ZAGREB – BE THERE!

The city of Zagreb is located in northwestern Croatia. It stretches from the southern slopes of Mount Medvednica right across the river Sava. Zagreb's street plan reveals the city's multiple identities. The historic centre nestles among hilly meandering streets that blend in with the surrounding greenery. The newer parts of the city are more spacious, with broad avenues ideally suited to the flatlands beside the river. Eventhough on the map, it seems to be rooted well inland, the Mediterranean breeze is never far away, especially in the way the city lives.

The fusion of Central European and Mediterranean lifetsyles makes Zagreb a metropolis where everything is just around the corner. It is an urban patchwork such as this, where some areas fizzle with energy and others are tranquil and balmy, that everyone gets a piece for themselves.

INTERESTING FACTS AND FIGURES

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One of the Zagreb many advantages is its location. The city is anchored between Central and Southeastern Europe as well as the Adriatic Sea, thus making it an important transport hub. Travelling by plane or land, Zagreb provides easy access to all major Croatian cities as well as the capitals of neighbouring countries. The airport is 15 km from the city centre and can be reached by bus or taxi. Zagreb’s central railway station is only 10 minutes walk or two tram stops away from Ban Jelačić Square. The main bus station is as well close to the centre, to which it is well connected by tram.

Zagreb – Vienna / 375 km
Zagreb – Budapest / 345 km
Zagreb – Venice / 380 km
Zagreb – Belgrade/ 395 km
Zagreb – Ljubljana/ 140 km
Zagreb – Split/ 410 km

If you need assistance in organizing your journey to Croatia, feel free to contact our Europaediatrics 2021 team at:
avio@ati.hr – flight tickets
transfer@ati.hr – airport transfers.

FRANJO TUĐMAN AIRPORT
Information: +385 60 320 320
www.zagreb-airport.hr
Timetable for buses operating between Airport and the main bus station: www.plesoprijevoz.hr.

MAIN BUS STATION
Avenija Marina Držića 4
Information: +385 60 313 333
www.akz.hr

CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION
Trg Kralja Tomislava 12
Information: +385 60 333 444
www.hzpp.hr

ZAGREB CARD
There are two types of Zagreb Card; a 24-hour and a 72-hour one. Both include free public transport and entry to six top attractions as well as discounts for 70 other points of interest, such as museums, restaurants, shops and many more. More information available at www.zagrebcard.com.

Jurišićeva 13
Tel. +385 166 26 452
(Mon-Fri: 07:00 – 20:00; Sat: 07:00 – 14:00)

Branimirova 4
Tel. +385 149 81 550
(Mon-Sun: 07:00 – 24:00)

Information about the visa regime between Croatia and all other countries is available at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs official webpage, www.mvep.hr.

Invitation Letters for needs of Visa application can be requested by email once the registration has been completed online. If you require a supporting Invitation Letter, please contact the Europaediatrics 2021 team at registration@europaediatrics2021.org for further assistance.

MONEY
Croatian currency is called Kuna (HRK).
Currency denominations include:
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa; 1, 2, 5 Kuna
Notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1 000 Kuna
1 Kuna = 100 Lipa

Money can be exchanged at exchange offices, banks, post offices and hotels. Most retailers and service providers in the hospitality industry accept credit cards.

LOCAL TIME
GMT + 1 hour

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Croatian

WEATHER
Zagreb has a moderate continental climate with four separate seasons. Summer is usually hot and dry with average temperatures between 20-25 °C. Winters are fairly cold with temperatures between 1-5 °C. The warmest months of the year are July and August while the coldest are January and February. In the beginning of September, during the congress, the temperatures are expected to be in the mid 20s °C during the day. Average number of rainfall days in September is 10.4 days.

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
220v, 50Hz.
Standard European two-pin plug

WATER
Tap water in Zagreb is safe for drinking.

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
112 General Emergency
192 Police
193 Fire Brigade
194 Ambulance
11802 International Information
18981 General Information
0800 53 53 Zagreb Tourist Information

INTERNET
There are more than 20 Wi-Fi hotspots around Zagreb that offer free internet provided by the city wireless network.