My name is Dietmar Gamerith and I have been coming to Dubrovnik since 1969. In total I have visited the city 75 times and over this time many things have happened to the modern soul and spirit of Dubrovnik. One of the only things that has stayed the same is the positive aura that the friendly citizens and the city have.
There are many more tourists than before and the traffic is much heavier. The airport, the port and the amount of cruise ships are all considerably more than over past years. I realise that the city lives from tourism and that many citizens rely on this income. During the rush hour from Spring to Autumn the Old City is overloaded with tourists and almost every café bar and restaurant is packed. But I see all of this as a positive thing for the city.
Without this tourism and this income, the city would not be the same. Dubrovnik now has a modern soul. There are many more possibilities than before, more excursions, more attractions and generally more options. The hotels are clean and the food is very, very good. Dubrovnik is one of the best destination of the world and I believe it now has a modern soul and a place and space for everyone.
It is a city made from stone and the structure is strong. I feel this positive aura every time I come to Dubrovnik, that’s one of the reasons that I keep coming back. It is a city that you will never forget.
Dietmar Gamerith, Graz-Austria