Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum showcases more than 100 exhibits. Numerous legendary old-timers, motorcycles and bicycles.
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Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum is the first automobile museum in Croatia.
In the first place, it showcases more than 50 vintage and classic cars. Equally important are the motorcycles exhibits with a special part of the museum dedicated to the collection of legendary Vespas.
You will witness whole of Croatian automotive history. Given that the museum is displaying family photographs of first Croatian drivers. Which they have collected throughout the years.
Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum exhibits:
- 1916 truck from Prague, the oldest in Croatia
- Jaguar E-Type
- 1922 Ford Model T
- 1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
- 1959 Chevrolet Impala
- 1956 BMW Issera
- Citroën DS
- Citroën 2CV, known locally as “spaček”
- Zastava 750 (“fićo”)
- VW Beetles
- old Mercedes
- and many more…
- even a blue ZET tram
You can also rent an oldtimer for an event!
Ferdinand Budicki was the owner of the first car to drive through Zagreb streets, in April 1901. He bought it from Opel & Beyschlag factory in Vienna.
Zagreb started to issue its own driving licences in 1910. As Budicki’s driver’s license was not recognised, he needed to take the driving examination again.
The fun fact is none of the examiners knew how to drive, so Budicki had to teach them to drive first.
Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum opening hours
Monday – Sunday 9:00-21:00
Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum ticket prices
Adults – 30 HRK
Children from 5 to 15 – 20 HRK
Groups (15 or more) – 20 HRK
Groups should be previously announced
What can you see and do at Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum?
In the first place, you will see a great collection of vintage and classic cars and motorcycles. Coupled with learning about automotive history it is a great place to spend 2 hours. Sometimes you can participate in the restoration of old cars.
They have a children area, which combines fun with technical education. Everything is themed. They also have a beautiful living room for parents furbished with old furniture.
Visitors can participate in film screenings which educate and promote the 115 years old automotive Croatia culture.
How to get to Ferdinand Budicki Automobile Museum?
The museum has moved to WestGate Shopping City on the outskirts of Zagreb. There are free buses departing bus stations:
- Črnomerec – on the bus stop of ZET bus line 109
- departures 7:40, 8:40, 9:40, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:30*, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30* (*departures on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)
- Ljubljanica – by Autoturist bus stop
- departures 8:00, 9:10, 10:30, 12:20, 13:30, 14:40, 15:30, 16:00, 16:50, 17:20, 18:10, 18:40, 19:30, 20:00
- Savski Most – on the bus stop of ZET bus line 109
- 9:00 13:20, 15:20, 16:40, 18:00, 19:20
If you are arriving by car there is free parking on site.
Taxi or UBER is always an option.
- Eko Taxi, tel:+3851 1414 (charge 2,49 kn/call) or download app [Apple], [Google],
- Taxi Cammeo, tel:+3851 1212 (charge 2,50 kn/call) or download app [Apple], [Google],
- Radio Taxi, tel:+3851 1717 (charge 2,50 kn/call) or download app [Apple], [Google],
- UBER, Get UBER or download app [Apple], [Google], [Microsoft]