Traveling to Sarajevo with your kids? The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is also an excellent destination for families. There is much to discover here, even for the little family members. Here we have collected a few tips and activities that are also fun for children.
VISIT A COPPERSMITH
Coppersmithing has a centuries-old tradition in Sarajevo—and many copper smiths are happy to show curious guests, young and old, how their work is done. How about your kids hammering their very own bookmark and taking it home afterward?
WALK ALONG THE BOB SLEIGH
The destroyed bobsled run from the 1984 Winter Olympics is an adventure playground for young and old. But also exciting are the numerous graffiti with which artists immortalize themselves on the concrete. Some of them create real works of art. So take a walk with your kids and see what you discover!
EAT BOSNIAN BAKLAVA
If you are on vacation in Sarajevo with kids, you can’t miss something sweet: How about the typical Bosnian dessert baklava? Traditionally it is made with walnuts, but there are also variations with almonds, hazelnuts, or even chocolate. Of course, the best place in Sarajevo to dig in is BAKLAVA SARAJBOSNA.
STAND IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF GAVRILO PRINCIP
Here in Sarajevo, children can step right into the footprints of history! Who can say they can bring world events as close to children on vacation as they did on the street corner where the Austrian Crown Prince was shot. Here, kids can stand right in the footprints of Gavrilo Princip and bring history to life.
VISIT THE MUSEUM OF OPTICAL ILLUSIONS
A nightmare on vacation with kids: Rainy days. Not in the Bosnian capital, however. A perfect afternoon with kids in Sarajevo can easily be transferred to the Museum of Optical Illusions in case of bad weather. Here it is easy to pass a few hours: look at the optical illusions, take funny photos, and then go for a hot chocolate.