Bosnia and Herzegovina

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country with a really extraordinary past – both ancient and recent. Its often-turbulent history has left its mark in the form of beautiful architecture and moving memorials. The cities dotted around the mountainous countryside are mostly small in size but big on charm. Comfortably nestled in scenic valleys, they are home to an extremely diverse and friendly people.

With about half of the country still covered in forest, outdoor activities are especially popular in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Vrbas river has world championship-level rafting while the calmer river Sana is great for fly-fishing. If you’re rather keep your feet dry, there are tons of great hiking routes, with plenty of peaks over 2,000 metres high.

Top destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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  • Sarajevo

    Sarajevo is a city that you almost certainly most associate with war if you were born in or before the late 1980s. Being besieged for nearly 4 years certainly gave the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina a distinctive character, but its important position as a meeting point of Asian and European cultures over the past centuries has had a more lasting and noticeable impact. You can see this in the eclectic Old Town and the beautiful old churches, synagogues and mosques built almost next to each other.

    But Sarajevo is more than just its history. In fact, it’s a very friendly and welcoming place. The compact city has a cosmopolitan feel, with a fun nightlife, a longstanding coffee culture and some really striking modern buildings.

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