European Cemeteries Tour 2020

Kozala Cemetery
From 13 to 15 May 2020 the first European Cemeteries Tour will take place featuring stories from Croatia.

Stories from Croatia

Cemeteries are increasingly opening up as new spaces for tourist visits and cultural manifestations. In this context, it is very important to emphasize them as part of cultural tourism. In order to promote it, European Cemeteries Route began with the project European Cemeteries Tour in 2018.

KD Kozala Rijeka, together with its partners Gradska groblja Zagreb and Nasadi Zadar, in collaboration with ASCE and European Cemeteries Route, is the first to organize an European Cemeteries Tour in 2020. During the tour, stories from cemeteries and cities in Croatia will be presented.

Project description 

The project is a combination of foreign hosting and foreign traveling. Each next tour has to be connected to the one before. So the next hosts of European Cemeteries Tour will have to include a part of Croatian culture and cemeteries in its program.

Tourists, locals and other visitors of Croatia will also be able to take the tour independently. The content will be entirely included in the mobile application and platform ARtour. This will ensure that the project is interesting to young people and available later to all interested (families, schools,...) for individual or organized excursions.

Planned program


  • Gathering in Zagreb
  • Guided tour at Mirogoj Cemetery
  • Lunch in Zagreb
  • Departure to Zadar
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Zadar and free time
  • Cultural evening program


  • Guided tour at City Cemetery of Zadar
  • Lunch in Zadar
  • Departure to Rijeka
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Rijeka and free time
  • Cultural evening program


  • Guided tour at one of the Rijeka Cemeteries
  • Workshop on cultural tourism in cemeteries
  • Conclusion of the tour and lunch in Rijeka