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. Make Sarajevo War Tunnel a centerpiece of your Sarajevo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sarajevo holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We booked a 15€ tour through globus toursvat the travel agency near the spot Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. The guide we had is a former soldier who had been based in Sarajevo and talked for every ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Paid €15 for a small guided tour with a lift there and back. Guide was excellent and had been in the Bosnian army during the seige. This made the whole experience so much more worthwhile than simply m...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    a dip in the horrors of war. lest we forget. the war told by those who lived in the first person and that there is in the history books
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  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    A small family run museum commemorating the Sarajevo Tunnel. It is a well curated museum of the tunnel and of the Sarajevo siege. The ticket price is worth it when you consider this museum does not recurve government support.
  • May 25, 2017
    Not too much to see here. But still: Very, very interesting! The story is so impressive and you want to see it with your own eyes.
  • June 19, 2017
    A place to learn about the Siege of Sarajevo. The tunnel is only a short stretch, but if you come with a guide, you'll be able to learn much more, and the complicated transport would be taken care of
  • July 5, 2017
    Amazing and well worth the bike a ride from downtown Sarejevo to get there.

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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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