|Total States||5 Regions|
|Airport City||Belgrade Airport, Nis Airport, Morava Airport, Vrsac Airport , Ponikve Airport|
|Offical Languages||Serbian, English,|
|National Animal||Gray Wolf|
|Food||Sarma, Ćevapi, Börek|
Autumn : Sep - Nov
Summer : Jun - Aug
Winter : Dec - Feb
Sprint : Mar - May
Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers and the crossroads of the Pannonian Plain and the Balkan Peninsula. The urban area of Belgrade has a population of 1.23 million, while nearly 1.7 million people live within the administrative limits of the City of Belgrade (which encompasses almost all of its metropolitan area), a quarter of total population of Serbia.
One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. In antiquity, Thraco–Dacians inhabited the region and, after 279 BC, Celts settled the city, naming it Singidūn. It was conquered by the Romans under the reign of Augustus and awarded Roman city rights in the mid-2nd century. It was settled by the Slavs in the 520s, and changed hands several times between the Byzantine Empire, the Frankish Empire, the Bulgarian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary before it became the seat of the Serbian king Stefan Dragutin in 1284. In 1521, Belgrade was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and became the seat of the Sanjak of Smederevo. It frequently passed from Ottoman to Habsburg rule, which saw the destruction of most of the city during the Austro-Ottoman wars. Belgrade was again named the capital of Serbia in 1841. Northern Belgrade remained the southernmost Habsburg post until 1918, when it was attached to the city, due to former Austro-Hungarian territories becoming the part of the new Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes after World War I. In a fatally strategic position, the city was battled over in 115 wars and razed 44 times. Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia from its creation in 1918 to its dissolution in 2006.
Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina and the administrative centre of the South Bačka District. It is located in the southern portion of the Pannonian Plain on the border of the Bačka and Srem geographical regions. Lying on the banks of the Danube river, the city faces the northern slopes of Fruška Gora.
According to the 2011 census, Novi Sad proper has a population of 250,439, while the entire urban area of Novi Sad (with the adjacent urban settlements of Petrovaradin and Sremska Kamenica) comprises 277,522 inhabitants. The population of the administrative area of the city, which includes its suburbs, totals 341,625 people.
Novi Sad was founded in 1694 when Serb merchants formed a colony across the Danube from the Petrovaradin Fortress, a strategic Habsburg military post. In the following centuries, it transformed into an important trading and manufacturing centre as well as a centre of Serbian culture, earning it the nickname Serbian Athens. The city was heavily devastated in the 1848 Revolution, but was subsequently rebuilt and restored.
Belgrade Fortress (Serbian Cyrillic: Београдска тврђава, romanized: Beogradska tvrđava), consists of the old citadel (Upper and Lower Town) and Kalemegdan Park (Large and Little Kalemegdan) on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube, in an urban area of modern Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad. Belgrade Fortress was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1979, and is protected by the Republic of Serbia. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Belgrade, with Skadarlija being the second. Since the admission is free, it is estimated that the total number of visitors (foreign, domestic, citizens of Belgrade) is over 2 million yearly.
The Danube river depicts all the beautiful varieties and complexity of Serbia. The Danube has always been an integral part of our history. For centuries the Danube, the second largest river in Europe, has been the border between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, at the same time dividing symbolically the East and the West.
Today, this mighty river connects people rather than divides them. The Danube flows through ten countries, and mighty ancient fortresses and big modern cities on its banks make it one of the most desirable cruising destinations in Europe. Cruising on the Danube in Serbia visitors can see seven large fortresses and some of the most beautiful cities in Serbia.
"House of Flowers" was built in 1975, on the basis of a project by architect Stjepan Kralj. It was built as a winter garden with areas for work and rest of Josip Broz with an area of 902 square metres (9,710 sq ft) near the residence where he lived. It consists of three parts: the central one - a flower garden, and two parallel wide corridors on the sides. On the opposite side of the entrance is an uncovered terrace with a view of Belgrade. In the central part, following his personal wish, Tito was buried in May 1980.
Permanent exhibition in "House of Flowers" consist of local, republic, and federal Relays of Youth from the period after 1957, from when 25 May was celebrated as Youth Day. Beside that, written messages that Tito received with relays, photographs of people carrying and exchanged batons, tickets and programs of rallies, and other related material are displayed in the museum.
Petrovaradin fortress was a significant military fort of the Austrian rulers who, at the time of Napoleon's conquests, hid their treasures here. Today it is city's art center, home to Exit festival and place which mysterious underground keeps intriguing explorers from around the world.
Petrovaradin Fortress, nicknamed "Gibraltar on/of the Danube is a fortress in the town of Petrovaradin, itself part of the City of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is located on the right bank of the Danube river. The cornerstone of the present-day southern part of the fortress was laid on 18 October 1692 by Charles Eugène de Croÿ. Petrovaradin Fortress has many tunnels as well as 16 km of uncollapsed underground countermine system.
In 1991 Petrovaradin Fortress was added to Spatial Cultural-Historical Units of Great Importance list, and it is protected by the Republic of Serbia.
Nikola Tesla Museum is located in the central area of Belgrade, in a residential villa built in 1929 according to the project of Dragiša Brašovan, a distinguished Serbian architect. The building was used for various purposes until December 5, 1952, when Nikola Tesla Museum was founded in accordance with the decision of the Government of the Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia.
The material for the Museum arrived in Belgrade according to the decision of the American court, which declared Mr. Sava Kosanovic, Tesla's nephew, for the only rightful heir. In 1951, in accordance with Tesla's last wish, Mr. Kosanovic transferred all the documents and Tesla's personal things in Belgrade.
The National Museum is the largest and oldest museum in Serbia.
The museum houses a collection of over 400.000 objects including many famous masterpieces of national and international art from all periods as well as some priceless monuments from the Roman era.
It is located on the Republic Square.
Ada Ciganlija proudly bears the name of “Belgrade Sea”.
Green, clean, equipped and relaxed, it becomes the favourite spot of Belgraders with the first signs of the spring sun. From the early mornings until late into the night, Ada Ciganlija is always lively.
Ada Ciganlija was, in fact, turned into a peninsula by human hands, surrounded by an embankment and bounded by the Sava River on one and the Sava Lake on the other side. It has a surface area of approximately 800 hectares and is awarded with the Blue Flag, international recognition for the quality of the beach second year in a row. The name most likely originates with the Celtic words “singa” and “lia”, meaning “island” and “underwater land”, while in time it morphed into the popular “ciganlija”.
1 ) EXIT Festival
Festival Month - July
The most famous festival in Serbia is one of the biggest in all of Europe, and is quite honestly far removed from the ‘local’ tag that it started out with. Petrovaradin Fortress becomes the central party zone in the entire country during this weekend in July, as many of the biggest music acts on the planet head to Novi Sad to entertain over 200,000 revellers. The festival actually began as a protest against the Slobodan Milošević regime, but these political beginnings have been lost under the weight of pop music and partying.
2 ) Belgrade Beer Fest
Festival Month - August
The Serbs aren’t known for their subtlety, so it’s no surprise that the largest beer festival in the country doesn’t bother with fancy names and modern branding. It’s in Belgrade, it’s a festival, there’s beer. That isn’t to say it hasn’t evolved, however – what was once a mass of industrial lager is now a varied and invigorating pivo extravaganza, with entire sections dedicated to top quality craft beer. At the heart of it all is the music, featuring some of the finest bands in the history of the region
3 ) Guča Trumpet Festival
Festival Month - August
Also known as the Dragačevski Sabor, almost everyone will refer to this mass of brass by the name of the town in which it takes place. Guča is as riotous as festivals get, a wild orgy of trumpets that takes place in a sleepy village not far from Čačak. The cacophonous sound of brass orchestras is accentuated with copious amounts of alcohol and no shortage of grilled meat, in a frenzy of Balkan adventure that must be seen to be believed. There is nothing else like this on the planet.