Latin Bridge


Copyright: Marcel Oosterwijk

Latin Bridge

The bridge itself might not be the city's main landmark, but the events that unfolded here almost a century ago in 1914 led to the beginning of WWI. See the exact location where Franz Ferdinand (the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne) and his wife Sofia were assassinated on that decisive day.

Do & See

If you’re feeling up for the challenge, hike up the hill to the old medieval town and the ruins of Jacje Castle, where panoramic views of the city open before your very eyes. Walking west along the main alleyway of Bascarsija, you will notice the architecture change as you move into Ferhadija Street and into the Austro-Hungarian part of the city. Ferhadija Street is the main pedestrian shopping street in Sarajevo. The streets running parallel to Ferhadija Street are Obala Kulina Bana and Marsala Tita, where you will find many fine examples of Austro-Hungarian legacy.