10 interesting facts about Sarajevo Cable Car

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1.Sarajevo gets its new cable car in 2018. Tourists and generations of Sarajevans will be riding to the Mountain Trebević to enjoy the spectacular view of Sarajevo for decades to come.

2.The New Cable Car was procured by Leitner an Italian company. The route and stations were designed by achitect Mufid Garibija. The Cable Car consists of 33 gondolas in black colour except five that are the colors of the Olympic rings (blue, red, yellow, green and black). Every gondola can take up to ten passengers. The ride to the Mt. Trebević is about eight minutes. Within an hour a total of 1200 passengers can be transported to the Mt. Trebević. The Vidikovac station is named after Ramo Biber (one of the first victims of the recent war who was killed for no reason by JNA forces on March 2, 1992).

3.The Cable car used to be called a Funicular by older Sarajevans. The original Trebević Cable car started to be build in 1956. It was operational by May 3, 1959.

4.Many companies from the ex-Yoguslavia built most of the cars. Those companies were Impola (Slovenska Bistrica-Slovenija), Termoelektro (Belgrade), Jelšingrad (Banja Luka) and Energoinvest (Sarajevo’s company).
5.This old Cable car used to have 50 cars which held four or five passengers. It took 12 minutes to reach the final spot called Vidikovac. Around 800 passengers could be transported (in both directions) during in an hour.
6.The old Cable Car (Funicular) was calling „the lungs of Sarajevo“. It was the top excursion site in town.

7.The base station on Hrvatin St. Was at 583 meters a. S.l. and the station up on Vidikovac was att 1160 meters.
There was little bistros at both stations and also the restaurant named Vidikovac (after the top station).The restaurant included a beautiful garden and was giving an enchanting view of town for all potential visitors at the time.
The old Cable car was 2100 meters long system that connected Bistrik settlement on the left side of the river Miljacka to the mountain Trebević.
8.The renovation was delayed for 25 years cause of lack of funds and no desireof doing it. The new Cable car was built thanks to donations of Mr. Edmond Offermann and the hard work of Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka.
By the time of the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995), the Old Cabel car was recognizable symbol of the Sarajevo.
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9.The old Cabel car was completely destroyed in the recent war and the Mt. Trebević was the front line.
After the war was over, the funical was not priority and the Mt. Trebević was full of mines and also divided between two entities.
10.From 2018 tourists and Sarajevans returned to their favourite excursion site and started to enjoy the ride and the extraordinary panoramic view of Sarajevo.
The Prize of tickets:
Bosnian citizens will be paying the return ticket 6 KM, and foreigners 20. Tickets in just one direction will cost 4 KM for Bosnians, and 15 for foreigners. Children under the age of 7 can use the cable car for free. Transporting pets will cost 6 KM for Bosnian citizens and 20 for the foreigners, and bicycles 8 KM and 30 KM respectively.

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