Break-up of Yugoslavia & The War in Mostar: Life Under Siege

115 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

· Overview of the establishment of the Socialistic Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as well as its role during the Cold War. · Post Tito period during the 1980s when the slowdown of the economy and growing nationalism lead to political tensions across the country, the death of Yugoslavia, and the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. · Learn why Mostar was so strategically important and why it was left as one of the most destroyed cities in Bosnia after the war. · Listen to stories and facts during the war in Mostar and learn how the people survived under constant shelling. · Our guide will share personal experiences and stories of the terrible events that unfolded in this city 30 years ago (shelling, concentration camps, Mostar enclave).

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Mostar Travel & Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mostar

Hidden Yugoslavian Military Base The first stop is the abandoned aircraft hangar located only five minutes southern of Mostar. Yugoslavian revolutionary, Josip Broz Tito, had fighter jets placed deep in the mountainous bowels of the hanger, ready to deploy. The natural fortress protected the planes from attack as well as from the prying eyes of citizens and spies.

Duration: 50 minutes

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Mostar War Museum The second stop is the Mostar War Museum. You will hear first-hand stories and experiences from your guide on how Mostar was affected by the devastating war, what it is like to live in a divided city, and what happened between the lines. The guide will use a board to draw a map of the former Yugoslavia, which will help to put some puzzles together. We feel a great responsibility to educate you on this matter, so please feel free to ask us any questions.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Santiceva Ulica (Santic Street)

West Front Line The tour will end with exploring Šantića Street, where the closest fights happened between Bosnian and Croatian forces. You will see some bunkers that still exist so many years after the war, practically in the city center. We will walk through the city, through the front line which is now unfortunately the invisible line between two parts of Mostar. As we come close to Spanish Square and Boulevard Street we will show you pictures of those places during the war so you can compare them to the current day.

Duration: 50 minutes
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