Zvornik is a medieval castle located in Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the mountain Mlađevac overlooking Drina Valley.

The medieval town of Zvornik called 'Đurđevgrad' or 'Kula Grad' was first mentioned as a property of Bosnian medieval feudal family Zlatonosović in 1410 when Hungarian King Sigismund was in the area. It was probably built in the 12th or 13th century and is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Part of the structure was destroyed in 1878 during the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ustasha troops of the fascist Independent State of Croatia occupied the fortress along with the rest of Zvornik and most of Bosnia, in April 1941. The fortress was liberated in July 1943 by the 1st Proletarian Brigade during the Battle of Zvornik.

Beginning on 8 April 1992, about 300 soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina defended the fortress from Serb soldiers of the Yugoslav People's Army during the first stages of the Bosnian War. Following the Bosnian War, Zvornik became a part of Republika Srpska and the new Serb government had a church built on the grounds of the fortress and relocated a church bell from the village of Divič to the new church to mark their victory over Bosniaks.

In May 2013, the remains of several war victims from the 1990s conflict were uncovered in Kula grad.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Dragana P. (2 years ago)
City would have to take care of this historical site. There are no signs if you are trying to find it for the first time. Though, the site is remarkable, Zvornik city and Drina River under the castle.
Fritz Rauch (2 years ago)
From the Times when AUSTRIA still was powerful in the region :-)
Filip Prpić (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit. Nothing to see much, bit view is beautiful!
predrag ostojic (3 years ago)
Beautiful place, lots of history but too neglected
Elena Romanova (4 years ago)
A real treasure of this tiny town. Worth going up if you’re a fan of ruins - you also get wonderful views over the river and mountains.
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