City Tour War Tour Zagreb

A walking tour where you will discover what it was like living in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history.

Our first stop will be the World War II underground tunnels representing the history of Croatia and Zagreb throughout the 20th century, including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War.

The tour continues to the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are explained through a video presentation. The tour finishes at the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition focusing on effect the war had on Zagreb.
Price
200HRK per person
Duration
2.5 hours
Destination
Zagreb
Travellers
2-20
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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE DISASTROUS Croatian Homeland War Tour

Take a 2.5-hour tour on the fall of Communist Yugoslavia, and the Croatian fight for independence in the disastrous Homeland War.
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A walking tour where you will discover what it was like living in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history.

Our first stop will be the World War II underground tunnels representing the history of Croatia and Zagreb throughout the 20th century, including World War II, almost 50 years of communist Yugoslavia and the fall of communism in Croatia through the Homeland War.

The tour continues to the basement used by locals as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb where the details of the Homeland War are explained through a video presentation. The tour finishes at the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition focusing on effect the war had on Zagreb.
Highlights
  • visit the WW2 underground tunnels
  • visit the basement used as a shelter during the air raids
  • learn more about the life during the communist era
  • find out what was happening during the war years
  • find out more about the fall of Yugoslavia
  • visit The Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb
Tour Dates and Times
From Monday to Saturday at 3 pm, on Sundays at 11 am
Destination
Zagreb
Departure Location
In front of the horseman statue at Ban Jelačić Square, the main city square
Return Location
The Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb 1991/1995, a minute from the main square
Additional Information
Tour language: English Booking information: Instant confirmation How to recognize the guide: Follow the orange umbrella The Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb: not included on Mondays and national holidays WW2 underground tunnels: not included during public events in the tunnels and during Christmas Market Price: Adults (15-99) 200 HRK; Youth (7-14): 100 HRK; Child (0-7): 0 HRK
Price includes
  • Authentic basement used as a shelter during the bombings
  • Guidance by a certified local guide with 500+ tours experience
  • Multimedia presentation about the Croatian Homeland War
  • The Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb (not included on Mondays and national holidays)
  • WW2 underground tunnels visit
  • meeting point
  • authentic war shelter
  • multimedia presentation
  • bombing of Zagreb
meeting point

Ban Jelacic Monument

Join us in front of the horseman statue at Ban Jelačić (main) Square. The tour operates from Monday to Saturday at 3 pm, and on Sundays at 11 am. Booking needed in advance. The guide will be waiting for you with an orange umbrella.

authentic war shelter

Underground WW2 tunnel

Let us take you on a visit to the WW2 underground tunnels that were used as shelters. There you will learn more about life during the communist era in Zagreb..

multimedia presentation

Basement

We will take you to the authentic basement that was used as a shelter during the air raids on Zagreb in 1991 and 1995. There, you will be given a short presentation about the events during the turbulent years of the Homeland War.

bombing of Zagreb

The Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb 1991/1995

The tour ends at the Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb where you will find out more about the bombing attacks on Zagreb through a multimedia exhibition. The Memorial Centre is a short walk away from the main square.

More about this tour

The Croatian Homeland War Tour is a 2.5-hour journey through most of the 20th century history of Croatia and the surrounding region. Starting with World War II, the tour provides an insight into the situation in Croatia with a special emphasis on the fascist Independent State of Croatia and the antifascist resistance movement.

After the end of the war, communist Yugoslavia is founded, with Josip Broz Tito as the leader and Croatia being one of 6 federal republics for the next couple of decades. Gain insight into Yugoslavia's domestic policy and foreign affairs as well as Tito as its leader. After Tito's death, the collapse of Yugoslavia is underway with a series of brutal wars in the 1990s. Croatia finds its way to independence and democracy through the Homeland War, the consequences of which can still be felt in many ways.

The tour starts on Ban Jelacic Square in front of the horseman statue. Multimedia provided by the licensed guide consist of maps, photos and videos which are presented in chronological order. The tour visits the World War II underground tunnels built during the fascist regime, which were later used as a public shelter during the Homeland War.

The next stop is the basement in which local people hid during the Zagreb air raids, where a presentation will be given on the details of the Homeland War. Our final stop is the Memorial Center of the Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition presenting Zagreb during the war. The tour ends at the Memorial Center, which gives the guests an opportunity to individually explore the exhibition in more detail.

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