Worlds` new window to Zagreb
Welcome to our new official website that is offering relevant information about all aspects of life in Zagreb. It contains information about Zagreb's Government, legislative acts, events and much more.
By its historical tradition, cultural relations, and above all, its urban planning, Zagreb is a distinctly central European city situated in the middle of the triangle of Vienna, Budapest and Venice. It has always been and remains a part of the cultural circle of central Europe.
The city with a tradition of almost one thousand years celebrated its 900th birthday in 1994. Zagreb University was founded in the 17th century, and it is one of the oldest in Europe. Nine hundred year old Zagreb, capital of Croatia, lives a rich cultural life, with more than 20 theatres, 3 concert halls, around 60 museums and art galleries. It is a big centre of congress tourism, economic and business events, and trade fairs not only in Croatia but also in this part of Europe.
We could summarize the impressions of the growing number of foreigners who visit Zagreb in one sentence: a city of a million inhabitants that has managed to stay romantic, clean, and which offers visitors pleasant walks and enjoyment in a city full of parks and pedestrian zones. In short, it is a city that has managed to preserve its soul and identity, its cultural and historical heritage, and we are very proud of this.
Zagreb's architecture, streets, squares of Upper and Lower town, open air green markets, churches and monuments are witnesses of a history that successfully resisted the fast tempo of life at the end of the last century.
World famous Zagreb souvenirs include: the ball-point pen, invented by Slavoljub Penkala from Zagreb more than 80 years ago, and the tie, an accessory named after Croatian horsemen who fought on the European fronts from the Thirty Years' War in the 17th century up to the French Revolution, wearing characteristic scarves around their necks.
The surrounding areas of Zagreb are particularly attractive, with their rich vineyards and wine roads, Medieval and Baroque castles (the greatest concentration of castles after the Loire valley) and many health spas.
Our City is experiencing a true renaissance, with a flourishing economy and a growing standard of living. There are many ongoing projects and we are adjusting our legislative branch to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and attract more foreign investments.
I`m hoping that the information on this website will be enough to make your decision to visit Zagreb and our citizens. We will make sure to welcome and greet you in the best possible way.
Enjoy your stay in Zagreb, the crossroad of central Europe!