Best places in Northern Serbia!

Sremski Karlovci

Sremski Karlovci. It is said that every building, house and street in Sremski Karlovci have their own stories to tell, for this city was beyond doubt famous for its spirituality and culture of Serbia…>>Read more.


fruska-goraFruška Gora. Ninety million years ago, Fruška gora mountainwas an island in Pannonian sea. When the sea went dry, the island remained without its aquatic neighbor, but in exchange nature bestowed upon it the role of the only mountain in the flat Vojvodina, raised in the shape of a narrow reef, approximately 46 miles long, from which extend single lateral reefs flourishing with oak, hornbeam, beech and basswood forests.>>Read more.


Petrovaradin fortress Novi Sad clockCity of Novi Sad. There are many legends about the foundation of this city. Since prehistoric times, many nations have lived in this area. The Petrovaradin fortress, that is the symbol of the city, dates from the Middle Ages, but it were the Austro-Hungarians that gave it the look it has today. >>Read more.


Fantast Castle

Castles in Vojvodina.

The romantic jewels of the plains of Vojvodina, the magnificent witnesses of times long gone by and the devoted guardians of tradition. Their architecture will easily fascinate you, their charm will captivate you and their legends intrigue you. They are the castles of Vojvodina and they are ready to take your breath away! >>Read more.


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Palic Lake Subotica

There are legends that say that the lake is rest of the Pannonian Sea, but that it was derived from shepherd Paul’s tears who pastured his flock. The lake was created in ancient times as outcrop lake, although the lake water is mostly derived from rainfall that filled valley. Water is poured from the surrounding terrain, washing the sodium chloride, so the lake became salty. >>Read more.


 

Fruskogorski monasteries

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According to the stories, the oldest monastery in Fruska Gora is Privina Glava, because it connects to Pribu or Priv, a Serbian nobleman from the 12th century. The church of the monastery is dedicated to St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The renovation of the church in the 15th century is related to the Srem Brankovići, and the first written information about the monastery is from 1566-1567.

In a space of 50 x 10 kilometers, there are 16 monasteries.

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Monastery >Krušedol< Monastery >Velika Remeta< Monastery >Grgeteg< Monastery >Novo Hopovo< Monastery >Staro Hopovo< Monastery >Rakovac< Monastery >Beočin< Monastery >Vrdnik< Monastery >Jazak< Monastery >Mala Remeta< Monastery >Bešenovo< Monastery >Šišatovac< Monastery >Petkovica< Monastery >Kuveždin< Monastery >Divša (Đipša)< Monastery >Privina Glava<

Fruška Gora

fruska-goraThe lonely island mountain erected in the middle of great Pannonian Basin, scientists call “the mirror of geographical past”. Serbs can call it the mirror of cultural and spiritual past which hold century’s old forests of the oldest Serbian National park.

Ninety million years ago, Fruška gora mountainwas an island in Pannonian sea. When the sea went dry, the island remained without its aquatic neighbor, but in exchange nature bestowed upon it the role of the only mountain in the flat Vojvodina, raised in the shape of a narrow reef, approximately 46 miles long, from which extend single lateral reefs flourishing with oak, hornbeam, beech and basswood forests.

Maps of 16 monasteries

In the endless greenery of these deciduous forests, on the glades of reigning mountain of the Pannonian Basin, 16 monasteries which are lasting for centuries and were built around 12th and 18th century in styles of Baroque and Morava architectural school of medieval Serbia. Due to its riches considering places of worship, Fruška gora is also called Holy Mountain or Serbian Atos.

Once, in its hidden valleys there were 35 Serbian orthodox monasteries built by royal family Branković, continuing the cult of old Nemanjićs’ state, but they were annihilated in wars and conquers. The ones that survived the destructions are KrušedolNovo HopovoGrgeteg and Jazak. Many famous Serbs are buried there, like Archbishop Arsenije Čarnojević, king Milan Obrenović and princess Ljubica.

What makes this mountain so extraordinary are its rich vineyards. Pathways of Fruška gora are also wine trails, so in wineries furbished like old Srem households, enjoying a glass of high quality wine, you can experience the spirit and old times of Srem folks, as well as bohemians and gentry who adored this place.

The highest parts of Fruška Gora are the most visited and most attractive ones mainly due to its numerous picnic grounds. >>Crveni čot (539 m), Veliki Gradac (471), Iriški venac (451 m) and Stražilovo (321 m)<< where is located a monument of poet Branko Radičević, are domineering Srem and are a challenge to tourists and oasis of peace to its habitants.

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Vrdnik recreation center

On one of the mountain slopes is located the spa >>Vrdnik<< where on its thermo mineral sources is built a modern rehabilitation and recreation center. Northern mountain slopes are descending towards Danube which lulls the plain gently with its peaceful hums. Right there in that valley between the river and the mountain are situated two cities – Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci.

Borkovac like

This small mountain is decorated with twelve artificial lakes, and one of the most beautiful ones, >>Lake of Ledinci<<, is dried out at the moment, but in a few years water will be re-pumped. Many of these lakes are perfect for fishermen, and the most popular ones for swimming are >>Bruja near Erdevik<<, with its small beach, and Sot which besides the beach also has catering establishments, and the best equipped and furnished certainly is the >>Borkovac lake<<, only 2 miles from Ruma.

The whirly foamy cascades of Dumbovac waterfall are the only ones on Fruska Gora, on its northern side, and they are a splendid oasis of peace worth the trouble of getting to it. It is located beneath the Brankovac and Beočin meadows, and even when it’s frozen during its peaceful slumber, it still looks magnificent.

This natural abundance, which was declared the first Serbian national park in the 1960, is a home of numerous rare species of fauna and flora. It is the habitat of the Imperial eagle – one of the most endangered species on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Surrounding forests are also habitats of 30 rare types of orchids which scent captivates senses like pure magic.

The beauty of Fruska gora mountain enjoyed by people, herbs, and animals, habitants of Srem are explaining by stories and myths of old. Legend says that while God was creating the universe, resident of Srem had overslept, and came apologetically the following day. However, since God already gave everything away, he had no other choice but to give him a piece of Heaven. And that’s the reason why Srem is a land of Eden, because it has a mountain, Danube and Sava, plain, monasteries, everything your heart desires in a 10 mile radius.

How to get to Fruska gora?

And while you are here, do not miss….

The cultural routes of Sremski Karlovci and Novi Sad, as well as Petrovaradin fortress.

Tours of the wineries, of which the best are located in Sremski Karlovci. If you happen to be here late in September, rejoice honoring the wine on Karlovac’s wine festival.

-The most visited and one of the best European music festivals – Exit, which takes place in Novi Sad in July.

Visit our friends in Cortanovci, Camping Area & rest house „My Memento“

City of Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the city of young people, music, fun and great nightlife. It is the home of EXIT festival, one of the best music events in Europe, that has had its first edition took place in 2000. Some of the best musicians from all over the world perform on the stages of EXIT festival every year. Still, Novi Sad has a lot more to offer. It is and open and tolerant city of friendly people and endless cultural diversity.exit Novi Sad

EXIT festival Novi Sad

There are many legends about the foundation of this city. Since prehistoric times, many nations have lived in this area. The Petrovaradin fortress, that is the symbol of the city, dates from the Middle Ages, but it were the Austro-Hungarians that gave it the look it has today.

One of the legends says it were the merchants and craftsmen that have established the settlement around the Petrovaradin fortress in which they had worked but were forbidden to live.

The Petrovaradin fortress

The Petrovaradin fortress 

Google maps to fortres >>HERE<<

During the ages, that settlement grew into one of the most beautiful cities in this part of Europe – Novi Sad, known also as “the Serbian Athens” due to its remarkable culture and history. According to this legend, the city has been founded by exactly 12 soldiers and 20 craftsmen (bakers, butchers and others).

Novi Sad is nowadays a home of about 300.000 people of various ethnicities and the capital of autonomous province of Vojvodina. It was that diversity (cultural, ethnic, religious etc.) that has made tolerance and open-mindedness for new things and ideas the key features of the city.

You are always welcome in Novi Sad, where friendly and hospitable locals will try to make each day you spend in their hometown unforgettable.

Each summer, Petrovaradin fortress hosts the famous EXIT music festival. During those days, the entire city dances with the music of some of the world’s greatest bands performing on several stages all around the fortress. Each year, more than 150.000 young people from all over the world come to Novi Sad, in the first place to have great fun. Next year, you can choose to be among them.

The city lies on the banks of the Danube river and numerous international tourist cruisers stop in its harbour. The visit to the city’s historic center is a must. There you can enjoy some of the magnificent buildings dating from the end of the XIX century when Novi Sad was the leader of cultural progress in this region, but also numerous elegant religious edifices belonging to various confessions.

Afterwards you can go to some of the city’s most famous “kafanas” (traditional Serbian taverns) and relax or have fun deep into the night with great Vojvodinian cuisine and tremendous tamburitza bands (a kind of a string instrument).

Not far from the city is “the Serbian Mount Athos” – Fruška Gora mountain with its 17 Christian Orthodox monasteries, oldest of them dating from the XV century. Here you can also enjoy wonderful nature, since the mountain is a national park as well. If you decide to stay a while longer, you can accommodate at a “salaš” (a kind of a farmstead).

This kind of an estate is pride of the Pannonian region. They provide perfect environments for rest and relaxation and offer a chance to get to know the customs of the area and some traditional lifestyle. There are several near Novi Sad, most famous being in Čenej, Veternik, Begeč and Kaćki atar.

Church of Maria’s name

Church of Maria’s name

How to get to Novi Sad?

When you are already here, don’t miss…

Walking around the old centre of the city, drinking coffee in one of the wonderful streets. Unavoidable on this path are the “Trg slobode” (freedom square) from the 18th century, catholic church called “Church of Maria’s name,” built in neogothic style, while Zmaj Jova street will take you to the “Vladičanski dvor.”

Don’t miss the walk along the probably oldest street in Novi Sad – Dunavska street, as well as relaxing in the Dunavski park, the most beautiful park in Novi Sad.

If you find yourself in Novi Sad in the summer, freshen up on Štrand- one of the most beautiful beaches on the Danube.

Go to >>HERE (google maps)<<  in city center in this section you will see everything that matters.

Visit Petrovaradin fort on the right bank of the Danube, which was built in the time of the Austrian emperors Leopold I, Joseph I, Charles VI, Maria Teresa and Joseph II.

If you find yourself here towards the end of September, go to the centre of the Fruška Gora wine route, Sremski Karlovci, to the traditional grape harvest.

We recommend Camping Area “My memory” on Fruska Gora, village Čortanovci, here is maps to get there.  Or contact here www.mojauspomena.rs