Welcome to Zagreb and Croatia

Here you can find information that will facilitate getting around Zagreb or planning your free time.

About Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital city of the Republic of Croatia. As the largest city in Croatia with a wealth of cultural, gastronomic and touristic experiences on offer, it represents both a modern and traditional middle European metropolis. Since the first historical records of what was then known as Kaptol in 1094 and the declaration of Gradec as a free royal city in 1242, Zagreb has been and remains an important transportation hub for this part of Europe. The rich and interesting history of this city is marked by historical battles, a devastating earthquake, technological progress and the growth of the city over the banks of the river Sava. As we know it today, Zagreb is a bustling city filled with museums, theatres, cultural sites, sculptures and more.

kralj Tomislav
Zagrebačka katedrala


One of the interesting things to do in Zagreb is the funicular, which provides a unique experience and a spectacular view from the old part of town (Gornji grad).


If you enjoy walking and socializing in the outdoors, you might be interested in visiting Nature Park Medvednica, which can be reached in only 20 minutes by car from the city centre. It offers opportunities for active or passive relaxation – you can walk through untouched nature and taste different traditional food dishes in one of the mountain lodges or you can relax at some of the wellness centres in the Hotel Tomislav. If you stay at the top of Medvednica mountain until sunset, you will have an opportunity to see the most beautiful night view of Zagreb.


For more detailed information see:

Zagreb Tourist Board



About Croatia

A country with more than 1000 islands, breathtaking nature, mixed cultural heritage and architectural masterpieces, both middle European and southern Mediterranean country.
Great gastronomic offer, activities and entertainment in modern environment integrated within the old towns.


Geographic position

Croatia occupies the largest part of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deepest into European soil. Croatia’s shoreline and numerous islands enjoy the majority of the Adriatic coastline. The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental part, which spans from the easterly edges of the Alps in the North-West to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the fertile Pannonian lowlands.


Surface area

The mainland covers an area of 56 594 km2 and coastal waters cover a surface area of 31 479 km2.


Croatia has 4 290 612 inhabitants.


The majority of the population are Croats, with the largest minorities being Serbs, Bosnians, Slovenes, Hungarians, Czechs, Italians and Albanians.

System of government

Croatia is a multi-party parliamentary republic.


With 792 875 inhabitants, Zagreb is the economic, transport, cultural and academic centre of the country.
More information on http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr/&lang=en

Length of the coastline

6 278 km, of which 4 398 km is made up of island coastlines, solitary rocks and reefs.

Highest peak

Dinara, 1 831 m above sea level.


There are three climate zones in Croatia: in the country’s continental interior the prevailing climate zone is moderately continental, while the mountain climate prevails at 1200m above the sea level. The areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days, summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet.
The average temperatures in the continental interior are: January -2 oC to 0 oC, with somewhat lower temperatures in the mountains; July temperatures reach 20 oC-22˚C, and around 13˚C in the highlands. The average temperatures in the Littoral (Adriatic Coast) are: January 5˚C - 9 oC and July 23°C - 26°C. Winter sea temperature is about 12 oC and it reaches approximately 25 oC in the summer.
Information: www.meteo.hr (dhmz@cirus.dhz.hr)


The official currency in Croatia is the kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, hotels and campsites.
Credit cards (Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners) are accepted in almost all hotels, marinas, restaurants, shops and cash machines.
Power supply: 220 V, frequency: 50 Hz
Tap water is safe to drink in all of Croatia.

More information on www.croatia.hr