Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a beautiful ‘heart shaped’ country with a vast array of landscapes, cultures, traditions, and people – situated in the heart of Southeast Europe, where eastern and western civilisations meet, several times – in history – clashed, but way more often enriched and reinforced each other throughout its long, fascinating, and rich history.
Sarajevo is country’s capital, and is also known as European Jerusalem for its incredible cultural mix of, for instance, Orthodox and Catholic churches, synagogues and mosques peacefully existing for centuries within 100 m only. Throughout its long history Sarajevo was a border city between the Eastern and Western Roman Empires. During the Ottoman Empire it was renamed from Vrh-Bosna to Bosna-Saraj (Saraj – castle). It stood again between East and West, Islam and Christianity, when overruled by Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city is connected with 10 historical bridges over the Miljacka river, out of which one is known for being the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by Gavrilo Princip in 1914, which became casus belli of World War I – called Latin Bridge (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian: Latinska ćuprija).
The city is known for the first tram in Europe and the longest siege of any town in modern war history.
Sarajevo and beautiful mountains surrounding it – Bjelašnica, Igman, Jahorina and Trebević – were proud hosts of the first Winter Olympic Games in 1984, winning over Sapporo and Gothenburg.
Jahorina is one of the largest ski resorts and tourism centres in the Balkans, whose Mediterranean and continental air masses make a stay during both winter and summer healthy. The venue hotel Termag has a years long professional experience with hosting different events, activities and guests from all over the world throughout the year.
The average number of snowy days on Jahorina is 175 (October – May).
During summer time, the mountain is covered with green grass and vegetation consisting of beech, fir, spruce and maple, as well as vast pastures and meadows.
Just a few of possible summer activities outdoors: hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, alpinism and paragliding, mountain field trips, bike rides and quad bike rides, hunting, forest fruit and herb picking, touring a plethora of springs, etc.
Photo credit: Hotel Termag Jahorina