Though a relatively small country, Bosnia and Herzegovina has a rich culture that has had a major influence on the other Balkan countries, and sometimes also of the whole world. It is expressed in different areas of human activity, including music, literature, film, applied art and design and modern media.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, beside Hungary, is the only country in the region, which has made more than one winner of the prestigious Nobel Prize: Vladimir Prelog got her in Chemistry, and Ivo Andric for literature. The capital Sarajevo hosted the 14th Winter Olympic Games, which were not just about socializing young athletes from around the world, but also the game of culture, peace and friendship.
Culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina, you will not only find exposed on the walls of the museum, but you can see it in the form of intricate arabesques in mosques, beautiful carvings in traditional wood furniture, as well as fascinating link to the clothing of the Bosnian highlanders. This mix of old and new creative forms is what makes Bosnia and Herzegovina to stand out from other European neighbors. Today’s cultural scene is definitely flourishing. Sarajevo has hosted a significant number of prestigious festivals of south-East Europe, such as Sarajevo Film Festival, Jazz Fest, MESS etc. Modern literature, music and visual art are involved in creative reconstruction of the country.