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See Zagreb on a 1924 tram for free on Sundays 

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To the joy of many Zagreb residents and all visitors to the Croatian capital, the museum tram is back thanks to a project from the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum. 

Museum visitors can experience the spirit of the past by taking a nostalgic ride in an original M-24 motor cart from 1924 and a trailer designed by engineer Dragutin Mandl. 

Both were produced in the workshops of the Zagreb Electric Tram (ZET), and since 1973 they have been part of the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum collection. 

It is interesting to note that the tram officially ran for the first time in the City of Zagreb on September 5, 1891, on the occasion of the Jubilee Economic and Forestry Exhibition. At that time, one horse was pulling a cart along the track at an average speed of 7.5 km/h, Journal.hr writes.

An interesting fact is that the first tram depot with a horse stable and an administrative building is located exactly on the site of today’s Nikola Tesla Technical Museum.

See Zagreb on a 1924 tram for free on Sundays

Nikola Tesla Technical Museum (Photo credit: M. Vrdoljak/Zagreb Tourist Board)

The tram departs on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. from the tram stop near Cibona, across the street from the Museum. No tickets are required as the ride is free.

The tram starts from the Trg Dražena Petrovića station and continues along the route Savska – Frankopanska – Ilica – Trg bana Jelačića – Zrinjevac – Main station – Draškovićeva – Kneza Mislav – Trg žrtava fašizma – Račkoga – Trg bana Jelačića – Ilica – Frankopanska – Savska – Tratinska. 

The ride on the museum, which takes an average of half an hour, will be in function on Sundays until January 31.

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