Sarajevo War Tunnel, Sarajevo

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During the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, Bosniak forces used Sarajevo War Tunnel to circulate between Sarajevo and the area controlled by the United Nations. Food, weapons, and humanitarian aid were brought to the city secretly through this underground passage, dug entirely by hand right below a war zone. Walk through this 800 m (2,624 ft) tunnel lined with wood, steel, and cables. Experience the moist smell of mud and dust, knowing that those who built it worked in waist-high water and experienced repeated shelling from above. You can ask for a guided tour at the site. Arrange to visit Sarajevo War Tunnel and other attractions in Sarajevo using our Sarajevo road trip site .
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  • This was the place we were really curious to see the most in Sarajevo. We have heard and read and seen many news of the times of the war and how important this tunnel was in those days. To be actually...  more »
  • This museum displays artefacts related to the tunnel built during the siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. There is a small building inside the house that was used as entry point to the tunnel an...  more »
  • Fleeing persecution, escape tunnel entrance 10 km 25 meters is a meaningful open tunnel feathers thorn for a walk.
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  • It was historical and so much information is supplied to help you better understand it's purpose. It is fun and interesting for children also. The tunnel is quite narrow so strollers will not fit. I wish you could go through a larger amount of the tunnel, rather than just 25 ft. I loved it though, it was so cool to experience the history in an interactive way.
  • This is a war museum in which a tunnel of 25m in length is open to the public. The width is about 1m plus and the height is about 1.6m. Most of the time you have to keep your head low. There is a video room showing the war in Bosnia Hecergovina. There are also some displays for visitors to see and a house converted into a small museum. Located very near to Sarajevo Airport.
  • Other historic sites feel so long ago, while this one is just few years ago, knowing that people my age had to live few years of their childhood through something like this.
  • Nice place to visit. You get a very clear idea of what the Sarajevo Siege must've been like. We had a guide with us: I'm not sure if it'd be as good on your own.
  • Tunnel dug out by prisoners of the war! Not much truth in the story of this tunnel. Sad story what happened to one of the nicest multicultural cities. Most old Sarajevo residents no matter what religion would agree. Although not many left in the city these days.

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Although a compact city, Sarajevo offers a wide range of accommodations. Staying in Bascarsija (the old bazaar area) offers proximity to the most popular tourist attractions, long-established restaurants, and charming teahouses. Staying close to the activity won't cost a fortune in this fairly inexpensive town, and it is surprisingly peaceful late at night. You can choose from a number of historical hotels, but those travelling on a budget may prefer a private or dorm room in one of the many hostels. Modern establishments, which can have more reliable facilities, are mostly in the outskirts.
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