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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
No information available
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
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)”, m.warhistoryonline.com/articles/street-corner.html
Muzej Sarajeva, Muzej “Sarajevo 1878-1918”, www.muzejsarajeva.ba/bs/dani-kantona-dan-noc-muzejadepandansi/muzej-sarajevo
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.
Other heritage sites nearby
- Pašino brdo (Werk IV), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Mala kula – Grdonj, Grdonj hill, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Ground zero - 1914 Assassination location in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- City Hall (Vijećnica) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Appel quai, archiduke's route to death, a street in 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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