Zabljak is town situated in heart of Durmitor national park, close to highest peak of Montenegro and some of the most beautiful glacier lakes.
The first name of Zabljak was "Varezinawater", probable due to strong sources of drinking water, around which the settlement was formed. Today Zabljak gets official name in 1870. When on the same day began building churches, schools and captain's home. In the war days old buildings have disappeared. The rest is just the Church of St. Transfiguration, which was erected in honor of the victory over the Turks in 1862. The emergence of Zabljak was followed by the opening of several retail stores and taverns. Thus, early eighties of the 19th century, Zabljak represented a kind of market, which contributed to gradually begins to assume the role of regional administrative center. In the period before World War II, Zabljak was a small town with typical mountain architecture. Already at that time, the unique nature starts to attract large number of tourists from the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, but also from abroad. Especially, because of its ties with Montenegro, were numerous guests from Italy. Apart from the magnificent natural environment, the wealth of this area wildlife and benefits, which provides for hunting and fishing, leading to Zabljak and plenty of fans of this kind of sport.Zabljak and Durmitor have made the greatest contribution and sacrifice in World War II. In just seven days after the start of the uprising against the fascists, Zabljak is released and people began to form organs more power. The contribution of the Durmitor National - Liberation Partisan detachments remained inscribed in golden letters, when we talk about the struggle against the fascist activities in the Balkans. The Republic of Durmitor, as they called this place has survived many attacks, and while the fulcrum of the Supreme Headquarters, led by Josip Broz Tito. Though not as large area, during the war had over 2,500 of thousands of victims, and has 15 national heroes. After World War II, Zabljak has developed from a small village into a tourist town. Today it has become a leading winter resort in the region, using the beauty of nature that surrounds it, affirming it as a place to rest, and affirming the state in which it is located.
During World War II, a small town was burned. Burned all the houses, institutions, and none of this small mountain village was left, except for breakage and charred remains. From then until the present day, Zabljak is built and built and became a center of winter tourism in Montenegro. The unique and diverse natural resources, in such a small region recommended Zabljak as the ecological capital of the first ecological state in the world.
Deputies of the Parliament of Montenegro, loaded with fresh mountain air, at an extraordinary meeting, which was held again under the open sky, made a decision on declaring Montenegro the first ecological state and made Zabljak its capital.