Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo


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Austro-Hungarian Sarajevo

The Austro-Hungarian Empire was a monarchic union that existed for 51 years and dissolved in 1918. The realm included Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with several other European countries. Explore the city’s Austro-Hungarian heritage, including the Presidential Palace and the Town Hall.

Do & See

If you’re feeling up for the challenge, hike up the hill to the old medieval town and the ruins of Jacje Castle, where panoramic views of the city open before your very eyes. Walking west along the main alleyway of Bascarsija, you will notice the architecture change as you move into Ferhadija Street and into the Austro-Hungarian part of the city. Ferhadija Street is the main pedestrian shopping street in Sarajevo. The streets running parallel to Ferhadija Street are Obala Kulina Bana and Marsala Tita, where you will find many fine examples of Austro-Hungarian legacy.