Zagreb in the turmoil of war: 1918-1945

Duration: 1h and 45min
Guru: Dubravka
Quality Verified Registered on April 06, 2022

Hi, I am Dubravka. And yes, you say it just like Dubrovnik :) I am a fresh and vibrant face in guiding tours, and I am ready to start this journey with you. I am also a pedagogue and a history teacher, working in secondary school for the last 13 years. My strong suits are communication, a positive attitude towards life, and living in the moment - so I want for you only the best memories from my tours.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to the turmoil.
This is a tour with interesting information about the political and social changes happening in Zagreb from 1918 until 1945.

We will discover what events had shifted Croatia closer to fascism during the first half of the 20th century, how life was lived in the 1930s and 1940s, and get to know Partisans - an underground movement against fascism in Zagreb and the surrounding area.

Our walking points will be:

  • Ban Josip Jelačić Square (meeting point)
  • Petrinjska Street (Stjepan Radić story)
  • Park Zrinjevac (Rise of Fascism)
  • Massarykova Street (Baković sisters story)
  • Croatian National Theatre (Lea Deutsch story)
  • Tunel "Grič"
  • Radićeva Street/Main Square - end of the tour

If you are interested to know how Croatia navigated through the events of great wars in the 20th century, I invite you to join in!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 12, 10000, Z...
    Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 12, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
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    We are meeting by the fountain at the Zagreb's Main Square. Just follow the pink umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Praška ulica
  • 3
    Outside visit
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Teslina ulica
  • 5
    Outside visit
    HNK Zagreb
  • 6
    Outside visit
    frankopanska ulica
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Mesnička ulica
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Tunel Grič - Tomićeva

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Valida Fendic 01 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Fantastic, excellent guide, thanks Dubravka, you are the best!
Sanela 04 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Amazing, passionate and so informative. Thank you for your interesting tour!
Willemijn 04 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Amazing historical tour, highly recommend it for whoever wants to learn more about the history of Zagreb! So much information packed in great storytelling with passion. Thank you again for Dubrovka for the great tour.
Josianne 21 Sep 2023
Valletta, Malta

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Dubravka was an excellent tour guide. She is very passionate about this subject and she provided us with lots of information about this topic in the most interesting way. Definitely recommend this tour
Katharina 14 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
I booked the tour Zagreb in the turmoil of war and unfortunately I was the only one who came. No one else booked the tour. So dubravka was so nice to give me a "private" tour. I could ask her all the questions I wanted. She was talking about the Yugoslavian war and the second and the first war and the communist era. She tried to connect the different political views and times to give a forecast why things got heated up in the Yugoslavian war. She also answered questions about education in Zagreb. It was very interesting for me and I would recommend the tour anytime.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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