Vukovar is situated at the estuary of the rivers Vuka and Danube. By inland waterways it is connected with Budapest and Vienna, as well as with Romania further downstream! It has been inhabited since the ancient times, but was heavily devastated during the war in 1991. It is still undergoing recovery and reconstruction, but you must visit the Eltz Manor and the old water tower.
Near the banks of Danube you can also see the archaeological site Vučedol. About 5000 years ago first Bronze Age people lived here. The famous items found at this site include the Vučedol dove and Orion – a vessel with the oldest European calendar inscribed on it. The Vučedol dove is a symbol of peace and of Vukovar.