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Doboj

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Doboj is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Republika Srpska entity. Doboj is at a pivotal point on the rivers Usora and Bosna. It is one of those Bosnian towns where you can find Orthodox, Catholic Churches and Mosques close to each other.

In the summer of 2014 it was badly flooded following significant rainfall which caused the river Bosna to breach. Most businesses were running again within a few months and the town was substantially back to normal.

Get in Doboj[edit]

By plane[edit]

The closest international airport is at Banja Luka. If arriving by plane, you can travel via Belgrade (Serbia), Sarajevo (Bosna and Herzegovina) (shorter route), or Zagreb and Dubrovnik (Croatia).

By bus[edit]

You can try and find direct bus lines from some of European cities to Doboj, but in that case your journey may be quite long. A bus from Belgrade costs about 12 Euros (Oct 2006), Buses also run from Sarajevo and other cities.

Bus Zagreb -Doboj Departure: 14:00 Arrival: about 18:00

Price (one-way): about 13 Euro.

Bus Belgrade – Doboj Departure:07:00 - Arrival: 13:00 Departure:10:00 - Arrival: 16:00 Departure:22:30 - Arrival: 04:30


Bus Novi Sad – Doboj Departure:06:00 - Arrival: around 11:00 Departure:07:00 - Arrival: around 12:00 Departure:07:30 - Arrival: around 12:30

By train[edit]

Railway options are pretty good as Doboj is railway junction of BiH. From European countries, direct lines from Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo and Nis are bus and railway lines, as follows:

Train Zagreb – Doboj Departure: 8:57 Arrival: 14:55 Price (one-way): about 27 Euro.

Train Belgrade – Doboj Departure: 15:30 Arrival: 22:30 Price (one-way): about 11 Euro.

Train Budapest – Doboj Departure: 17:45 Arrival: 02:27 Price (one-way): about 35 Euro.

Train Sarajevo – Doboj Departure: 10:41 Arrival: 13:34 Departure: 20:32 Arrival: 23:25 Price (one-way): about 7 Euro.

For more information – www.zrs-rs.com

By car[edit]

Doboj is touristic crossroad of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Magistral road M17. Welcome

Get around[edit]

Getting around Doboj isnt a big problem, since it's a small city. There are local buses that have routes in Doboj and small towns in the municipality. Taxis can be seen around Doboj occasionally.

See[edit][add listing]

Doboj Fortress
  • Doboj fortress was once one of the main touristic attractions in Bosnia and Hezegovina. Enhanced by the Bosnian aristocracy Kotromanic (13th century)and the Ottomans when they arrived in Doboj in the 16th century. Much of it is still intact. The coffee shop, children's playground and outside theatre have been disused for some time and are very broken and ruined. However the view from the fortress's hilltop position is still worth the easy climb.
  • One of the attractive spots nearby is Mount Ozren, the mountain right next to Doboj.
  • There are a few 13th century monasteries, St. Nichola’s Monastery near Petrovo being the most interesting among them.
  • Goransko lake-beautiful place 7 km from Doboj with good touristic offer: camping place, swimming, grill places, banches, natural creak, parking, restoran, children playground...
  • Preslica - part of Ozren mount. Restoran, good natural resources, baches and tables, stage for performances.
14th Century Doboj Fortress, reconstructed in 2006, with a wooden stage added during reconstruction

Do[edit][add listing]

  • If you are visiting Doboj in summer main attraction is a Festival of Tourism FESTTOUR (26-28 june). During 3 days Doboj became a carnival city with medieval still and many attractions. This is time for tourists. More details on [1]
  • The most interesting place in Doboj and famous Bosnian tourist attraction is Doboj Fortress[2] (in picture). There was once a rich offer for tourists with children's playground, coffee shop, concerts, poet nights, knight battle, exhibition, volunteer camps, theatre etc. But sadly these no longer exist. The coffee shop, stage and playground lie in ruins. The fortress is still worth the short climb for its views of the city and surrounding mountains.
  • Doboj cafes (Orange Bar, Glamour, Havana, La linea...) are really relaxing and are located in the Centre of Doboj. There are good restaurants (Fisherman story, City, Dalmatia, Grazia...), nightclubs (Moskva, Hole), discotheques (Dzungla), pubs (Irish Pub...), shopping center (TROPIC), librarys, the Regional Museum, a theatre.
  • If you are visiting Doboj in summer main attraction is the new "Džungla bazeni". It known to be one of the best Pools in Bosnia. If you are lucky a famous Serbian, Bosnian or Croatian singer my have a concert at Džungla bazeni. The pool also has a night club which is great for night life in Doboj.
  • There are also beautiful churches, mosques and synagogues to see in Doboj.
  • In late August Doboj hosts a major handball tournament, attracting teams from around the world. Book accommodation well in advance.

Buy[edit][add listing]

For some tourists that visit Doboj shopping might not be cheap compared to where they come from.

Currency in Bosnia and Herzegovina is called Konvertibile or Bosnian Mark (KM/BAM). 1 Euro=1.95KM. Money can be exchanged in exchange offices or banks, or picked up on one of numerous cash mashines placed all over the town. Also all products and services in BiH can be paid in Euros.

To give you an idea about prices of things, here are prices of several products: a bottle of water 1-2 KM, a juice in a coffee shop 1,5-2,5KM, sandwich 1-1,5 KM, coffee (in a coffee shop) 1 KM, phone card for a phone booth (for local and international calls) is between 5 and 10 KM.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Cevapcici- National brand. Pljeskavica, burek, raznjici, pizza, burek, cicvara, proja.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Rakija Medovacha -domestic honey brandy, Rakija Sljivovica-Domestic brandy and domestic beer.Also you can taste Drenjak juice-domestic product.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Doboj has a few hotels.

  • Hotel Integra, Vidovdanska bb south of the city, +387 53 224 274, [3]. For a two bed per night is approx. 85KM.

Get out[edit]

By bus or by train (to Sarajevo, Zagreb, Budapest, Novi Sad, Dubrovnik...).





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