Zagreb in the heart of Europe is an up-and-coming city with a fascinating history. After Croatia gained independence in 1991, Zagreb became the capital of the Balkan state. Walking through the streets and alleys the visitors can marvel at the magnificent baroque and Art Nouveau buildings. The city’s landmark is the Katedrala svetog Stjepana, an impressive 13th-century cathedral.
But there’s more to do than just walking in the footsteps of history, as feature of this young capital is its young population. More than 40,000 students are registered at Zagreb University and the other colleges, and they have left their mark on the city – with a lively cultural scene and Mediterranean love of life.
In summer you can feel the relaxed atmosphere in the numerous street cafés. They make the perfect backdrop for reflecting on an exciting day while savouring the wide variety of local speciality coffees. And the best thing is that prices are more reasonable than in all the other European capitals.
Lufthansa flies conveniently to this young capital city in just 1.5 hours.