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Sisak is a very important industrial and cultural city in Croatia. It's on three rivers: the Sava, Kupa and Odra. The Kupa flows through the old town. Sisak has about 50,000 inhabitants, with a metropolitan area of about 80,000.
Victor Hugo
Sisak is the biggest river port in Croatia. You can sail to Sisak with the Victor Hugo boat that sails from Budapest, Novi Sad, Belgrade and Slavonski Brod.
Get in
Sisak is a major hub of rail, roads, and river boating.
By train
Sisak is on Croatia's main railway line, which travels from Zidani Most in Slovenia to Zagreb and finally to Sisak, terminating at the grand 1880s railway building at the bottom edge of the centre of twon town. In addition to the numerous train services operate each day to Zagreb (including the new, high-speed tilt train which completes the journey in around 35 min), there are services to Novska and Rijeka. The Croatian Railways website has information on train times and tickets. The railway station is being renovated and modernised. Before the war there was a railway line that ran from Sisak and Karlovac, but that line was destroyed during the war.
By bus
You can take the bus from Zagreb, Petrinja, Kutina, Karlovac, Munich, and Frankfurt.
By car
Main highways pass nearby to Sisak from Zagreb through to Belgrade, which is 24 km northeast of Sisak. Highway A11, which is under construction, passes from Zagreb to Sisak and will in the future be extended to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Driving to Sisak is easy with good signposting from all directions, and there is on-street as well as lot parking in the town.
Get around
The city has 12 districts: Centar - South, Centar - North, Centar - East, Centar - West, Zeleni Brijeg, Zibel, Tomićev put, Galdovo, Željezara, Vrbina, Naselje, Viktorovac.
You can see a lot of bikes paths in the center of city, you can easily use it.
Taxis serve the whole city and have colours of city, green and blue.
Celtic Night, During the first days of September, when the moon is young, on the Promenade near the Kupa River, a natural gathering venue of citizens of Sisak and their guests, the ′Celtic Night′ happens. All along the left bank of the Kupa, on which the town centre abuts, between two bridges of Sisak, thousands of people get together to proudly revise a great history lesson in the open, on the river which has always meant life for the town of Sisak. In the glow of spotlights, walking with heroes, athletes, and leaders, with rich cultural and  gastronomic offer, with playful laugh of a happy child..., with magic potion served to us along the bank on the Promenade by druids and sorceresses, there are pictures on floats emerging, connected with flowing candles, accompanied by music and a voice which clarifies, reminds and revives all that what is property and heritage of us all, each of the pictures being related to a great historical event, each with its story and its hero. Characters from books and legends, in their costumes and very special, precious possession of memory of the town of Sisak, in the light of the candles tell the ′Celtic Night′, that, what we are going to leave to the coming generations: glorious history of the town which has broken invaders, opposed the powerful but also has left a lasting memorial in the history of the Croatian people.
There are numerous stores and bakeries in the city center (Mlin i Pekare, Konzum) and shopping malls (Interspar, Kaufland, Lidl, etc.).
You can drink on the promenade, Riva caffe, Banana caffe, Zlatne godine etc..
Hotel Panonija, ☏ +385 44 515 600, fax: +385 44 515 601, ✉ recepcija@hotel-panonija.hr​. the only big hotel in the city, renovated in 2007 
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