Sarajevo War Tunnel, Sarajevo

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Sarajevo War Tunnel, Sarajevo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Tuneli 1, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: +387-33684032

Ticket Price: 5 BAM

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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Historical Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Architecture , Tunnel

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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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  • It was historical and so much information is supplied to help you better understand it's purpose. It is fun and interesting for children also. The tunnel is quite narrow so strollers will not fit. I wish you could go through a larger amount of the tunnel, rather than just 25 ft. I loved it though, it was so cool to experience the history in an interactive way.

  • This is a war museum in which a tunnel of 25m in length is open to the public. The width is about 1m plus and the height is about 1.6m. Most of the time you have to keep your head low. There is a video room showing the war in Bosnia Hecergovina. There are also some displays for visitors to see and a house converted into a small museum. Located very near to Sarajevo Airport.

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  • Nice place to visit. You get a very clear idea of what the Sarajevo Siege must've been like. We had a guide with us: I'm not sure if it'd be as good on your own.

  • Tunnel dug out by prisoners of the war! Not much truth in the story of this tunnel. Sad story what happened to one of the nicest multicultural cities. Most old Sarajevo residents no matter what religion would agree. Although not many left in the city these days.

  • You will experience a chilling vibe when you climb through the Tunnel of Hope. Built in 1993, this underground passageway connected the occupied city of Sarajevo with Bosnian held territories on the other side of Sarajevo Airport. An entire city's worth of supplies (food, humanitarian aid, war supplies, and even livestock) had to pass through this 1km long, 5-foot high tunnel during the war.

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