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Bosnia And Herzegovina Travel and Tourism

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula with an area of 51,129 square kilometres . Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the south, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for 26 kilometres of Adriatic Sea coastline, centered on the town of Neum. The interior of the country is mountainous in the center and south, hilly in the northwest, and flat in the northeast. Bosnia is the largest geographic region of the modern state with a moderate continental climate, marked by hot summers and cold, snowy winters. Smaller Herzegovina is at the southern tip of the country, with a Mediterranean climate and topography. Bosnia and Herzegovina's natural resources are highly abundant. The country is home to three ethnic "constituent peoples": Bosniaks, the most numerous population group of Bosnia, with Serbs in second and Croats in third. Regardless of ethnicity, a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina is often identified in English as a Bosnian. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the distinction between a Bosnian and a Herzegovinian is maintained as a regional, rather than an ethnic distinction. The country is politically decentralized and comprises two governing entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, with District Brčko as a de facto third entity. Formerly one of the six federal units constituting the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina gained its independence during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Bosnia and Herzegovina can be described as a federal democratic republic that is transforming its economy into a market-oriented system, and it is a potential candidate for membership in the European Union and NATO. Additionally, Bosnia and Herzegovina is a member of the Council of Europe since April 24, 2002 and a founding member of the Mediterranean Union upon its establishment on July 13, 2008.

   
 
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When to Go Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
When to Go Bosnia and Herzegovina The best time to visit is spring or summer; skiers should come between December and February. The weather is a mix of Mediterranean and Central European and is more or less agreeable year round, though both summer and winter extremes can sometimes be daunting. You needn't worry about any seasonal crush of tourists just yet. Typical to the region, Bosnia has hot summers and chilly winters. Winters average a daily high around 3°C (37°F) and snow tends to linger at higher altitudes. In summer rainfall is slightly heavier but the sunny, 26°C (79°F) July days are a treat. Hercegovina has warmer winters, and hot summers, with July and August temperatures reaching 40°C at times. Springtime (April and May) is the best...

UNESCO Heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Visegrad
UNESCO Heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina The Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Located in Visegrad, Eastern Bosnia, stretching over Drina River, this 11 arches bridge considered a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, was built in 16th century and was a subject of Ivo Andric's Nobel Prize-winning book The Bridge on the Drina (Na Drini Cuprija) , which described the building of the bridge and life in Bosnia in times of Ottoman Empire. The UNESCO's World Heritage List includes 851 sites that are considered worth preserving for their cultural or natural value. Another UNESCO's site in Bosnia and Herzegovina is Mostar's Old Bridge (Mostarski Stari Most) Old Bridge Area of Old City of Mostar - The historic town o...

Bascarsija Nights Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
Bascarsija Nights Festival in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bascarsija Nights is the biggest festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Occurring annually from July 1 to July 31, the festival exhibits various aspects of the nation's culture. This includes performances of classical music, rock and roll, folk music, theatre, various exhibits, folklore, books, film, children programming, opera, ballet, and much more. Labeled a Cultural Manifestation, it is the largest and most popular such event in the country. The performances take place outside, in Sarajevo's Old Town district (Specifically the famous Bascarsija neighborhood), and entrance is completely free. It is estimated that some 150,000 people come to see the performances, of which there are usually between 40 and 50...

Sutjeska National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sutjeska
Sutjeska National Park in Bosnia and Herzegovina Sutjeska is Bosnia's national park founded in 1965. It covers the area of 173 km2 of mostly untouched wilderness. Sutjeska National Park is located at the Eastern part of Bosnia, close to Montenegro border. Sutjeska initially became National Park due to historical battle from WW2 - the large stone monuments commemorating the event is still there, at Tjentiste location. Sutjeska Sights - * Perucica Forest : which has a huge beech trees and endemic black pines. * Skakavac waterfall : is 75 metre waterfall. * River Sutjeska : flows in the middle of the Park and divides Zelengora Mountain from Maglic and Volujak - other two montains in the Park. * Maglic Mountain: Bosnia and Herzegovina's highest peak (2386m),...

Get Around Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo
Get Around Bosnia and Herzegovina The best way to get around (if you are not with your own car, that is) is with bus or train. The network between the two is extremely extensive. Surprisingly, prices do not differ very much, neither do the travel times (bus might be slightly cheaper), but the bus network is significantly more extensive and run more frequently than trains (many train lines were damaged in the recent conflict, and have not been rebuilt to fast speeds, in addition to there being a lack of carriages and trains to provide frequent services - even on the busy lines like Mostar-Sarajevo, Tuzla-Banja Luka and Sarajevo-Banja Luka. Hitching is not advised, and walking between towns can prove dangerous (including in areas which may not have bee...