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Appel quai, archiduke's route to death, a street in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Part of the “Sarajevo assassination” heritage, a long street near the river Miljacka, which was made the official route for archduke Franz Ferdinand and countess Sophie Chotek’s tour of the city during their visit in June 1914.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Non-Military Site of World War One Relevance


Approximately 1,73 km long

State of repair/preservation

Street is in use today, bears name “Obala Kulina bana”. It contains several historical monuments and locations, as well as ensembles of neo-classicistic, jugendstil and modern buildings.

Historical WWI Context

Location of this street is part of the “Sarajevo assassination” heritage. It is a street, built during austro-hungarian rule, along with regulation of the Miljacka riverbed from 1882 to 1910. It was named Appel quai at the time of the assassination, and was the official route for archdukes and countess car ride from Filipovic-lager to Sarajevo City Hall. It was on Appel quai in front of the new Post Office building when postmaster Gaberle handed a telegram to Sophie from her children, and more eastward where the first assassination attempt was made by Nedjeljko Čabrinović. Also, on their way back from the City Hall, the couple was shot by Gavrilo Princip right on the corner of Appel quai and (then) Franz Joseph street.

State of legal protection

Ambiental value of the street is recognized by the Cantonal historical monuments protection institute, as well as by valid spatial plans of the City of Sarajevo.


Canton of Sarajevo, Municipality of Centar Sarajevo, Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Route of the Obala Kulina bana street is part of the “Sarajevo assassination”guided tour.


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Entrance Fee

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Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby


Public Transport

Bike, Car, Taxi, Bus, Tramway

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