Tuzla Canton



The whole of Bosnia, including the Tuzla Canton, is a crossroads of a sort. It is imbued with influences of different cultures from different sides. You will certainly immediately recognize the spirit of old Bosnia in its architecture, monuments, even in a souvenir or food and drink, or simply in the people who still harbour it and know how to pass it on.




Pannonian lakes are artificial salt lakes in Tuzla. Tuzla's “Panonika”, a Pannonian lake located in the very centre of the city, can be found on the site of the former “Salt Wells”. The lake is 11,000 m2 in size, with depth of up to 1.8 m. The composition of the water is 4/5 ordinary water and 1/5 brine.
After the first phase of development of this complex was completed in July 2003, with the construction of the big lake, development continued in 2006 with the construction of the Archaeological Park – Neolithic Stilt-House Settlement with a museum exhibition that tells the story of the continuity of life in the Tuzla area since the Neolithic period.
The capacities of this complex were significantly increased by the construction of a second salt lake in the early summer 2008 and another unique tourist product in late September - the Saltwater Falls, an open-air inhalation therapy centre unique in these parts.
The Pannonian Lakes complex also includes the Neolithic Stilt-House Settlement, sports and recreation fields, the Saltwater Falls and many other things to see and do.
Pannonian Lakes are a unique example of saltwater lakes in Europe and derive their healing properties from salt and other minerals contained in the water. The water in the lakes is constantly circulating and is purified using sand-based filters.



One of the most interesting caves in Bosnia and Herzegovina is located near Kladanj, in Brateljevići. The entrance to the cave is about 30 meters above the right bank of the Bukovica River, a tributary of the Drinjača River. Besides being called "The Cave in Brateljevići", the people commonly call it by its widely accepted local name "the Maiden's Cave" because of the legend of a girl (folk tales say that the legend dates back to the early Ottoman period, some 400 years ago) that it was passed down from generation to generation to the present day.
The legend says (and the site, cult and the grave prove it) that it all happened at an ordinary village gathering where boys and girls teased each other with various quips, and one of the dares for the boys to prove their courage was to "hop over" to the cave and bring a jug of cold water from the spring in its very centre. As none of the boys had the courage to do it, one of the girls stepped forward. To convince the others that she would actually do the dare, she took a spindle with her as evidence, to stick it into the ground next to the spring in the cave. The courageous girl actually went to the distant cave, caught water from the spring, but when she stuck the spindle next to the spring as evidence, she also pierced through the edges of her long dress. When she tried to get up, she felt that "something" was pulling her into the spring and died of great fear on the spot.
The girl was buried next to the spring and, not long afterwards, her grave became petrified in stone.



If you don't know what to do and where to go for the weekend, we recommend visiting Lake Bašigovci. The lake was recently developed and is characterized by extremely clean water and a well-kept beach with sports and recreation facilities. So it’s not surprising that a central First of May celebration was organized here, when the lake was officially handed over to the Fishing Society Mrena from Živinice for preservation and maintenance.
During the bathing season Lake Bašigovci receives around 2,000 visitors daily, placing it just behind the Pannonian Lake in Tuzla in terms of visitor numbers. The beautifully landscaped beach is great for walks, enjoying the fresh air and sports such as volleyball, badminton, etc.



Lake Modrac was created in 1964 when a dam was built on the River Spreča in Modrac, Lukavac Municipality. It can be accessed from all sides. From the direction of Doboj and Gračanica, by way of the Doboj-Tuzla main road. If you are arriving from the direction of Croatia and the border crossing at Orašje or from the direction of Gradačac and Srebrenik, you can reach the lake via the Orašje – Tuzla road. From the direction of Sarajevo, the lake can be reached via the main road to Tuzla.
This is one of the largest reservoir lakes in the former Yugoslavia, fed by the rivers Preča and Turija. It covers an area of around 17 square kilometres; maximum depth is around 20 m, maximum width around 1600 m and the length is 11 km.
Lake Modrac is an ideal place for the tourism development and, of course – for fishing. The shore is fully accessible even when the water level is low. Almost all good fishing spots on the lake are accessible by car. When the water levels are high, you may have to walk a short distance on foot.



Anyone who has ever set foot on the Konjuh Mountain, walked its paths, breathed its fresh air, drank water from its streams and conquered some of its peaks, will always return to it. We could even say that the Konjuh Mountain has a peculiar, attractive power. Accessible from any side, it slowly lures you from afar with its greenery. When you come a little closer, you will quickly be enchanted by the murmur of numerous streams and rivers that break through the rocky troughs all the way to the surrounding settlements. And since you're already there, a glimpse of the tame forest-covered peaks lures you farther away still. None of Konjuh Mountain peaks are unconquerable. On the contrary, they are very accessible at all times during the year. Whether you head to Varda, Zidine, Javorje, Mali Konjuh or the very top at 1328 meters, a special experience awaits you. A sense of connection with nature, the possibility of truly being a part of it, a sense of satisfaction that overwhelms all your senses.



The White Tower is a symbol of Gradačac. It occupies a central position on the City of Gradačac coat of arms. The Old Town complex in Gradačac houses the White Tower of Husein-Captain Gradaščević and, as one of the most important historical built sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this national monument is visited by tens of thousands of people every year. In 2003, under supervision of the Commission for the Protection of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina the White Tower was restored and adapted to meet the needs of modern-day catering. The top of the tower offers the vista of the whole of Gradačac and its surrounding area and houses a restaurant that serves traditional Bosnian dishes.



Use of thermal mineral water and CO2 gas for health and recreational purposes.
The first historical records concerning the use of mineral waters in Gračanica date back to 1824 and this area, located at the entrance to Gračanica, some 500 m from the main road Doboj – Tuzla, attracted researchers and geologists in the early 19th century. This is an excellent place for an active holiday filled with recreational and sports activities.
Use and health benefits – The water dan be used by drinking in spa conditions, bathing in the baths and hydrokinetic therapy in the pool. The healing properties of hydrogen sulphide, hydrostatic pressure and thrust and the presence of CO2 gas are the most important therapeutic factors for treatment of injuries and rheumatic conditions. The temperature of medicinal water is 38 ºC and according to the balneological classification, this water is classified in the calcium-sodium-magnesium-hydrocarbon, fluoride and sulfide thermal mineral waters.
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