Mostar War Tour

Mostar War Tour

One of the best things I have done while staying in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Mostar, was to stay at Hostel Nina. 

It is the best place to stay. The atmosphere is very friendly and familiar. The hostel is run by the family and they really treat you well. The breakfast is abundant and one of the best things about the place is the tour they offer.

Nina's husband takes a small group around the countryside to view different attractions that would be hard to see on your own. Among the most interesting sights on offer are the Deverish house and the Yugoslavian Army underground bunker. You will have never seen anything like it. It is technically prohibited to enter but since he is a local and knows the police, they let him in without saying anything.

The bunker tells you about the ex-Yugoslavian Army and during the visit you learn a lot about what happened during that time in the country’s history. Definitely one of my favorite things was to learn the history of what happened there during the ‘90s.

Towards the end of the tour you'll visit the so called Sniper Tower in the center of Mostar. It used to be a bank made of all glass. With the beginning of the war it was occupied by Croats militia and being such a high and strategic building it was used by snipers to kill anything that moved on the Bosnian side of the front.

You'll hear first hand accounts of those days since the tour guide was 17 at the time and he was shot by one of those snipers and survived. He was also caught in a shelling of Mostar by the Serbian army and got wounded by shrapnel. It is definitely a humbling experience to hear first hand stories of the siege.

If you happen to be in Mostar stay at Nina's and take the tour, you'll remember it for the rest of your life.

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