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’.