Banja Luka is the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the largest city in the Republic of Srpska with the population of about 300 000. The city is situated on a mountain river Vrbas, surrounded by other smaller rivers, hills, mountains and other natural beauties. Banja Luka is a city of youth and greenery, and numerous city streets are decorated with tree-lined streets, boulevards, parks and picnic areas with large trees. The city is located in the northwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it is characterized by a continental climate with warm summers and colder winters.
On every street corner in Banja Luka there are numerous tourist signs pointing to local tourist attractions, historical and cultural monuments, so getting around the city will not be a problem for you. There are also tourist offices with all the information you might need. Banja Luka hosts many international sports competitions and similar events every year, the most popular so far are the European Rafting Championship 2005, World Rafting Championship 2009 and European Kayak and Canoe Championship in 2011. Numerous night clubs, festival, concerts and parties will make sure that you have an unforgettable time in the city of Banja Luka.