Medvednica

When you wish to escape.

Zagreb is blessed with a location right next to Sljeme, an easy getaway that offers hiking trails and ski slopes of international quality. The upgrading of Sljeme is a recent phenomenon, much of it based on the global success of local skiing star Janica Kostelić and her sporting family. With her help and influence, Sljeme is now a regular fixture on the World Cup skiing circuit.

The citizens of Zagreb love Sljeme all year round. In winter they can use the snowboarding and ski training facilities, or take advantage of the twice-weekly night skiing programme. There are ski runs for three levels and even sledging in nearby Činovnička meadow. Some prefer to come in summer, when they can find shelter from the heat, and come to Sljeme for  walk and a picnic. Many love Sljeme in autumn, which brings out its carpet of colours; or spring, when the lower and surrounding slopes, named Medvednica, display many of the extensive (and occasionally rare) flora in full bloom.

Along with the development of Sljeme tourist infrastructure arrived, although many prefer the authentic atmosphere of the mountain lodges. The entire mountainside of Medvednica is yet another treasure of nature. Some 20 years ago, its higher western section was declared a nature reserve. In addition to the many trekking paths, a natural attraction is Veternica Cave, one of the largest in Croatia. Medvedgrad itself, is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Croatia, dating back to the 13th century. Some ten years ago it was reconstructed and given a new role – as a state memorial to the unknown defenders of the homeland.

 

Zrinski Mine

Medvednica Nature Park, Bliznec (no street number),

+385 1 4586 317, fax +385 1 4586 318

Openinig hours for visitors: Sunday/holiday (except Easter and All Saints Day) 11am – 5pm, on
weekdays by appointment.

Admission fee: children: 18 kn

students and retired citizenss: 20 kn

adults: 23 kn

family ticket: 50 kn

Getting there:

By car: from Zagreb: follow the Sljeme road to Grafičar Mountain Lodge

From Zagorje: take the road from Pila, drive over Hunjka, then continue to Grafičar Mountain Lodge

On foot: follow the geological educational trail from Šestinski Lagvić to Kraljičin zdenac, then continue to the entrance to the mine.

In case of rain, Zrinski Mine will not be open. On Saturdays and Sundays you can get all the information by calling 4586-107 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) or in the news section of the park's website.

 

Veternica Cave

Medvednica Nature Park, Bliznec (no street number),

+385 1 4586 317, fax +385 1 4586 318

Opening hours for visitors: Saturday/Sunday/holiday (except Easter and All Saints Day) 10am –
4pm, on weekdays by appointment

Admission fee: adults: 40 kn

students and retired citizens: 25 kn

children: 20 kn

family ticket: 70 kn

Bus no. 124 from Črnomerec terminal to Gornji Stenjevec (the ride takes about 15 minutes);

walk by the Dubravica Stream for about 15 minutes on hiking trail no. 3; or go from Ponikve to Glavica Mountain Lodge (30 minutes), then walk uphill for another 5 minutes on hiking trail no. 3.

In case of rain, Veternica Cave will not be open. On Saturdays and Sundays you can get all the information by calling 4586-107 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) or in the news section of the park's website.

 

Medvedgrad

Medvednica Nature Park, Bliznec (no street number),

+385 1 4586 317, fax +385 1 4586 318

Centre for visitors-Medvedgrad, +385 1 4572 071

Admission fee: 15 kn

Admission fee for a guided tour:

30 kn (5 people at least)

Groups (20 people at least): 25 kn/person (guide included)

Annual ticket: 100 kn

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