Great Place Wednesday: The Green Necklace; Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is one of Europe’s most un-appreciated cities. An ancient capitol for the “Southern Slavs” (Yugoslavia), the city bears all the beauty of hundreds of years as a major city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  A series of parks surrounding the center of the city have come to be called Zagreb’s Green Necklace, home to stately parks, leafy trees, and the city’s grandest architecture.

Lying just below Kapitol Hill, the Green Necklace links the train station to many of the city’s important cultural buildings.


The Opera House, concert halls, government buildings, and many more flank the parks of Zagreb’s Green Necklace.