Museum of Sarajevo 1878–1918

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Museum of Sarajevo 1878–1918 is located near the Latin Bridge in central Sarajevo. The building had been Moritz Schiller's Delicatessen in 1914, the year that Franz Ferdinand, the heir-presumptive of Austria Hungary was shot dead by Gavrilo Princip from the street corner outside, indirectly starting World War I.

The permanent exhibition holds a collection of items and photographs with which the museum presents a chronological history of Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Given Princip's often widely differing perception to different parts of society (freedom fighter to many Serbs and pan-Yugoslavs, terrorist forerunner of Karadzic to some Bosniaks), the museum tends to downplay the historic significance of the building despite its location being the main draw for many visitors.




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Founded: 1984
Category: Museums in Bosnia and Herzegovina


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Scott Waite (2 years ago)
A very interesting museum detailing the Austro-Hungarian Empires impact on Sarajevo and Bosnia Herzegovina. Culminating in the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, which literally took place on the street outside the museum in 1914.
Carolina Aver (2 years ago)
Very simple museum with a little collection. Don't bring news or experience.
Marija F (2 years ago)
In front of the museum, the spot where the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia were murdered is marked: footprints and the markings of his car. For the point, just ask one of the sellers or waiters in Baščaršija, at least we didn't see any signposts.
Emin Erkocevic (2 years ago)
Nice car in front of the museum - cheap prices for a tour around the city.
Konstantin Tikhomirov (2 years ago)
The name is a little misleading - the museum is an interesting one, but it is really small (only one room and a 5-min video about the murder of Franz-Ferdinand) and it is dedicated almost exclusively to the murder of the Archduke, not the history of Sarajevo in general. Still, I recommend it.
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