Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Glistening, winding rivers, cascading waterfalls and medieval ruins: Bosnia and Herzegovina is rightly claiming its spot on the tourist trail. Visitors come for the photogenic cities of Sarajevo and Mostar, teeming with history, and stay for the food – tastes of Austro-Hungarian, Balkan and Ottoman flavours – and enchanting vistas. 

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Sarajevo
Visa requirements: No visa required
Time zone: GMT + 1 
Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Currency: Convertible mark
Population: 3.5 million
Electricity: 220V and 50Hz 
Tipping policy: Common. The bill is often rounded up to include a tip; if it isn’t then leave ten to 15 per cent for good service 

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK
Indirect flights to Sarajevo (average flight time: 6h) via: Budapest, Dubrovnik, Hamburg, Istanbul, Split, Vienna 

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Old Bridge, Mostar
Kravica Waterfall
Baščaršija, Sarajevo
Sarajevo Tunnel
Jahorina winter resort

MAJOR EVENTS
International Sarajevo Winter Festival
Banja Luka Choir Gathering
Bascarsija Nights
Summer on the Vrabas
Sarajevo Film Festival

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