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Narrow Gauge train station in Ilidža near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Part of the “Sarajevo assassination” heritage, a narrow gauge railway station constructed in 1891-92. as a part of Metković-Sarajevo narrow gauge railway line. It was the station where archduke Franz Ferdinand and countess Sophie Chotek were greeted upon their arrival on June 25th 1914, as well as where from they departed for Sarajevo prior the assassination, in the morning of June 28th 1914.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Type of WWI-heritage

  • Non-Military Site of World War One Relevance

Dimensions

cca 30 x 13 m.

State of repair/preservation

Station is in derelict state. It has been declared as a monument by state Commission for protection of cultural heritage, as well as by other agencies, but never have there been any restoration works, because it was used for housing for years.

Historical WWI Context

As a part of their route to Sarajevo, archduke Frany Ferdinand and countess Sophie Chotek arrived and were greeted at the station on June 25th 1914, and from where they also departed for Sarajevo prior the assassination, in the morning of June 28th 1914.

State of legal protection

Protected by Bosnia and Herzegovina Commission to Preserve National Monuments

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Part of “Sarajevo assassination” guided tour.

Opening

No information available

Entrance Fee

No information available

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

Accomodation

Public Transport

Bike, Car, Taxi, Bus, Tramway, Airport

Further information sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilidža

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand_of_Austria

https://bs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stara_%C5%BEeljezni%C4%8Dka_stanica_Ilid%C5%BEa

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/articles/First-World-War-centenary-Franz-Ferdinands-final-journey/

http://old.kons.gov.ba/main.php?mod=spomenici&extra=Odluke&action=view&lang=1&id=2918

Kantonalni zavod za zaštitu kulturno-historijskog i prirodnog naslijeđa Sarajevo: »Glavni projekat sanacije, rekonstrukcije i restauracije Stare željezničke stanice na Ilidži«, april 2002.

BOGIČEVIĆ, Vojislav, Mlada Bosna – Pisma i prilozi, Svjetlost, Sarajevo, 1954.

BOGIĆEVIĆ, Vojislav, Sarajevski atentat – Stenogram Glavne rasprave protiv Gavrila Principa i drugova, Izdanje Državnog arhiva BiH, Sarajevo, 1954.

DEDIJER, Vladimir, Sarajevo 1914., Prosveta, Beograd, 1966.

Ajdin Fevzija, Historija željeznica Bosne i Hercegovine, Nacionalna univerzitetska biblioteka Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo, 2006.

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