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2008.

OPENED GALLERY IN HAULIK'S SALON AT THE SWISS HOUSE
/December 12, 2008/


RENOVATED KAMENO SJEDIŠTE (THE ROCK CENTER)
/November 2008/


INFORMATION ON THE BEGINNING OF RENOVATION WORKS OF THE LARGE CHILDREN PLAYGROUND IN PARK MAKSIMIR
/October 24, 2008/

»THE DAY OF PARK MAKSIMIR« MARKED FOR THE SECOND TIME
/September 6, 2008/


MARKING OF THE „12th EUROPEAN BAT NIGHT” IN PARK MAKSIMIR
/August 30, 2008/


SIGNED AGREEMENT ON MUTUAL COOPERATION ON PRESERVATION, RENOVATION AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE OF MONUMENT OF PARK ARCHITECTURE PARK MAKSIMIR
/July 31, 2008/


PROJECT FOR RENOVATION OF KAMENO SJEDIŠTE (ROCK CENTER)
/July 2008/


RENOVATION OF THE VALLEY OF THE DAHLIAS
/July 2008/


PROGRAM FOR MARKING NATURE PROTECTION DAY IN REPUBLIC CROATIA AND INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY
/May 18, 2008/


TOURIST TRAIN »MAKSIMILČEK«
/May 2008/


BOATS ON THE THIRD LAKE
/May 2008/


COMPLETED WORKS ON RENOVATION OF LIME-TREE CENTER
/May 2008/


WORKS ON RENOVATION OF LIME-TREE CENTER HAVE BEGUN
/April 21, 2008/


OPENED INFO-CENTER IN GATEKEEPER'S CABIN
/March 14, 2008/


2007.

COMPLETED WORKS ON RENOVATION OF GATEKEEPER'S CABIN IN PARK MAKSIMIR
/December 4, 2007/

NEW PUBLIC INSTITUTION “MAKSIMIR”'S BOOKLETS ABOUT PARK MAKSIMIR
/October 25, 2007/

4TH MAKSIMIR'S FALL /September 21, 2007/

MARKING OF “PARK MAKSIMIR'S DAY” AND OPENING OF RENOVATED PORTAL ON SATURDAY /September 8, 2007/

MARKING OF “11TH EUROPEAN BAT NIGHT” IN PARK MAKSIMIR /September 1, 2007/

SUMMER IN MAKSIMIR /July and August 2007/

ARTISTIC INSTALLATIONS PLACED IN PARK MAKSIMIR /June 16, 2007/

CONSTRUCTION WORKS ON RENOVATION OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE (PORTAL) HAVE BEGUN /May 23, 2007/

CELEBRATION OF NATURE PROTECTION DAY IN REPUBLIC CROATIA AND INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BIODIVERSITY IN MAKSIMIR /May 20, 2007/

NEW INFORMATION PANELS WERE PLACED IN PARK MAKSIMIR /April 27, 2007/

Works on renovation of the Gatekeeper's house have begun /February 21, 2007/

Completed works on renovation of a house near Echo pavilion /February 20, 2007/


2006.

»Christmas program in Park Maksimir« /December 26, 2006/

A new catering establishment is opened in Park Maksimir /November 2006/

Construction works in Park Maksimir /July 2006/

»VI seminar of head supervisors and supervisors in protected areas of Republic Croatia« was held in NP »Sjeverni Velebit« /June 29 and 30, 2006/

Completed renovation works of the path around Swiss meadow /June 13, 2006/

Company’s Impact Day in Park Maksimir /June 10, 2006/

Beginning of programs under the name »Summer in Maksimir« /June 4, 2006/

Marking of World Sports Day, May 31 /May 31, 2006/

OPENING OF EXHIBITION »UNKNOWN MAKSIMIR« IN ST. JURAJ'S CHAPEL /May 23 to 28, 2006/

Marking of May 22, Nature Protection Day in Republic Croatia and International Biodiversity Day /May 20, 2006/

BROCHURE »RENOVATION OF GAZEBO IN PARK MAKSIMIR« /March 28, 2006/

TOURIST MAP OF PARK MAKSIMIR
/February 21, 2009/


2008.

December 12, 2008

OPENED GALLERY IN HAULIK'S SALON AT THE SWISS HOUSE

In the presence of Zagreb City's Major, Mr. Milan Bandić, a large number of guests and representatives of the media, the Gallery in Haulik's salon at the Swiss house was ceremonially opened.

The architect, Mr. Vladimir Petričević made the renovation project of the Gallery, and his ideas were knowingly transformed into a creation by the sculptor, Mr. Antun Vikić.

Gallery's exhibition consists of ten panels with text about Park Maksimir, famous persons connected to it's renovation, and the most significant sights in the Park. Employees of Public institution Maksimir, Biljana Janev Hutinec, Danijela Kovačević and Nika Dolenc, wrote texts for the panels, and Ms. Biljana Lihtenvalner was in charge of the design of the panels.

A special attraction in the Gallery are the setups of five objects in Park Maksimir and a 3D setup of the whole protected area of the monument of park architecture Park Maksimir made by our famous setup makers Rosa and Vladimir Milić.

The Gallery is opened for visitors every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and during other days the visit of the Gallery is possible only for organized groups of at least 10 visitors. You can get all necessary information about an organized visit at our phone number 01/2365 612.


/ Ceremonial opening of the Gallery at Haulik's salon /


/ A part of the exhibition/


/ 3D setup of Park Maksimir/

 

November 2008

RENOVATED KAMENO SJEDIŠTE (THE ROCK CENTER)

The hillside south of the gazebo is again adorned by Kameno sjedište (The Rock center), another element of romantic stile of park decoration that was ruined in the past, and that Public institution Maksimir renovated in the year 2008.

Reconstruction works, according to the project made by Šah Radović d.o.o. were performed by Vodoprivreda Zagreb d.d. under conservation supervision by the City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature.

By renovating The Lime-tree center, the Valley of the Dahlias, the Valley of Acacia and the Rock center, the lost romantic atmosphere is slowly returning to Park Maksimir. This specific atmosphere, together with it's cultural-historical and natural heritage made it special in comparison to other city parks.


/ Renovated Kameno sjedište (The Rock center) /

 

October 24, 2008

INFORMATION ON THE BEGINNING OF RENOVATION WORKS OF THE LARGE CHILDREN PLAYGROUND IN PARK MAKSIMIR

Dear all,

On Monday, October 27, 2008, Public institution Maksimir begins with the first phase of works on the renovation of the large children playground in Park Maksimir, located in the vicinity of the Echo pavilion. The works are performed so that the youngest and most faithful visitors of Park Maksimir, as well as their parents, grandmothers and grandfathers, can enjoy a more pleasant, safe and carefree fun and play.
We kindly ask all our visitors to use the Small children's playground located in the vicinity of Bukovačka street during the duration of the works, which will, according to the plan, end in fifteen days.

Public institution Maksimir


/ Renovation of the large children playground in Park Maksimir /


/ Renovation of the large children playground in Park Maksimir /

 

September 6, 2008

»THE DAY OF PARK MAKSIMIR« MARKED FOR THE SECOND TIME

»The Day of Park Maksimir«, in the organization by Public institution »Maksimir« was marked for the second time, in the memory of September 8, 1843 when Bishop Haulik, the final creator and designer of Park Maksimir, ceremonially celebrated the ending of works on it's decoration.

As a part of the program the visitors were able to enjoy in the »Old crafts fair« on the main alley, which was made even more glamorous by members of »Plemenitaši (Noblemen)« organization by taking a stroll in 18 th century costumes.

Besides the program on the main alley, visitors could see an exhibition of paintings by Mr. Dragutina Kiša in the Gazebo, and listen to the concert by the Brass Band Orchestra »ZET«.

 


/ Old crafts fair /


/ Exhibition of Dragutin Kiš /

 

August 30, 2008

MARKING OF THE „12th EUROPEAN BAT NIGHT” IN PARK MAKSIMIR

Each year in August European countries that signed The Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats (UNEP/EUROBATS), mark “European Bat Night” – an event that is extremely significant in the sense of raising public awareness on the need for bat protection. This year as well Public institution Maksimir, Zagreb ZOO and Public institution Nature Park Medvednica, together with Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine organize marking of BAT NIGHT.

We are inviting you to mark this day with us on August 30, on Saturday to bring these night flyers closer to everyone, to remove prejudice and motivate reflection on bat protection.

An abundant program starts at 11 am with free tour of Veternica cave in Nature Park Medvednica, and from 5 pm ZOO welcomes you with creative workshops for children, search for bats with bat-detectors, election of the best mask, so we invite all of you to mask yourselves the most imaginative possible, because the most original masks will get prizes.

Program will last until 10 pm, accompanied with music, magician, jugglers with fire and more interesting contents.

Besides entertainment, the program has a humanitarian character as well. We are inviting the brave ones to donate blood to.

Entrance is at box-office of Zagreb ZOO from 5 pm. Entrance ticket for adults is 10 kuna, and for children under 7 entrance is free.

We are looking forward to your arrival!

Klikni za uvećanje!

/ Poster “European Bat Night” (PDF, 768 KB) /

 

July 31, 2008

SIGNED AGREEMENT ON MUTUAL COOPERATION ON PRESERVATION, RENOVATION AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE OF MONUMENT OF PARK ARCHITECTURE PARK MAKSIMIR

In the Gazebo in Park Maksimir, attended by guests and media representatives the Agreement on Mutual Cooperation on Preservation, Renovation and Regular Maintenance of the Monument of Park Architecture Park Maksimir was signed. According to the agreement Forestry Faculty at the University of Zagreb gave its educational-trial forestry object NPŠO Zagreb-Maksimir of the area of 140 ha to Public institution Maksimir for management and use. Forestry Faculty has been using this object since the year 1922 and the object is located on the northern part of the protected area of the monument of park architecture Park Maksimir. Besides these two institutions, the agreement was signed by the City of Zagreb, as well, which will finance drafting of the project for renovation and renovation works and maintenance. Another signatory was Hrvatske šume in the function of performer of works. The goal of the Agreement is to bring all parts of Park Maksimir into standards necessary for rest and recreation of the citizens of Zagreb in the sense of peaceful stay in the nature.


/ Agreement signatories /

 

July 2008

PROJECT FOR RENOVATION OF KAMENO SJEDIŠTE (ROCK CENTER)

Project of renovation of the rock centre has begun. The Rock Centre is located on the hill-side south of the Gazebo. The project mission is renovation of the Rock Centre, which has completely deteriorated during time. By renovating former historical contents and complexes the intention is to return the Romanticism stile contents such as The Rock Centre – Steinsitz in Park Maksimir.
Investor of the works is Public Institution Maksimir, conducted by Vodoprivreda Zagreb d.d., and the project is done by Maja Šah Radović, B.Sc. arch. Works will be performed under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature.


/ Renovation of The Rock Centre /

 

July 2008

RENOVATION OF THE VALLEY OF THE DAHLIAS

Nedavno je u parku Maksimir obnovljena Dolina dalija. Obnovom pojedinih dijelova nastoji se vratiti dio nekadašnjih prvotnih krajobraznih i stilskih vrijednosti u perivoju Maksimir.
U projektu obnove hortikulturnog cvjetnog dijela parka koristili su se planovi iz vremena nastanka perivoja kao i studija Povijesna matrica perivoja Maksimir. Također su korišteni i podaci iz albuma Park Jurjaves kao i brojni članci u kojima se opisuje izgled doline.
U obnovi Doline dalija uređena je livada uz potok, izvršeni su radovi na čišćenju i njezi hrastovog gaja. Obale potoka djelomično su očišćene od korova i iz korita je sakupljeno lišće i mulj. Obnova cvjetnog broša dalija izvedena je na gotovo istoj lokaciji utvrđenoj prema izvornim planovima, a linija tog cvjetnog broša označena je sadnjom niskih jastučastih trava te je postavljena zaštitna ogradica cvjetnog nasada.

DOLINA DALIJA nalazi se na padini istočno od Vidikovca koja se spušta do istoimenog potoka Dalijevca i Obeliska. Sa sjeverne i sjeveroistočne strane okružena je prirodnom šumom, a kroz dolinu uz potok vodi blago zavojita šetnica sve do Obeliska.

The Valley of the Dahlias was recently renovated in park Maksimir. By renovating certain parts the intention is to return a part of former landscape and stylistic values in Park Maksimir.
In the renovation project of horticultural floristic part of the Park plans that origin from the genesis times of the park were used, as well as the study Historical matrix of Park Maksimir. Data from the album Park Jurjaves were used, as well, along with numerous articles where the appearance of the Park is described.
During the renovation of The Valley of the Dahlias the meadow by the stream was renovated, and cleaning and nursing works of the oak grove were performed. Stream banks were partly cleaned from weeds and from the bed leaves and mud were collected. Renovation of the floral broche of dahlias was done almost on the exact location determined by original plans, and the line of that floral broche was marked by planting low pillow grasses. A small protective fence of the floral bed was placed, as well.

THE VALLEY OF THE DAHLIAS is located on a hill-side east of the Gazebo that descends from the similarly named stream Dalijevac and the Obelisk. From the north and northeast side it is surrounded by natural forest, and through the valley, by the stream, leads a slightly cranked path all the way to the Obelisk.


/ The Valley of the Dahlias /

 

May 18, 2008

PROGRAM FOR MARKING NATURE PROTECTION DAY IN REPUBLIC CROATIA AND INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY

 

PUBLIC INSTITUTION MAKSIMIR
and
STATE INSTITUTE FOR NATURE PROTECTION

 

Invite you to an occasion program to celebrate

NATURE PROTECTION DAY IN REPUBLIC CROATIA
and
INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY

which will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2008, from 11 am to 5 pm at Park Maksimir, monument of park architecture

 

Program of events

This year, as well as the past two years, Public institution Maksimir and State Institute for Nature Protection are organizing an occasion program to celebrate Nature Protection Day in Republic Croatia and International Biodiversity Day with the goal of increasing public awareness for the needs of nature protection. Besides these two institutions, NGO Ecologica, Zagreb City ZOO, some Public institutions that manage protected areas and Agriculture High School, also joined in the celebration. This year's topic for International Biodiversity Day is – biodiversity and agriculture. As a part of the program stands will be placed where some of the organizations working in nature protection will present themselves and visitors will have the opportunity to get additional information and promotional and educative materials. Expert guidance through the Park Maksimir will be organized, as well, with the goal of recognizing some of 112 determined bird species in the Park and their song. On the main alley an exhibition of native breeds and varieties by photographer Boris Krstinić will be installed, as well as educative posters.

 

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May 2008

TOURIST TRAIN »MAKSIMILČEK«

Spring came to Maksimir and with it so did tourist train »Maksimilček«, which begun its promenade round tours along the main alley, from the main entrance (portal) all the way to the Gazebo and back.
Price of the round tour is 7.50 kuna per person, 20.00 kuna for 4 persons, and rent of the whole train is 65.00 kuna. Ride for children up to age 3, mandatory accompanied by an adult, is free.

On work days train rides are from 5 pm to 7:30 pm, and on weekends from 11 am to 6 pm.

Our »Maksimilček« is environmentally friendly and does not run on gas, but is operated by an electric motor, and esthetically fits well in Park's ambient.
The test drive organized by company EMI-PROJEKT from Rijeka in cooperation with Public Institution Maksimir, will last for only a month, so we invite all interested visitors to take a ride with our »Maksimilček« and experience Maksimir in a new way.


/ Tourist train »Maksimilček« /

 

May 2008

BOATS ON THE THIRD LAKE

Lately, visitors of Park Maksimir may have noticed a new and cheerful appearance of the Third lake from several red and green boats.
In the past boats were trademarks of the First lake in Park. Already in 1843 sailing boats were sailing down this lake, and later a steamboat called Zagreb City. Citizens of Zagreb rode on boats for almost a hundred years, and to keep up with this tradition, Public Institution Maksimir in cooperation with agency HUCK FINN from Zagreb, restarted this type of offer for visitors of Park Maksimir on the Third lake.
Boats on the Third lake can be rented every workday from 4 pm to 7 pm, and on weekends from 10 am to 7 pm. Price for half an hour for two persons is 20.00 kuna, every additional person pays 10.00 kuna and children 5.00 kuna.


/ Boats on the Third lake /

 

May 2008

COMPLETED WORKS ON RENOVATION OF LIME-TREE CENTER

Renovation works of lime-tree center in Park Maksimir are completed. With works this, during the past destroyed element of romantic style of decorating parks called »Lindensitz«, was completely renovated.

A green, circular hill was formed on a small clearing in the middle of a thick oak forest, where a young lime-tree grows and was a silhouette of a round hill. A path that leads to its center was renovated, as well. Around the lime-tree located in the middle of the hill is a center which has a decorative function with an emphasis on the particularity of the tree trunk that it surrounds, and the foothills of the hill are adorned with purple flowers of a Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor).


/ Completed works on renovation of lime-tree center /

 

April 21, 2008

WORKS ON RENOVATION OF LIME-TREE CENTER HAVE BEGUN

Renovation works of lime-tree center in Park Maksimir have begun. The investor of works is Public Institution »Maksimir«, according to project by Šah Radović d.o.o. and conducted by Vodoprivreda Zagreb d.d. Works will be performed under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature. With works this, during the past destroyed element of romantic style of decorating parks called »Lindensitz«, which consisted of a green hill with a bench surrounding the lime-tree that could be reached by a dirt path, will be completely renovated.

At the same time, in the north-east part of Park Maksimir in progress are works on construction of a new pedestrian bridge over Bliznec stream. Investor of works, performed to simplify the approach to the Fourth lake for visitors of Park Maksimir, is Hrvatske vode, VGO Zagreb.


/ Renovation of Lime-tree center /


/ Construction of the bridge /

 

 

March 14, 2008

OPENED INFO-CENTER IN GATEKEEPER'S CABIN

Info-center located in the west wing of renovated Gatekeeper's cabin had its grand opening in the presence of Zagreb City Major, Milan Bandić, and large number of guests and representatives of media. Major Milan Bandić turned over the honor of symbolic cutting of ribbon to the youngest guest, Ramij Qakollij from Remete, a seven-year-old boy that was talking a walk through the Park with his grandfather.

The Info-center will be a place where visitors will be able to get all information about Park Maksimir, its cultural and natural values, offers for visitors and events held in it, as well as buy publications, promotional materials and various souvenirs with motifs of the Park (read more about it in Park's Offer, Our Offer).

During the winter period from October 15 until April 15 Info-center will be opened from Thursday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, and during the summer period from April 15 until October 15 from Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm, and on weekends from 10 am to 6 pm.

You can find out more information on the work of Info-center and it offer over the phone 01/2365 612.


/ Grand opening of Info-center /


/ New Info-center /


2007.

December 4, 2007

COMPLETED WORKS ON RENOVATION OF GATEKEEPER'S CABIN IN PARK MAKSIMIR

Works on renovation of Gatekeeper's cabin in Park Maksimir are completed. Investor was Public institution »Maksimir«, and works were done by »Hudi-graditeljstvo« d.o.o. Works on this protected cultural asset constructed in 1847 were performed under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature.

After renovation, the west wing of Gatekeeper's cabin is used for the business needs of Public Institution »Maksimir« where Department for scientific works, maintenance, preservation, promotion and usage of Park Maksimir, and in the east wing in progress are construction works of »Info-center« which opening is planned in spring.


/ Gatekeeper's cabin before renovation /


/ Renovated Gatekeeper's cabin /

 

October 25, 2007

NEW PUBLIC INSTITUTION “MAKSIMIR”'S BOOKLETS ABOUT PARK MAKSIMIR

On October 25, 2007 a presentation of booklets “Maksimir's spring flowers – handbook for determination of species” and “Park Maksimir – guide through cultural heritage” was held in ZOO's education center. Publisher of the booklets is Public institution »Maksimir«.
Booklet „Maksimir's spring flowers - handbook for determination of species„ elaborates on 22 most common spring flowers in a popular way. Handbook's authors are dr.sci. Mirjana Vrbek, dr.sci. Suzana Buzjak and mr.sci. Biljana Janev Hutinec. This booklet will help visitors in recognizing some of the earliest spring flowers in Park Maksimir.
Public institution's booklet „Park Maksimir - guide through cultural heritage“, author Vladimira Ivankovića, dr. vet. med in a popular way introduces visitors to historical data connected to Park Maksimir. This booklet tells us and teaches us about the significance and wealth of Park Maksimir as cultural wealth, and tells us the story of its rich and interesting history.
Booklets will be sold in Public institution “Maksimir”'s info-centre.


Maksimir's spring flowers – handbook for determination of species


Park Maksimir – guide through cultural heritage

 

September 21, 2007

4TH MAKSIMIR'S FALL

On Friday, September 21, 2007 for the fourth time were held now already traditional 4th Maksimir's fall, a sport-recreational, cultural-artistic and health-preventive event for elderly persons.

The program that was under patronage of Zagreb City Government, District council »Maksimir«, and organized by Society for sporting recreation »Maksimir«, Zagreb's association for sporting recreation »Sport for all«, Home for elderly and sick »Maksimir«, Gerontology Centre »Maksimir«, Matrix for retirees »Maksimir«, Centre for culture and information »Maksimir«, Zagreb City ZOO and Public institution »Maksimir«, begun on Friday in the afternoon hours with large number of participants and in a cheerful mood.

This year's Maksimir's fall was enriched with performances of dance groups, choirs, and cultural-artistic groups.

In the late afternoon hours the program moved from the big stage to the small stage next to restaurant Maksimilijan, where visitors could dance and sing along with well known Zvonimir Sruk, and enjoy a homemade portion of beans.

For all of those with competitive spirit this year, as well, numerous sporting events were prepared: hanging bowling alley, bowling, badminton, chess, etc., and competition in cultural-artistic creative work.

As well, a health-preventive program was arranged for all participants and visitors where everybody could check their health, and be informed about the ways of better taking care of their health. Visitors could get oculist examination, measurement of vitamins and minerals, measurement of skin moisture, prevention of osteoporosis and vein diseases, demonstration of exercises for improvement of coordination and circulation, blood pressure measurement, measurement of blood sugar level, and many other useful information.

Photo-gallery – 4th Maksimir's fall

 

September 8, 2007 (Saturday)

MARKING OF “PARK MAKSIMIR'S DAY” AND OPENING OF RENOVATED PORTAL ON SATURDAY

"Far away from Zagreb, where green fields put their arms around the shady forest, as if the flowers and trees are turned into living beings, cheerful, bright and smiling. In front of the mass rises an arch as a flower tower. A breeze whirls long, proud flags. Amidst the green and garlands whitens a big plaque with red inscription - Maksimir…"

Marija Jurić Zagorka - "Republicans"

That is how Marija Jurić Zagorka picturesquely described the event of the first opening of Park Maksimir in 1794. We can use her words to partially describe the birthday that Park Maksimir celebrated on Saturday, September 8.

As a gift for this long awaited celebration Maksimir got a new face. The main entrance (portal) is renovated and covered with new and shiny attire that Maksimir deserves! Visitors are clearly and brightly welcomed by the sculptures of two proud goddesses that were until now unnoticeable and sad, covered with the drab of city turbulence: Pomona, goddess of fruits and trees, and Flora, goddess of flowers. Portal was constructed in 1841, in classicistic style, but through history it was changed many times. In 1914 it was renovated into the state it has today.

We revived Park Maksimir and for its birthday we took it back more than 160 years in time in the days of reign of Juraj Haulik for whom economic properties were founded in Maksimir, so that visitors could enjoy in presentations of old crafts, dance with ladies in beautiful costumes which were worn by members of "Plemenitaši" association, and enjoy the food of our ancestors.

Photo-gallery from the celebration of Park Maksimir's Day

 

 

September 1, 2007 (Saturday)

MARKING OF “11TH EUROPEAN BAT NIGHT” IN PARK MAKSIMIR

On Saturday, September 1, 2007 from 5 to 7 pm in Park Maksimir (Echo pavilion) a workshop for children was organized where children could make bat - masks, medallions shaped as bats and through play, entertainment and expert guidance learn more about these magnificent animals. Besides listening to bat voices in the pavilion, a bat search around park Maksimir was organized with the help of bat-detectors.

After 7 pm the event moved to the area of Zagreb city ZOO (entrance from Fakultetsko dobro street, next to the crucifix) where a rich, all night program was prepared. The fun lasted until midnight, with music, magicians; jugglers with fire, cocktail bar, video presentations, educative corners, “cemetery” of extinct bats...

Other organizations that strive to protect this animal group and nature as a whole joined in as well to this manifestation. As a part of action “Adopt a bat” by “Public institution Medvednica”, in Park Maksimir and Zagreb city ZOO visitors were able to adopt a bat or visit Veternica cave with expert guidance on September 1, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Association for bat protection - Tragus (in founding), Croatian biospeleological society, State institute for nature protection and Ministry of culture - Nature conservation department, presented their work in Zagreb city ZOO.

Each year in August European countries which are signatories of Agreement on protection of the population of European bats (UNEP/EUROBATS), mark “European bat night” - an event that is extremely important in the sense of rising consciousness of the public for the need of protecting bats. Bats are an important part of every living community. Unfortunately, many of the 45 recorded European species are today endangered and in extinction. Republic Croatia is, as well, one of the signatories of Agreement on protection of the population of European bats, which took effect in 2000. Besides that, regarding bats, Croatia with its 35 until now recorded bat species is one of the riches European countries.

Our goal is to bring this animal group closer to people and to encourage people to think about the need of bat protection.

We are looking forward to your arrival!

BROCHURE ON BATS (PDF, 442 KB)

PHOTO-GALLERY


 

July and August 2007

SUMMER IN MAKSIMIR

This year as well, during summer months, Public institution »Maksimir« in cooperation with associations »Yoga in everyday life« and »Tango Argentino Zagreb« organized programs for visitors of Park Maksimir. In that way, everyone that want to start their morning with some physical activity can join in yoga exercises every Wednesday from 7,00 to 8,00 am on a meadow next to the big stage (more information at www.yoga-in-daily-life.hr), and the ones that desire romantic atmosphere can try out their dancing steps and enjoy soft sounds of tango every Thursday from 9,00 do 11,00 pm in Echo pavilion (more information at www.tangoargentino.hr).

 


/ Outdoors yoga, source: Yoga in everyday life /


/ Dance evenings in Echo pavilion /

 

June 16, 2007

ARTISTIC INSTALLATIONS PLACED IN PARK MAKSIMIR

Public institution »Maksimir« in cooperation with Center for culture and information »Maksimir« has organized installation of artistic installations in Park Maksimir. Chosen were sculptures made by academic sculptor Božica Matasić, named »Sleep walkers« placed on the first lake and »Chaser of happiness« placed in the Valley of Dahlias.


/ Sculpture »Sleep walkers« /


/ Sculpture »Chaser of happiness« /

 

May 23, 2007

CONSTRUCTION WORKS ON RENOVATION OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE (PORTAL) HAVE BEGUN

Construction works on renovation of the main entrance (portal) in Park Maksimir have begun. Investor of works is Public institution »Maksimir«, which are done by »Šlezak« d.o.o. Works are done under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature. After renovation, which includes works on cleaning of debris, construction renovation of cracks and conservation-restoration works, one of the most recognizable symbols of Park Maksimir will bring back its old glow.


/ Beginning of renovation works /

 

May 20, 2007

CELEBRATION OF NATURE PROTECTION DAY IN REPUBLIC CROATIA AND INTERNATIONAL DAY OF BIODIVERSITY IN MAKSIMIR

On Sunday, May 20, Nature Protection Day in Republic Croatia and International Day of Biodiversity were marked on location of the monument of park architecture in Park Maksimir. Celebration was organized in cooperation of the State Institute for Nature Protection and Public institution «Maksimir». One of the important duties of State Institute for Nature Protection and public institutions for management of protected areas in Republic Croatia, such as Public institution «Maksimir» is raising public awareness about the necessity for nature protection in Republic Croatia, which was the purpose for organizing this event. As a part of the event stands were placed, where some of governmental and nongovernmental organizations that act in the area of nature protection were represented, and visitors received additional information and collected promotional and educational materials. During the entertainment part of the program, visitors had the opportunity to join in a prize game called «treasure hunting», see a children play named «Small green caterpillar» performed by The Doll Factory; by director Tea Gjergjizi-Agejev, staring Luka Petrušić and Hrvoje Zalar, or tour Park Maksimir in search for birds with experts from the Croatian Institute of Ornithology.

Besides the organizers, the following participants have presented their work: Public institution «Nature Park Medvednica»; Public institution « Nature Park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje»; Croatian Institute of Ornithology; National Park «Sjeverni Velebit»; National Park «Plitvička jezera», Nature Park «Velebit» and Zagreb City ZOO.


 

April 27, 2007

NEW INFORMATION PANELS WERE PLACED IN PARK MAKSIMIR

Javna ustanova »Maksimir« postavila je nove informativne table na glavnom ulazu u park Maksimir iz smjera Maksimirske ceste i zapadnom ulazu u park iz smjera ulice Prilesje. Prednja strana table, uz otro-foto kartu parka Maksimir u mjerilu 1:2500, sadrži tekstove s osnovnim podacima o parku i Javnoj ustanovi »Maksimir«, a poleđina podatke o kulturnoj i prirodnoj baštini parka. Tekstovi su napisani na hrvatskom i engleskom jeziku, kako bi i strani posjetitelji koji u sve većem broju posjećuju Zagreb i park Maksimir, dobili osnovne informacije o tom najvećem remek djelu parkovne arhitekture kod nas. Postavljanjem ovih informativnih tabli nastavljen je projekt izgradnje turističke signalizacije u parku Maksimir.

Public institution »Maksimir« placed new information panels at the main entrance of Park Maksimir from the direction of Maksimir road and the west entrance of the Park from the direction of Prilesje street. The front side of the panel, besides otro-foto map of Park Maksimir in scale 1:2500, contains texts with basic information about the Park and Public institution »Maksimir«, and the back side gives information about cultural and natural heritage of the Park. Texts are written in Croatian and English languages, so that foreign visitors that visit Zagreb and Park Maksimir more and more often, can get basic information on this largest masterpiece of park architecture in Croatia. By placing these information panels the project of development of tourist signalization in Park Maksimir is being continued.

 


/ Old entrance panel /


/ New entrance panel /

 

February 21, 2007

WORKS ON RENOVATION OF THE GATEKEEPER'S HOUSE HAVE BEGUN

Works on renovation of the Gatekeeper's house in Park Maksimir have begun. Investor is Public institution »Maksimir«. Works are done by »Hudi-graditeljstvo« d.o.o. according to project made by »ASK atelier« d.o.o. Works on this protected cultural asset constructed in 1847 will be performed under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature. After renovation, in its left wing »Info-center for Park Maksimir's visitors« will be located, and the right wing will be used as offices of Public institution »Maksimir«.


/ Beginning of renovation works /

 

February 20, 2007

COMPLETED WORKS ON RENOVATION OF A HOUSE NEAR
ECHO PAVILION

Works on a small house near Echo pavilion are completed. Investor was Public institution »Maksimir«. Works were done by »Hudi-graditeljstvo« d.o.o. according to project made by »Šah Radović« d.o.o. Works were done under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature. Initially, the house will be used for the needs of »Hrvatske šume« d.o.o., UŠP Zagreb, RJ »Hortikultura«, which performs maintenance works in Park Maksimir, and after forming the Department for immediate supervision of Park Maksimir, Supervision station will be settled in it.


/ State before renovation /


/ Today's appearance of the house /

 


2006.

December 26, 2006

»CHRISTMAS PROGRAM IN PARK MAKSIMIR«

In occasion of Christmas holidays, Public institution »Maksimir« will organize a program for all visitors of Park Maksimir, on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at 3 p.m., which will be held on the small stage, by the main entrance (portal) of Park Maksimir. In the program will appear:

  • »Zagrebački mališani«
  • »Ensemble Marjan Krajna«
  • Tambura band »Lampaši«

Program will be hosted by Tomislav Jurić, and the entrance is free of charge.


/ Last year's Christmas program /

November 2006

A NEW CATERING ESTABLISHMENT IS OPENED IN PARK MAKSIMIR

A new catering establishment in Park Maksimir called Bistro »Švicarska kuća« is opened i n a beautiful surrounding of a single-floor house built in 1842, belonging to stylized rustic architecture after which it was named Swiss or Tyrolean house. Bistro offers a variety of hot and cold drinks.

Bistro »ŠVICARSKA KUĆA«

Lessee: »Humidor« d.o.o., director Alan Andabaka
HR-10000 Zagreb, Maksimirski perivoj bb
Tel.: ++ 385 (0)1 7878 600

Winter working hours:  

  • Monday – Friday: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
  • Saturday – Sunday: from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


/ Part of the ambience of Bistro »Švicarska kuća« interior /


July 2006

CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN PARK MAKSIMIR

Since the construction season in the whole area of Zagreb city is in full bloom, neither Park Maksimir is an exception. Works on renovation of a trail from Prilesje to Vidikovac are being performed on the south side of the Park. Investor of the works is Public institution »Maksimir«, and the works are performed by »Vodoprivreda Zagreb« d.o.o. Works are done according to project made by »Šah Radović« d.o.o., under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature. This is the second trail that is being renovated in accordance with all the standards of park architecture after the trail surrounding Swiss meadow.

Works on renovation of the fourth lake are being performed on the north side of the Park. Investor of the works are Hrvatske vode, VGO Zagreb, and the works are performed by »Vodoprivreda Zagreb« d.o.o. Works are done according to project made by Geo-Kon d.o.o., under conservation supervision by City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature.

The fourth lake was constructed from 1853 to 1862, immediately by Bliznec stream in the northeast part of Park Maksimir, opposite of the Beehive. It had an area of 11 000 m 2 and water depth of 0.5 to 1 meter. The lake has been completely dried out during the 1970's.

Next to the fourth lake, Archbishop Haulik, the final creator and shaper of Park Maksimir, had constructed pavilion Birch hut, which was built in gothic style. Birch hut was completely destroyed after 1940. This pavilion will be renovated as well, as part of the works on the fourth lake.


/ Works on renovation of trail from Prilesje to Vidikovac /


/ Works on renovation of the fourth lake /

 


June 29 and 30, 2006

»VI SEMINAR OF HEAD SUPERVISORS AND SUPERVISORS IN PROTECTED AREAS OF REPUBLIC CROATIA« WAS HELD IN NP »SJEVERNI VELEBIT«

On June 29 and 30, 2006 in NP »Sjeverni Velebit« »VI seminar of head supervisors and supervisors in protected areas of Republic Croatia« was held. It was organized by the Institute for nature protection, Ministry of culture, under expert guidance of Mr. Želimir Štahan, B.Sc.

Participants of the seminar were representatives of public institutions that manage national and nature parks, representatives of county public institutions, and representatives of Public institution »Maksimir«, head supervisor Saša Banić, B.Sc. and manager Nenad Strizrep, iur., which held a lecture on news brought to our nature protection's legal system by the Law on nature protection from 2005.

During the first day of the seminar cabinet lectures were held in headquarters of Public institution NP »Sjeverni Velebit« in Krasno, of which, by all means, an excellent lecture on phytocenology of Velebit mountain should be singled out, held by senior advisor in the Institute for nature protection, Ministry of culture RC, Mr. Milan Rukavina, B.Sc., and lecture on handbook for flora mapping held by head supervisor in Public institution »Nature Park Učka«, Egon Vaslić, B.Sc.

The second day of seminar included visit of Zavižan, Botanical garden and Štirovaća, where participants of the seminar had the opportunity to get to know a part of natural beauties of our most beautiful mountain, Velebit.

Hereby we would like to thank our great hosts, manager Milan Nekić, dipl. oec, conservation manager Svjetlana Lupret-Obradović, B.Sc, head supervisor Tihomir Devčić B.Sc, supervisors and all other employees of Public institution NP »Sjeverni Velebit«, for their hospitality.


/ Lectures during the first day of seminar /


/ Seminar's participants at climbers' logging at Zavižan /


June 13, 2006

Completed renovation works of the path around Swiss meadow

Works on renovation and decoration of the path around Swiss meadow in Park Maksimir are completed. Investor of the works was Public institution »Maksimir«. Works were done by »Vodoprivreda Zagreb« d.o.o. according to project by »Šah Radović« d.o.o. Works were performed under conservation supervision of City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature. This is the first path in Park Maksimir that is designed according to all standards of park architecture. We would like to thank the visitors of Park Maksimir for their patients during the period of renovation.


/ Appearance of the path around Swiss meadow before renovation /


/ Appearance of the path around Swiss meadow after renovation /

 


June 10, 2006

Company’s Impact Day in Park Maksimir

On Saturday June 10, 2006 with the beginning at 10 a.m., employees of consultancy – auditing Company Deloitte d.o.o., Zagreb, Heinzelova 33, will be cleaning the north part of Park Maksimir. Cleaning action is held as a part of Impact Day happening, during which Deloitte, besides cleaning, will donate 8.000,00 Kuna for painting benches in the big playground in Park Maksimir.

 


June 4, 2006

Beginning of programs under the name »Summer in Maksimir«

Public institution »Maksimir« traditionally organizes programs for visitors under the name »Summer in Maksimir« in Park Maksimir. This years programs start on Sunday, June 4, 2006. Ensemble MUSICA DA CAMERA will open the program with a classical music concert in Echo pavilion, with the beginning at 4 p.m., and will be continued with songs and dances from Zagreb and surrounding, performed by HSPD »SLJEME« ŠESTINE – ZAGREB on the big stage with the beginning at 5 p.m. Host of the program is Tomislav Jurić, and the entrance is free of charge. Program ends at 7 p.m.

NOTE: In case of bad weather the concerts will not be held.


/ Photograph from last years concert of Mladen Grdović /

 


May 31, 2006

Marking of World Sports Day, May 31

On May 31 near the small stage in Park Maksimir World Sports Day was marked, organized by Society for sports recreation »Maksimir«. On that occasion all interested had the opportunity to try out some sport activity prepared by organizers: badminton, pulling rope, hanging bowling alley, darts, throwing hoops, shooting basket, etc. Nice weather favored organizers, which gave a chance to many citizens to try out their skills, and the most of them were the smallest ones that achieved their first sport achievements in Park Maksimir.

 



May 23 to 28, 2006

OPENING OF EXHIBITION »UNKNOWN MAKSIMIR« IN ST. JURAJ'S CHAPEL

In the occasion of Zagreb City Day, Public institution »Maksimir« will organize an exhibition »Unknown Maksimir«, author Damir Mudrinjak, from May 23 to 28, 2006 in St. Juraj's chapel in Park Maksimir. Through a series of photographs the exhibition shows the history of Park Maksimir from its founding until today, its cultural heritage and sights that used to adorn Park Maksimir, and which were in time devastated or gone. Ceremonial opening of the exhibition is planned on May 23, 2006 at 11 a.m., and Major's deputy Mrs. Ljiljana Kuhta Jeličić will give a short speech. Exhibition will be opened for public from May 24 to 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance is free of charge.

Letak (pdf, 218 KB)

 


May 20, 2006

Marking of May 22, Nature Protection Day in Republic Croatia and International Biodiversity Day

State institute for nature protection and Public institution »Maksimir « have organized a program for marking May 22, Nature Protection Day in Republic Croatia and International Biodiversity Day in Park Maksimir, on May 20, 2006 with the beginning at 10 a.m. As a part of the happening several subjects acting in the field of nature protection presented themselves with materials, and visitors were able to get more information, as well as advertising and educational materials. Presentation of educative programs of public institutions for nature protection in Republic Croatia was held, and experts from Croatian Ornithology Society took a walk with interested visitors and introduced them with some of 104 until now recorded bird species and their songs. The program was accompanied by several social events: classical music concert, performance for children »Mother's story of Stribor's forest« in Echo pavilion and concert of group Baruni on the big stage. Along the main alley of Park Maksimir were educative panels made by State institute for nature protection. Besides organizers, the following institutions presented their work: Ministry of culture Republic Croatia, Public institution »Nature park Medvednica«, Public institution »Nature park Lonjsko polje«, Public institution »Nature park Žumberak-Samoborsko gorje«, Public institution »National park Sjeverni Velebit«, Croatian Ornithology Society, Society for protection of amphibians and reptiles of Croatia – Hyla, Zagreb City ZOO and Public institution for managing protected natural values in the area of Varaždin County.

 

 


March 28, 2006

BROCHURE »RENOVATION OF GAZEBO IN PARK MAKSIMIR«

On March 28, 2006 in restaurant »Maksimilijan« presentation of brochure »RENOVATION OF GAZEBO IN PARK MAKSIMIR« was held. Publisher of the brochure is Public institution »Maksimir«. Representatives of printed and electronic media, and guests were present on the presentation. Authors of the brochure are prof. Silvije Novak from City Bureau for protection of monuments of culture and nature and Amalija Denich, B. sc. retired conservation manager of Public institution »Maksimir«. Brochure gives us a historical overview of the Gazebo from its beginning to the renovation in 2002. Brochure was printed in Croatian language in edition of 1500 copies. The price of brochure is 10.00 kuna, and it can be purchased in Public institution »Maksimir«.

 

February 21, 2009

TOURIST MAP OF PARK MAKSIMIR

On February 21, 2006 in restaurant »Maksimilijan« public presentation of »TOURIST MAP OF PARK MAKSIMIR« was held. Publisher of the map is Public institution »Maksimir«. Representatives of printed and electronic media, and numerous guests were present on the presentation. Map was made using GIS in 1:5000 measure, Map producers were Hrvatske šume d.o.o., UŠP Zagreb, Department for forest maintenance. Map was printed Studio Hrg d.o.o. from Zagreb, and design was made by Eko-info Studio from Sisak. Map was printed in Croatian language in edition of 3000 copies. Map is free of charge and you can get it in Zagreb in Tourist informative centre, Ban Josip Jelačić square 11, Zagreb County Tourist Board office in Preradovićeva street 42 and Gazebo in Park Maksimir.

 
 
     
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