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Trams & Cable Car info, please

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Trams & Cable Car info, please

Hi,

The wife and I are going to Zagreb for the weekend early next month (3rd February for 2 nights). We have booked a hotel fairly near the city centre (Arcotel Allegra) but might like to use trams to save a bit of shoe leather! I read somewhere online that one can travel for FREE on the tram for two stops from the Train Station. Can anyone confirm that this is the case, please. (The hotel is near the station and I think 2 stops will get us near to where we want to go and thus save us some kunas on travelling around!)

Also, is the cable car up to Mount Medvednica currently in operation? Again, I thought I'd read it might be closed for repair, or somesuch, and don't want to waste time getting out there if it's not working.

Many thanks!

Ely, Minnesota
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1. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

Hopefully Zagrebresident will come on and verify, but I don't think the tram rides are free within the two stop zone anymore. Also I don't know of a cable car that goes up to Medvenica. Again hopefully a Zagreb expert can help.

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2. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

When we were there last June the tram was free in a loop around the city centre. The Allegra (where we stayed) is about two stops outside that loop so you have to walk back to the stop nearest the train station, about a five minute walk. For longer trips you will need to buy a ticket but they're not terribly expensive. Very close to the Allegra is a little paper shop where you can buy tram tickets, you need to validate them in the on-board validating machine once you get on the tram.

We saw the cable car, can't recall if it was running as we didn't ride it- it's the world's smallest funicular and if it was running would take about two minutes to go one end to the other I would think.

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3. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

Thanks for that. We don't mind walking (depends on the weather) so may well play it by ear when we get there. I was just weighing up whether it was worth getting a Zagreb card but I think I might not.

re: cable car - it's not the funicular I'm thinking of (although I'll be sure to go on that. we have one here in Folkestone and I enjoyed the one in Porto, too). I'm sure I've seen somewhere that there's a "proper" cable car (like Clint Eastwood swings from on Where Eagles Dare!) that goes up to a mountain just out of the city? I thought I'd read it was Medvednica or Sljeme?!

Thanks

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4. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

Barry is right; trams are no longer free in central city zone – another victim of world financial crisis. Zagreb is not a big city and as your hotel is conveniently located anything is easily walkable. Still using trams is easy if you want, the tram stop is right in front of your hotel.

Also, cable car to Medvednica is suspended due to repair but actually it needs to get replaced and no one really knows when it’s gonna operate again. But if I may say, Medvednica early February is very cold, trees are leafless, nothing much to do there unless you’d like to see some snow.

In case the weather will be unfriendly to wander around, some museums and other events might be interesting. To mention a few:

-Zagreb City Museum (small but interesting)

http://www.mgz.hr/en/

-Two Croatian greats are having retrospective exhibitions: Bela Cikos Sessia in Art Pavilion, Celestin Medovic in Klovicevi Dvori.

http://www.umjetnicki-paviljon.hr/en/

http://www.galerijaklovic.hr/#

-Zagreb tennis indoors tournament will be on too

http://www.zagrebindoors.com/

-Museum of Broken Relationships (petit place, interesting theme)

http://brokenships.com/

What’s on in Zagreb:

http://www.zagreb-touristinfo.hr/?l=e

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5. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

Hi Z-Res,

Thanks so much for all your info.

A shame about the free trams but we're all in the same boat so I fully understand their reasons. And you don't get free trams anywhere else!

Thanks for the advice about Medvednica. To be honest I would have been going there purely as an excuse to go on a cable car (not been on one before) so I'll probably give it a miss.

Fingers crossed for the weather but may check out some of your recommendations otherwise. I'll looking thru' other bits of tripadvisor for restaurant recommendations.

All the best.

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6. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

You are welcome, twinmaker

As for restaurants, we had a thread a few months ago, to give you some ideas.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294454-i3821-k472…

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7. Re: Trams & Cable Car info, please

"...you don't get free trams anywhere else!"

Actually, you do in the Melbourne Australia city centre, and in Perth there are dedicated free loop buses in the city centre and also the two major non-CBD hubs, as well as the regular buses in the CBD loop being free.

Edited: 2:51 am, January 20, 2012
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