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Sarajevo War Tunnel

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #7 of 40 Attractions in Sarajevo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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San Carlos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you want to get some feeling of what war means for the people are living or, come to this place, walk through the tunnel, see the battle damage, and imagine yourself there. Right there. Walking in and out of a city under siege just to get enough to survive on. Amazing experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The time at the tunnel was insufficient. I could've spent more time looking around. You can see how man can be kind and cruel at the same time.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Impressing view of war-time efforts to stay alive during one of the longest sieges in modern history.

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Usti nad Labem
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place should be visited by every traveller to comprehend what happened there while we all watched the war on our TV screens...

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South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
53 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It doesn't take too long to see this place (30-45 minutes) and it doesn't cost much to get in but it is worth a trip. It is a stark reminder of the recent war and how people had to live while the Serbian army on the hillsides shelled the town killing many civilians. The tunnel was built under the airport... More 

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Albion, Rhode Island
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78 reviews 78 reviews
50 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

To get food and supplies past the blockage, the residents built this tunnel, which originally went underneath the UN controlled airport. Photos, artifacts, and a short portion of the original tunnel tell their story.

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Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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