A wide variety of natural resources combined with a rich cultural heritage means that the Republic of Srpska has much to offer. Active holidays, the hospitality of the local population, local dishes prepared in traditional way - are just a few of many factors that make all those who come to visit this part of the fascinating Balkans peninsula to come again and discover new attractions. www.tourismrs.org
NATIONAL PARK SUTIJESKA
It includes the highest peak of Maglić at over 2,386 metres.
Located in the eastern part of the Republika Srpska, "Sutjeska" National Park is a unique ecosystem that includes Europe's best preserved primeval forest, Perucica. The forest is of exceptional historic value and displays unique ecological features including the world's tallest Norwegian Spruce tree.
PRIMEVAL FOREST PERUĆICA
Explore one of the last two remaining primeval forests in Europe.
Perućica Forest Reserve, located within the Sutjeska National Park, is 6 kilometres long, 1–3 kilometres wide, and has an area of 1,400 hectares. It is a UNESCO recognized site. The forest has many trees that are 300 years old, and the primeval forest's vintage is stated to be 20,000 years. In some stretches the forest growth is almost impregnable.
Mount Jahorina hosted the women's alpine skiing of the 1984 Olympics.
Jahorina Olympic Ski Resort is the biggest and most popular ski resort in the region and offers a variety of outdoor sports and activities. It is primarily a destination for alpine skiing,snowboarding, hiking, and sledding, with over 40 km (25 mi) of ski slopes and modern facilities. The average snow depth on ski runs during February is 106 cm.
The town is dedicated to novelist Ivo Andrić, Nobel prize winner.
Andrićgrad is a tourist, cultural, administrative and educational complex situated on the estuary of the Drina and the Rzav rivers, approximately 300 meters from the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Andrićgrad is an idea about a stone medieval city, inspired by works and characters of a nobel prize winner, Ivo Andrić. It is actually a vision of how Višegrad would have looked like if the Renaissance and other historical periods had not gone by it. After Drvengrad (English: Woodentown) this is the second village that famous film director Emir Kusturica created.
TARA RIVER CANYON
It is the deepest and longest in Europe, world's second, just behind the Grand Canyon of Colorado.
The canyon of the 140km-long Tara river which marks the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia is over 1,300 meters in depth. Explore rafting there, because its famous rapids are true challenges for even the most experienced rafter. The Canyon is on UNESCO's list of protected natural heritage.
NATIONAL PARK KOZARA
180 square kilometers area of the park open to regulated hunting of deer, pheasants, foxes,boars, hares, and ducks.
The Kozara National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in Republika Srpska, which was proclaimed a protected national forest in 1967. With over 33 square kilometres of dense forest and hilly meadows and situated between the rivers Una, Sava, Sana and Vrbas, Kozara has earned the nickname 'Green Beauty of Krajina'. The park is also a popular hunting ground.
Formed over millions of years, the cave is home to archaeological findings from the Mesolithic era and other prehistoric fossils.
Adventurous explorers and nature lovers should not ignore the numerous caves that are worth visiting in Republika Srpska. Orlovaca cave (near the town of Pale), and Vaganska cave, near Šipovo, are the most interesting examples.
RIVERS IN SRPSKA
Rivers are the natural treasure of Republika Srpska.
Tourists can take a trip down the mountain rivers of Una, Sana, Vrbas, Drina, Tara, and Ukrina, or take it slowly down the river Bosnia, meandering through the plains of the Republic of Srpska. The Vrbas river has the greatest potential for development for sports and recreational tourism. Its constant average temperature of 10.6 C allows visitors to enjoy rafting and swimming all year round. The springs of Pliva are an excellent location for rafting. The area attracts tourists also for its old mills and the Janja waterfalls which are almost 500m in height.
SPA TOURISM IN SRPSKA
SPA destination known from the Roman empire.
The Republic of Srpska is rich in natural thermal water and currently has nine operational spa facilities. Many of them offer medical treatments. The most famous include Laktaši - a spa known since the Roman empire - and Slatina, which offers a selection of modern wellness treatments.
HUNTING AND FISHING
Explore 92 hunting sites in Srpska.
The mountainous and lowland hunting sites of Republika Srpska provide excellent conditions for both hunting and fishing - there are currently 92 hunting sites across Republika Srpska. Its rivers - the Drina, Sava, Una, Bosna, and Vrbas - are rich in varieties of fish.