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The earliest record of Zagreb dates to 1094, when King Ladislaus (King Laszlo I) established a diocese on the hills of Kaptol.  A settlement called Gradec was soon founded nearby. In 1850, Kaptol, Gradec, and the surrounding villages and towns were eventually joined to form the aggregate city now known as Zagreb.  There are still remnants of the city’s medieval roots evidenced in certain narrow streets and settlement walls, but Zagreb’s dominant architectural style reflects the reconstruction and modernization that took place during the golden era of late nineteenth century.

Today’s Zagreb nurtures both that rich past and a hopeful future.  Modern office buildings are balanced by generous green space, outdoor markets thrive downtown, and tram tickets are available by text message.  Zagreb seemingly has it all…but won’t overwhelm. People who relocate to the Croatian capital find that the city is just the right size to take advantage of it all.

Useful Links

Zagrebs Tourism Board

This site offers up to date and useful information for anyone interested in visiting or moving to the city.

Zagreb.hr

Zagreb’s official website that offers relevant information about all aspects of life in Zagreb. It contains information about Zagreb’s Government, legislative acts, events and much more.

Wikipedia: Zagreb

A thorough look into all aspects of Zagreb past and present.

In Your Pocket

Need any information on what to do, where to eat, and where to go out on your expat adventure in Zagreb? In Your Pocket guides are great resources to get you started in your new home.

Croatia Blog News

Written by a group of expats who has been living in Croatia for years, and all share a passion for the country and like experiencing the real Croatia.  They share these experiences here.

5 Stars

Anything and everything recommended in Zagreb can be found on this site from restaurants to healthcare.

Move One InMotion

Whether it be relocations, immigration, moving or pet transportation, Move One’s InMotion blog is a savvy source of info for expats on the move.

Daily News

Croatian Times Online

Covering all aspects of Croatian news ion English.

Hina.hr

Daily English language news bulletin bringing you the selection of the most important news from and about Croatia.

Safety and Security

According to the Global Peace Index, Croatia ranks 41st in the safest countries in the world. However, like any capitol city in the world, Zagreb can experience the usual petty crimes. Crimes against expatriates are not unheard of, so it is worth doubling up on common sense and paying close attention to your surroundings. For more information and advice about personal security, please check the following websites:

For more information and advice about personal security, please check the following websites:

U.S. Department of State
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes

Climate

Zagreb’s climate is classified as an oceanic climate or continental and experiences all four  seasons. Summers are hot and winters are cold. The average temperature in winter is usually around 0 °C (32 °F) and the average temperature in summer is 22.0 °C (71.6 °F), however can on occasion go way above 30 °C (86 °F). The end of May is when weather starts to become very warm.  Snowfall is common in the winter months, from December to March, and rain and fog are common in fall

For further weather info click here.

Useful Documents

Click here to download a PDF of Croatia’’s public holidays.

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