Local beer: Preminger
Bihac is home to one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's largest breweries: Bihacka pivovara. It was established in 1990 and their beer brand is called Preminger, which is also well known in other Balkan countries as well as in Austria.
Besides their lager, I also tried a Preminger shandy. Interesting enough shandies in Balkan countries became popular under the German word "Radler". I couldn’t complain about both the Preminger beer and shandy and would definitely drink them again.
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Local currency: Convertible Mark
Bosnia and Herzegovina has one of the most interesting currencies in Europe. The local currency is the Convertible Mark (Konvertibilna Marka) comprised of 100 Feninga. The Convertible Mark (KM) was introduced in 1998 and at that time fixed at par to the German Mark.
As the German Mark has been replaced by the Euro in 2002, the Convertible Mark is now pegged with the Euro at a fixed rate of 1,96.
All bank notes except the 200 Bosnian Mark note come with two different designs; one for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and one for the Republika Srpska. All banknotes are valid all over the country.
Cash points (ATMs) and exchange offices can be found all around the town. We used ATMs at the southern end of the street Gazi Husrev-begova and somewhere between the bus terminal and the Una river at the street Bihackih branilaca.
Also credit cards are widely accepted. The Euro is usually exchanged at a very fair rate, close to the fixed rate of 1,96 KM, although I can't remember seeing any currency exchange offices in Bihac.
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