Zagreb has existed for almost millennia, and New Year is not a sight the residents don’t have a clue about. But each and every midnight connecting the two digits on the calendar is unique, and the one which started 2015 is not any different. Behold the fireworks over Zagreb, Croatia’s much-loved capital and a destination of choice when visiting the continental part of the country.
While not having the luxurious fire-cracking spectacle on the night sky, typical for more wealthy capitals of western world, Zagreb boasts romantic scenery and friendly vibe. Especially if you soar above the charming roofs of old city, and observe its New Year celebration from Medvednica Mountain. A site which will soon host one of world’s most popular skiing championship.
The Croatian capital was a destination of choice for celebrating New Year’s Eve to numerous foreign visitors. On Zagreb’s main square, we met Sarah Goehner from Switzerland, which was delighted by her stay.
“Zagreb is not crowded as western cities are in this time of the year. Yet, you are far from feeling of being isolated and alone. Money is worth more, so you can afford a lot of things, including classy ones such as a visit to local wine bars,” Sarah commented. “Also, the architecture is beautiful. Somebody told me that Zagreb is considered “a Little Vienna”. I can confirm this on many instances.”
Fireworks over Zagreb are not the only beautiful sight in recent history of the old city. The lovely launch of hundreds of flying lampions called Kapulica i Lampioni occurred a little more than a week ago. Despite it almost set Zagreb Cathedral on fire, the event was quite successful, as you can see in our photo gallery.
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