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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  • We decided to venture into the Bosnian public transport system. Old and outdated normal system of a country that has touched by the war. Tram 3 seems to be the most famous because it crosses the city ...  more »
  • In our first day in Sarajevo we have decided to visit the tunnel on our own. As it was advised, we took the overcrowded Nr. 3 tram ( 1,60 km per person , ticket bought from the driver) to Ilidža then ...  more »
  • The tunnel was interesting and quite emotional to see how the people of sarajevo survived the aggression by serbs in 1995. If it wasnt marked youd miss it because it was hidden so well. I recommend an...  more »
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  • Situated out of town, near the airport on a quiet road, you're a bit unsure you have the right place, but you will see Parking signs for 'Tunel' and that's where it is. We stopped at the first parking which cost 2km. The museum itself is quite low key but really well done. There is a film being played about the tunnel which helps orientate you and then exhibits about the tunnel, as well as going through the tunnel itself. Nicely done and worth the visit if you have a car (or short taxi ride).
  • Excellent experience. One who wants to know the real story about Bosnian war should visit this place. Curators and personel are very kind and knowledgeable.
  • Definitely visit if in Sarajevo. Good info provided even if the museum itself is very small (it's the actual home where the tunnel started/ended).
  • Touching experience which gives a memorable sense of how the siege of Sarajevo looked like and how Serb troops tried to erase people of Sarajevo and its spirit. You can visit a souvenir shop and get a piece of history with you.
  • Generally speaking it’s ok, very small though. And the public transportation isn’t so convenient but still doable. They don’t accept Euro, but if you tell the cashier you don’t have local currency, he will tell you pay someone else then come back. So we paid the fee that way
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