Bosnia and Herzegovina is proud of its exciting and engaging history,
from prehistoric fossils to our diverse cultural heritage and natural wonders of our land.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – a pot of many different cultures.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, a triangular shaped country of the western Balkan peninsula, occupies an area of 51,129 square kilometers. The country has a largely mountainous terrain. Most mountain ranges run in a northwest-southeast direction. These green rugged plateaus covering over 42% of the territory are rich with plants and animals, out of which many species are endemic and interesting to both scientists and visitors. The highest peak, reaching 2,386 meters, is Maglic, near the border with Montenegro. The south and southwest feature the Karst which contains numerous caves. The coastline is covering 20 kilometers spreads along the Adriatic Sea and creates strong influence of the Mediterranean climate to the country. As a result of the climate clash, great level of biodiversity came to be the main characteristic of the country’s natural resources.
Mountains are often adequate for both beginner and professional skiers, and are also attractive to hikers, nature lovers or mere spectators. Olympic Mountains,Jahorina, Bjelasnica and Igman, that made the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina the 14th Winter Olympics city, are still being recovered but are more than equipped for an incredibly resourceful vacation.
Apart from rafting on the rivers Una, Vrbas, Neretva and Tara, fishing in crystal clear lakes and rivers, walk through the Rakitnica Canyon, hunting areas or national parks Sutjeska and Kozara, the country also reveals a rich cultural aspect.
Most cities imprison the medieval, Ottoman, and the Austro-Hungarian architectural design. These styles are harmoniously intertwined and find the best representative, once again in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A walk through Sarajevo portrays a walk through the history. Starting from Bascarsija, the heart of the Ottoman city, we can still experience traditional crafts and sense the spirit of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the rule of the Turkish Empire. Another fascinating fact is sacral monuments, i.e. in the range of only 50 meters we come across the Catholic Cathedral, the mosque and the Orthodox Church. They all create their own music with church and cathedral bells absorbing into Adhan called out by the muezzin from a minaret of a mosque echoing through the air.