Web City Travel Guide   
 ->   ->   -> 

Zagreb travel guide — Zagreb tourism and travel information

Welcome to Zagreb Travel Guide, extensive source of tourist information and travel services offer related to Zagreb and Croatia. Book cheap hotels, cheap flights and get car rental. We also offer Zagreb travel guide books and maps and atlases. Please visit Croatia travel guide for more travel and tourism iformation and attractions in the Croatia.

our Zagreb travel guide — Zagreb tourism and travel information content

  1. Zagreb travel and tourist guide
  2. Zagreb travel services
  3. Zagreb travel books

latest Zagreb and Croatia discussion posts

Join our comprehensive travel discussion board! Share your Zagreb and Croatia travel experience! Our Ask and Answer forum is geographically divided, the team of editors world-wide is ready to answer your questions.

Zagreb travel guide

search in books:  

Search discount Zagreb travel books in all books. You can also browse and buy directly Zagreb city guide and Croatia travel guide books, Zagreb maps and Croatia maps and atlases.

about Zagreb

Zagreb (pronounced ZAH-greb) is the capital city of Croatia. The city's population was 779,145 in 2001, and 1,088,841 with its metropolitan area (Samobor, Velika Gorica and Zaprešić), situated on the slopes of Medvednica mountain and along the banks of the Sava river; elevation 120 m.

Its favorable geographic position in the southwestern part of the Pannonian Basin which extends to the Alpine, Dinaric, Adriatic and Pannonic regions, provides the best valuation of connection for traffic between Central Europe and the Adriatic Sea.

The traffic position, concentration of industry (metal-processing, electrical appliances, textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals (Pliva), printing and leather industries, wood processing, paper etc.), scientific and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position. The city is relatively prosperous by eastern European standards, albeit the average incomes and prices are still lower than further in the west.

Zagreb seats central state administrative bodies and almost all government ministries.

Zagreb history

The city was founded in the 11th century (1094), and was declared a free city in the 13th century. The city core comprises the mediaeval parts of the town called Gradec (Grič) and Kaptol. The construction of the railway embankment (1860) enabled the old suburbs, which did not represent an urban whole up to then, to merge gradually into Donji Grad, characterized by a regular block pattern. During the Austro-Hungarian era Zagreb was called by its German name Agram.

Working-class quarters emerged between the railway and the Sava and residential quarters on the hills of the southern slopes of Medvednica between the two World Wars.

The blocks between the railway and the Sava were built after the Second World War followed from the mid-1950s by new residential areas south of the Sava river, the so-called Novi Zagreb (New Zagreb). The city also expanded towards the west and the east and "consumed" what were once mere villages at Dubrava, Podsused, Jarun etc.

The cargo railway hub and the international airport Pleso were built south of the Sava river. The biggest industrial zone (Žitnjak) in the southeast represents an extension of the industrial zones on the eastern outskirts of the city, between the Sava and the Prigorje region.

Urbanized lines of settlements connect Zagreb with the centers in its surroundings: Sesvete, Zaprešić, Samobor, Dugo Selo and Velika Gorica. Sesvete is the closest one to become a part of the conurbation and is in fact already included in the City of Zagreb rather than the Zagreb county (which excludes the city).

Near cities to Zagreb

Near webcams to Zagreb

back to top

Zagreb travel services

choose from our international travel services offer:

cheap flights to Zagreb

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of four main cheap airline tickets and cheap flights online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap airline tickets Zagreb, cheap flights Zagreb, also available cheap airline tickets to Croatia and to the whole world. Up to date cheap flights Zagreb deals also available.

cheap Zagreb hotels

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main cheap hotels and accommodation online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap hotels in Zagreb, Croatia hotel guide and cheap hotels and accommodation in lot of other world-wide destinations. Up to date cheap Zagreb hotel deals and discount accommodation tips also available.

cheap Zagreb vacations

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main cheap vacations online booking systems. We are happy to offer cheap vacations in Zagreb, Croatia vacation rentals and cheap vacations in lot of other destinations world-wide. Up to date Zagreb vacation deals also available.

cheap car rentals in Zagreb

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of main car rentals online booking systems. We are happy to offer car rentals in Zagreb, car hire in Croatia and cheap car rental in lot other world-wide destinations. Up to date cheap Zagreb car hire deals also available.

Zagreb travel insurance

City Travel Guide is exclusive partner of Essential Travel Ltd., leading online travel insurance company, we can offer you health travel insurance for Zagreb, accident health Zagreb travel insurance, all using our online Zagreb travel insurance form. We also offer travel insurance for other cities in Croatia. This offer is available for UK residents only.

Zagreb real estate

City Travel Guide comes with Zagreb real estate guide with several tips on home valuation, realtors comparison, secrets on finding the "right" home, loans guide and other helpful real estate advices. Our partners also maintain Zagreb property for sale and rental listings, real estate laws and reviews. We will try to help you with buying property in Croatia, choosing real estate agents, property finders, relocation help, and information for English speakers wanting to buy real estate in Zagreb.

back to top

Zagreb travel books

Zagreb travel guide books

search travel guide books:  

Zagreb maps and atlases

search maps and atlases:  
back to top

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Zagreb".

Copyright © 2004 City Travel Guide Team. All rights reserved. | contact us | sitemap | links | XHTML and CSS