Vrelo Bosne is a public park, featuring a spring of the River Bosna, spread out over 603 hectares at the foot of Mount Igman in Ilidža, about 15 kilometers from the center of Sarajevo.
As it is the source of the Bosna River, with lovely lakes full of fish and swans and small green islands, and since temperatures in summer are several degrees lower here than in Sarajevo, Vrelo Bosne has been a favorite outing destination for Sarajevans for the past 100 years.
This area serves as a habitat for various plant communities and animal species, some of which are endemic. Six streams from the Vrelo Bosne source area flow into the Mala Bosna watercourse, which is home to indigenous varieties of river trout.
Vrelo Bosne is also an area which contains the main source for Sarajevo’s “Bačevo” drinking water.
Vrelo Bosne is fenced in and well maintained. There are benches, covered rest areas, play areas for children and a restaurant in the center of the complex which serves a local specialty – fresh river trout.