City Tour War Tour Zagreb

A walking tour where you will discover how was it to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history.

You firstly visit the World War II underground tunnels presenting the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including the 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 presented through a video presentation. The tour finishes off in the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition focusing on effect the war had on Zagreb.
Price
185HRK 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 how was it to live in Zagreb during the turbulent years of its recent history.

You firstly visit the World War II underground tunnels presenting the history of Croatia and Zagreb through the 20th century including the 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 presented through a video presentation. The tour finishes off in 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 (main) 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: 185HRK / 25€ per person
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. 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 visit the WW2 underground tunnels that were used as shelters. There you will learn more about the 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 on 1991 and 1995. There, you will have a short presentation about the happenings throughout Croatia during the turbulent years of Homeland War. 

bombing of Zagreb

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

The tour ends in the Memorial Centre of the Rocket Attacks on Zagreb where you will be able to find out more about the bombing attacks on Zagreb through the multimedial exhibition. From the Memorial Centre, there is a minute walk back to 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 the 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.

As the war ends communist Yugoslavia is founded, with Josip Broz Tito as the leader and Croatia as one of the six federal republics for the next couple of decades. Yugoslavia's domestic policy and foreign affairs are presented, with Tito, as an influential politician of the time, in charge. After Tito's death, the collapse of Yugoslavia starts concluding with a series of brutal wars in the 1990s. Croatia finds it's way to independence and democracy through the Homeland War, consequences of which can be felt in many ways until the present day.

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

Next stop is the basement where local people were hiding during the air raids in Zagreb where the presentation is given on the details of the Homeland War. Last stop is the Memorial Center of Bombing of Zagreb with the exhibition presenting the war in Zagreb. The tour ends in the Memorial Center giving the guests an opportunity to explore the exhibition in detail on their own.

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