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 Old and outdated normal system of a country that has touched by the war.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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  • It's the house of Kolar family. That used as one of the gate of Sarajevo underground tunnel. Constructed during the three years siege of Sarajevo. It helps many people. Now, we just see a view meters of the original lenght. The house is now a also a little museum. The family still live there. We saw videos, and some stuffs from the war.
  • Shown a small sample section of the tunnel, story told mentioned it provided a means of transportation for every essential resources (medicine, food, equipment, etc) for population's survival.
  • A place to visit in order to understand the history. The best way to learn about the Siege of Sarajevo.
  • Memorable place. A reminder of how a war can destroy a beautiful place.
  • Even though I've never entered this museum I took the liberty of writing a review, here is why. I live nearby to the location and often see people being in doubt and desperatly searching for this place. Not much signs show the location therefore the approach can be tricky. Best is to use google maps or ask the locals around. Sometimes big tourist buses also go lost and such block the traffic on the very narrow street. There are two parkings: one in front of the museum which is designed for cars and one for tourist buses: on the lawn covered by tiny rocks aside of the museum. At the moment a woodden cottage is being built at the back of the bus parking. I hope/assume it will be a coffee place (kafana) where the tourists can get refreshments (right no there is no place to buy things like that). However there is a souvenir shop next to the entrance, less equipped: merchandise and magnets available. The entry fee is much more then the museum provides. The museum represents the tunnel which through the people during the Siege got the food and supplies from the airport. Therefore there is another end of the tunnel (the two are not connected anymore) which is open from the other side of the airport. (on the main airport road a signs shows its location).
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