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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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  • While slightly touristy, the tunnel affords a look into how both people and wares entered and left the city while under siege. Less than objective, it does not matter as the whole of the 1425 days is ...  more »
  • This is a place of respect for victims of an unneccesary war and rememberance of brave people finding the way of supply through times of resistance.  more »
  • The war tunnel : You have to see this place to understand 1994's war. Because of the wall's impacts, this place is unforgetable : an immersion into the horrible everyday-life of brave soldiers and cit...  more »