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Assassination Site - Latin Bridge Tips (13)

Along the river - Latin Bridge and Museum

The Latin Bridge was in a bit of a sorry state during our visit. The cobble stones across it were being relaid and the bridge was covered in tarpaulin and partially closed. From the state of the stones on the non-repaired side, I would have to say the repairs were essential.

This bridge is, of course, famous as the place where Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his pregnant wife, Sophia, were assassinated by a Bosnian Serb nationalist called Gavrilo Princip on 28th June 1914. This assasination sparked off the First World War and thus changed the course of world history.

There is a little museum next to the bridge all about the assasination. I did not visit, but had a look at the old photos of the archduke's visit, his subsequent funeral and Gavrilo Princip's court case which are displayed on the outside of the museum's windows.

On the outer wall of the museum there is a plaque marking the site of the assasination.

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Aug 05, 2013

Latin Bridge

It's hard to believe that a world war was set into motion on this unassuming bridge in the heart of Sarajevo but it was, on June 28, 1914, when Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his pregnant wife Sophie. They had first tried to blow him up but the driver, having seen the grenade coming, sped up and another car in the procession was hit. The Archduke was on his way to visit the victims in the hospital when his driver took a wrong turn and ended up at this spot where Princip was standing.

Princip was captured and imprisoned, he was just shy of 20 and could not be sentenced to death so he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He died in prison in April 1918 after contracting tuberculosis.

At one time there was a monument to the Archduke near the bridge but it was torn down, There's a plaque on the wall of the museum across the street but otherwise you'd not know this was the site.

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Jul 22, 2013

The Latin Bridge - Latinska Cuprija

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie, duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated at the northern end of this Ottoman bridge over the Miljacka on 28 June 1914 by the Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, a student associated with the movement Mlada Bosna - Young Bosnia. This tragedy gave rise to the First World War.

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Jun 24, 2013

Latin bridge

With it's own place in history, Archduke Ferdinand was shot here by one Gavrilo Princip which rapidly led to the start of WWI.
It's a little uneven on the surface these days but that's understandable I guess, anyway a strange feeling to be in his footsteps.

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Sep 17, 2011
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Latin Bridge

The River Miljacka is crossed by several bridges, but the Latin Bridge is the most famous. It was near here that Franz Ferdinand and is wife Sophie was assassinated in 1914 , the deed that triggered the start of world war 1. At the bridge is a small Museum with photos and gun of assassination. 2 BAM fee.

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Sep 22, 2010

Latin Bridge

Latin or also Spanish bridge was the place of the beginning of the I. World War. Gavrilo Princip (Yugoslav) commited the assassination of Franz Ferdinand d'Este and his wife Sophie. On the bridge is a memory desk.

Aug 05, 2009

Assassination Site

The corner of Franz Joseph (Josef?) Street was the assassination site of Archduke Ferdinand on 28 June 1914. This was the event that led directly up to the beginning of the First World War. Although today there is nothing left on the site (before the war there was a plaque marking the spot, but it has been removed), it is nice to search out this forgotten historical site.

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Mar 27, 2009

Latin Bridge

The Latin Bridge is an historic bridge over the River Miljacka in Sarajevo. On 28th of June 1914. archduke
Franz Ferdinand and his wife
were assassinated in the vicinity of this bridge.
The World War I followed.

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Aug 11, 2008

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Visit the assassination site of Franz Ferdinand

Not just the name of an clever pop band, the original Franz Ferdinand was an Austrian Archduke who was assassinated in Sarajevo on the 28th June 1914. The principal assassin was Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian member of the Serbian Black Hand gang and it was this incident that sparked the First World War by giving Austria-Hungary a reason to strike against Serbia. Altogether, 25 people were brought to court for the crime.

The street-corner where the event took place is now home to a new museum opened in 2007. Inside is a room containing bite-sized chunks of Sarajevan and Bosnian history 1878-1918 including of course the story of the aforementioned Franz Ferdinand alongside displays of relevant artefacts. Small and compact this is just how I like museums to be. Entrance is only 2km which works out at less than £1!

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Oct 10, 2007

Latin Bridge – Assassination Spot

The earliest recording of a bridge at this spot was 1541 but has gone though a number of changes. It was on this bridge that Gavrilo Princip shot Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, the assassination sparked off World War One there is also a museum to the assassination. During the Yugoslavia period the bridge was called Princip Bridge, but in 1993 the name was changed and Princip (a Bosnian Serb) was denounced as a terrorist.

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Sep 26, 2007

Assassination Spot

On 28 June 1914 the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Sophie Chotek, were shot in Sarajevo by Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. It was this assassination which lead to WWI.

You can see the spot from where he was shooting at the corner of Obala Kulina Bana and Zelenih Beretki at Miljacka river. The bridge on which Franz Ferdinand's car was during the assassination, Latin Bridge, was later renamed Gavrilo-Princip-Bridge as he was seen as a hero in Yugoslav times. Since the 1990s it's called Latin Bridge again.

At the corner where Princip stood you find a part of the Sarajevo museum. As they had all the pictures of the visit of Franz Ferndinand and his assassination in the windows we didn't go inside.

Jun 19, 2007

Franz Ferdinand Bridge

If you are interested in history you should definitely go the Franz Ferdinand Bridge, scene of the assassination of the Austrian Prince which led to the outbreak of the first world war. There is also a museum but unfortunately it was shut when I visited.

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May 04, 2007

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