Sarajevo War TunnelCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Tuneli 1, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +387-33684032
- Ticket Price: 5 BAM
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Architecture , Tunnel
Sarajevo War Tunnel - Review
A real life war tunnel! How exciting is that? Built during the Bosnian War, and during the Siege of Sarajevo, the tunnel had multiple purposes;
- It linked a neighbourhood within the siege to one outside.
- It allowed the city defenders to circumvent the arms embargo.
- It allowed food and medical supplied into the city.
- It allowed people to escape into a UN controlled area.
- Allowed telecommunications to be set up.
The house into which the northern end of the tunnel opened up has been converted into a visit, and it’s one of the country’s most popular attractions. It survived for years and years without any sort of a government support. You’re not allowed to go too deep into the tunnel, the 25 metres allowed is more than enough. There’s a few memorabilia and exhibitions too.
Sarajevo War Tunnel Information
- Can be a little hard to find.
How To reach Sarajevo War Tunnel by Public Transport
- Take tram 3 to Ilidza (then switch to Kotorac-bound bus 32).
- Get off at the last stop, walk across the bridge, then turn immediately left down Tuneli for 500m.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sarajevo War Tunnel
95% of people who visit Sarajevo include Sarajevo War Tunnel in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
68.6% of people start their Sarajevo War Tunnel visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Sarajevo War Tunnel
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sarajevo War Tunnel
Sarajevo War Tunnel, Sarajevo Reviews
There's only a small section of the tunnel you can currently visit (I understand there are plans to restore the whole or a larger section). Although the place is small, it is very powerful and moving experience. Definitely a spot that is worth a visit as a historical monument. There are tourist information offices that offer guided trips to the tunnel as it is quite inaccessible by public transport. The guide I had was able to give quite a lot of background information I wouldn't have got from the museum itself.
The tunnel is currently closed only about 20 of the original one is accessible. But work that was done to dig it sound challenging and amazing. It shows you the strength and determination of human beings to survive and defend themselves. It is impressive. I recommend visiting it.
Incredibly powerful and moving experience. After driving beyond the airport and through one lane neighborhood roads, you arrive at a very unassuming building littered with bullet holes and mortar blasts. The staff are very knowledgeable about the details of the siege and offer much insight into life in Sarajevo at that time. The highlight is the tight 25-meter original section of the tunnel that visitors are able to crawl through. Currently, they are working on extending the tunnel and it should be up to 100 meters of open tunnel within the next few months.
، تحول هذا النفق الى متحف لتخليد ذكرى المدينة التي كانت تحت الحصار لمدة ثلاث سنوات ونصف السنة. عندما اندلعت الحرب بعد تفكك يوغوسلافيا، حاصرت قوات صرب البوسنة سراييفو، في 6 أبريل 1992. واصبح هذا النفق شريان الحياة في سرايفوا وبلغ طوله 850 مترا وبقي منه 25 مترا فقط . وقد حفر النفق ليصل بين المدينة ومطار سرايفو ,الذي كان تحت سيطرة الامم المتحدة في ذلك الوقت اشترت الحكومة البوسنية المكان وتخطط لاعادة بناء النفق كمان كان بطوله الاصلي وسيسمى بنفق الحياة او الامل .
Important and interesting topic, but: Very crowded and not organised museum. There is an audio guide but it takes too long to listen to it. It makes no sense to visit it without a guide. It would be better if guides were appointed by the museum itself - included in the ticket (like every 15 minutes a tour starts in English)--> then the people would not be bumping into each other + also get the necessary information. We called the official number of the museum but they did not know what bus shall we take to get there (!) - IT IS 32.