About Zagreb

 Local information

Zagreb is a vibrant city located along the banks of the Sava river and on the southern slopes of Medvednica mountain. Zagreb is capital of Croatia and the cultural, economic, sporting and governmental hub of the country. Its favourable geographic positioning in the Pannonian Basin gives the city instant access to Central Europe and the Adriatic coast. Zagreb has culture, arts, music, architecture, gastronomy and all the other things that make a quality capital city – it's no surprise that the number of visitors has risen sharply in recent years.

Croatia's coastal attractions aside, Zagreb has been discovered as a popular city-break destination in its own right. Zagreb is a mixture of straight-laced Austro-Hungarian architecture and rough-around-the-edges socialist structures, its character a sometimes uneasy combination of the two elements. This small metropolis is made for strolling the streets, drinking coffee in the permanently full cafes, popping into museums and galleries, and enjoying the theatres, concerts and cinema. It’s a year-round outdoor city.

Zagreb has a compact city centre with all the main sights and places of interest for visitors in close proximity to the major hotels. Walking is therefore a good option. Those who need to travel further afield can make use of the highly efficient tram system, which has frequent services throughout the city connecting bus and train stations and the main square, Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica.

 Passports and visas

All visitors who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.

Visitors must apply for a visa prior to their entry into the Republic of Croatia, at the competent diplomatic mission/consular post. If there is no Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post in the applicant's country, application may be submitted to the nearest Croatian diplomatic mission/consular post. The Conference will issue a certified Letter of Guarantee, necessary to apply for a visa, only to registered participants with paid registration fee, due to significant cost of such a Letter to the Conference. The participants may only request certified Letter of Guarantee as part of the registration procedure.

The Partipants are strongly advised to start the visa procedure latest beginning of June. Also, send us following data needed to fill-in the Letter of Gurantee: Full name, Date and place of birth, Citizenship, Passport number, Passport issued in (city, country), Date of passport issue, Passport valid until, Country of origin/residence, Occupation. The Letter of Guarantee will then be sent by airmail. For participants who are late in starting their visa procedure, the Letter of Guarantee can be sent by courier service but in that case participants will be asked to pay €100 in addition to the registration fee.

For further information please contact Conference secretary.

 Useful facts

Currency
The legal currency is Croatian kuna (HRK, kn), which is equivalent to European EUR at EUR1 ≈ HRK7.5. Foreign currency or traveller's cheque can be exchanged at hotels, banks and authorized foreign exchange dealers.

Electricity
Electricity in Zagreb is at 220V, 50Hz. The power plugs used are of the two-pin, square-shaped or tag heuer replica watches round-shaped type. It is suggested to check before using an electrical appliance.

Internet
Internet service is available at major hotels. Free LAN is available at city centre.

Language
Croatian is the official language.

Time
Time in Zagreb CET (Central Europe Time). UTC+01:00

To know more about Zagreb and its attractions, please visit the Zagreb information center website. More about Croatia at tourist info, 88 facts about CRO, totalcroatia. 

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