Monday, July 18, 2016

A presentation in Paris

Michelin’s special guide to Zagreb

The tourist offer of Zagreb and its surroundings has been presented for the first time in a special edition of Michelin’s weekend guide “Le Guide Vert”, which will be available in most French bookstores.

The Zagreb Tourist Board has recently presented a special edition of Michelin’s weekend guide “Le Guide Vert” at the Croatian Embassy in Paris. The guide presents the tourist offer of Zagreb and its surroundings on 145 pages, and it is the first such edition dedicated to Zagreb, currently the only Croatian city covered by the “green” edition of Michelin’s guides. Apart from listing all of the attractions and points of interest in Zagreb, the guide also presents Varaždin, Samobor and the entire Zagorje region.

The 5000 copies of the guide’s first edition will soon be available in most French bookstores. Its presentation, organised in cooperation between the Croatian Embassy in France and the Croatian Tourist Board, was attended by more than 70 representatives of French tourist agencies and media houses.

French tourists account for a considerable share of the number of arrivals and overnights in Zagreb, and their numbers just keep growing.

Monday, July 11, 2016

In the Upper Town

Get to know Zagreb’s courtyards

Explore the unique courtyards of Zagreb located within the beautiful palaces in the Upper Town during the attractive tourist event “Courtyards” which will take place between July 15th and 24th.

Once again, this summer, visitors will be welcome to discover the gems hidden behind the facades of beautiful palaces in the Upper Town and explore their unique gardens. Their doors will be open to all during the attractive tourist event “Courtyards”, which was launched two years ago by Katapult Promocija, G.A.D. PRODUKCIJA and the Zagreb Tourist Board under the slogan “Each Courtyard has its Story”, to the sheer delight of numerous citizens of Zagreb and tourists alike.

This event enables visitors to explore what is hidden behind the closed gates of Zagreb’s courtyards, to become immersed in their atmosphere, and to hear about their history and even a secret or two. The courtyards, which are opened to the public, are part of the buildings of state institutions or the stately homes of locals who have lived in the Upper Town for many generations. The event encompasses several locations in the Upper Town, and each of the courtyards is adorned in accordance with its story. The courtyards will also feature live performances by musicians, and visitors will have the opportunity to taste various food and drinks and enjoy a very special ambiance where good time will be had by all.

This attractive event has won its organizers the national annual award for the most inventive project or product during last year’s Days of Creativity and Innovativeness organised by MRAK- Network for Development of Creativity.

The “Courtyards” event will take place every day between July 15th and 24th, between 6 p.m. and midnight.

More information about all of the happenings taking place as part of the “Courtyards” programme can be found at www.facebook.com/dvorista.in.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nightlife and Foodie

New routes in the application Zagreb Be There

The mobile application Zagreb Be There now offers two new routes: Nightlife and Foodie. Discover the interesting places where you can have a good night out or those where you can have a bite to eat or enjoy an excellent cup of coffee.

The Zagreb Tourist board has expanded its popular and internationally awarded mobile application Zagreb Be There by adding two new routes to it. The author of the first one, Nightlife, is the lead singer of the popular band Elemental, Mirela Priselac Remi, who offers some good tips for a night on the town. The route includes hip night clubs such as Art Park, Katran, Vinyl and Funk Club.

The second route, Foodie, is the brainchild of one of Zagreb’s best known bloggers, Jelena Iva Nikolić. She has also launched the attractive “Small Market from the Attic” in Sinkovićeva Street at Kaptol, a favorite gathering spot for lovers of organically grown food and environmentally friendly cosmetics. On this route, the blogger takes you to her favorite places such as Cogito Coffee Shop, Dežman Bar, Mak na konac and Mundoaka, where you can have some delicious food, a cup of excellent coffee or a mouthwatering dessert.

Therefore, the mobile application Zagreb Be There, which was designed by the agency Bruketa&Žinić OM, now offers a total of eight tours which help you to get to know Zagreb in a somewhat different way. The application is compatible with both Android and iPhone devices and it can be downloaded from the bethezagreb.com micropage or by using the QR code from the flyers which you can find at all major tourist information points in Zagreb.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The first open air festival of orchestras

The Zagreb Classic at Tomislavac

Take a stroll to the Square of King Tomislav, stop in front of the Art Pavilion, and partake in the first open air festival of orchestras – Zagreb Classic. Along with other renowned musicians, the festival will feature a performance by the planetary popular 2Cellos.

If you have missed the concerts which have been held thus far at the new open air festival of orchestras – Zagreb Classic at Tomislavac, do not worry because there are still plenty of concerts to enjoy.

The Zagreb Classic Festival is part of the offer of the Zagreb Cultural Summer – ZgKul. It takes place at the Square of King Tomislav, in front of the Art Pavilion, and it will last until mid-July. On July 2nd, the festival will feature a performance by the planetary popular duo – 2Cellos, which will mark the end of their current world tour as well as their fifth year working together. At their celebratory concert, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser will be joined on stage by the renowned Croatian musician Oliver Dragojević, as well as the great Italian rocker Zucchero. Stjepan Hauser has already held numerous concerts with Oliver Dragojević, and they have recorded an album together, “Noć nek᾽ tiho svira” (Let the Night Play Softly), while 2Cellos and Zucchero recorded the song “Il Libro Dell” (The Book of Love), which was released on their second studio album, “In2ition” in 2012.

Apart from renowned musicians, the Zagreb Classic open air festival will also feature a performance by the Symphony Orchestra of the Croatian Army and the Jeunesses Musicales Jazz World Orchestra, while there will also be a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s cult silent film, “The Kid”, accompanied by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. At the end of the festival audiences can also look forward to performances by the soloists, the choir and orchestra of the Croatian National Theatre, which will perform the opera by Ivan pl. Zajc, “Nikola Šubić Zrinski”, in order to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the battle at Szigeth.

Entry to the Zagreb Classic open air festival is free.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

European Best Destinations

Maksimir is among the most beautiful parks in Europe

According to voters of the European Best Destinations website, Zagreb’s Maksimir Park, boasting more than two hundred years of history, is one of the most beautiful parks in Europe.

According to voters of the European Best Destinations portal, Maksimir Park is among the most beautiful parks in Europe. After choosing Zagreb as the best Christmas destination in Europe, voters acknowledged this beautiful park and ranked it among the most beautiful examples of an urban oasis, on a par with Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris, El Retiro in Madrid, Hyde Park in London, Villa Borghese in Rome, Tiergarten Park in Berlin, etc.

The portal, used by many tourists as a source of travel recommendations, states that Maksimir Park was opened on the outskirts of Zagreb in the late 18th century and it is nowadays an integral part of the city. Although it spreads across only about 316 hectares, it is a habitat for many plant and animal species, and it has a great value in the conservation of endangered species. It is known as home to more than a hundred species of birds and, apart from a hundred year old oak forest, the park features many meadows, five picturesque lakes and a stream with diverse flora and fauna, all of which contribute to the park’s biological diversity.

Maksimir Park is nowadays protected as a monument of landscape architecture and a cultural and historic monument, and it is one of the symbols of the city of Zagreb. Throughout its two-hundred year history, numerous generations of Zagreb’s citizens have found it to be the perfect place for rest and relaxation, just as an increasing number of tourists have also discovered.

Monday, May 9, 2016

A premiere concert

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Šalata

On August 16th, the Šalata stadium will be the venue for a premiere performance by Noel Gallagher, the former leader of the globally popular band Oasis, and his current band, the High Flying Birds. This will be their only concert in the region.

On August 16th, the Šalata stadium will be the venue for a performance by Noel Gallagher and his band the High Flying Birds. It will be their premiere concert in Zagreb and the only concert in the region.

Noel Gallagher is one of the most successful British musicians, whose timeless classics have earned him a prominent place in the history of the British rock scene. He was the leader of the globally popular band Oasis, which sold more than 77 million albums worldwide mostly thanks to hits such as “Wonderwall”, “Live Forever”, “Don’t Look Back In Anger”, “Whatever”, “Go Let It Out”, “Rock’ n’ Roll Star”, etc. According to BBC radio listeners, their two albums, “Definitely Maybe” and “(What’s The Story) Morning Glory”, occupy the first two places on the list of the 50 greatest British albums of all time, and Oasis was also included in the Guinness Book of Records as one of the most successful British bands between 1995 and 2005.

After the breakup of Oasis, the successful British musician turned to a solo career and formed the band named Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in 2011. The band released its debut, eponymous album that same year, and immediately won over the critics. Apart from playing the guitar, Noel Gallagher also does vocal work on the album to the delight of his fans. The second album, “Chasing Yesterday”, released in 2015, was just as successful and broke British records in the first week of sales.

Tickets for the concert by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds can be purchased at the Dirty Old Shop, the Rockmark bookstore, the Aquarius CD Shop, as well as online at www.eventim.hr. The ticket price is 190 kuna, while on the day of the concert the price will be 220 kuna.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Zagreb Auto Show

More than 350 exhibitors from the global automobile industry

Between April 5th and 10th, the Zagreb Fair will be the venue for the Zagreb Auto Show. After a hiatus of several years, this event is coming back with style, making an impact on the international automobile exhibition scene with more than 350 exhibitors presenting their products.

After a hiatus of several years, the Zagreb Auto Show is returning to the Zagreb Fair with style. The event will take place between April 5th and 10th at Pavilion 14 and the surrounding open space spreading across seventy thousand square metres. It will feature more than 350 exhibitors from the global automobile industry. Fans of cars and other vehicles can look forward to 40 premieres, 82 different brands of cars, motorcycles and utility vehicles, while two Croatian manufacturers will present their models of electric vehicles and scooters for the very first time. Also exhibiting their products will be the market leaders for spare parts and servicing equipment, as well as leasing companies and domestic and foreign oil companies.

The international automobile, motorcycle, and utility vehicle fair, the Zagreb Auto Show, is a member of the international association of manufacturers and parts OICA. This year, the City of Zagreb, the Zagreb Tourist Board, Zagreb Holding and the Zagreb Fair are heavily involved in its organisation.

Apart from presentations of various vehicle models, one of Zagreb Fair’s most popular shows will feature numerous other surprises and themed happenings. Among them are the Star of the Show contest, the Auto Moto Forum, go-kart races at pavilion 35, biker meets and motorcycle alka runs, as well as the Auto Moto Slalom contest. Visitors will also have the opportunity to attend a DJ academy, enjoy the Crazy Cars auto and motorbike stunt shows, a Harley Show, radio-control car races and exhibition, classic car shows, model car and railroad displays, Young and Innovative – FSB racing team and much more...

On top of all this, the visitors can also look forward to diverse giveaways and raffles, while the luckiest of winners will drive home in the grand prize – a Volkswagen Up. Another valuable prize is a special package with twenty tickets to the Euro Cup, etc.