Podturen belongs to the oldest settlements in north-eastern Croatia as it is mentioned as early as the 14th century. Today, this is a typical densely populated Pannonian settlement with a well preserved old city centre.
The two most important cultural monuments in Podturen are the Church of St. Martin from the 14th century and the so-called "Kalvarija", a rare sacral monument. The place is renowned for its carnival masqueraders called "Čaple". It is also famous for the cultivation and processing of flax (ethnographic collection) as well as for wheat harvesting (restored threshing machine).
Certainly, the landscape is most notably marked by the river Mura which in this area shows its most beautiful side.