Petrovaradin Fortress

Petrovaradin Fortress, the symbol of the town which has long been known as the Gibraltar of the Danube, is perched on the right bank of the Danube River overlooking Novi Sad. It was built between 1692 and 1780 based on the system of fortification construction developed by Sébastian Le Pestre de Vauban’s, later known as the Marquis de Vauban. It represents the unique fortification construction of that time in Europe. It stretches at 112 acre, it has four levels and 16 kilometers of underground tunnels with a constant temperature of 12 ° C. It has always been an attractive location, as evidenced by numerous archaeological layers, as well as the representation of all cultures, from the Paleolithic to the present day. Even in Roman times the Cusum fortress existed there.

The Fortress consists of the Upper and Lower City, namely the fortress with one of the most famous landmarks of both the fortress and the city of Novi Sad, the Clock Tower. This baroque tower is famous because the large hand indicates the hour while the small hand indicates the minute.

There is a lively suburb, dominated by the church and monastery of St.Jurij, Military Hospital, a former Franciscan Monastery and the most beautiful baroque private building, the house of Ban Jelačić.

After it had been restored and renovated and became available for private usage in 1951 the Petrovaradin Fortress became the first-class cultural and historical monument and tourist attraction.

At the fortress there are the Museum of Novi Sad and Archive of Novi Sad, hotels and restaurants, studios and galleries of artists, Academy of Fine Arts, workshops and Gallery of Tapestry,” Studio 61″, 88 art studios, The Gallery of Fine Arts Circle, Historical Archives of City of Novi Sad and in the first half of July since 2001, the biggest music festival of Eastern Europe EXIT has been held.

The National Park "Fruška Gora"

Its name comes from the name of the mountain itself. The name Fruška Gora, in its adjectival part has the ethnic Frut which means Roman. In that way the name of this mountain preserves the memory for the ethnic community which does not live in this area for many years now. Fruška Gora was declared the national park in 1960. In order to be preserved. The area of the active preservation is 25.525 acres.

Fruška Gora is one lonely island mountain in Panonian plane. To the north and south it is very rich in mountains and rivers. From the narrow mountain range it has side ranges with very steep slopes.

The location, the specific geological history, different micro-climate conditions make this mountain very interesting and important for different scientific fields. Thanks to the unique and large number of fossil flora and fauna remains, Fruška Gora is also called “The mirror of geological past”.

The main characteristics of this area are many endangered, rare and preserved animal and plant species. Planes and fertile areas, vineyards and orchards decorate the slopes and lower parts of Fruška Gora. The areas which are above 300 meters are covered with woods. The pearls and with the special value on Fruška Gora have 16 Orthodox monasteries. They are known for their specific architecture, rich treasuries, libraries and frescoes. Fruška Gora also hides many archeological localities from prehistoric and historic periods.

Thanks to the nature richness, beautiful landscapes, perfect charm and beauty of this mountain, Fruška Gora is ideal place for rest and recreation which will take you closer to the nature.

The national park is run by the public company “The National Park Fruška Gora”.

City Beach "Štrand"

The most beautiful and well-kept beach on the Danube, Novi Sad Beach was officially opened in 1911. Today, “Strand” covers seven hectares of green areas and almost the same amount of sand. Along the 700 meters of beach, visitors can enjoy the shade of around 400 trees and shrubs.

The safety of bathers and visitors is taken care of by the lifeguard and security service, and the doctor on duty takes care of health. During the summer, about 20,000 visitors come to “Strand” per day, and from May 1 to September 30, in the summer season, up to a million people pass through the beach gates.

They have at their disposal 830 cabins, numerous catering and entertainment facilities for all ages. The offer of this unique complex on the banks of the Danube is complemented by numerous cultural and sports events such as the Challenger beach volleyball tournament “Strand Fest”, “Danube Regatta TID”, “Novosad Triathlon”, Call of the Plains, daily parties during the “Exit” festival, competitions in basketball, football, handball on sand, head tennis. Special attention is paid to our youngest visitors. Theater shows, workshops, and a sand sculpting competition are prepared for them every summer.

What is also interesting for Strand is the ice rink, which is open from the beginning of December to the middle of February and is located in the central square. The ice rink has an area of 600 square meters and during the season numerous programs are held on it, such as humanitarian masquerade balls, themed parties, making snow figures…

The Danube is certainly one of the main features of Novi Sad. The Danube offers exceptional opportunities for rowing and kayaking. Also, the stretch of the Danube around Novi Sad is one of the few places where you can sail on the river, since the Danube here has the widest parts in its course, and there are also several backwaters where the water is extremely calm. The arms of the Danube in the vicinity of Novi Sad, as well as the lakes on Fruška Gora, are suitable for the disciplines of orientation and internship diving.