Zagreb is blessed with incredible sightseeing opportunities, making it a bustling tourist hotspot. For those who wish to step off the beaten path, keep reading this one's for you. Zagreb has some quirky attractions, and here is a quick list of some fun experiences rounded up for you.
How about checking out the shortest funicular in the world? If this excites you, you must check out the Uspinjaca funicular railway. Guests can enjoy getting whisked for 66 metres in around 64 seconds to get transported from Tomiceva Street to Strossmayer Promenade. Guests will love the incredible views and the funicular ride.
Built in the middle of the 13th century, Lotrscak Tower is a place you must add to your bucket list to visit. Located in the old part of Zagreb, the site is the home of the Gric Cannon. Guests can enter and climb up to the top of the tower for a fascinating 360-degree view of the city. What's exciting is that one can still hear cannons being fired every day at noon. Now, isn't that cool?
Explore the Gric Tunnel
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The Gric tunnel is one of the most visited attractions in Zagreb. It's a great place to soak WW2 history, where guests can stroll through the tunnel and experience the history of the site. The tunnel lies under the hill of Gornji Grad, and guests can access it right next to the Zagreb Funicular. The tunnel was devised as a public bomb shelter in 1943 and is open to the public through a pedestrian route, which can lead out to different city streets. One can book a war tour and explore these sites.
The Grounded Solar System (Prizemljeni Sunčev sustav)
Get ready to revel in the art installation called Prizemljeni Sunčev sustav (The Grounded Solar System). It's a replica of Earth's solar system, which is a fascinating sculpting of the sun and planets by Croatian academic and sculptor Ivan Kožarić. The simple bronze sphere for the sun and planet installations are a delight - and not to forget great photo opportunities too!