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Bosnia and Herzegovina has long been the crossroads of many civilizations and cultures. It is these centuries of cultural diversity that has melted Bosnia and Herzegovina into a fascinating, interesting and beautiful country in Europe

Cities in Bosnia: Banja Luka, Bihac, Bijeljina, Brcko, Derventa, Medjugorje, Mostar, Neum, Prijedor, Sanski Most,  Sarajevo, Travnik, Trebinje, Tuzla, Vitez, Zenica

Capital City Bosnia & Herzegovina : Sarajevo

hotels, touroperators, travel guides, travelling to bosnia


Hotels in Bosnia

  Hotels in Bosnia & Herzegovina   -   Hotel Guide Bosnia
Hotel in Mostar, Neum and Serajevo.

     -   Hotels is a leading pan-European online travel agency specialising in worldwide travel.

  BH   -   Bosnia Hotels & Restaurants, o.a. Hotel Bosnia is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

National Parks

  Nacionalni Park Kozara, Prijedor, Tel.: +387 52 232 640
National Park "Kozara" was founded in 1967. It is situated in the northwestern part of Republic of Srpska, and occupies a central part of mount Kozara. It spreads in north - south direction, with the length of 7-km. and average width 3 - 6 km.
The central position in this area is Mrakovica. This is a flat plateau with a small settlement of the same name.
The area of the National Park is 3.375 ha, with the highest point Mrakovica at 806 m.
The area of NP "Kozara" is orohidrographic point. It is a source of crystal clear rivers Mljecanica, Mostanica, Vojskovacka River, Bukovica, as well as numerous springs. From Mrakovica with its cen-tral position in NP "Kozara", there are valleys, mountain slopes and ranges decorated with mead-ows, in all directions.

Travel Agencies / Tour Operators

G Adventures

Create your perfect trip to Bosnia   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

  Fortuna Trade Tours   -   based in Mostar
Sub-agent of Generalturist Zagreb, Air tours Atlas, Kompas Zagreb, Avio Expres Sarajevo, Budget rent-a-car, and Adriatica S.P.A. Venezia
  Kompas-Serajevo   -   based in Serajevo
  Relax Tours   -   based in Serajevo
Tourist arrangements in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in other countries
  Bijeli - Unac rafting   -   rafting, kayaking, fishing, etc.
By Senad Zulic-Beli [ in 1996 coach national kayak team BiH ].
  Green Visions, Serajevo
Eco-tourism group, located in the capital Sarajevo. We specialize in great adventures in Bosnia's pristine wild nature while working on sustainable tourist development for rural communities that will protect their culture, traditions, and, of course, the nature we all share
  Riverfree, Zagreb, a.o. holidays in Bosnia
Rafting [Strbecki waterfall, Una river], canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking, bicycling, hiking, diving, sailing in warm, unspoiled rivers and lakes, mountains and Adriatic sea.

Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bradt Travel Guide) - ISBN 1841623172Travel Guides Bosnia and Herzegovina / Related books

Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bradt Travel Guide)
Tim Clancy (Author)
Bosnia and Herzegovina has emerged from the ashes of war to become one of the most exotic destinations of southeast Europe, an ancient crossroads where east meets west. Written by an author who has lived in the country since 1992, this third edition of Bradt's Bosnia & Herzegovina is the only guidebook in English dedicated to the country. It offers the most in-depth coverage on the market to this mountainous land blessed with thick forests and deep river canyons, where medieval highland villages and world-class hiking vie with a cosmopolitan café culture for the visitor's attention. Tim Clancy has lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina since he went there as an aid worker during the war. He currently works as a freelance travel writer and an outside tourism consultant to the EC Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Paperback: 288 pages; Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides; 3 edition (20 Jun 2010); ISBN-10: 1841623172; ISBN-13: 978-1841623177.

Transport / How do I travel to Bosnia

  Serajevo Airport - / - Mostar Airport

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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights
Flight tickets Bosnia, Price comparison possible.

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  National Express Eurolines
By bus or coach to Bihac, Sarajevo, Tuzla, and Zenica.

  BIHAMK   -   Bosansko Hercegovacki Auto-Moto Klub

Online map Austria  Online Map [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castańeda Library   -   Map Collection Europe   ]


  Bosnia and Herzogovina   -   Official Site of Bosnia and Herzegovina Tourism
Culture, History, Nature, Cities, Religion, Outdoor sports, Coast, Practical info, Travel Agents, Tour operators/Hotels, 50+.

  Sarajevo   -   Grad Sarajevo   -   City of Sarajevo
  Sarajevo   -   Novi Grad - Sarajevo   -   Novi Sarajevo Municipality
  Sarajevo   -   Novo Sarajevo   -   Novo Sarajevo Municipality


  Bosanska Podrinja   
Cities : Goražde, Ustikolina, Prača, Trnovo
Cities : Glamoč, Livno, Pasić, Prisoje, Ravno, Tomislavgrad
Cities : Cerin, Čapljina, Gnojice, Jablanica, Konjic, Međugorje, Mostar, Neum, Ostrožac, Počitelj, Prozor, Rama, Stolac
Cities : Bijela, Garevac, Odžak, Orašje, Tramošnica, Zovik
  Sarajevo  -  Kanton Sarajevo
Hadžići, Ilidža, Serajevo
  Srednja Bosna   
Cities : Bugojno, Brnjaci, Donji Vakuf, Fojnica, Jajce, Kreševo, Novi Travnik, Travnik, Vitez
Cities : Banovići, Drijenica, Gračanica, Gradačac, Humći, Janja, Kalesija, Lukavac, Srebrenik, Olovo, Teočak, Tuzla
  Una-Sana Kanton   
Cities : Bihać, Čazin, Ključ, Sanski Most
  Zapadna Herzegovina   
Cities : Posušje, Ljubuški, Široki Brijeg
Cities : Breza, Fojnica, Jelah, Kakanj, Maglaj, Zenica, Žepče, Zavidovići, Visoko, Tešanj

  Banja Luka   -   Capital Republika Srpska
Second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina,  surrounded by mountains and rolling hills where the cold mountain river of Vrbas flows from through the center of town. The city is dotted with parks and tree lined avenues making it a very attractive, healthy, and interesting place to visit. On the website: About the City,  History,  Culture,  Business,  Education,  Religion,  Housing,  Transport,  Sport,  Tourism  and much more
The western gate of Bosnia... the crossroads of many ages. This mixed town offers you a delicate taste of east and west.
  Brcko   -   District
  Derventa   -   Republika Srpska
  Medugorje   -   pelgrimage
Medjugorje is the Shrine of Our Lady located among the hills in the southern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's always been a safe place to go. According to six teenagers the Blessed Mother appeared in this small village on June 24th 1981 on a hillside and since then She appears every single day, even today.
  Mostar   -   official website
Mostar is an extraordinary town in every sense of the word. The beauty goes far beyond its ancient Babylon like 'Olde Towne' and the old bridge that once stood uniting the city from the rugged emerald Neretva River. Mostar was the city with the most mixed marriages in the former Yugoslavia...not a mosaic of cultures and traditions but a real melting pot of them. The Mediterranean climate makes it the warmest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina with mostly sunny days and clear blue skies. The Neretva turns the dry arid surroundings green with figs, kiwis, grapes, pome granites, rose hips, and even mandarins and lemons.
With its 24 km. of splendidly diversified coast, Neum is the only entrance of BiH to the sea. Its proximity of significant, interesting and attractive towns such as Dubrovnik, Mostar, Korcula, Hutovo Blato and Medjugorje enhances the entire tourist offer of Neum and makes it even more attractive for trips, outings, and large group tours.
  Prijedor   -   Republika Srpska
Prijedor lies on the banks of the river Sana and foothill of Kozara.  Kozara is 75 kilometers long (the highest peaks are Lisina 978 meters and Rudine 920 meters). It's rich in forest and suitable for going in for winter sports. Ski - lift and ski - tracks were made before the War. Members of mountaineer societies and scouts use every free moment for organization of mountaineer tracks and clubs. There are rehabilitation center "Banja Mljecanica" and thermal spring "Ljesljani" near the town. There is also fish pond "Sanicani" which makes fishing
  Sanski Most  -   Una-Sana Kanton
  Travnik   -   see 
Travnik, the former residence of the rulers of Bosnia, is now the administrative political center of Central Bosnia. Travnik is situated in the narrow valley of the Lasva River which is bordered by Vlasic mountain to the north and Mt. Vilenica to the south. Wherever you may wander here you will find traces of rich culture and eventful history. Like other central Bosnia towns, Travnik has well preserved its medieval character. The ancient castle is of particular interest with its still intact city walls and piercing fortresses used to defend the city from outside invaders.
Travnik was once the 'European Istanbul'. It boasted many Ottoman mosques and Islamic schools, and was a main trading post between Dubrovnik to Belgrade. Many beautiful rivers and river sources run through Travnik... the old town is especially blessed with cascades, brooks and fountains. 
  Trebinje  -   Opština Trebinje
It's the southern most town in Bosnia and Herzegovina located only a half-hour from the famous town of Dubrovnik. Trebinje, too, has a rich history that dates far back into the middle ages. The town is surrounded by high dry southern Dinaric Alp mountains and fed by long and fertile valleys. Trebinje is a warm, sunny place with a truly authentic Herzegovina ambiance. See also Trebinje portal [ English language ].
  Tuzla   -   After Sarajevo and Banja Luka, Tuzla is the third largest city
The town is located in the northeastern part of Bosnia, just underneath the Majevica mountain range, on the Jala river. 'Tuzla' is derived from the Turkish word for salt refering to the extensive salt deposits found underneath the city.
  Vitez   -   City of Vitez   -   town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Vitez is situated in a central part of the Valley of Lasva river, which stretches from south-eastern slope of mountain Vlasic to Busovaca. This valley is formed on the 390-480 meters of height above sea level. Vitez literally means knight in Croatian, Bosnian, and Serbian.
  Zenica   -   City of Zenica   -   industrial city and the capital of the Zenica-Doboj Canton
Located ca. 70 km north of Sarajevo on the Bosna river and surrounded by mountains and hills.

  BH Radio & TV   -   public broadcasting Bosnia   -   city info service for Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
All kinds of information about cities like Banja Luca, Mostar, Tuzla, Serajevo en Zenica
  Ljiljan  -
  Oslobodenje   -   internet izdanje
Cuisine  -  Bosnian kitchen

  Traditional Bosnian Recipes   -   see SarayNet - Tradicionalni recepti

  Bosnian Cuisine
Bosnian food is closely related to Turkish, Greek, and other Mediterranean Cuisines. However, due to years of Austrian rule, there are many influences from Northern Europe.

History of Bosnia

Independence: April 1992 (from Yugoslavia)

  History of Bosnia and Herzegovina   -   Wikipedia
For the first centuries of the Christian era, Bosnia was part of the Roman Empire. After the fall of Rome, Bosnia was contested by Byzantium and Rome's successors in the West. Slavs settled the region in the 7th century, and the kingdoms of Serbia and Croatia split control of Bosnia in the 9th century. The 11th and 12th centuries saw the rule of the region by the kingdom of Hungary. The medieval banate of Bosnia gained autonomy by the end of the 12th century, and grew into an independent kingdom in 1377 under king Tvrtko Kotromanić. Bosnia remained independent up until 1463, when Ottoman Turks conquered the region and established the Province of Bosnia.
During the four centuries of Ottoman rule, many Bosnians dropped their ties to Christianity in favor of Islam. Bosnia was under Ottoman rule until 1878, when it became a colony under Austria-Hungary...

Music, Culture & Entertainment

Bosnian music is a mixture of ethnic Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Gypsy, Turkish, Hungarian, Serbian and Macedonian influences.
Epic poems, an ancient tradition, are still sung to the sound of the gusle, a single-string bowed fiddle. Bosnia's Jewish heritage is still marked in folksongs sung in Ladino, a dialect descended from 15th-century Spanish.  [ Bosna Folk, kulturne tekovine Bosne i Hercegovine ]

Derived from the Turkish word sevda (love), sevdalinka songs were the most widespread form of music in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Incorporating both Western and Eastern elements, these deeply emotional songs speak metaphorically and symbolically of love won and lost; they came to symbolize Bosnia to natives and foreigners alike. Sevdalinke is traditionally performed with a saz, a Turkish string instrument. See Wikipedia, and London Sevdah.

  Goran Bregovic home page
Skiing in Bosnia

  Jahorina Olympic Ski Center and Bjelasnica Olympic Ski Centers
Both close to Sarajevo, hosted the XIV Winter Olympic Games

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