1984 Olympic Games Bobsled Track Tour

1984 Olympic Games Bobsled Track Tour
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$34.12
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

In 1984 this bobsled track was the center of the Olympics, visited by tens of thousands of spectators. Nine years later, it became the front line of the Bosnian war. See how the main attraction in 1984 Olympic Games looks today.

In the hills of Mountain Trebević, among the pines of the mountains’ forest, the abandoned bobsled track lays as a relic of the past of the vivid history of the city of Sarajevo…

During this tour, you will begin your journey in the heart of Sarajevo moving on to the outskirts of the city and passing through aggressor locations. You will then see the Astronomical Observatory and the Jewish Graveyard which is the oldest religious cemetery in Europe. During the tour, our guide will tell you a number of interesting stories about the city of Sarajevo, the 1984 Winter Olympics and the Siege of Sarajevo.

When we come to the mountain Trebević short after you will see the bobsled track which is covered in graffiti and marked with harsh war scars. The track was used as cover by the Bosnian Serb Army and it is marked with sniper points which served snipers for killing innocent citizens of the city. This Olympic site of Mount Trebević nowadays lays within the wilderness of the overgrowing forest and makes for a remarkable scene of past fame and turbulence, and of nature’s power to take over the history.

In 1984 this bobsled track was the center of the Olympics, visited by tens of thousands of spectators. Nine years later, it became the front line of the Bosnian war. See how the main attraction in 1984 Olympic Games looks today.