Visiting Prishtina is not all there is in Kosovo. There are other cities in Kosovo that are visited by locals and foreign visitors too. Places worth visiting are:
The Rugova Mountains, located near the city of Peja, a group of villages located in the mountains with some of the highest peaks in Kosovo.
The Sharr Mountains, located near the city of Prizren, also very high mountains and some of the highest peaks. The Sharr Mountains also are host of Brezovica Ski Center, the most popular Ski center, visited by many locals and foreigners during the winter season.
The City of Prizren, is the most visited city after Prishtina, with the river flowing through the center of the city, with some old bridges and old pathways. The castle right above the city, where a good picture of the city could be seen from above. The City of Prizren is also the host of DOKU Fest. One of the biggest Film Festivals in the region, which attracts a lot of foreign visitors.
Tourism in Pristina attracted 36,186 foreign visitors in 2012, which represents 74.2% of all visitors that visited Kosovo during that year. Foreign visitors mostly come from countries like Albania, Turkey, Germany, USA, Slovenia and Macedonia, but also from other places. Some of the most visited places near Pristina are Batllava Lake, Badovc Lake and Gadime Marble Cave, which are also among the most visited places in Kosovo.
The Newborn monument was unveiled on 17 February 2008, the day that Kosovo declared its independence. It is decorated with the flags of the 99 nations which recognised its declaration.
The Grand Hotel Prishtina was the property of the Yugoslav government before the Kosovo War in 1999.
Kosovo Museum is located in an Austro-Hungarian-inspired building originally built for the regional administration of the Ottoman Vilayet of Kosovo. From 1945 until 1975 it served as headquarters for the Yugoslav National Army. In 1963 it was sold to the Kosovo Museum. From 1999 until 2002, the European Agency for Reconstruction had its main office in the museum building. The Kosovo Museum has an extensive collection of archaeological and ethnological artefacts, including the Neolithic Goddess on the Throne terracotta, unearthed near Pristina in 1960 and depicted in the city’s emblem. A large number of artefacts from antiquity are still in Belgrade, as the museum was looted in 1999.
The Clock Tower (Sahat Kulla) dates back to the 19th century. Following a fire, the tower has been reconstructed using bricks. The original bell was brought to Kosovo from Moldava. It bore an inscription reading “this bell was made in 1764 for Jon Moldova Rumen.” In 2001, the original bell was stolen. The same year, French KFOR troops replaced the old clock mechanism with an electric one. Due to Kosovo’s electricity problems the tower is struggling to keep time.
Religious sites in the center of the city include the Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic church which was started in 2007. While just outside the center of the city there are a lot of Muslim Mosques. From Ibrahim Rugova Square three of the oldest Mosques can be seen, which are Çarshia Mosque, Jashar Pasha Mosque and Sulltan Mehmet Fatih Mosque.
Prishtina has a number of parks like The City Park, Taukbahqe Park, Arberia Park, and the most known, Germia National Park.
Germia is a regional park located in the north-east of Pristina, capital city of Kosovo, and it covers an area of 62 km2. This mountain massif is a part of the Rhodope Mountains, which lie from the Black Mountain of Skopje to Kopaonik Mountains. Germia’s highest point, Butos’ Peak, is 1050 meters above sea level and its lowest is 663 meters above sea level. Due to its geographical position and climate conditions, Germia mountain massif has a rich fauna with 63 species of animals and a variety of about 600 species of flora.In 1987, the “Germia” complex was taken under protection by Pristina’s Municipal Assembly in the category of the Regional Nature Park.