The Pannonian Salt Lakes of Tuzla, Municipality of Tuzla

2012 UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Public Policy and Governance

Second Runner-up:The Pannonian Salt Lakes of Tuzla, Municipality of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Tuzla Municipality has transformed a wild accumulation of salt water into the biggest artificial salt lake in Europe, the Pannonian Lake, which in summer creates a seaside atmosphere in the city. Tuzla has become the only city in the world where salt lakes, salt waterfalls and the beach are located in the city center. The once industrial area of Tuzla has been converted into an successful tourism complex for Bosnia and Herzegovina and the greatest competitive advantage of Tuzla, transforming the image of the city and attracting around 400.000 visitors in 2012.

"To us, being a 2012 UNTWO Award finalist for the Pannonian Salt Lakes Project represents a confirmation of the correct use of natural heritage for stimulating tourism development and creating better living conditions for the citizens of Tuzla".

Jasmin Imamovic, Mayor of Tuzla


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