Zagreb, with its cobbled-stone streets and medieval architecture, can be compared to more popular cities like Vienna and Prague. Its diverse culture, strong economy, and varied points of interest make Zagreb a rising tourist hub in Europe.
Zagreb is the capital and largest city in Croatia, and no matter what time of year you visit the city you’ll find that there are a lot of fun things to do in Zagreb.
Various sightseeing tours are offered in the city. You can either explore the city by foot or by bicycle. Bike tours are extremely popular in Zagreb and locals will even guide you through to various tourist destinations.
Another holiday destination is the Zagreb Zoo which is located inside Maksimir Park. Inside the park are small lakes, walking and biking trails, and a forest.
Film lovers will be delighted to know that Zagreb hosts two of the biggest and most impressive film festivals in Europe. One is the Animafest, a celebration and recognition of local and international animated films. The other is ZagrebDox, an annual documentary film festival.
Several nightclubs, discos, and restaurants compose the nightlife scene of the city. Some clubs even remain open until four in the morning.
Zagreb has an oceanic climate with four distinct seasons. Drizzle and rain are frequent in autumn and snow is common in winter. Zagreb is very entertaining no matter the time of year. Spring and fall offer many cultural events and winter is the best time for skiing and winter activities.
July to August is the city’s peak season. When you take your trip to Zagreb during these months, expect large crowds and high accommodation rates. April to June is the off-season and you can enjoy fine weather and low hotel rates during this time.
If you like running then register to take part of the annual Zagreb Marathon that runs a scenic course throughout the city. The Zagreb Marathon is recognized by the International Association of Athletes Foundation and has hundreds of people running in it every year.
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