Zagreb is an old Central European city. For centuries it has been a focal point of culture and science, and now of commerce and industry as well. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. The layout of Zagreb has remained the same, which preserved the appearance of the city, making it one of the most amazing attractions in Europe. The city hosts the University of Zagreb, the biggest university in Croatia. As it is the destiny of almost every college student in Croatia, Zagreb is mainly populated by young people.
When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital – a political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia. Zagreb is also the hub of the business, academic, cultural, artistic and sporting worlds in Croatia. Many famed scientists, artists and athletes come from the city, or work in it.
Zagreb can offer its visitors the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, diverse shopping facilities, an abundant selection of crafts and a choice vernacular cuisine. In spite of the rapid development of the economy and transportation, it has retained its charm, and a relaxed feeling that makes it a genuinely human city.
Since Leap Summit is held in May, you will be able to enjoy spring time in Zagreb and visit its beautiful parks, take a walk around Jarun or Bundek lakes or even row across the famous First Lake of Maksimir Park. After a day of lectures, relax yourself by strolling around the city , eating from one of numerous street food joints and finishing the night dancing your feet off in one of the diverse nightclubs. After the conference, visit the famous Croatian seaside which is only a couple of hours away.
Spectacular nightlife, uncountable museums and galleries, stunning green parks, musical and outdoor events, curious streets and alleys, amazing architecture, and of course, the remarkable coffee culture – these are just some of what make up the spirit of the city and its inhabitants.
For more information about Zagreb, visit Zagreb Tourist Board.