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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  • Sarajevo is a historic city. This tunnel reflected the struggle of the Bosnian people in the war of the Balcanes.Estos places can not miss what they were and what they symbolize.-There is a room where you can see a short film which reflects what happened in the city last you the war. You can enter the tunnel, there is a recreation of what was passed by it as food, arms, wounded, etc. And there is also a souvenir shop.
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  • Very interesting, small but informative. You can go through part of the tunnel and watch videos and see posters  more »
  • It’s probably not going to give you that much information if you go alone. But will make for a great addition on a tour, which is what we did and I can tell you it was a little emotional. That’s not b...  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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