Car Hire in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Explore Bosnia and Herzegovina by car with AvisBosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most stunning countries in the Balkans. Despite its tumultuous past, today the nation is modern, friendly and extremely welcoming.
From mountain landscapes to tiny villages and cosmopolitan cities, Bosnia and Herzegovina has something for every traveller.
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Plan your trip to Bosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city should be your first stop. Start in the Old Town, where the Sebilj Fountain stands, dating back to 1891. In this area the streets are lined with shops, restaurants, cafes and hookah lounges. In the marketplace, the city’s tradition of metalworking is evident given the many metal workshops situated here. At the end of the day, head to the Yellow Fort for perfect sunset views.
Sarajevo’s troubled past is evident across the city. You can learn all about the siege of Sarajevo in the place where it really happened during the Yugoslavian War. You’ll see many buildings and homes still bearing the scars of warfare, with bullet holes evident in many walls. Visit the Tunnel of Life, where a secret 800 metre-long tunnel separated the city’s war zone and the free zone, allowing the passage of goods and people. You can also visit the street corner were Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated, which ultimately started the First World War.
This tiny town is legendary for its Stari Most (Old Bridge) – a stunning piece of Ottoman architecture stretching across the Neretva river. While it was destroyed during the Yugoslavian War, it was later restored to its former glory. If you’re lucky, you may see some daredevils jumping from the bridge into the river below.
Visit the Old Bridge Museum, where you can also learn more about the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Climb the minaret at Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque for perfect town views. Peruse the marketplace, where you can purchase interesting souvenirs like bombshell casings turned into flower vases. Don’t forget to try the national dish, cevapi.
While it’s a sombre site, Srebrenica is a must-see while visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s the site of the largest genocide since World War II, where over 8,000 Muslims were mass-murdered during the Bosnian War. Today you’ll find a beautiful memorial site and museum to commemorate those who lost their lives. Srebrenica is an important part of the country’s history, so be sure to pay your respects before leaving.
While its past is marred by war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a strikingly beautiful country in terms of both its landscapes and people. To really appreciate this, head to Lukomir – one of the most welcoming villages in the country. While the population continues to dwindle, families come here to farm the land year-round. All the homes and buildings are made of flattened tin, while the mountainous terrain is ideal for hiking.
Bosnia and Herzegovina might be one of the most underappreciated countries in Europe and the Balkans. Don’t pass up an opportunity to explore this fascinating and extremely attractive country with a car hired from Avis.