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The Croatian city of Rijeka is situated in the Kvarner Bay near Istrien. In the 44-square-mile city by the sea life about 140.000 people (including suburbs 300.000). The city's name derives from the river Rjecina flowing through Rijeka and empties into the Adriatic sea. Rijeka is divided into 7 districts and is the main port in Croatia. The transit port for the landlocked countries of Central Europe is of great importance. Especially for Austria, Slovenia and Hungary. Major industries in the vicinity of Rijeka, are tourism, agriculture, forestry and fishing. Rijeka is important in the transport route from Central Europe to central and southern parts of the Adriatic coast. In the time of the monarchy was the port of Rijeka by better rail links the main port on the Adriatic. Today Rijeka is an important trading and naval center with many industries (eg shipbuilding, petroleum refinery, diesel engines, ship cranes, ship equipment and paper) and it is also a cultural and artistic center with a large number of cultural and educational institutions.

Rijeka is one of the most beautiful towns on the Croatian Adriatic coast. With the beautiful historic city of Rijeka has much to offer. During the summer, will be held in Rijeka, numerous cultural events. In addition to the usual sports and parachute jumping, hang gliding and scenic flights are offered in two-seaters. The varied beaches in Rijeka and its surroundings are beautiful and for everyone because there are rocky beaches, sandy beaches and some nudist beach sections.

The international airport of Rijeka is located 26km away on the island of Krk in Omisalj. At the University of Rijeka study many Croats medicine, philosophy, technology, business, shipping and law. In addition there are still a collage in Rijeka and a naval college. In addition to numerous ships and submarines built in Rijeka also the first torpedo.

Sightseeing in Rijeka: National Theatre, City Tower, Carnival in Rijeka (since 1982, about 150.000 spectators and 10,000 assets, castle Trsat, Church of St. Vitus and Cathedral, promenades, parks, old Roman gate, Sanctuary of the Madonna of Trieste, sailing regatta and music festival Hartera 6 in June.

Activities Rijeka: swimming, diving, sailing, water skiing, water polo, football, handball, basketball, cycling, hiking, jogging, tennis, Gradski Casino, many coffee houses, Marine Museum, Science Museum, Museum of Modern Art, cinema, boat trips, mountain biking.

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