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The Sarajevo Region in Bosnia and Herzegovina hosts the capital city Sarajevo.

Cities, towns and villagesEdit

Map of Sarajevo Region
  • 1 Sarajevo is the federal capital of Bosnia, Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska.
  • 2 Pale is a university, sport and tourism centre, with winter sports on Jahorina mountain.
  • 3 Lukomir   is a mountain village, where some inhabitants are still semi-nomadic.
  • 4 Foča is a base for white-water rafting, hikes through deep canyons, and climbing Bosnia's highest peak.
  • 5 Goražde   has a 1521 printing house and the 2011 "Blessed Martyrs of Drina-beatified". It's near the Neolithic site of Lug in Zupčići.
  • 6 Višegrad sights include the Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge, a   UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 7 Visoko   is famous for not having pyramids. Flaky "archaeologists" make wild claims, but they're just hills.
  • 8 Kreševo   is a mountain town with a Franciscan monastery.
  • 9 Fojnica   also has a Franciscan monastery.
  • 10 Olovo has the Bijambare Caves.
  • 11 Vareš has Bronze Age remains, an ancient necropolis and old churches.

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Bjelašnica. Ski resort about 35 km south of Sarajevo, an hour's drive, with 14 km of slopes in all difficulty levels. A day pass costs 25 KM for children and 35 KM for adults. Night skiing is also possible in season, for an additional 18 KM.    
Jahorina ski slopes.
  • 2 Jahorina. Ski resort about 35 km southeast of Sarajevo, just across the border into Republika Srpska. The resort has 25 km of slopes in all difficulty levels and 11 lifts. In the 1984 Olympics it hosted the Women's Alpine competitions. A day ticket costs 29 KM for children and 39 KM for adults.    
  • 3 Igman Ski Resort


Get inEdit

The city of Sarajevo is the main gateway, with international air and road connections, plus rail, bus & road links across the country.

You can also fly into Tuzla to the north, which has budget flights and connecting buses.

Get aroundEdit





Stay safeEdit

Many land mines and unexploded ordnances are left over from the 1992-95 Bosnian Civil War. Although intensive efforts to clean up the explosives have been undertaken since the early 2000s, with help of the international community, there are still many mine fields present in the hills around Sarajevo and along the former front line between Bosnia and Republika Srpska. Always stay on the paths, look out for mine warning signs, and never wander into the forests!

Go nextEdit

  • To the northwest, Zenica and Banja Luka are on the route to Zagreb in Croatia and so to western Europe.
  • To the north, Tuzla has budget flights.
  • To the south, Mostar has a picturesque centre. It's on the route to the Adriatic coast.
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