Go home, pijana pruga, you’re drunk

by Gigi Griffis
drunk railroad croatia

Known as the drunk railroad (pijana pruga), this tiny, unused stretch of the Lupoglav Štalija railway line suffered a collapse of the surrounding terrain and now wavers drunkenly up, down, and side to side. It’s the not-so-secret secret of local wedding photographers and travelers who love abandoned places.

And so, of course, I had to visit and wander the rails myself.

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How to get to Pijana Pruga (drunk railroad):

The drunken tracks are located in Kožljak, Croatia. Here it is marked on Google Maps. We parked at the Saint George chapel and walked along the country road toward pijana pruga (the road is not very busy, but Croatian drivers tend to be not-so-cautious, so keep your wits about you). Turn right onto the small road just before house 121.

Here’s what the turnoff looks like:

Remember, if you pass house 121, you’ve passed this little side road.

Keep left on this little road and then turn right where you see a sign for pijana pruga.

Continue on this road as it turns from pavement to gravel and passes house 125 as it disappears into the woods. The walk through the woods is a short one (though it is uphill and on sharp rocks, so wear good footwear) and the path pops out at the railroad. The drunken section is to your left along the tracks. 

All photos taken with my Sony a6000.

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1 comment

Deb Lindsley August 9, 2021 - 12:43 pm

Wow! Amazing photographs and how cute! “…If you pass house 121, you’ve passed this little side road.” I’ll never be lucky enough to visit Croatia being the old and infirm woman I am, but I am so grateful for women like you who are brave and adventurous enough to share your experiences. Thank you so much!


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