"Not far from Skrad, before you reach a curve in the road, you'll see widly romantic surroundings. They resemble a gorge in the mountains of Salzburg. In our dear country there is many a magnificent sight that could be compared with foreign ones."Antun Nemčić in his travelogue "Putositnice"/"Travel triﬂes"So wrote about Skrad Antun Nemčić, a writer of the Croatian National Revival period, when he traveled along the Louisiana road through Gorski Kotar in 1843. This is also the first account of nature in this part of Croatia reportedin a Croatian travelogue. Everyone travelling through this part of the country to the seaside will experience Gorski kotar as one of its most beautiful parts.. Everywhere you go, you're surrounded by picturesque mountains and romantic hilly spots. Skrad is just such a place in the heart of Gorski kotar.