Zenica Travel Guide

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Zenica Things to Do

  • Vranduk

    About 14 km north of Zenica is the small fortress of Vranduk. What it may lack in size, it makes up for in location being situated high above a gorge in a loop of the River Bosna. The fortress was first mentioned in the early 15th century, (although the site may be older). The village around it has some characteristics of the original housing style...

  • A couple of interesting buildings

    Zenica is primarily an industrial city which, as can be seen from other "things to do", has a small and colourful "stara čaršija" area with cafes and restaurants. In addition to the new museum, not far away is also the Hadžimazić House, a large traditional style house from around 1840. A little further away in ul. Jevrejska (and...

  • Ottoman revival

    Very wise city planners decided to keep a huge park along the Bosna river in the center of the town. After the last war a Turkish battalion was stationed here and instead of just patrolling the countryside and going to cafes they excelled in brushing up Kamberovice Polje, as this park is called. Walking paths along the Bosna were built, trees were...

  • Go to the local museum

    The museum is new and located downtown next to the pedestrian area. It offers a wide range of well presented exhibits from Roman times, to the Ottoman period, Austrian rule up to the Partisan struggle and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Sometimes gives you the feeling this place has more history than a normal person can handle. Previously this museum...

  • Bakery and internet cafe

    From left to right this is my favorite bakery, Salcinovic, check out the kifle (rolls) and the internet klub. The internet place has a nice oriental/historical flair to it, unless you have too many kids around you, that are shooting each other over the internet. In front of both establishments seated at the tables is the complete personnel of both...

  • Partisan monument overlooking the town

    Many monuments in Bosnia and Herzegovina commerating the Partisan struggle in World War II are very well kept. This one overlooks the city from Smetovi mountain, at an elevation of 1000 m and about 10 km from the city center. It is located next to a well kept picnic area with water fountains and walking paths.

  • Best buy in the market

    As I mentioned in the introduction, a lot of the food you get at the market is top notch and dirt cheap. If these bell peppers or tomatoes could reach the EU than a lot of farmers in Spain and Italy would face serious problems. Fruit is amazing and a lot of it is from Herzegovina in the south. For those who are looking for more than groceries:...

  • Where the in crowd hangs out

    This bar is located right on the river Bosna with a great view of the town and the lush green hills that surround it. The place is run by Bato, a famed guitar player and amiable host. Apart from drinks of all kinds and the occasional barbacue party they now sport a badminton court, brandnew beach volleyball facilities, a disco and new stuff seems...

  • Vranduk Fortress

    A short video on medieval Vranduk Fortress some 15 km north of Zenica.Link:

  • Cafes and walking

    Once you get tired of sitting in one just get up and go to the next one :DPlus everything is really cheap.

  • Just hanging out

    Zenica has some nice places where you can just ride a bike or play some sports or somethings and you get a view of the river as well.

  • Cafes

    Of course there's cafes everywhere as well...it's fun just to sit there and hang out without and worries about anything. That's what I love about them.


Zenica Hotels

  • Hotel Zenica

    Kamberovica Polje Bb, Zenica, 72000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Zenica Restaurants

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    by stevanja Written Jul 28, 2003

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    Naravno da je svim zenicanima koji su vani a kad su na proputovanju kroz grad, neizbjezna posjeta jednom od najpoznatijih gradskih restorana - Kod Rasima

    Favorite Dish: Velika sa cijelom lepinom, malo bolje polivena

    Kod Rasima
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Zenica Transportation

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    by augustiner Written Sep 10, 2009

    This fancy LCD display stands in sharp contrast to the rest of the rather shabby looking train/bus station. Note the international connections between all the Bosnian destinations. This is how most of the diaspora comes home to visit. The bus system is reliable and inexpensive for checking out all Bosnian towns. A round trip for example to Jajce will cost 14 Euros.

    Like in most countries in Europe the truck and bus lobby seems to have won against the railways. The interesting train connection that still works in Zenica is to Sarajevo and then on to Mostar. After Sarajevo this is one of the most scenic rides in Europe passing through rugged terrain with a series of tunnels, U-turns and aquaducts and going from continental to mediterranean climate. It is also cheaper than the bus.

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Zenica Shopping

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  • Hand-made soap

    Handmade soaps for different skin types and purposes with all natural ingedients. They come in cool looking cardboard boxes, partially with wood. According to the manufacturer ingredients like honey or lavender will help with everything from depression to dry skin. They are definitely a great present for your mom.It pleased me to see, that this...

  • Get everything fixed

    The most popular vehicle around here is a 10 to 20 year old VW Golf. That means people here know how to fix stuff. So if you have a broken alarm clock, your TV remote control jams or the sole is coming off your ageing Birkenstocks than take them here to the experts. You will find them right in the pedestrian zone or in tiny garage type venues all...

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Zenica Local Customs

  • Yugo-nostalgia

    Bosnia suffered most from the breakup of Yugoslavia. Tito held the country together for half a century, despite all ethnic and religious covetousness, and is still cherished by many as a great statesman and a symbol of good times gone. This picture adorns the wall in the lodge of the local mountaineering association. Many downtown shopkeepers and...

  • Go nuts at the stadium

    Bilino Polje Stadium is one of the two stadiums in Bosnia that hosts World Cup Qualifier Games. Generally it is considered a curse for foreign teams, because they usually lose. The Bosnian national team never lost on this field until the Euro 2008 qualifier against Hungary. Belgium learnt their lesson this April, when they lost a World Cup...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Zenica Tourist Traps

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    by nidal Written Aug 12, 2007

    zenica is middle of the eye in translation
    u can coem and feel real bosnian soul here
    in the center of town u can see big aquarium (in front jazz club bar) and see fishes from bosnian rivers

    old clock zmajevac near zenica center of city
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Zenica Off The Beaten Path

  • Panorama picnic area

    Don't know what to eat tonight? How about a barbacue at the Smetovi picnic grounds? The name of this mountain, Smetovi, means "windy", so don't forget to take a jacket along. In recent times the tourist office built some water fountains, seating and grills up here, so all you need to bring is food and beer.

  • A cure for everything

    This hot spring is in Ticici (this means little bird, and the name fits) about 20 km outside of Zenica going towards Sarajevo on the left side of the road. Actually the whole country is off the beaten path, but this beats everything I have seen here. Watch out for steam on the left of the road and roasted lamb on both sides, otherwise you will miss...

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Zenica Sports & Outdoors

  • Ski School for Kids

    Smetovi, the local mountain, is a perfect place for children to learn to ski. In the first week of 2012 Zenica not only made the headlines in all major Bosnian papers but also channels like EURONEWS for the worst smog in the whole of Europe. Special disrespect goes to Arcelor Mittal, the worlds largest steal maker and owner of the local steal...

  • Learn to paraglide, ice climb, canyon...

    Extreme Sports Club Scorpio is an experienced and well-established tour operator for all kinds of adventure sports. They must be good, because in the remote location where they are located, half-way up Smetovi mountain about 5 km from downtown Zenica, is not exactly the beaten path for the tourist crowds. Their speciality is putting together...

  • Go up Smetovi mountain

    The fastest way to escape the city is taking a 10 km ride straight to the top of Smetovi mountain. At an elevation of roughly 1000 meters you are in a picturesque nature setting with well kept picnic areas and a competely different climate zone than downtown Zenica. The mountain lodge (planinarski dom) offers cheap rooms and drinks for the...


Zenica Favorites

  • River

    This a picture by the river...it's a nice area to walk around in....you can just take in all the beauty.

  • Carsija i Kafici

    Ovdje je najljepse sjediti u ljeto i piti kaficu. Konobari i raja su prijatni i uvjek se moze imati fino vrijeme.

  • Traffic

    Well what can I say...it can be crowded sometimes and sometimes it's not. Depends on what time. Usually more cars are out at night so it's harder to get through. So if anyone plans on going with a car just through Zenica, I suggest u go during the day. (Although it can be crowded sometimes then too)


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