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The Sarajevo region has long been the
cultural and political capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is
a region that offers it all, from the excitement of the oriental
capital city Sarajevo to one of the last primeval forests in
Europe found in Sutjeska National Park to the east.
The cultural, natural, and historical heritage
is certainly amongst the most fascinating in all of the Balkans
– for it is here that the great eastern and western powers met
and left their influences in this largely unknown corner of the
world. This region is tucked into one of the most mountainous
regions of the country, lending to its isolation yet creating a
warm, welcoming feeling in the small communities in and around
the capital Sarajevo. Don’t miss out
on the countless festivals Sarajevo has to offer as well as
Olympic style skiing on Jahorina and Bjelasnica Mountains.
The highlands cultures of Bjelasnica are a fascinating
peek into Old World Europe and
the mountain traditions that have survived throughout the ages.
To the northwest of Sarajevo are the settlements of the
ancient Bosnian Kingdom, which
thrived in towns such as Visoko, Fojnica and Vares in the XIV
and XV centuries. To the east are the vast canyon lands of the
Upper Drina region – with spectacular nature for all
sorts of eco-adventures.
Highlighted by Sutjeska National Park and whitewater rafting on
the Tara River – this untouched, pristine wilderness is
amongst Europe’s last oasis of
how nature used to be.