Although situated close to the Mediterranean Sea, Bosnia and Herzegovina is largely cut off from its climatic influence by the Dinaric Alps.
The weather in the Bosnia region resembles that of the southern Austrian highlands—generally mild, though apt to be bitterly cold in winter.
Many of the sights and attractions in Bosnia-Herzegovina are connected with the country’s recent and distant past. The famous bridge in Mostar and the fortress on Zec Mountain are examples of this. Other attractions include outdoor sports, noticeably skiing near Sarajevo, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984.