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The CAETS 2023 will be held at Sheraton Zagreb Hotel.

Address: Ulica kneza Borne 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb – the city with a million hearts!

The city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, on the historic and political threshold between East and West, illustrates both the continental and the Mediterranean spirit. Zagreb is a safe city whose doors are always open; a city with a tumultuous history teeming with interesting personalities; a city that warmly invites all those who wish to get to know it, and a city that will surely fulfill your expectations. It is a kind of a hidden gem of Europe.

It is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. Far from being confined to museums and formal restaurants and galleries, life in Zagreb is lived on the streets of the city itself, with public art, street food, and majestic green parks delighting locals and tourists alike in all four seasons.

The center of Zagreb and the place where visitors mostly go consists of two parts – Upper Town and Lower Town. Even if they are located basically next to each other they are so different! The upper town dates back from the Middle Ages and the Lower Town from the Austro Hungarian times. The cosmopolitan buzz of Zagreb will soon strike you. Everything is accessible on foot – from your hotel to the theatre, wandering around the old Upper Town or through the bustling streets of the more modern Lower Town, which has not lost an ounce of its charm despite the eternal march of time.

The façades of Zagreb’s buildings reflect the ebb and flow of history, while its streets and squares bear witness to the coming together of the many cultures that have shaped the identity of this laid-back capital. The best thing to do is when you first arrive is to take in Zagreb’s wonderful atmosphere.

An original souvenir from a visit to Zagreb is a tie, a must-have item of clothing in the business world and an authentic Croatian product. In the 17th century Croatian soldiers used to tie elegant scarves around their necks, a fashion later picked up by the French –the rest is history. One of the most important inventions of the 20th century, the fountain pen, was actually designed in Zagreb. Its inventor, engineer Eduard Slavoljub Penkala, patented the world’s first mechanical pencil in 1906 and in 1907 he patented the first fountain pen. He produced them in Zagreb and exported them to 70 countries around the world. This pioneer of modern times has about 80 inventions to his name, even some in the field of aeronautics. In 1910, only a couple of years after the Wright Brothers, Penkala designed Croatia’s first aeroplane. 



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