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Fort Vraca in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Built in 1898 by Austro-Hungarian army as a part of the Sarajevo fortification system, Fort Vraca was one of the bigger forts. It hosted Austro-hungarian army up to 1918. Situated in the southwest line of Sarajevo’s Austro-Hungarian fortified defences, Fort Vraca dominates the Vraca pass, on the western ridge of Trebević mountain.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Military Fortification

Dimensions

Cca 6 ha

State of repair/preservation

Neglected, partially derelict, pending conservation and/or restauration.

Historical WWI Context

Built in 1898 by Austro-Hungarian army as a part of the Sarajevo fortification system, Fort Vraca was one of the bigger forts. Situated in the southwest line of Sarajevo’s Austro-Hungarian fortified defences, Fort Vraca dominates the Vraca pass, on the western ridge of Trebević mountain. In Austro-hungarian military it was categorized as a premament Fort (Werk). It hosted artillery and infantry until 1918, and had played a role in the events of 1914-1915. In 1981, it was made into a memorial complex for the victims of the fascist terror in Sarajevo from 1941 to 1945. It is now in neglected, partially derelict state.

State of legal protection

Protection pending, partially protected, declared national monument by Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to preserve national monuments.

Owner

Municipality Novo Sarajevo, City of Sarajevo, Direkcija za zaštitu, korištenje i održavanje memorijalnih kompleksa

Kind of cultural use of WWI

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

Opening

No information available

Entrance Fee

No information available

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

Accomodation

Public Transport

Bus, location is accesible by car, bike, or hike.

Further information sources

Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to preserve national monuments, http://old.kons.gov.ba/main.php?id_struct=6&lang=1&action=view&id=2559

„RAKOUSKO-UHERSKÉ PEVNOSTI“, http://opevneni.wz.cz/fraku/n02.html

Wikipedia, https://bs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spomen-park_Vraca

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