Zumberak Life


Our approach for your unforgettable holiday: personal, pure and authentic.

Our passion is to make you acquainted with the beautiful nature and the undiscovered inland of Croatia. René is a passionate photographer and dragged for several awards. He also had two recent exhibitions in Zagreb. It goes without saying that he can take you to beautiful views and places that you do not just happen to find yourself so easily.

We’d love to share our passion for this area. People with love for nature. People who for a varying length of time like to exchange the hectic life in the West to live as life as it once was.

The passion for the Zumberak is why we have named the site after this unique nature park. An unknown and very tranquil area. Vast forests, tranquil villages, waterfalls and rivers, vineyards and stunning views characterize this area. It is the combination of nature and the small villages where you can still taste real authentic “life” that is almost gone elsewhere in Europe. This makes the Zumberak so unique. You do not just live in nature but also work with nature and learn from nature. René like to take you on a day tour to show you the most beautiful places of this area. Feel like seeing more? Please click here.

The Zumberak  is also an ideal base to explore the beautiful continental Croatia. Trakoscan, Plitvice, Gorski Kotar as well as the cities of Zagreb and Varazdin the beautiful Baroque city are all within reasonable distance.

Croatia is going to make it! Just wait and see. We have already discovered some of the beautiful places and destinations for you. And you yourself will discover even more. We are looking forward to seeing you in the Zumberak for an unforgettable holiday.




•  A “retreat week” of life discovery. A week for those who suffer from stress or burn outs and want to reload and reflect on their lives.

• Near the capital Zagreb but still quiet in nature is the beautiful holiday house that we rent. A wonderful experience for all seasons.


• From 2019 there will be a second holiday home in the heart of the Zumberak nature park. A wonderful accommodation in the middle of the old village of Gorniki Vivodinski. Between forests and vineyards and near the river Kupa. A walk and nature paradise. Ideal for those seeking tranquility.

• New in 2019 is our Croatia discover holiday. A unique holiday experience with beautiful photo-day trips on beautiful destinations in Croatia and Slovenia. You stay in a nice and simple accommodation in Pribanjci right on the border with Slovenia.

• You can visit our photo gallery in Pribanjci during your holiday in Croatia. Here you can also book a workshop on photography and a workshop on our natural products. Click here for more information.

• Join us on one of our beautiful photo-day trips. If you stay in one of our accommodations or have booked a holiday with us, you automatically receive a 20% discount on such a trip.


• Would you like to get acquainted with the raw interior of Croatia and its inhabitants? A few times a month we travel on behalf of our foundation “Strength for Croatia” in our 4wd to visit and encourage the most lonely people in the deserted interior of Croatia. A trip that you will not soon forget.

Greetings, René, Helga and Dieter.

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