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Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

There are many weird and unusual things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina and booking this amazing holiday through JiveHippo.travel will get you to see it all!

In the historic city of Jajce, which is the central region of Bosnia & Herzegovina you will find the famous waterfall in the middle of the town. Downstream you will be able to see a collections of small huts that once served as watermills from local farmers. In this little town you will also encounter a castle, old fortified city walls, high mountains and deep river valleys.

Visit the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum, an abandoned war tunnel, that displays weaponry and ephemera from the war and allows the visitors to explore a shot distance into the tunnel. This tunnel was dug by hand and shovel by the clandestine laborers, and were paid only with cigarettes. when the tunnel was completed, it had an average height of 1.5 meters and was shored up with steel and concrete.

The largest underground airport was situated in the west of the Bosnia border, in the Balkans. Now the ruins of the underground airport lies in the territory of the Bosnian Federation. Even though the sites are spectacular, you will need to take caution, due to the unexploded landmines and other munitions. 

Climate

Bosnia & Herzegovina are dominated by a mountainous terrain and has a variable climate with moderate continental conditions, generally known as cold winters and hot summers.

Duty Free

For those that are aged 17 and over, Bosnia & Herzegovina allow you to carry 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco, 1 litre of spirits that are over 22% and 2 litres of wine, 60 ml of perfume as well as 250ml of eau de toilette and souvenirs up to the value of KM200.

Getting Around

From the major cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina, you will be able to travel by rail, car and airplane. 

The trains are very punctual and inexpensive, during the war the railways were severely damaged, and is slower than other transport, but much more comfortable.

Due to the recently improved conditions of the roads, it has made driving much more safer and more enjoyable and is a great way to see the country.

The buses run more frequently than trains and have many bus routes. You are requires to buy your tickets for the bus in the bus station, or on the smaller routes you can pay as you embark.

 

Health

Before visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina, you should visit your doctor 4-6 weeks  prior to see if you need any vaccinations you might need.

Medical and dental facilities outside of the major towns are limited.

Please be sure to travel with your health insurance for any medical treatment that you may need. 

Language

Along with Croatian and Serbian, Bosnian is one of three official languages spoken in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The Latin and Cyrillic alphabet is used in every day life.

Bosnian is based on the most widespread dialect of the Serbo-Croation language.

 

Money

The money currency in Bosnia & Herzegovina is called the Marka (KM).

Your credit and debit cards are generally accepted in hotels, restaurants and some gift shops, and ATMs are becoming more common in the major cities. 

Safety

Crime against tourists and crime in general is very rare in Bosnia & Herzegovina, however do be aware of pickpockets, mainly on public transport and in major tourist areas. 

In case of any trouble you can contact the local police station and get a written report. Many of the police here do not speak English, so you may need the service of a translator.

Time

The time zone in Bosnia & Herzegovina is UTC+01:00.

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