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Fort Draguljac military fortification in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Built by Austro-Hungarian army as a part of the Sarajevo fortification system from 1882 to 1908, Fort Draguljac was one of the typical forts. It hosted Austro-hungarian army up to 1918.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military Fortification


Cca 56 m x 37 m.

State of repair/preservation

Derelict, pending conservation and/or restauration.

Historical WWI Context

Part of the fortification system “Fortress Sarajevo” (Festung Sarajevo), built from 1882 to 1908 with purpose to strategically protect city of Sarajevo from possible military incursion from Serbia or Montenegro. System was heavily armed and on standby in 1914, as the Montengrin army advanced, but was never employed in battle since the theatre of war moved to the southeast in 1915. Facilities in Ft. Draguljac were destroyed later in WWII.

State of legal protection

Protection pending, partially protected


Cantonal Public Institution for Protected Natural Areas (Kantonalna javna ustanova za zaštićena prirodna područja), Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Guided tour of the Sarajevo fortification system; hiking tour to Trebević mountain.


No information available

Entrance Fee

No information available

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


Public Transport

Seasonal, but higly irregular bus line for Trebević; location is accesible by car, bike, or hike.

Further information sources;

IZMJENE I DOPUNE PROSTORNOG PLANA KANTONA SARAJEVO, B Faza, Izmjena i dopuna Prostornog plana Kantona Sarajevo za period od 2003. do 2023. godine;

KANTON SARAJEVO, Kantonalna javna ustanova za zaštićena prirodna područja, PRIVREMENE UPRAVLJAČKE SMJERNICE ZA ZAŠTIĆENI PEJZAŽ ’’TREBEVIĆ’’, Sarajevo, april 2014. godine ;

Bosna i Hercegovina, Federacija Bosne i Hercegovine, KANTON SARAJEVO - V L A D A, ZAKON O PROGLAŠENJU ZAŠTIĆENOG PEJZAŽA „TREBEVIĆ“, Sarajevo, septembar 2013.godine

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