Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina in the heart of former Yugoslavia. Once a united multicultural region under the dictatorship of Tito. Shaken by a brutal war in the 1990s, leaving thousands dead and millions traumatized. Today a patchwork of ethnics, cultures, and religions. We traveled from Sarajevo via the mountains of the Dinaric Alps to the valleys of the Herzegovina and finally to the touristic hot spot of Mostar.

Bullet holes in the center of Sarajevo
Bullet holes
Street scenery of Sarajevo
Streets of Sarajevo
Traditional tea in Sarajevo
Traditional coffee
Traditional Borek Baking in Sarajevo
Borek Baking in the center of Sarajevo

When we wandered the streets of Sarajevo we met interesting and fascinating characters on every corner. Sarajevo is an impressive mix of religions and cultures. From the chess-playing old men on the central plaza to the mosques in the heart of the city – an impressive and wild heterogenous chaos. 

The chess men of Sarajevo
Old chess men
The Chess Cowboy of Sarajevo
The chess cowboy
Religious diversity in the heart of Sarajevo
Mosque in the center
Graves of War Victims in Sarajevo
graves of war victims

We moved on to the Herzegovina south of Sarajevo into the Dinaric Alps. A rough landscape of beauty. Still full of dangerous land mines from the war in the 1990s.

Traintrip to Mostar
Train stop on the way to the Herzegovina
In the heartland of the Herzegovina
The heart of the Herzegovina
Morning at Borajko Jezero
Morning at Boracko Jezero
Fishermen of Boracko Jezwero
Fishermen at Boracko Jezero

To finally arrive in the Mediterranean city of Mostar. Popular for its famous bridge, destroyed in the 1990s war and rebuild in 2004. A symbol for the war between what were neighbours before and became enemies in a short time.

In the mountains of the Herzegovina
On the way to Mostar
World famous Mostar
World famous Mostar
Sunset in Sarajevo
Back to Sarajevo

Next to photography we had the chance to capture some of our impressions on video. Enjoy the following short video: