Darrer d.o.o – Company Literally Placing Croatia on the Map

By , 22 Jul 2016, 17:22 PM Travel

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Their free city maps are available across Croatia.

For the last 12 years, company Darrer d.o.o. has been literally placing Croatia on a map, city by city, island by island. Their free maps have been the source of information for numerous tourists, and on July 22, we take a closer look at their activities and plans for the future.

It all started with Hello Zagreb, a map for domestic and international tourists that was supposed not only to help with directions but also provide all necessary information on where to sleep, eat and find entertainment in Croatia’s capital city. The map also contained coupons with discounts and it proved to be an instant hit. It is now in its 4th edition while the 5th one will be ready for September, filled with the latest info. Along with Hello Zagreb standard edition, Darrer d.o.o. also produced special Advent in Zagreb maps for the last two years, meaning we can expect the 2016 edition just in time for Europe’s best Christmas Fair.

Since then Hello Zagreb concept turned into Hello Croatia, with the intention to map all of the country’s most notable destinations so now you can find Hello Dubrovnik, Hello Split, Hello Šibenik&Vodice, Hello Zadar, Hello Opatija, Hello Rijeka, Hello Rovinj, Hello Poreč and Hello Pula.

New Use-it Zagreb maps are also a part of the global network of Use-it city maps that can be downloaded to every iPhone. They are intended for younger travellers and backpackers, filled with information provided by locals so it is not a trendy guide formed by copywriters and travel writers, instead, it offers the real soul of each city.

The future looks good for Darrer d.o.o. as they do not intend to stop mapping Croatia. Since they upgrade their maps every 6 months and keep producing new ones with more destinations, this summer you can expect to find Hello Dubrovnik, Hello Split, Hello Brač, Hello Zadar, Hello Opatija & Rijeka, Hello Rovinj & Porec as well as Hello Umag & Novigrad.

So, the next time you pick up a map while visiting a destination in Croatia, it is very likely that it was produced by the tireless team at Darrer d.o.o.

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  • Due to smoke and reduced visibility on the A1 motorway between Gospić and Sveti Rok junctions the driving speed has to be reduced to 80 km/h. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. On the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway one lane is free only in Vršek and Lučice tunnels (on the section Ravna Gora-Delnice) in direction Rijeka tonight (23 March) 10pm-6am. In Učka tunnel in Istria one lane is free only every night 10pm-6am till 24/25 March. Tonight (23 March) 8pm-5am traffic is suspended on the A2 Zagreb-Macelj motorway between Trakošćan and Krapina junctions in both directions, detour: DC1 state road. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. The headlights have to be on during the day as well. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče at Božići viaduct in both directions, in Sveti Rok tunnel in both directions till 24 March (driving speed limit of 80 km/h); -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Zaprešić and Zabok junctions 20th-18th km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac between Kutina and Novska junctions 118th-121st km in both directions; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan at Kraljevečki Novaki junction 93rd-94th km in both directions, in Hrastovec tunnel in both directions; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June, on the section Vrata junction-Vrata tunnel in direction Rijeka till 24 March; -Rijeka detour road in the exit lane of Rujevica junction in direction Rupa; -A8 in Istria on the section Lupoglav-Učka tunnel. Roadworks on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway (Zagreb detour road): - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; - till 26 April traffic is suspended in the exit lane of Popovec junction from direction Goričan towards Popovec, detour for direction Vrbovec-Popovec: Sveta Helena junction (A4)-Sveta Helena-DC3 Goričica-Belovar-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec junction, for direction Goričan (A4)-Sveta Helena: Komin junction (A4)-DC3-Sveti Ivan Zelina-Donja Zelina-Žerjavinec-Soblinec-Popovec. Lepenica rest area (at 57th km) on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway is closed till 15 June, the previous rest area and petrol station is the one Ravna Gora (at 30th km), the next one Cernik-Čavle (17,8 km away from Lepenica). Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje till 10 April; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC25 Lički Osik-Karlobag state road (at 40th km) 8am-3pm till 24 March. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road at Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Poličnik, on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković. 15 November 2016-15 April 2017 winter equipment is mandatory on the winter sections of the state roads in Croatia (it includes four winter tyres or four summer tyres with chains ready for use).
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  • Outbound freight traffic is dense at Bajakovo. Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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