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Sarajevo War Tunnel

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #6 of 39 Attractions in Sarajevo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Tunnel of Hope is a museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is in the house where once lived a Sarajevo family Kolar. The museum is located right next to the entrance to the tunnel and there is displayed a collection of objects that are used in construction of tunnel, a collection of photographs from the war, newspaper articles, as well... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Even in the age of instant communication, North Americans born after WWII have little "real" experience with war and its devastating human effects. The War Tunnel is definitely worth seeing. Remember - this tunnel was built out of desperation during the 'siege' of Sarajevo while the international community looked watched.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

take tram #3 from city center to Illiza, then take bus #32 to the last stop, just walk about 5 mins will reach the Tunnel of Hope. It is worth visiting place, but no guided tour provided in this place, a bit strange. Must go to the next house, a souvenir shop owned by Mr Abid, the ex bosnian soldier,... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A sobering portrayal of the war and the human will to survive even against overwhelming odds. The museum was laid out well and the movie provided an appropriate view of how and why the tunnel was built.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Some wars or many wars in last 50years happen all over the world! but this Bosnian war which take place in the heart of Europe is one of bloodest since 2ww. Longest siege in new history of europe longer than Stalingrad siege in ww2.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a must visit for anyone wanting to get an insight into what living under the siege was like. Pity the surviving tunnel is only a few metres but well worth seeing.

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Amberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The war tunnel is near the airport, only reachable by car or taxi. Definiteily worth it to take 30-45 minutes before you fly out to visit this site. There is a short video that shows footage of the tunnel being used and footage of the siege of Sarajevo, I went with a tour guide so it was nice that he... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The tunnel is quite interesting because it had a sad memory behide it. If you like a history, this is it, you can learn a lot of things from the place, the tunnel itself, the museum. But they allow you to see the tunnel only 25 meter which is a very tiny part of the original tunnel.

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Casper, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place will send chills up your spine. To think that the people of Sarajevo had only this tiny, fragile supply route while under siege is mind boggling. Well worth taking the time to see. I would say this was one of the highlights of our stay in Sarajevo.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was very exciting to get an impresion on life conditions during the occupation af sarajevo. see the documentary, see the handmade weapons in the museum which the inhabitants of sarajevo used to figth the serbians forces. also take a walk in the remaining parts of the war tunnet and get an impression of how the inhabitants tranportated food, petrol... More

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