Welcome to Total Zagreb

Welcome to Zagreb, not only the capital of the EU's youngest member, but also a booming tourist hotspot. More than a million tourists overnighted in Zagreb in 2015, the only destination to do so in Croatia.

It is the business hub, the entertainment centre and the source of much of what goes on in the country, and so we have decided to launch our latest site, Total Zagreb, to keep local expats informed of what is going on, as well as cater to the information needs of the growing number of tourists.

In addition to the standard info features of accommodation, activities and where to eat, drink and party, we also have a comprehensive event calendar (and you are welcome to add your events), as well as various features, such as Healthy Zagreb, Run Zagreb and other niche sectors of Zagreb. If you would like to contribute your views of life on Zagreb, why not write for us? Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be blogging daily, and if you have a feature you would like us to cover, get in touch.

 

Monday, 5 October 2020

Luxury Social Distancing on Remote Hvar Residential Peninsula Complex

October 6, 2020 - With the prospect of winter lockdowns a distinct reality, meet the remote Hvar residential complex near Stari Grad which provides a comfortable alternative for remote workers.  There is a hidden part of the island of Hvar which is very central, spectacularly beautiful, and rarely visited. Just 2 minutes by car from the town of Stari Grad, home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest towns in Croatia.  A hidden part of Hvar which is both remote and accessible, full of protected natural beauty, just two small villages, and endless isolated bays and…
Sunday, 13 September 2020

Croatian Sculptor Spends Hours Liberating his Piece "Vodan"

September 13, 2020 - The Croatian media reported about the sculpture near the Sava river earlier this year, in January. Now it's back in the news, as its author had to do more work on the favorite piece.  Robert Zdarilek (65) is a Croatian sculptor who spent years creating the sculpture right next to the Sava river, close to the iconic Hendrix Bridge in Zagreb (we've written about that bridge previously). During one of his regular walks along the Sava, he found one of the rocks from an old bridge protruding from the mud and decided to turn it into…
Saturday, 29 February 2020

Let's Take a Walk Along the Črnomerec Creek

February 29, 2020 - Last year, we wrote about the attempts by the members of civil societies to save the Črnomerec creek from building a road over it, and create a green oasis in the city around it. The portion of the creek which is in danger of being destroyed is south of the Ilica street and all the way down to the Jarun Lake. Today, we take you on a walk along the northern portion of the creek, north of Ilica, and towards the Medvednica hill. On a graphic posted below (which I found on Spasimo potok Črnomerec FB…
Thursday, 24 October 2019

Another Line of Credit for Sljeme Cable Car Construction?

Much has been said in the Croatian media about the ambitious plans for the construction of the Sljeme cable car, which was supposed to replace the old, now defunct, cable car. The old Sljeme cable car (Sljemenska žičara) operated between 1963 and 2007, when it was permanently closed. And practically since its shut-down, Mayor Bandić has been announcing the construction of the new, improved cable car which would take citizens of Zagreb and the tourists to the top of the Medvednica mountain, located just to the North of Zagreb. Last year the old pillars were removed, and this year the…
Wednesday, 11 September 2019

European City Race Tour Orienteering Race to be Held in Zagreb

The European City Race Tour is an international orienteering competition, taking place in various European cities, and for the first time this year, it will be organized in Zagreb as well! The event will take place on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of September in Zagreb, joining other numerous activities planned in Zagreb during European Mobility Week. In addition to Zagreb, this year's European City Race Tour races will be held in Rome, Barcelona, Liverpool, Porto, Graz...). The organisers, the Vihor Orienteering Club from Zagreb,  have reported that over a hundred international participants have already applied for the…
Saturday, 20 July 2019

Complete Fiasco of the Project "Summer on the Sava" in Zagreb

There are so, so many wonderful, expertly organised and popular events happening in Zagreb during the summer (and we've written about many of them). And then there's Ljeto na Savi (Summer on the Sava) event, which was planned for last year, got sidetracked, and then re-emerged this year with a sky-high price tag and spectacular failure in terms of the popularity and the number of people visiting the events held there. Over 11 million kuna (that's more than 1.5 million euro) was invested into the project by the City of Zagreb, and Mayor Milan Bandić kept telling everyone that the…
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