Igman is a mountain in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located southwest of Sarajevo, Bjelašnica mountain and part Ilidže. Igman‘s highest point 1,502 meters high, which ranks among the lowest Sarajevo mountains.
By Igman is easiest reached via Hadzic. Before entering Hadzic, left is a paved path that leads through the scenic countryside to the Great Field. Igman and Bjelasnica are a paradise for relaxation and recreation. These are popular among mountain climbers, on whose slopes satisfaction can find all of nature, hunting and mountain climbing. All the area of Igman to the lower regions of Bjelasnica is covered with dense forest, so that the conditions exist for a very rich fauna. In this area live: deer, rabbits, squirrels, bears, wolves, foxes, grouse, eagle...
Igman is a popular destination for hiking and skiing. During the 14th Olympic Winter Games was, along with Jahorina, Trebevic and Bjelasnica, one of the main venues. There are still plenty of facilities on Mount Igman dates from this time. Today Igman one of the most popular tourist attractions in the vicinity of Sarajevo.
Ideal ecological and climatic conditions, the highest ozone concentrations in Europe, give him the epithet health resort, and make the number one destination for skiing and hiking. In the narrow valley of natural sinkholes Great fields, were found in the habitat of endemic plants, as well as the inexhaustible resources of ecologically-viable pure medicinal plants, each of which can store top quality teas.
Unique jungle reserve exists in the area of Babin Dol and Straight Vale, which is invaluable for floristic, faunistic and vegetation research. Klokovača cave is located on the northeastern slopes of Bjelasnica, under the foxes‘ heads. The path to the cave is marked by the Great Field by Babin Dol. In this cave was entered yet 1894th year, which can be seen on the inscription in stone side chambers. As part of the 14th Olympic Winter Games were built trails for downhill, slalom, giant slalom, biathlon trails and jumps.
Igman 24 the 1st 1963rd year recorded the lowest temperature in the Balkans, -43.5 °C. This record Igman still holds. The point at which the temperature is measured and which is regularly lowest Igman around, called "Mrazište" and is located on the site of the Great Field, and with a little box and papers, represents a geographical point Igman with specific thermal characteristics.
In addition to natural, Igman has historical significance. Igman march is one of the best known and most famous episodes from the period of the National Liberation Struggle in World War II and the unique operations of its kind in the world. It was carried out at night between 27 and 28 January 1942nd year, deep snow and severe cold.
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