Welcome to Sarajevo Region
The perfect combination of urban life and outdoors, historical and full of modern life
The Sarajevo region includes the capital, its metropolitan area as well as some smaller villages and cities and the Olympic Mountains. Here, hiking trails and city life are a stone’s throw from each other. The melting pot is bursting with history, cultural heritage, great artisans, good food, interesting museums and of course nature on the surrounding mountains. Visit Sarajevo and discover the magic of the so-called “Jerusalem of Europe”.
Drink Bosnian coffee, savour Bosnian dishes, climb the mountains around the capital and look down from the most beautiful vantage points. Sarajevo has many exciting experiences and activities to offer – you’ll never be bored here!
What makes Sarajevo special? What can you expect in the Bosnian capital? These blog posts will tell you what makes this place unique and special.
Where is Sarajevo located?
Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is located in the centre of the Dinaric Alps, at the foot of Mount Trebević. The valley in which Sarajevo lies is surrounded by the Bjelašnica, Igman and Jahorina mountains, which reach up to 2,000 metres.
How do I get to the city from Sarajevo Airport?
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What sights are there in Sarajevo?
Sarajevo is a city with a rich history and culture. Here you will find many sights, including:
and much more!
What can I do and see in Sarajevo?
The best way to explore the sights of Sarajevo is with a city tour so that a local guide can give you a deeper insight into the culture and history. What else can you do? Here are a few suggestions:
Where did the Sarajevo assassination take place?
The Sarajevo assassination took place on 28 June 1914, when the Austrian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie von Hohenberg were murdered by Gavrilo Princip. The assassination was the trigger for the First World War.
The site of the assassination is in the centre of Sarajevo. There is a memorial to the victims of the assassination and a museum here. You can still visit the site today – it’s best done with a local guide who can explain you exactly what led to the events of June 28th, 1914.
What is the weather like in Sarajevo?
The weather in Sarajevo is temperate continental. Summers are warm and dry, winters are cold and snowy. Sarajevo is a great destination for a city trip all year round – in winter you can go skiing, in spring and summer you have perfect temperatures for strolling around the city and in summer the famous Sarajevo Film Festival takes place.
Can I still see remains of the Olympics in Sarajevo?
Yes, there are still some remnants of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. These include, among others:
How many days should I plan for Sarajevo?
You should plan at least 3 days for your first visit to Sarajevo. During this time you can see and experience the most important sights of the city. If you have more time, you can also go on excursions to the surroundings of Sarajevo, e.g. to the ski resorts, the mountain village of Lukomir, the town of Konjic and more. Ready to go? Let us help you plan your trip!
How safe is Sarajevo?
Sarajevo is a safe city. The crime rate is relatively low. However, as in any other city, you should take care of your valuables.
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