Sarajevo is a city of cordial people, an interesting history and culture in which East and West are intertwined.
Public transport in Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina with its capital Sarajevo belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy at the end of the 19th century. The monarchy wanted to transport all its parts by transport, so the whole country, including Sarajevo, underwent renovations. One of the innovations was the trams that were first put into service on January 1, 1885. At that time, few European countries had trams, making Sarajevo a pioneer in public transport.
Sarajevo has the nickname: European Jerusalem
After the 1990s conflict, Sarajevo was the only city in Europe to have a mosque, a Catholic and orthodox church, and a synagogue – all in one place. These buildings are located downtown from each other only ten minutes on foot. Sarajevo’s religious tolerance is a real example and impetus to the modern world.
In 1984, the first Communist Olympic Games were held in Sarajevo
Sarajevo hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Bosnia and Herzegovina at that time was part of Yugoslavia. She was the first Communist state to host the Olympics. This event highlighted Sarajevo on the world tourist map.
The Bey’s mosque is the first mosque to use electricity
The 16th-century Sarajevo Bey’s Mosque is known as one of the largest, most important and oldest mosques. It is also known worldwide to be the first mosque to use electricity.
2010. Sarajevo was awarded Best in Travel
In 2010, the city of Sarajevo received the Best in Travel award from Lonely Planets, the world’s most renowned publisher of travel guides. If you want to experience the autumn or winter idyll in Sarajevo, and explore and enjoy Sarajevo’s atmosphere, food, culture and people – come to Sarajevo.