. During the 3-day stay on the Riviera Paklenica Convention participants mingled with the actors and stuntmen stage designer Jadran Films, Vladimir Tadej. Guests visited sites in the National Parks of Paklenica and Krka, and Tulove beams – a place where Winnetou and “Pueblo plateau” along the river Zrmanju organized real Winnetou festival.

Tourist map of “Traces of Winnetou”

For an independent tour of film locations, we recommend use the tourist map Winnetou. The organized tour is available by bus or off-road vehicles in the jeep safari trip. Boat trips depart from Starigrad-Paklenica.

The most attractive sites are located near the Riviera Paklenica – National parks Paklenica, Krka and Plitvice Lakes and Nature Park (Tulove beams, Canyon River Canyon). In addition, Alan Hotel in Starigrad-Paklenica was the seat of the film crew during the filming of her latest film – “Winnetou and Old Schatterhand in Death Valley.” The hotel has been completely renovated and offers high quality services, but is part of the hotel kept the spirit of Winnetou and visitors can view an exhibition of original props used in movies. It is also possible to buy a book about the set Jadran Film and Damir Gabelica ‘Winnetou roads in Croatia “, which contains a series of stories and photographs from the shooting, some of which have never been published.

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