Zagreb hat zwei Seiten – eine fantastische und eine realistische
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Zagreb – One city, two faces

Surreal bars, cafés and a fortress – Zagreb is a perfect destination for fans of the fantastic. But there’s also plenty to explore here for the more rational among us, who prefer to look reality in the eye. We bring you some interesting insights into both sides of the Croatian capital.

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Illustration: Museum of Broken Relationships Zagreb

Dream over

Where to with those precious ­reminders of lost love? To the Museum of Broken Relationships, which collects the relics of romances that have run their course.

Illustration: Technical Museum Zagreb

Science safari

Want to know how the world really works? Drop by Zagreb’s Technical Museum and find out. Make sure not to miss the excellent planetarium and plane collection there.

Illustration: Mirogoj Cemetery Zagreb

Roam in peace

Wide avenues, pretty arcades, magnificent portal: Established in 1876, Mirogoj Cemetery counts among Zagreb’s most famous landmarks.

Illustration: Dolac food market in Zagreb

Country delights

Simple, honest, good – Dolac is the main food market in Zagreb and also the best place to buy fresh produce straight from the farmers who grow it in the nearby villages.

Illustration: Neckties in Salon Croata

For men only

Very neat, and elegant, too: Salon Croata stocks a selection of more than 1000 neckties – but then, that particular accessory did originate in Croatia.

Illustration: Hiking in the wilderness of Zagreb

Beneath the stars

Take a few days out to hike through the beautiful wilderness of nearby Gorski Kotar region and spend the nights in a sleeping bag instead of a suite.


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Illustration: Diving in Zagreb

Hardly a dive

A must for Jules Verne fans: At the 22 000 Milja, everything is reminiscent of the legendary submarine Nautilus. Also fantastic: the wine list in the ­Steampunk bar.

Illustration: Café Orient Express in Zagreb

Nostalgic nosh

The legendary Orient Express had a regular stop in Zagreb. Today, the splendor of its elegant dining car lives on at a café of the same name.

Illustration: Museum for naive art

Artistic licence

Pretty, colorful, original: The world’s first museum for naïve art showcases the works of self-taught painters – so no danger of realism on the walls here.

Illustration: Zagreb's Kino Europa

Film fun

Zagreb’s Kino ­Europa is now officially the best art-house cinema on the continent. International movies with English sub­titles feature on Tuesdays.

Illustration: Middle Ages mound in Zagreb

Medieval mound

It may look like a “Game of Thrones” backdrop, but Medvedgrad citadel actually dates from the depths of the Middle Ages.

Illustration: Frodo and Beer

Frodo’s beer

Hobbits can down their pint of Shire’s not only in the novels, but also at Tolkien’s House, a cozy little tavern that sets patrons dreaming of Middle Earth.

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