Visiting Kotromanićevo Ethno Village
The aim of ethno tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina is to preserve the tradition and natural beauty of the local environment, and to show tourists and visitors how people used to live in times long ago
If you are driving in the Derventa area of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you might be planning on travelling south towards Sarajevo.
If so, the main route will take you past the city of Doboj, but before arriving at Doboj, in fact some 20 kilometres before, you'll arrive at the "Royal Village Kotromanićevo" Ethno settlement.
Many local enthusiasts together with local authorities and government contribute to the development of rural ethno tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The aim of ethno tourism in Bosnia and Herzegovina is to preserve the tradition and natural beauty of the local environment, and to show tourists and visitors how people used to live in times long ago.
If you follow our blog you'll know we have visited our local ethno village many times.
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These interesting ethno villages are scattered around the country in rural areas such as on the slopes of beautiful mountains, in the lowlands and fields, where people still live in a very traditional way.
While travelling with our car from Control Rent a Car of Banja Luka, we stopped off at Kotromanićevo.
The Kotromanićevo ethno village is named after the Kotromanić family, a Serbian ruling dynasty of medieval Bosnia.
The ethno village at Kotromanićevo is built on the bank of the river Veličanka.
This ethno village is located in preserved nature and it’s ancient ambience and the authentic architecture of those Bosnian kings is an ideal choice to visit and relax for the whole family.
The village includes a market of local handicrafts and eco products, a children's playground, watermills, a small lake, and a rest area for camping and much more.
In the restaurant, in the central part of the village there are authentic specialties prepared from food produced in the local area according to traditional medieval recipes, such as trout with cooked vegetables, veal under the sac, cicvara, donuts with Doboj smoked cheese and many more.
For anyone planning to stay overnight, visitors have a wide choice of activities on offer- a walk through the untouched nature of the hilly landscapes of Vučjak, sightseeing at the medieval fortresses in Doboj, Modriča, Maglaj, or Tešanj. Or maybe fishing on the Bosna, Veličanka or Ukrina rivers.
There's also paragliding on the Ozren mountain.
We found the ambience amazing and the service and presentation by the staff extremely professional.
So this video and blogpost, is one of our top tips, that you might consider when visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visiting Kotromanićevo Ethno Village.
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