Bosnia and Herzegovina is the heart-shaped land that lies in the heart of southeast Europe. It is here that eastern and western civilizations met, sometimes clashed, but more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long and fascinating history.
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located in a valley between the Olympic Mountains and is often defined as the European Jerusalem because of its rare mix of cultures and religions in the same city.
It is a city where one can find spirituality, eat the best food and enjoy strolling around through a city of rich historical heritage.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is known for its natural environment and cultural heritage inherited from six historical civilizations, its cuisine, winter sports, its unique music, architecture, and its festivals, some of which are the largest and most prominent of their kind in Southeastern Europe.
One would expect a lot less from such a small country, yet Bosnia and Herzegovina is establishing itself as one of the newest and most exciting tourism destinations in Southeast Europe. With a vast array of attractions and a diverse menu of activities, B&H is sure to surprise and please any type of traveler.
Tourists will likely remember the country for its beautiful mountainscapes, breathtaking waterfalls, cascading rafting rivers, unassuming human warmth, numerous medieval castle ruins, and delicious food.
One would expect a lot less from such a small country, yet Bosnia and Herzegovina is establishing itself as one of the newest and most exciting tourism destinations in southeast Europe. With a vast array of attractions, a diverse menu of activities, and fascinating destinations B&H is sure to surprise and please any type of traveler.
What to do in B&H
The rugged and pristine wilderness that so characterizes this Central Dinaric Alps land is a paradise for nature lovers and adrenaline seekers. The diversity of both landscapes and ecosystems has created a stunning example of the wonders of nature.
Hiking and walking through the highlands and experiencing the ancient lifestyles thriving in the mountainous area is an unforgettable experience. Whitewater rafting and kayaking down some of Europe’s most challenging rivers is our specialty – and the fun is for novices and pros alike. BiH is also home to world-class fly-fishing rivers and hosts a rich population of bears, wolves, chamois, eagles, and deer for wildlife observation. From mountain biking to paragliding, Mother Nature has gifted us with a great abundance of stunning scenery and a magnificent outback that has been explored by few.
Treat yourself to the sweet taste of nature and the excitement and serenity of our untouched wilderness. Come Discover your next adventure!
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a magical blend of the old and new worlds. From the ancient monasteries of the Franciscan and Orthodox monks to the heralded bridges and mosques of the Ottomans, the medieval character of BiH has been well-preserved.
Although there are a small number of low-cost airlines yet flying to Sarajevo, we make up for it with high quality, low-cost accommodation, and dining. If your looking for a new, quick getaway over an extended weekend, look no further. Sarajevo is the fastest-changing city in Europe. Embracing both its eastern and western traditions, Sarajevo will charm you with its oriental old town and bustling Austro-Hungarian center. With dozens of new hotels and lively nightlife, there is never a dull moment in this tiny capital city. Check out the year-round festival schedule or just come to wander the tiny Ottoman quarters and indulge in a taste of the orient right in the heart of Europe. Visit Sarajevo, a city close to your heart.
To so the least, there is never a dull moment in our country. Here is a list of a few yearly festivals:
- Sarajevo Fashion Week (November)
- Sarajevo Winter-arts festival (February/March)
- Kozara Ethno festival – Kozara NP (June – July)
- International Folklore Festival – Sarajevo (July)
- Summer on the Vrbas – Banjaluka (July)
- Sarajevo Film Festival (July – August)
- Kids festival – Sarajevo(June)
- Bascarsija Nights – Sarajevo (July)
- Banja Luka Summer Games (August)
- European Literary Encounters – Sarajevo (September)
- Teatar Fest – Sarajevo (September)
- MESS-theatre festival – Sarajevo (October)
- Jazz Festival – Sarajevo (November)
- OK Fest Zelengora – Sutjeska NP (July)
- Winter holiday markets in every larger city (December and January)