Escorted Rail Tours to Zagreb
Enjoy the historic capital of Croatia
Zagreb has been a focal point of culture and science for centuries, and now of commerce and industry as well. It lies on the intersection of important routes between the Adriatic coast and Central Europe. Today's Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements that developed on neighbouring hills for centuries.
The first written reference to the city dates from 1094, when a diocese was founded on Kaptol, while in 1242 neighbouring Gradec was proclaimed a free and royal city. Both the settlements were surrounded by high walls and towers, remains of which are still preserved. When the Croatian people achieved their independence in 1991, Zagreb became a capital - the political and administrative centre for the Republic of Croatia.