Sarajevo Trams

The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina has the oldest tram system in Europe and the second oldest in the world after San Francisco.

It opened on New Years day 1885 with the city used as a guinea pig for the Austro-Hungarian empire, of which Sarajevo was a part at that time. It was a test as to the viability and safety of the transportation, before they were to be deployed in Vienna.

The original trams were horse-drawn of course, with today’s modern versions dating back to the ’70s & ’80s, as well as some newer versions provided by Amsterdam in 2008.

They are a great way to rattle around the fascinating city and add to the ambience of ‘The Jerusalem of the North’.

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  1. They somehow look so lonely and yet as if the heart of the place that pumps life to all sides. I didn’t know it was the second oldest in the world, how good is that – I love trams, actually

    1. The older the better! I think the old Prague trams that shuttle up to the castle are my favourites.

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