Trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina

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Sights in Bosnia-Herzegovina Top 10, arrival / connections in the country and further information for tourists in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Bosnia-Herzegovina is the country most affected by the war in Yugoslavia in the 1990s. After the declaration of independence in 1992, the Bosnian War broke out between the ethnic groups.

It was the largest and bloodiest war in Europe since World War II. Despite the peace agreement in 1995, the economy is still in ruins. Tourists are rarely seen in Bosnia or Herzegovina. Even before the war, Bosnia-Herzegovina was not a tourist area. The country has few major attractions, Bosnia-Herzegovina only has an extremely short coastline. Although the state is officially an independent country today, in reality Bosnia-Herzegovina is more or less divided into two parts:  the Federation of Bosnia / Herzegovina and the predominantly Serb-inhabited Republika Srpska.

Attractions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo: The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 1984 Olympic (Winter Olympics) city is a melting pot of the three major ethnic groups. Bosnian Muslims, Serbs and Croats live side by side or with each other here. The residents of Sarajevo are very friendly to the few tourists, and quite a few residents of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina speak German. Since the city belonged to the Ottoman Empire for a long time, the Turkish quarter that has been rebuilt in recent years is the old town of Sarajevo. In the 16th century, Sarajevo was considered the most beautiful city in Europe. It is certainly the city with the most attractions in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Banja Luka: The capital of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina is of particular interest to visitors interested in contemporary history. The city’s fortifications from the 16th century are also worth seeing.

Mostar – City of Bridges:
Travel to Mostar, famous for its iconic Old Bridge (Stari Most). Watch daring jumps into the Neretva River below and stroll through the old bazaar with its cobbled streets. Visit the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and immerse yourself in Bosnia’s rich Ottoman history and architecture.


The city of Mostar is perhaps the most interesting sight in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Visit the tranquil village of Blagaj, where the Buna River gushes from a karst spring at the foot of towering cliffs. Explore the Darvish Monastery above the spring and dine at a waterfront restaurant overlooking the tranquil surroundings.

Visit Yajce, a city with royal history and natural beauty. Explore the medieval Yajce Fortress, the Priva Waterfall in the city center, and the catacomb-like Catacombs of the Catacombs. Jajce is also the historical site of the declaration of independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Head to Trebinje, a charming town with a Mediterranean flair. Take a walk along the picturesque Trebišnjica River, visit the Tvrdos Monastery and explore the historic old town. Enjoy local wine and food in the relaxed atmosphere of this hidden gem.

Nestled between mountains and rivers, Konjic is known for its Ottoman-era bridges and the impressive Tito Bunker, a secret Cold War-era underground facility. Explore the fascinating Old Bridge district and learn more about the country’s recent history in the bunker.

Explore the medieval town of Pocitelj, perched on a hill above the Neretva River. Marvel at the well-preserved Ottoman architecture, including Gavran Kapetanović’s mansion and the Hajji Alija Mosque. Climb the minaret for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Visit Visegrad, home of the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 16th century, it is an architectural masterpiece that symbolizes the region’s Ottoman heritage. Explore Andrićgrad, a cultural and artistic complex dedicated to Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andrić.

Una National Park:
Una National Park is characterized by the pristine Una River and lush landscapes. Explore waterfalls like Štrbački Buk and relax in the tranquility of this protected area where you can hike, raft and observe wildlife.

Bosnia-Herzegovina information

Resident around 3.3 million
Area 51.000 km²
Inhabitants / km² 65 (medium population in Eastern Europe)
Capital city Sarajevo
Language Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
religion Muslims (40%), Orthodox (30%), Catholics (15%), Jews (2%)
currency Konvertibilna Marka (KM), the value of the currency does not fluctuate and, as in Bulgaria, corresponds to exactly one DM (D-Mark, i.e. around 1.95 euros).
Gross domestic product 2023 $12000/pop (rather poor country)

no, with a passport or ID card for trips of up to 3 months

Area code of Germany 00387
Internet addresses .ba
Vehicle license plate BIH

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