#1 Bungee jumping from Mostar’s iconic bridge
#2 Bosnian coffee and Turkish delight
#3 Meeting of East and West
#4 Crossroads of 3 religions
#5 Minarets and castles

“In Bosnia and Herzegovina, you can see a mosque, a church (both Catholic and Orthodox) and a synagogue all together like Bosnian people.” Metehan from Turkey

“I learned how to appreciate every moment of my life. I met amazing people and fell in love with this country, culture and language.” Julia from Poland

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina is nicknamed „Heart Shaped Land“ due to the country’s slight heart shape.
    Sarajevo hosted in 1984 the Winter Olympic Games. These Games marked the only time a socialist country has hosted the Winter Olympics. In 2010, Lonely Planet’s „Best in Travel“ nominated Sarajevo as one of the top ten world cities to visit.
  • Established in 1995 during the Bosnian war, Sarajevo Film Festival has become the largest and most famous film festival in the Balkans and South-East Europe. Sarajevo Film Festival draws more than 100,000 visitors per year. Celebrities such as Robert de Niro, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro and John Cleese have become regulars at the festival, which takes place each year in August.
  • There are three official languages (Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian) in the country which are all really the same.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina has the last remaining jungle in Europe (Perućica). When you think of jungles, do you think of the Amazon and the Congo? Did you know a beautiful, untouched jungle still remains in Europe? Situated on the border of Montenegro, Perućica is the last remaining primeval forest in Europe. Some of the trees are 300 years old, and the undisturbed forest vintage dates back 20,000 years.
Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina 

A Video Postcard: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Make sure to check AFS’s local website for futher information about this country.