On the position under mountains Vlasic, Cemernica i Jezica ,Knezevo is well known as an air spa center.
Coniferous forests, wooded glades, grasslands, plateaou of Sutjeska and canyons of rivers Ugar and Ilomska offer a perfect conditions to tourist,
hunters, fishermans and people who need sanitary recovery too.
The territory of the municipality is situated on the south of the Republic of Srpska by the very border with the federation of BiH, on the right bank of the Ugar river, in the southeast part of the region of Banjaluka covering the area between the municipalities of Banja Luka, Celinac, Kotor Varos, Jajce Mrkonjic Grad and Travnik.
Roads interconnect the center of the municipality with Banjaluka and with Travnik via Turbe. After a Dayton determination of the boundary of the Federation of BiH, the teritory of the Knezevo was left with an area of 360 square kilometers.
According to the latest data available, 13.800 people who live in ten local communities inhabit this area.
Knezevo itself, situated at an altitude of 861 meter above sea level, has 890 households with a total of 3.300 inhabitants.
Being a region of virgin nature at an altitude of 860 meters above sea level,surrounded by coniferous forests, wooded clearings, pastures and plateaus,gorges and canyons, Knezevo iz well known as an air spa.Surrounding forests abound in high game (bears, wolves, wild boars, foxes) while the Ugar and Ilomska rivers abound in brown trout,graylings and huchen.By fare known Vlasiski cheese is produced in this region and the traditional local dishes are made bearing all the features of health food.All the above features render ideal conditions for tourists, sportsmen, hunters, fishermen and those who require rest cure.
Sport,recreation and tourism
Sport,recreation and tourist center is interconnected with Banjaluka and Travnik by asphalt roads.It is 50 kilometers away from those towns.As part of sport, recreation and tourism center you enjoy in a gym,ski trales, ski lift Srebrenik, as like in modern sport hall open every day from 8 AM to 11 PM.
Hunting and Fishing
Municipality of Knezevo is located in a region of virgin nature.Coniferous forests, wooded clearings, plateaus, pastures, rivers and canyons is ideal habitate for many wild animals characteristical for this region.Surrounding forests abound in high game (besrs, wolves, wild boars, foxes) and it is perfect space for hunters.It is well known fact for every hunter who had hunting in this region.Because of that fact hunting club CEMERNICA maintain tradition of the oldest sport club in
It started with work in 1960 as asotiation of hunters who maintaines the nature beauty and balance of wild animals.
Rivers Ugar and Ilomska is natural resorces of Knezevo municipality. Fishermans can enjoy in fishing brown trout, graylings and huchen in those rivers. Local fishing club maintaine the nature balance of fishes.
Tradition of hunting and fishing and respecting the nature made Kneževo as center of hunting and fishing in Republic of Srpska and BiH.
Ski Center Knezevo
Ski center Knezevo is situated at an altitude of 1.250 meters it is four kilometers from the center of the city. Skiers who decide to vacation in this ski and air spa center, have available three ski tracks- red 800 meters, blue 950 and junior trak long 300 meters.
- Renting complete ski equipmant costs 15 KM, daily ski – pass costs 18 KM, a half-day ski pass 12 KM. For the skiers Ski center Knezevo has available kafe – restaurant, ski school, sports hall, hotel "Omar", night club...
Is a B-category hotel with 156 beds in single bedded, twin-bedded, three-bedded rooms and apartments, an aperitif bar, a restaurant, a caffe bar and a disco club.A baby ski lift is in the close vicinity of the hotel and another one is only 300 m away.the third ski lift is situated on a site called Srebrenik 6.5 km away from the hotel.