4km south of Karlovac on the D1 state road is the suburb village of Turanj and where you will find the ruined Austrian military complex. Around the same time construction commenced on Karlovac in the 16th century so did Turanj’s affiliation with the city. An advanced guard tower was constructed here to protect the southern borders of the city and bridges over the rivers Korana and Mrežnica. Over 400 years later Turanj would find itself on the front lines again during the Croatian War of Independence. The village played a key role in the defence of Karlovac and was witness to many failed attempts to take the city.
The village is a symbol of victory and rebirth after war. The area was devastated after 4 years on the front lines of the conflict. It isthen only fitting that this permanent exhibit should be located here as a reminder of, and tribute to the strength and determination of the local people and the brave defenders the city.