Opening of Austrian Cultural Forum Sarajevo - Strengthening of Cultural Ties

Lifestyle & TravelCulture ♦ Published: December 4, 2018; 12:44 ♦ (Vindobona)

104 years after the murder of the archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, Austria opens the 30th Austrian Cultural Forum in the Bosnian capital. The Cultural Forum (Österreichisches Kulturforum Sarajewo / Austrijski kulturni forum Sarajevo) is part of the network of the Foreign Ministry. The aim is to strengthen the cultural links between South Eastern Europe and Austria.

Here began World War I. Bridge in Sarajevo, on which Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, was assassinated by Serbian national Gavrilo Princip. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Jrwooley6 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

The new Austrian Cultural Forum Sarajevo was ceremoniously opened in the youth theatre of Sarajevo.

The task of the Cultural Forum Sarajevo will be to exploit synergy potential between the various Austrian cultural and educational institutions that already exist in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In addition to the Austrian Embassy in Sarajevo and the newly founded Cultural…