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Franz & Sophie Monument in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Part of the “Sarajevo assassination” heritage, it was a monument to the assassinated couple, erected in 1917 on the corner of Latinska ćuprija bridge and Appelquai (Obala Kulina bana). Once stood across today’s museum “Sarajevo 1878-1918”, but was demolished after WWI.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Non-Military Site of World War One Relevance


Approximately 3,5 m high.

State of repair/preservation


Historical WWI Context

Monument to the archduke Franz Ferdinand and countess Sophie Chotek was erected on June 28th 1917, three years after the assassination, but was demolished after the WWI. Author was Hungarian sculptor Eugen (Jeno) Bory, who made it in 1916. Parts of the monument are held by various instances. According to Bory’s sketches, under auspicies of the new emperor Charles I., it was planned to erect a new monument accross the assassination site, that was supposed to contain archduke Franz Ferdinand memorial church and countess Sophia’s monument. This was never realized.

State of legal protection



No information available.

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Perished "Assassination monument" is important part of the “Sarajevo assassination” guided tour; Museum is present at site.


No information available

Entrance Fee

No information available

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


Public Transport

Bike, Car, Taxi, Bus, Tramway.

Further information sources
Lyon, James, “The Shots That Started World War One:The Street Corner that Changed the World: A Sunny Sunday In Sarajevo (Part 3)”,
Muzej Sarajeva, Muzej “Sarajevo 1878-1918”,
BOGIĆEVIĆ, Vojislav, Sarajevski atentat – Stenogram Glavne rasprave protiv Gavrila Principa i drugova, Izdanje Državnog arhiva BiH, Sarajevo, 1954.ž
BOGIČEVIĆ, Vojislav, Mlada Bosna – Pisma i prilozi, Svjetlost, Sarajevo, 1954.
DEDIJER, Vladimir, Sarajevo 1914., Prosveta, Beograd, 1966.

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