Trebević

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Trebević
Trebevic.jpg
Trebević, view from Sarajevo
Elevation 1,627 m (5,338 ft)
Location
Location Bosnia and Herzegovina
Range Dinaric Alps
Coordinates Coordinates: 43°49′24″N 18°26′56″E / 43.82333°N 18.44889°E / 43.82333; 18.44889

Trebević is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is found directly to the southeast of Sarajevo, territory of East Sarajevo city, bordering Jahorina mountain. Trebević is 1627 meters (5338 ft) tall, making it the second shortest of the Sarajevo mountains.

During the Middle Ages, Trebević was known as Zlatni Do. During the 1984 Winter Olympics Trebević, like the other Sarajevo mountains, was used for a number of Olympic events, such as bobsledding. During the Siege of Sarajevo, Trebević took on a darker role as its elevations proved ideal positions for besieging artillery and the mountain became a key fighting ground.

Trebević today is not as important of a tourist destination as Igman or Bjelašnica, largely due to the heavy fighting that took place in the early 1990s. Still, most of the land mines are now cleared. There are numerous hotels, mountaineering homes, and other such structures on Trebević and the immediate area.

1984 Winter Olympics[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Sarajevo Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track.
For more details on this topic, see 1984 Winter Olympics.

Orthodox cross controversy[edit]

In March 2008, a Bosnian Serb organization Savez logoraša Republike Srpske (Association of Bosnian Serb War Prisoners), led by Branislav Dukić, announced its intention to erect a giant 26-meter (85 foot) high Orthodox Christian cross at the part of the mountain on Republika Srpska territory in order to commemorate the Serb victims in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.[1] The idea followed a move by Bosnian Croats who erected a Catholic Christian cross on Hum Hill above Mostar, remembering Croats killed there during the Bosnian War.[2]

The announcement enraged some in the Muslim Bosniak-majority Sarajevo, with the city's Bosniak mayor Semiha Borovac saying that such a cross would "harm a fragile process of rebuilding confidence between people of different ethnic groups".[2] High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Miroslav Lajčák also asked Republika Srpska authorities not to allow the construction of the cross.[3]

As of October 2013, the construction is reportedly still in the preparation phase.[4]

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