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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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TripAdvisor
  • It was a very sad experience to visit that tunnel, however its a must to that! Feeling the pain and saffor of the war just 20 years ago... It needed to visit in order to remember that we all are human...  more »
  • The War Tunnel is located a bit far from the city, closer to the airport. I do not know how to reach it by public transport but I am sure it is possible to find information on it online. I visited wit...  more »
  • Place with the history of the Sarajevo, wchich include the war and the thing which helped to all stay alive .Tunnel of the hope or tunnel spasa. 5eur entry  more »
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  • Definitely a must see. Make sure you use Google Maps, and research the directions in advance, as it's located in a random house in a backwoods part of town. The tunnel itself is not that impressive, as it is closed due to structural instability, however the museum part is fantastic, and it paints a realistic picture of what people had to content with during the war. Just seeing those lunch packets again, brings back the taste of the army-ration peanut butter, and the driest crackers in the world.
  • When you are already in Sarajevo, this place is worth visiting in order to see what happened during the siege. Entrance fee is pretty cheap and you can also walk through on old part of the smuggling tunnel.
  • Interesting displays, a short video and small museum and you can walk through a small section of the tunnel. The audio guide (through your smartphone) has some really long files (20 min each) with heaps of information so leave yourself lots of time if you're interested in learning all about the tunnel!
  • Sarajevo Tunnel is a must visit for everyone. It was the only connection that Sarajevo had with the rest of the world during the war. You will find it as incredible thing and the human willpower will amuse you.
  • Very cool exhibit, and a great way to learn about the siege of Sarajevo. While it was a bit mobbed, it was really really cool to walk an original section of the tunnel and see the videos and understand the history of what happened there.