Useful Links

A small collection of useful links, to be expanded - suggestions welcome!


More links under "Things to do" and "Festivals & Events"


Travelling to and in Kosovo

Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs, information on visa requirements for (mostly) African and Asian countries


Flights to Pristina (Prishtina) airport:,,  and (from Basel and Geneva)


How to travel from London to Pristina (Prishtina) by train: to Macedonia


Length of queues and waiting times at the land borders:


Bus schedule Kosovo:


Train schedule Kosovo:


Bus & train schedule Kosovo & region:


"State geoportal" with access to satellite photos as well as topographical maps 1:25'000 of all Kosovo


Tours and Sightseeing

11 sustainable tourist sites in Kosovo:


Gracanica tourism website:


Walking tours, daily excursions, prepackaged tours: Destination Kosovo


Travel tips by "The Blonde Gypsy": "Promising Pristina: what not to miss in Europe's youngest capital"


Tips by Valerie Hopkins on what to do in Pristina: Greetings from Prishtina


Tips by locals on what to do in Pristina: Spotted by Locals


Guided tours in German with journalist Xhevdet Kallaba:


Everything about tourism and hiking in the Peja area:


Bike and hiking tours in Kosovo and Albania:


Bike and hiking tours in Western Kosovo:


Lonely Planet: How to plan a cross-border treck (Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro on the "Peaks of the Balkans" Trail)


Lonely Planet: A guide to outdoor adventures in Kosovo


Hiking guide book for Dragash: The Mountains of Dragash/Dragaš, Kosovo: Hiking and Nature Tourism Guide


Travel tips by "Wanderlust": Kosovo Travel Guide


Hiking, climbing (Via Ferrata) and paragliding in Western Kosovo, incl. the "Peaks of the Balkans": Balkan Natural Adventure


Tourism offers (hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, via ferrata, kayaking, fishing, free climbing) in Zubin Potok: Ibarski Kolašin


About Kosovo

Nine things to know about Kosovo:


The personal website of Elizabeth Gowing, author and NGO activist, with many tips for Kosovo:


Online magazine in English: Prishtina Insight


Kosovo's top magazine for culture and politics: Kosovo 2.0


Collection of articles (in German) about different aspects of life in Kosovo:


Database of Cultural Heritage of Kosovo: 


About copper, lead and silver mining in Ulpiana/Gracanica (in German):


About Kosovo's female art scene:



Art galleries in Pristina:

- LambdaLambdaLambda, Rr. Johan F. Hahn,

- Motrat, Rr. Shaban Polluzha 3,

- Dada Art Gallery, Rr. Ahmet Krasniqi,

- Monet Art & Books, Rr. Fehmi Agani,

- Art Gallery Llalloshi, Rr. Nazim Gafurri,

- Galeria Qahili, Rr. Richard Holbrooke, Veternik,


Fashion designers in Pristina:

- Yllka Brada

- Drenusha Xharra

- Valdrin Sahiti

- Krenare Rugova

- Flutura Dedinja


Open air market for everything from live animals to cars, every Sunday morning next to the ETC supermarket on the road Pristina-Fushe Kosove


Natural health products: Herbarium



Great NGO's doing projects with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians:

- The Ideas Partnership:
- Balkan Sunflowers:

- Voice of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians:


The Roma painters Bajram und Farija Mehmeti whose paintings were exhibited at the hotel in 2013:

Photos of Kosovo Roma by Danica Dakic:

Photos of Kosovo Roma by Nathalie Mohadjer:

Marko Muir's blog about his experiences as a teacher for Roma children in Preoce, Gracanica:

Photos by Kosovo Roma from Gracanica and the surrounding area: and


Travelling in Neighbouring Countries

Hotel Tutto in Mavrovo National Park in Macedonia, recommended by Andreas Ernst in the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung"


Gypsy Music from Kosovo

Website of the Jimmy Mustafa Band that regularly plays at our Sunday brunch:


Gypsy Groove of Bajram Kafu Kinolli



Andrea Lorenzo Capussela: Eulex's Performance of its Executive Judicial Functions


Big Deal. Civil Oversight of the Kosovo-Serbia Agreement Implementation


Web-platform of contemporary art venues in and from Central and Eastern Europe:


Foundation dedicated to improve the situation of stray dogs in Kosovo:


About the cultural scene in Kosovo and opportunities for the mobility of artists and cultural professionals: