Tunnel of Hope further enriched with another permanent exhibit

In marking the 25th anniversary of the digging of the Tunnel of Hope – the only link besieged Sarajevo had with free territories during the war (1992-1995) and, in recent years, one of Sarajevo’s most popular museums – the permanent exhibit, “Salvation during War, a Monument During Peace” was opened in the presence of a large number of people who actually participated in the tunnel’s construction.

Updated: 2018/08/18

The new exhibit offers a chronological timeline of wartime events, shows what life was like in besieged Sarajevo and tells the story of how the digging of the Tunnel of Hope was finally completed on the evening of July 30, 1993. The project, which was carried out in great secrecy, first got underway on January 6, 1993. The process of digging began on March 28, 1993 and involved the participation of more than 300 people.

Tunnel D-B (Dobrinja-Butmir) was dug beneath the runway of the Sarajevo Airport and was about 800 meters long. The monumental complex, Tunnel D-B, was made a Category II Protected Heritage site in 2012, and this location is visited annually by hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world.

As of July 31, 2018, German audio guides will be made available to guests. Audio guides are already available in Bosnian, English, Turkish, Arabic, Italian and Spanish.

Until October 31, the working hours for the Tunnel of Hope are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.) and the cost of admission is 10KM per person.

If you would like to organize a visit to this museum, we recommend making your reservations via our portal.