Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum

Step back in time to a pivotal moment in history at the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum. This somber testament stands as a powerful reminder of the resilience and endurance of the Bosnian people during the Siege of Sarajevo. Read more

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Located near the Sarajevo Airport, the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum offers a haunting glimpse into the harsh realities faced by the city's residents during the longest city siege in modern history, which lasted from 1992 to 1996. The tunnel, often called the Tunnel of Hope, played a crucial role in the survival of the city, acting as a lifeline for supplies and a means of escape. Spanning around 800 meters, the tunnel was dug by the besieged citizens to connect the city to the free territories beyond the airport, controlled by the UN. The museum exhibits items from the wartime, photographs, and footage, presenting a comprehensive and visceral portrayal of life during the siege.
The Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum serves not only as a remembrance of the past but also as an emblem of hope and unity for the future. It's a deeply moving experience that educates visitors about the spirit of Sarajevo and the indomitable will of its people.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum

The Tunnel Section

A portion of the original tunnel is open for visitors to walk through, giving a firsthand experience of the claustrophobic and challenging conditions faced by those who used it.

Wartime Exhibits

Displayed artifacts, including weapons, uniforms, and personal belongings, shed light on the daily life of Sarajevo's citizens during the conflict.

Documentary Screenings

Visitors can watch footage from the wartime, showcasing the realities of the siege and the resilience of the city's inhabitants.

Photographic Displays

A series of poignant photographs chronicle the impacts of the war on Sarajevo and its people.

Memorial Area

A designated space honors the memory of those who lost their lives during the siege.

Personal Stories

Accounts from survivors and those who helped construct the tunnel provide a deeply personal perspective on the war.

Outside Artifacts

Scattered around the museum's grounds, remnants of the war, such as bombed-out vehicles, provide a visual testament to the conflict's destruction.

Guided Tours

Knowledgeable guides offer in-depth insights into the museum's exhibits and the broader historical context.

Souvenir Shop

A small shop offers literature, memorabilia, and handcrafted items, allowing visitors to take home a piece of history.

Nearby Sites

Sarajevo itself is rich in history, with landmarks like the Old Bazaar, the Sebilj Fountain, and the Sarajevo Roses worth exploring after the museum visit.

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