Banja Luka in 4K – Stock Footage

Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and by far the largest city in the northwest of the country.

Vrbas, a very rough river, splits the city, which is surrounded by rolling green hills, in two.

Banja Luka has a deep history through the Roman and Ottoman occupation. The Romans built a fortress at the riverside, which has been used from the Slavs after that. Finally, the Ottomans gave them the final touch. But you can still enjoy the remains of the fortress Kastel at the beautiful river Vrbas. This place is a very popular touristic attraction and it´s also being used from the domestic people for wedding shoots.

Through its past the city was witness of many destructions and falls. In the course of the Ottoman centuries, Banja Luka was destroyed in the Ottoman-Austrian war. But not only wars contribute to its distortion, an earthquake in 1969 was also fatal for this city.

Although this city remains as a peaceful one and the scars from the last war (1992-1995) are not obviously, existing mosques tends to lie along the main roads leading out of town. Earlier, over a dozen of mosques, together with the famous Ferhadija mosque (1580), used to be part of the city centre.

Today, Banja Luka is a charming and beautiful city surrounded by nature. A very popular getaway destination, except the cast of river Vrbas, is the Banj hill, where you can hike up till the World War II memorial.

Inconceivable from the history of Banja Luka are the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, a very important Christian monument.

Let us introduce you with this beautiful metropolis and her history with our Banja Luka in 4K video.

Mostar in 4K – Stock footage

Mostar has always been and is again famous for its Ottoman-style bridge, The Old Bridge (Stari Most). This bridge, which was built in 1566 after 9 years of hard work, spanned the river Neretva. It was designed by the Turkish architect Mimar Hayruddin.

However, during the Yugoslaw war (1992-1995) Mostar was the most hardly bombed city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the early beginning of the war many important structures and buildings were destroyed, including The Old Bridge.

Almost 11 years after the destruction, in 2004, the cultured and spiritual icon of Mostar, was rebuilt through combines efforts of international community formed by UNESCO. For the reconstruction of the bridge were used some original pieces which were recovered from river Neretva.

Even Mostar still suffers geographical division of ethnic groups, it is a beautiful European city with its pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European architectural features which all are reflected in the construction of The Old Bridge.

The reconstructed Old Bridge and Old Town are not only a symbol of diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities, they are also a symbol of peace and co-operation, which gives hope.

Mostar is truly worth a trip. Take time to explore the beautiful streets, ancient buildings and interesting shops in the Old Town of the city. Exhausted you will be looking for a shadowed place in some of the many restaurants around river Neretva to enjoy a cold drink and a delicious meal.

Feel free to travel with us through Mostar in our 4K version of this beautiful city which suffered a lot but used the collapses to become stronger and more beautiful. Make your own opinion after you visited Mostar.

Sarajevo (Bosnia) 4K – Stock footage

Sarajevo, the largest and the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe.

Sarajevo, nestled in a valley, is mainly located in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina but also with parts in the Republic of Serbia. The city is surrounded with Olympic mountains, Bjelasnica and Igman from Southwest, Trebevic from Southeast and middle range mountains from North and Northwest.

Sarajevo, with its about 400 000 people, is not a huge city, but it is vibrant, busy and full of life. For centuries, traditional religious diversity like Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism, coexists in this city. Witness of this are different religious buildings which should be visited once you are in Sarajevo, like the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, the Christian church The Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Serbian Orthodox church The Cathedral Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos and the Sarajevo Synagogue. Of course there are many other mosques and churches which are worth a visit, but these are the oldest and most popular ones.

The history of the city tells about different civilization clashes and historical turbulences cause of this national diversity. The last of them happened at the beginning of 1990 during the Yugoslaw war.

Today, in 2015, the city has mostly been recovered from the damages caused by this war. And with each step you take through the city you will still witness its multi-cultural integration for which this city is famous.

Sarajevo is an increasingly popular travel destination. It is a place where the Western and the Eastern population meets and splits. It also can be described as a European metropolis with Eastern twist what makes it more interesting and worth exploring.

If you decide to visit this beautiful destination, you will be welcomed by friendly and courteous people, no matter of which nationality.

The historic centre of Sarajevo is full of welcoming cafes, lodgings and restaurants. The architecture is a mix of Ottoman and Austria Hungarian buildings, like the newly renovated city hall called Vijecnica. The delighted Old town of Sarajevo, Bascarsija, with its stone-flagged alley reminds a little bit of Turkey. It is also a must see place in Sarajevo, like many others.

Enjoy our tour through Sarajevo in 4K resolution and explore more then you ever could imagine in this small but historically and humanly big city.

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