Europe's Cultural Cauldron
Founded in the 15th century by the Ottoman Turks, and given to the Habsburg Empire in 1878, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a melting pot of Eastern and Western
culture. Today, visitors feel how the country has moved beyond its civil wars, instead embracing its cities’ warm hospitality. Sit for a spell in Sarajevo’s
old town, soaking up the convivial cafe culture, then walk the Ferhadija pedestrian street lined with architectural monuments, restaurants, and shops.
See the elegant stone Latin Bridge, where Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Visit the Jewish Museum, housed in the region’s oldest synagogue. Enjoy the warm microclimate of Mostar, named for its UNESCO-protected Old Bridge (Stari Most) and take a walking tour of the cobbled Ottoman Quarter, home to 16th-century mosques, museums, and cafes. Everywhere, feel the stories of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian history and cultural influence.
Cities to Explore
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Itineraries to Inspire
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Essential Bosnia & Serbia
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When to Visit
Bosnia has a continental climate. Summers can get really hot and winters really cold. The best time to visit would be April, May, June and September and October.
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