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.


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…
Saturday, 18 May 2019

Badass Women of Zagreb - New Walking Tour Started!

Numerous tourists sightsee and take walking tours in the centre of Zagreb every day, and only recently were they given the unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of many significant and peculiar women who have made their mark in the history of Zagreb and who are mostly forgotten. The walking tour that will take you to the unknown history of Zagreb women is titled Badass Women, and is brought to you by Iva Silla, a well-known tourist guide from Zagreb, who has previously made a reputation for herself as a creator of unusual tours when she championed her Secret…
Sunday, 31 March 2019

Zagreb Guitar Festival Opens

This Sunday, the fifth instalment of the Zagreb Guitar Festival was opened and the world's leading guitarists from the whole range of genres will perform for the audience in Zagreb until April 6th. For a week, Zagreb will be world's musical and cultural capital. It is a young festival, but it has already became one of the most important guitar festivals in Europe. Classical guitarists throughout the world arrive to Zagreb for the festival, to listen to some amazing performances and get some additional education, Mak Grgić, the art director of the Zagreb Guitar Festival explains. The major events of…
Saturday, 30 March 2019

A Walk to Save Črnomerec Creek Held in Zagreb

The walk to save Črnomerec creek took place today, amid plans to fully cover it in order to create a road on top of it. If you ever find yourself walking a bit further from the center of the city of Zagreb, for instance to the Jarun lake or somewhere up Medvednica hill located just North of the city, you will be able to see that there are numerous creeks and streams around the city. Even one of the most notable tourist streets in Zagreb, the famous Tkalčićeva ulica, actually has a creek running under it, and even used to…
Monday, 25 February 2019

The Lemonheads in Zagreb to Perform their Long and Unpredictable Set

Evan Dando and his band The Lemonheads will perform in Zagreb's Tvornica Kulture on the evening of February 27th. The Lemonheads' visit to Zagreb is a part of their promotional tour for their album of covers 'Varshons 2', and the audience in Zagreb can expect a long concert, with an unpredictable concert set. Based on the stops they've already performed at during their European tour, they will perform around 25-26 songs from all phases of their career, off of their cult albums 'It’s A Shame About Ray' and 'Come On Feel The Lemonheads', as well as some songs from the…
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