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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.
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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Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
Bike, Car, Taxi, Bus, Tramway
Further information sources
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.
Other heritage sites nearby
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- Mala kula – Grdonj, Grdonj hill, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Old narrow gauge railway station in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Narrow Gauge train station in Ilidža near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Hotel "Bosna", part of the Spa complex in Ilidža near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- "Groblje Lav” military cemetery in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Fort Draguljac military fortification in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Weissbastion (Bijela tabija) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Fort Vraca in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Werk Zlatište military fortification in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Prinz Eugen Kaserne (Jajce kasarna), military quarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- "Filipović lager" military barracks in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Franz Joseph Kaserne in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Museums Private Collections
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