21 Incredible Photos of Bosnia & Herzegovina That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust

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Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!

Never in my life have I visited a place as unexpected as Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Besides eager day trippers waddling in from nearby Croatia, this tiny country, packed with beauty, still skims like a ninja under the main tourist radar. 

… But it’s not just the physical beauty of Bosnia that reels you in. For me, it’s the country’s unwavering resilience and optimism, felt in the warmth of the people, their candid openness about their past and their steady dedication to reversing negative assumptions around their country.

Most stories of Bosnia told in the media are ones of devastation, loss and tragedy, but that’s only one side of the country’s multi-faceted truth. Today, I want to show you that Bosnia is more than a country recently devastated by war… it’s a stunning, worthwhile destination filled with endless amounts of magnetic beauty and charm.

This is the beauty of Bosnia & Herzegovina in photos… I hope you like it.

PS: I spent most of my time in Mostar, because I loved it so much I kept extending my stay. This left almost no time to explore Sarajevo and other parts of the country… something I hope to rectify very soon. Let me know in the comments where else in Bosnia & Herzegovina I need to visit on my next trip!

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Mostar

Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Stari Most, one of of Mostar’s most iconic sights.
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Inside Mostar’s infamous Sniper Tower, today riddled with graffiti, broken glass and debris
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
The view from Mostar’s Sniper Tower
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Typical trinkets seen in Old Town Mostar
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Delicious Bosnian food!
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Old Town Mostar by night
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
An empty shot of a (typically crowded) hotspot. TIP: Go early in the morning to admire the bridge in peace.

Blagaj

Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
The picture-perfect Blagaj Dervish House
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
A stunning view over Blagaj
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
View from the Blagaj Fort

Počitelj

Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Stunning view of Počitelj

Kravice Waterfalls

Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!

Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!

Sarajevo

Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Festina Lente, a pedestrian bridge in Sarajevo
Bosnia & Herzegovina is one of the most underrated countries in the world. There are so many beautiful must-sees and dos in Bosnia. Here is a post filled with stunning photos that will inspire your wanderlust!
Old Town Sarajevo

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37 thoughts on “21 Incredible Photos of Bosnia & Herzegovina That Will Ignite Your Wanderlust”

    • That’s one of the most magical things about this country – so much of its beauty is undiscovered. You seriously need to see for yourself! It’s amazing 🙂

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  1. Lovely blog post!
    You should definitely visit the north western part it is like a whole other country! very green lots of forests and rivers. food and people are also very different than in mostar and hercegovina in general! lots of activities to do there like river rafting, hiking etc.

    Enjoy your stay in our pretty country 😀

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  2. Beautiful photo. I love that more people are discovering my motherland. It’s been two years since I’ve been back and I can’t wait to go next summer. I’d also recommend trebinje (where I was born), for history travnik and Stolac are nice. So is Konjic near mostar. Jajce has a gorgeous waterfall and though I’ve never been I hear the north like bihac and una are beautiful. In fact the whole country but you’d need a whole year haha

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    • I guess that just means I need to keep going back over and over 😉 No complaints about that. Thanks for the suggestions, Ariana!

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  3. You need to get with these guys to explore the whole country…

    https://www.greenvisions.ba/

    Click on OUR TRIPS.

    The agency was founded by an American that came to Sarajevo in 1992 (during the war), fell in love with the country and stayed.

    Also….Una Rafting…

    https://feelbosnia.com/offers_bosnia/offer/una_rafting_offer/

    Third….

    https://www.raftingtara.com/indexENG.html

    Tara river is the natural border between Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

    Here’s the list of other attractions…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina#Tourist_attractions

    Ten reasons to visit Bosnia & Hercegovina (Lonely Planet Article)…

    https://www.lonelyplanet.com/bosnia-and-hercegovina/travel-tips-and-articles/ten-reasons-to-visit-bosnia-hercegovina/40625c8c-8a11-5710-a052-1479d2760cf7

    Also, if you like to ski (from October to April)….

    https://www.bjelasnica.ba/home-en

    https://oc-jahorina.com/en/

    If you are a nature lover, there is plenty to see….

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bosnia+nature&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiOga2X_8DUAhUBfCYKHX7yAqIQ_AUIBigB&biw=1920&bih=901

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  4. There are so many things for you to see in Bosnia its ridiculous.Im not just saying that as a Bosnian but its the truth.While most of European forests,rivers,lakes,animals,and so on were destroyed Bosnia we kept all of ours.We today have one of the last remaining rain Forests on the European continent called Perucica its beautiful.Many many waterfalls especially if you go to the UNA river.Ether way THANK YOU for showing my nation in a positive light for change.Bosnian people are some of the most hospitable people and are warm and accepting of others so i hope you have a great time in Mostar and everywhere else you go.Enjoy your stay and once again Thank You

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  5. The entire country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the gem ! Beautiful is understatement… Jajce, Visoko, Travnik, Sarajevo, Mostar, Bihac, Prijedor, Odzak, Doboj, Bilino Polje… and many more are must see, the bucket list! Eat Bosnian dish such as pita, Cevapi, Burek … people of this great nation are the biggest asset … you’ll feel like at home wherever you go! If you by any chance run out of $$ , rest assured you won’t be hungry, just say it and big hearts ♥️ of BiH citizens will jump to the action… the truth is, we have experienced the war, first hand, 25 years ago and hope that we’ll never going to be on the same pathway ever again! Bosnian tourism should’ve been promoted & your word of mouth is doing a great job in performing the same! Its much appreciated! Everyone should be able to visit and see country of European southeast. Reasonably priced, unforgettable vacation spot and European best kept secret is BiH!!! #volimTeBosnoIHercegovino

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    • Everything you say is so true. I felt SO welcome in Bosnia and felt the warmth of your people everywhere I went. Also, the food was pretty amazing too 😉 I can’t wait to come back soon. Thank you so much for the lovely suggestions and comment!

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  6. I have been all over Bosnia. I recommend visiting the Bliha Waterfall near Sanski Most. You can feel the power of the massive waterfall run right through you!
    Jablanica offers views of the mountains unlike any other area I have seen in the whole country. The lake is like a glass mirror. Stunning.
    Jajce is worth spending some time, too. The waterfall and lake are amazing to see!
    Stop by Sunce Restoran in Bihać and eat your lunch right next to the Una River. The food is delicious and atmosphere is serene.
    Take a rafting trip just about anywhere! I recommend taking one out of Kluč. While you are there visit the castle!
    As a matter of fact, go visit every fortress or castle that you can. You won’t be Sorry!
    If you make your way to the top of Mt Vlasic, eat at a cafe on top and buy some honey from roadside vendors on your way down!

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    • Oh my gosh thank you so much – it was an honest typo!!! It amazes me that you were the first person to bring it up though hahah I’ve fixed it now 🙂

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  7. Guys,

    If you are going to Mostar, you have to visit two restaurants….Romanca (https://hercegovinavino.com/en/romanca) (it is in a vineyard on the outskirts of the city. The second one if Restoran Del Rio (https://www.facebook.com/DelRioMostar/?fref=ts). Both have incredible food!! Del Rio has the best calamari that I have ever tasted in my life!! And that is coming from a seafood junkie.

    I am absolutely in love with this country!!!!

    Check out this new video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIQx1h7ZZsc

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  8. Lucy, safer than most of European countries.

    Paddy Ashdown’s wife (look him up on wikipedia) said that she felt safer walking the streets of Sarajevo at midnight than walking at nights in London.

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