Type: Historical, War related
The original Trebević cable car, or funicular, as it was called by older Sarajevans, was operational from May 3, 1959, and it was one of the most recognizable symbols of BiH’s capital.
The 2,100 meter-long-system connected Bistrik, on the left side of the Miljacka, to Mt. Trebević, “the lungs of Sarajevo” and the top excursion site in town.
There were little bistros at both stations and a restaurant named after the top station (Vidikovac) was later built, with a wonderful garden and an enchanting panoramic view of town.
The cable car was destroyed during the early days of the war at 1992, and Mt. Trebević found itself on the front line.
In April 2018. Sarajevo gets its new cable car, with 33 gondolas. Every gondola can hold ten passengers and the ride to Trebević takes about eight minutes.
The cost of a one-way ride is 4KM for BiH citizens, and a return ticket costs 6KM. The cost of a one way ticket for tourists is 15 KM, and return ticket costs 20KM. Children under the age of seven can ride the cable car for free, those traveling with a bike will be charged 4 KM extra and all the cabins are pet-friendly.
Soon, tickets will be available at the arrival station and Vijećnica, while right now can be bought at the departure station.
While at the top of Trebević, visitors can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of Sarajevo, or take a walk in nature up to the Brus excursion site or Prvi Šumar, near Pino Nature hotel. It is also possible to walk around the remnants of the Olympic bobsled track and Čolina Kapa observatory, and relax at one of the many hospitality facilities, such as Pino Nature, Brus, Trebevićki Raj, Level Up and Vila Andrea.