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Medvednica

Are you looking for the perfect day trip escape? Many tourists from all over the world come to visit Medvednica each year. Medvednica is one of the best places in Zagreb for skiing in winter and hiking in the hillsides during the rest of the year. You will enjoy its beautiful landscapes and fresh air, furthermore, the outdoor activities are not to be missed! Get ready for an adventurous trip exploring the mountains and the caves in the forest also joining locals for dinner or lunch in the beautiful hunts that is built inside the mountains will be one of the best experiences ever!

More about Medvednica

Medvednica is one of the most beautiful attractions in Zagreb that is considered an escape for both locals and tourists. Locals enjoy going there anytime during the year for its beautiful landscapes like caves, ravines, mine shafts, mountains, caves and waterfalls. It also has very uniquely built churches and the Tv broadcasting tower which at its peak, Slijeme. During winters, Medvednica turns to be the perfect place for skiing! And don’t worry there are plenty of lodges in the mountains where you can rest, have a drink and try the special local food like the beans soup and the cottage or apple-cheese strudel. The springs and steams that are everywhere also make the view very picturesque, you can fill your bottle from them and enjoy drinking, as the water there is very clear. There are lots of activities to do there like cycling, trekking and trail-running. If you are a bird watcher, this place is for you as Medvednica has a variety of different kinds of rare and beautiful birds. Medvednica also has a very special paleontological site which is the Veternica cave. The cave is considered a home to 18 different species of bats which live inside it. You will also find bones and fossils that indicate that these caves were homes to bears and leopards thousands of years ago!

Highlights

  • Did you know that Medvednica opened as a nature park in 1981?
  • You can reach Sljeme hilltop also by bus from Mihaljevac.
  • Did you know that Sljeme is the highest peak at 1,035 m and the area pf the park is around 228.26 km2 but 63% of it is actually covered with forests?
  • Did you know that the name Medvednica actually means “bear mountain” if translated?
  • The best time to visit Medvednica is during May and June as days are longer and the temperature is usually warmer. You can also visit it during spring or early autumn.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Did you know that Medvednica opened as a nature park in 1981?
  • You can reach Sljeme hilltop also by bus from Mihaljevac.
  • Did you know that Sljeme is the highest peak at 1,035 m and the area pf the park is around 228.26 km2 but 63% of it is actually covered with forests?
  • Did you know that the name Medvednica actually means “bear mountain” if translated?
  • The best time to visit Medvednica is during May and June as days are longer and the temperature is usually warmer. You can also visit it during spring or early autumn.