SHARE
COPY LINK
PRESENTED BY ZAGREB TOURIST BOARD

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia’s vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia’s stunning capital!

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city
Zagreb at night. Photo: M.Gasparovic

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Zagreb is a city that has it all — not only is it rich in culture with plenty of museums, theatres, galleries and authentic markets, it also has a surprisingly buzzing nightlife. Not to mention its great gourmet scene, from quirky bistros to fine dining, exciting events, a wide range of accommodation choices, easy access to Croatia’s famous coast, plus some excellent shopping.

Zagreb Upper Town. Photo: J.Duval

Find out more about beautiful Zagreb

Top events in Zagreb this summer

Cest is d’Best

Cest is d'Best. Photo: J. Duval

30th May-3rd June 2018 

Bringing good vibes, positive energy, and laughter to city streets, squares, corners and parks this spring!

This urban tradition is packed with street performers, clowns, musicians, actors, and others who are there purely to put a smile on people’s faces! The PoŽuji Waiters’ Race, Dustmen Cart Race, The Slowest Bicycle Ride, and the Wandering Piano are just some of the traditional events.

Strossmartre

Zagreb Upper Town. Photo: Ddavor Rostuhar

June-September

For more than 100 days the Strossmayer Promenade in the Upper Town delivers Parisian spirit to all those who pass by. Majestic views of Zagreb will be met with a carefully-created musical programme, art installations, open-air cinema, painters, and pop-up stalls with all sorts of goodies. 

#WELOVESOUND Festival

2nd-3rd June

Over two days the festival offers fans of electronic music the chance to see performances by leading international stars. Some of the confirmed artists at the second #WELOVESOUND festival are Ricardo Villalobos, The Martinez Brothers, Sonja Moonear, and Jackmaster. Come share the magic on the dance floor by the lake.  

Design District Zagreb

14th-17th June

Dedicated to design, architecture, art, fashion, and gastronomic delights!

Expect pop-up galleries, urban gardens and picnics, art installations in streets and parks, design projects, DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops, design open days and architectural offices, creative catering facilities, a music programme and a lot of other exciting activities.

Art Pavilion. Photo: J.Duval

ZG Classic 2018

June/July

When it comes to music, this is going to be the most eclectic festival to date, gathering around 1000 performing artists, with 13 concerts by leading Croatian and international orchestras over the course of three weeks. Listen to opera under the stars, the symphonic orchestras of the Croatian Radio and Television or the Music Academy, as well as Zagreb’s best choirs.

INmusic Festival #13

INMusic Festival. Photo: J.Bucklens

25th-27th June

One of many buzzing music festivals that puts Zagreb on the map! International world headlining bands strut their stuff at Lake Jarun in our lead up to summer and this year’s headliners are Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Kills, Alice In Chains, David Byrne and many more…

The Courtyards – Each one has its own story

The Courtyards. Photo: Sanjin Kastelan 

13th-22nd June

For the fifth year in a row, the majestic courtyards of seven famous city buildings and galleries will open their doors for all to see. This is a must see if you’re in town; simply head to the Upper Town and you’ll be further entertained with a lot of great music, delicious snacks and refreshing drinks. Top urban summer fun!

Click here for more on events in Zagreb this summer

Upper Town, Zagreb. Photo: J.Duval

Where to stay?

Zagreb offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities to suit any budget or taste, from luxury five star hotels to accommodation suitable for visitors on a tighter budget. Whatever type of accommodation you choose, you will find consistent standards and quality of service.

Find out how to get to Zagreb

Zagreb card

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p6 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} p.p7 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 12.0px} p.p8 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p9 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 8.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px ‘Trebuchet MS’; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none}

The ZAGREB CARD is your best companion while in Zagreb, entitling you to fare-free public transport and free visits or discounts at over 50 different locations. You can find detailed information and a complete list of available discounts here.

This content was sponsored by Croatia National Tourist Board and Zagreb Tourist Board.

TRAVEL

Could Oslo-Copenhagen overnight train be set for return?

A direct overnight rail service between the Norwegian and Danish capitals has not operated since 2001, but authorities in Oslo are considering its return.

Norway’s transport minister Knut Arild Hareide has asked the country’s railway authority Jernbanedirektoratet to investigate the options for opening a night rail connection between Oslo and Copenhagen.

An answer is expected by November 1st, after which the Norwegian government will decide whether to go forward with the proposal to directly link the two Nordic capitals by rail.

Jernbanedirektoratet is expected to assess a timeline for introducing the service along with costs, market and potential conflicts with other commercial services covering the route.

“I hope we’ll secure a deal. Cross-border trains are exciting, including taking a train to Malmö, Copenhagen and onwards to Europe,” Hareide told Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

The minister said he envisaged either a state-funded project or a competition awarding a contract for the route’s operation to the best bidder.

A future Oslo-Copenhagen night train rests on the forthcoming Jernbanedirektoratet report and its chances of becoming a reality are therefore unclear. But the Norwegian rail authority earlier this year published a separate report on ways in which passenger train service options from Norway to Denmark via Sweden can be improved.

“We see an increasing interest in travelling out of Norway by train,” Jernbanedirektoratet project manager  Hanne Juul said in a statement when the report was published in January.

“A customer study confirmed this impression and we therefore wish to make it simpler to take the train to destinations abroad,” Juul added.

Participants in the study said that lower prices, fewer connections and better information were among the factors that would encourage them to choose the train for a journey abroad.

Norway’s rail authority also concluded that better international cooperation would optimise cross-border rail journeys, for example by making journey and departure times fit together more efficiently.

The Femahrn connection between Denmark and Germany, currently under construction, was cited as a factor which could also boost the potential for an overland rail connection from Norway to mainland Europe.

Night trains connected Oslo to Europe via Copenhagen with several departures daily as recently as the late 1990s, but the last such night train between the two cities ran in 2001 amid dwindling demand.

That trend has begun to reverse in recent years due in part to an increasing desire among travellers to select a greener option for their journey than flying.

Earlier this summer, a new overnight train from Stockholm to Berlin began operating. That service can be boarded by Danish passengers at Høje Taastrup near Copenhagen.

READ ALSO: What you need to know about the new night train from Copenhagen to Germany

SHOW COMMENTS