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of banja luka

The name of Banja Luka was first mentioned in the chart signed by the Hungarian King Ladislaus II Jagiellon in 1494,), although the city had existed even earlier.

After the fall of Roman Empire the area was settled by the Slavs. In the medieval period Banja Luka and its surroundings flourished again, the respective findings can be seen in many written documents as well in the remnants of many fortified cities from XII to XV century. After the fall of medieval Bosnian state and the arrival of the Turks in 1525, Banja Luka gained the importance as the strategic stronghold under the interests of both Turkish and Hungarian Empire. Banja Luka became particularly important during the reign of Ferhad-pasha Sokolović (1574-1588) when it became the seat of the Turkish administration unit (Bosnian Pashaluk). After 350 years of the Turkish occupation the town became a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that ruled in this area for 40 years.

Prehistoric archaeological sites and the objects found prove that there were human settlements in this area in the period of Mousterian back to 50.000 – 35.000 B.C. In the antique period, the wider area of Banja Luka and western Bosnia was inhabited by the ancient tribes of Illyrians, that left numerous forts in the area. During The Great Illyrian Revolt (6-9 A.C) the Romans conquered the Illyrians and founded the Illyricum province.

After the World War I, the area became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenians, and In 1929 Banja Luka became the capital of the Vrbas Banovina of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. The first ban of the Vrbas Banovina, Svetislav Tisa Milosavljević (1929-1934) built many buildings in the city during his reign. The most significant are: Administration building and Banski dvor, the National Theatre, Palace Hotel, Sokolski Dom, Ethnographic Museum, schools, hospitals, etc. After the World WarII, Banja Luka flourished again but its development was stopped during the great earthquake in 1969 and the war 1992-1995. Today, Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a centre of the economy, education, administration and politics in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina entity).




something else


pizza place



coctails // chill

pubs// beeeeer

vegetarian food

fast food

where to drink and what to eat



iaeste office!




post oďŹ&#x192;ce

market store



IAESTE oďŹ&#x192;ce

market 0-24h



i sleep here!


student centre // playground

parks and nature

beach near river vrbas

termal baths for free!!

laser tag

bowling centre


cineplexx palas

museum museum of contemporary art

city library


jewish cultural centre

ortodox church

catholic cathedral

monument safikada

castle fortress

gospodska ulica (main pedestrian zone)

try and see

Jajce - a city of stone, light and water, the royal castle, town-museum under the open sky, was built on the banks of the rivers Pliva and Vrbas. The strongest determinant of the city, his trademark, is the magnificent 17 meters high waterfall. This natural monument has been named one of twelve most beautiful waterfalls in the world. It is also the only waterfall in the world to create an estuary as it joins the Pliva River with the Vrbas River.

In this small space opens extraordinary ability to capture a single glance four empires (Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian), three kingdoms (Bosnia, Hungary and Yugoslav), three world monotheistic religions - Christianity (Orthodoxy and Catholicism), Islam, and Judaism - the most diverse architectural styles, andeveryday customs. Given the great historical significance and townscape value, significant archaeological remains and objects as well as its outstanding natural beauty, this city is classified among the units of special importance from the viewpoint of heritage. A set of material and natural values is a unique quality, and the result of many centuries of human life, in particular social, historical and cultural conditions.


Zelenkovac Ecological Movement was established in 1997 following the dream of Borislav Jankovic to create a small art gallery and painting studio in the middle of the forest. Today this small Ecological Area providing its visitors with bungalows for accommodation, delicious domestic food and a bar to suit everyone’s pleasure.Zelenkovac is situated 70km South-West from Banja Luka, at the foot of Lisina hills, along a river, in a fresh and green environment, far from civilization, in a tranquil forest. It has the same name as the clear mountain stream on which many centuries ago fifteen watermills were built. In the summer of 1985, one of them was settled by the artist Borislav Jankovic, with the desire to rearrange it into a studio and space for his art. An art gallery, “Why Didn’t Boro Leave?!” charms its visitors with the philosophical paintings of Boro and his friends,

a picturesque environment to soothe the soul and a friendly staff to provide you with everything you’d need to have a comfortable stay. A large number of interesting events are lined up throughout the year and they make Zelenkovac one of the most attractive destinations for bohemians and nature lovers from all over the world, such as art colonies, Green Day, “Art and Culture”, annual Jazz Festival and much great socialising in the unique landscape of Zelenkovac and spreading the word about this mystical place

Vrbas is fast mountain river with several sparkling and wild sections and rapid falls and is among several most attractive rivers in Europe with degree of severity 3-4. Vrbas passes two canyons Canyon Tijesno (5 km) and Canyon Podmilačje (8 km). Length to be used for water sports adventure is 31 km (from the Bočac dam to the Banja Luka center). Depending on the opening of the dam, the water flow varies from 25-100 m3, and in the spring more than 500 m3.

The water temperature in summer is over 17 ° C and the air above 30 ° C, which allows a pleasant swim and stay on the water. Vrbas Adventure Resort has an infrastructure that allows you to enjoy a night descent down the rapids and cascades, as well as the proven quality of the organization and conditions through organizing national, Balkan, European and World Championships and Cups in the kayak-canoeing and rafting. Vrbas Adventure Resort hosted the World Rafting Championships 2009. Vrbas is one of the few rivers in the world that meet the requirements for all disciplines of the sport. All this is more than enough reason to enjoy the emerald and crystal clear water. Rafting on the Vrbas travel is possible throughout the year, but the best time is spring and summer.


Paintball is a sport developed in the 1980s in which players eliminate opponents from play by hitting them with dye-filled, breakable, oil and gelatin paintballs, or pellets, usually shot from a carbon dioxide or compressed air (Nitrogen) powered “paintball marker”. The game is regularly played at a sporting level with organized competition involving major tournaments, professional teams, and players. Paintball technology is also used by military forces, law enforcement, para-military and security organizations to supplement military training, as well as playing a role in riot response, and non-lethal suppression of dangerous suspects.

This weekend you wil enjoy in beautiful landscapes of Banja Luka surroundings playing paintball and after that have barbecue with traditional bosnian dishes.

Sarajevo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meeting of cultures. Place where East meets West. A place that we are going to present in the best possible way. Visiting Sarajevo is not only about watching monuments, taking photos of its buildings and nature. Visiting Sarajevo means feeling its, at the same time, lively, mysterious and melancholic spirit full of memories. Its past and its present. Through our city rally you will get to know the city streets and show your resourcefulness, orientation and other scout abilities.

In the same day you will feel old Ottoman culture and new western way of living, such a beautifully balanced mix of differences is something that not many cities in the world have. For relaxation after long walks and other city adventures we will visit Spring of the river Bosna 'Vrelo Bosna'. You are also lucky enough to be here during 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival which is one of the most prestigeous festivals in the Europe. City will be one big party dancefloor! As you see, there will be something for everyone. Culture lovers, tree hugers, foodies, adrenaline junkies, party animals...everyone will get their piece of the city. All of this and much more awaits you here in Sarajevo, so prepare to have some unforgettable moments. Three days are maybe not much, but they will be more than enough to make you fall in love with the city and its people.

gett weekends So... Mostar: A city of stone on stone, historical, political, scientific and cultural center of Herzegovina lies in the Neretva River valley. It is a city of sun and greenery, with a mild Mediterranean climate. Mostar is the city of contrasts, wide roads, narrow streets, the traditional Kujundziluk (old bazaar) and a contemporary center, a city in which the culture and art of the east and west meet. Nonetheless, the most magnificent stone monument is the Stari Most (Old Bridge), built in 1566. It has a large stone arch and has been entered on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

In addition to Mostar, we will visit some of the most beautiful places in Herzegovina, such as the magnificent spring of Buna river, the Tekke in Blagaj and the old town of PoÄ?itelj. At the resort of Bunica we will have a big barbecue and fun programme, and in the evening the International Party until late hours. As icing on the cake, we will visit the magnificent Kravice waterfalls.

Festival of Play , Ecology and Tourism is completely comercial product which originated from one completely uncomercial, humanloving and natureloving desire to share with other humanloving and natureloving people one good story about beautifull nature, for local people to enjoy in honest and natural

That is a chance for hosts from local manufacturers from Šipovo to live better and earn more from their work. That is a chance for development of a small city which promises lot and can fulfill a lot. That is a promise Z.E.T. team gave to all people who are building and/or waiting for this festival – promise that we will on 27th and 28th august live our vision about huge number of people who are enjoying themselves on places where nature was giving, where hosts are welcoming and where we wont let rock and roll die.

music festivals

Demofest is a unique regional music festival with competitive character, founded in 2008. in Banja Luka. It gives a chance to unfamiliar, demo musicians from ex Yugoslavia countries to during live show they show their skills. How big and significant Demofest is, besides 30 demo performers, speaks the fact that Demofest was host to some of most famous worldwide musicians, such as : Kosheen, Asian Dub Foundation, Tricky, Kelis, Therapy?, Stereo MC’s, Guano Apes, and also regional stars such as Darko Rundek Cargo Orchestar, Damir Urban & 4, Partibrejkers, Dubioza kolektiv, Majke, Darkwood Dub, Eyesburn… During sixth year of existence, Demofest became one of the most successful festivals in this part of Europe and it has been inducted into UNESCO list of projects with special signifantce n a field

of connecting and development of cultures in Europe. Also, in 2016. Demofest has been nominated for prestigious award UK Festival Awards in category “Best Overseas Festival”, which means best festival outside of Great Britain. This year, some of the biggest names who will preform on Demofest are Marky Ramone, Freemasons, Ky-mani Marley, Rudimental Dj Set, Dubioza Kolektiv, Edo Maajka, Bad Copy, etc.


get together weekends

music festivals








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draw yourself! :)

Behzad Akbari

Diego Fernando Caro Toro

Marta Adamczyk

Ludovit Barkovsky

Teressa Lundtvedt

Katarzyna Marzena Zankowska

Peter Boršoš

Nicole Anja Kaul

Cesar Abascal Gutierrez

police fire emergency medical emergency Đorđe Vuković (national secretary) Nikolina Šupić (summer reception coordinator)


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