The small, historical city of Travnik is situated at Bosnia’s geographical heart on the Lasva River and flanked by the imposing mountains of Vlasic to the north and Vilenica to the south. This favourable geographic position saw it become residence of early Ottoman rulers whose influence on the city’s culture and heritage is still evident today.
The ancient fortress which defended the city for centuries still dominates the cityscape , while the 15th century Old Town area is remarkably well preserved with its oriental homes, mosques, two clock towers and fountains. One of Travnik’s main draws is Mt. Vlasic ; one of the highest peaks in Bosnia-Herzegovina, this is an excellent spot for hiking, skiing and sledding.