Srpska: Visegrad

Visegrad was one of the major cities in the medieval Serbian kingdom. In the mid 15th century it was conquered by Ottoman forces and remained under the Ottoman rule until 1878, when Austro-Hungary pushed took control of the area. Visegrad saw heavy fighting and ethnic cleansing during WWII under the Nazi occupation and then even more severe ethnic cleansing during the Bosnian War in 1990s. It is now almost an entirely Serb-populated town and part of the automobile Republica Srpska. The major attraction here is the Mehmet Pasha bridge over the Drina River from the Ottoman times, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also an area of old town has been restored and is known as Andrichrad.