Belgrade

Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and one of the biggest city in the whole Balkans. Though it’s not part of Vojvodina, it’s easier to start the exploration of any Serbian lands from it.

Belgrade itself is big and interesting. There are a few nice places what I wanted to visit. 


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Belgrade, the Fortress

Belgrade, the Fortress

Belgrade always has been an important point in the political map. It’s located in the place where Sava river meets huge Dunabe. And in this strategic place, the fortress of Belgrade was founded centuries ago. 

Firstly it was controlled by ottomans, then Serbia got the independence and the fortress for the next century was on the border with Austro-Hungarian Empire. 


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Zemun

Zemun

When I was in Belgrade I also visited Zemun. It used to be an Austro-Hungarian town on the border with the independent Kingdom of Serbia but nowadays it’s the part of New Belgrade across Sava river.


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Sremski Karlovci

Sremski Karlovci

My next point after Belgrade was Sremski Karlovci on the north. If Zemun nowadays is not a part of the autonomous province Vojvodina, this town already is.

Though Sremski Karlovci is pretty small it has a real warm Balkan atmosphere and it offers a lot of interesting things to do for tourists. The centre of the town is nice to walk through and from a viewpoint, upon a hill, good view of the town opens. 


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Fruška Gora

Fruška Gora

Fruška Gora is a national park located in Vojvodina. It’s the first national park in the whole Serbia! 

Being honest I didn’t have an opportunity to explore that much, but I know you can find there some interesting wine routes and old monasteries located in small authentic villages within the park.


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Petrovaradin

Petrovaradin is a former town and now a part of the city of Novi Sad. It’s located on the right side of the Danube river.

The most interesting part of it is a huge fortress. It was built by Austrian on its border to protect the Empire from Ottomans. For the location and strategic meaning, it was known as “Austrian Gibraltar”. Now the city museum is located in the fortress, and the famous European festival EXIT takes place there every summer. Except 2020...


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Novi Sad

Novi Sad

From the fortress, I took a walk to Novi Sad and crossed the bridge over the Danube to feel how wide it is here. Did you know it’s also the longest river in Europe? 

Novi Sad located on the over the side of it. It’s the second biggest settlement of Serbia and the capital of Vojvodina. Novi Sad is an exceptional multicultural. It has 4 official languages and a lot of interesting cultural places to visit, like the main synagogue or cathedrals.


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Sremska Mitrovica

Sremska Mitrovica

If you have time you can also visit Sremska Mitrovica, a town located in 45 kilometres southern from Novi Sad. It’s a part of the historical region Syrmia and it has a long history!

It was a big town already in the time of the Roman Empire and it was known by the name Sirmium. In the period of the Tetrarchy, it was even one of the capital of the Empire (!). 

In the medieval ages it became the part of Ottoman Empire, then Austro-Hungarian and now it’s the part of Serbia. Sremska Mitrovica is not very famous but it still keeps a spirit of all of these periods. 


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Subotica

Subotica was the last point of my exploration of West Vojvodina. It’s located on the very north of Serbia almost on the border with Hungary and you literally can feel that. 

As a real border town, Subotica mixed Serbian and Hungarian and also added a few other folks who are used to live in Vojvodina, and in the end, we got something really special. Subotica is small but it has everything that you need to had a good vacation! 


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