Brcko, the future Bosnian Hamburg, was dressed in festive attire to receive long-distance travelers, so the first impression they received when meeting the new country and its population was extremely favorable.
The importance and significance of Brcko as a trading city is increasing every year. Prunes are set as the noblest of merchandise. If the year is rich in plums, smokers smoke everywhere, and then endless rows of all possible types of vehicles are heavily loaded with plums to Brcko. This modest small fruit is the most important source of income for the whole region. In less yielding years, plums worth about half a million crowns are exported from Brcko, and in the years of high yield, up to three million. During the big week-long plum market in and around the city, a hectic life pulsates. Foreign buyers from various countries flock here, money is turning, music is heard all over cafes and restaurants, and on the vast plain around Brcko, peasants run their large livestock and grain markets. The population on both sides of the river of Sava in their colorful colorful national costumes ripples the streets and enjoy the evening in soft plum brandy and sweet fried pumpkins. Rejoicing in local entertainment.