The 2020 earthquake in Zagreb

The big earthquake that struck Zagreb in 2020 was a significant event in the city’s history. The quake, which had a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, caused widespread damage and resulted in several fatalities.

The earthquake struck in the early morning hours and was felt across the city, causing buildings to collapse, power cuts, and widespread panic. The city’s infrastructure was severely impacted, with major damage reported to roads, bridges, and other key structures.

The response from the local authorities was quick, with rescue teams and medical personnel being deployed to the affected areas. The community also rallied around the affected residents, with volunteers and local organizations providing assistance and support to those in need.

The earthquake was a major event in the history of Zagreb, and its impact was felt for many months after the initial shock. Despite the challenges it faced, the city continued to show its resilience and strength, and it quickly began the process of rebuilding and recovery.

There was another earthquake in 1880 which had a magnitude of 6.3. One person was killed and lots of buildings were destroyed.

Is it possible to visit Ljubljana on a day-trip from Zagreb?

Yes, it is possible to visit Ljubljana on a day-trip from Zagreb. The distance between the two cities is approximately 140 kilometers and the quickest route by car takes around 2 hours. Alternatively, there are regular bus and train services between the two cities which take around 2-3 hours depending on the service chosen. So, if you have a full day and leave early in the morning from Zagreb, you can easily visit Ljubljana and return to Zagreb the same day.

The easiest way to travel between the two cities is by joining an organized tour that will take you directly from your hotel in Zagreb to Ljubljana. Several tours are available in which you also visit the fantastic Bled, and some even add the world-famous dripstone cave in Postojna to the day-trips.

  • If you want to look at different options for day-tours to Ljubljana from Zagreb, check this site.
Ljubljana trip from Zagreb

What to see in Ljubljana?

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a charming city with many important attractions to visit. Here we will shortly summarize some of the most important attractions in Ljubljana.

Ljubljana Castle: A historic castle situated on a hill overlooking the city, offering panoramic views of Ljubljana and its surroundings.

Prešeren Square: The central square of Ljubljana, named after Slovenia’s greatest poet and a cultural hub of the city.

Triple Bridge: A unique bridge spanning the Ljubljanica River, connecting the old town with the modern city.

Tivoli Park: A large park in the center of Ljubljana, offering a peaceful escape from the busy city.

Ljubljana Cathedral: A stunning baroque church located in the heart of the old town, featuring intricate carvings and frescoes.

Ljubljana Central Market: A bustling open-air market offering local food, crafts, and souvenirs.

The National Museum of Slovenia: A museum showcasing Slovenia’s cultural and historical heritage.

These are just some of the wonderful attractions and sites worth exploring in Ljubljana. For more information, take a look at the Ljubljana Guide.

Is there a way to watch Croatian Netflix outside Croatia?

Have you seen a great show on Croatian Netflix that you would like to keep on watching, even when abroad (that is, outside Croatia)? Are your kids watching a children series that they just want to watch, but they can’t, because you are abroad?

Earlier life was easy. When you traveled abroad you didn’t bring your TV with you, and it was obvious that you couldn’t watch your local TV stations when raging around in the big world. Today things are different. We have smart devices, smart TV plugins, meaning that you can easily access and watch your favorite streaming services all across the world. But, if you visit another country and open the Netflix application, you will quickly discover that the content you see is different. What has happened? You are watching the Netflix content available in your current nation, and not the Netflix content available in Croatia. What can you do to fix this?

Can I watch Netflix in Croatia?

Can I watch Croatian Netflix abroad?

No matter how much I would love to say yes, my current answer to the question is no! I have tested a whole lot of VPN providers, but no matter which one I have tested, the answer is no. There might be that the IPSX platform will be able to help you in the future, but besides that, I do not see any option or easy solution for those who want to watch Croatian Netflix abroad.

If you are an adult, you can still access Netflix and watch content with Croatian subtitles (or English subtitles), but if you want to have the actual content of Croatian Netflix or maybe some Croatian audio, you will most likely suffer as you travel abroad.

So, I guess you should bring a DVD with some local content instead if it is that important. A Croatian IP address might help you get access to and watch live streams of other Croatian TV channels, but it will not help you watch Croatian Netflix.

If you would rather watch content in some other Netflix region, you can visit to find out how you can get access to American Netflix and other Netflix nations. But, that might not be exactly what you are looking for.

Do you know of any other solution or way to watch Croatian Netflix?

Can I watch Netflix in Croatia?

Are you coming to Croatia and are you worried about whether or not you will be able to watch Netflix? You will be able to watch Netflix, but just like a Croatian person abroad will get access to the Netflix content of that given country, you will only have access to the content available on Netflix in Croatia. That is for sure a smaller amount of content than you will find on Netflix in the USA (and other larger regions), but it is still packed with snacks, so you shouldn’t be bored.

But, do not forget – you have come to Zagreb and Croatia to do sightseeing, not sit inside in front of your display to watch Netflix!! 🙂

Visit Samobor when in Zagreb

Are you looking for a place to go for a half-day trip while in Zagreb? There are lots of places to go and visit and you can read more about them on our activities page, but one place not mentioned there is Samobor. Maybe that could be the place for you?

Samobor is located only a short trip from Zagreb, and you can easily get there using a bus or going with car if you have one. The car trip takes about 30 minutes and it is quite easy to find a parking lot in the city. If you come with bus to Samobor you should be prepared for a 15 minute walk from the bus station to the center of Samobor.

Visit Samobor

Samobor is a small city with a very nice atmosphere. You might compare it to Szentendre (a city frequently visited by people who go to Budapest), but to be honest, Szentendre has much more to offer than Samobor.

Samobor is known for its special cake, a cream cake (made with egg-cream). It is a very tasty cake, and if you visit the city, this is something you should taste. Samobor might not have the most famous attractions, but it is a city that in itself is beautiful and with a great atmosphere. Here you can walk around on the main square, discover small street or enjoy the view as you climb the hills.

The famous cake in Samobor
The famous cake in Samobor

Is it a tragedy if I leave Zagreb without visiting Samobor?

Not at all! You then have an excuse to return some other time, and if you miss out on Samobor and never get to visit the place, you haven’t missed out on to much then either. There are much more important places to visit as you go to Croatia, and you should much rather visit the Plitvice lakes, or go to Ljubljana or something like that instead.

Maybe you read this and disagree with us completely? Feel free to write a comment and to share your thoughts. If you have questions related to Samobor, feel free to write them down as well!