Trip to Serbia

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Sights in Serbia Top 10, arrival/connections in the country and further information for tourists in Serbia.

In 2003, the rest of Yugoslavia was renamed Serbia and Montenegro. Kosovo is officially part of the territory of the new state. In practice, Kosovo, which is predominantly inhabited by Albanians, is under NATO administration. After the end of the Milosevic regime, Serbia and Montenegro are now slowly trying to move closer to the EU.

However, reservations against the West are particularly strong among the Serbian majority. Admission to the EU in the next 10 years is rather unlikely. In the meantime (2023) Serbia and Montenegro have long been 2 independent states.

Since June 2006, Montenegro has been completely independent from Serbia. The residents of Montenegro voted in favor of this in a referendum in May 2006. The country is now a full member of the United Nations. The chances that Montenegro will become an EU member after 2025 are good. Kosovo has now also declared its independence. The majority of Western states have recognized Kosovo as a state, but Serbia and Russia have not so far (2014).

Even before the wars in the Balkans, there was little foreign tourism in Serbia. After the Balkan War, the number of foreign guests is even lower than before.

Arrival / Connections Serbia

You can reach Belgrade by train from Germany without changing trains. There are 2 direct trains from Munich every day (one way around 120 euros for adults). Direct trains to Serbia also run from Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece. Trains within the country are cheap. The train route through the mountains from Belgrade to the Adriatic coast to Bar in Montenegro is considered one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Europe.

As everywhere in Eastern Europe, buses are an important means of long-distance transport. It is also cheaper to travel to Serbia or Montenegro from Germany by bus than by train. There are no charter flight connections to Central Europe and scheduled flights are expensive.

Sights Serbia 2023 Top 10

Belgrade: A pretty ugly city with a lot of communist concrete architecture. There are very few sights. You should take a look at Kalemegdan – a fortress that towers over the city. The Sveti Sava Church, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, is also worth seeing.

Niš – Birthplace of Constantine the Great:
Head south to Niš, one of Europe’s oldest cities and the birthplace of Constantine the Great. Visit the Niš Fortress and see the remains of Roman architecture. The Skull Tower is a unique and austere monument to the history of Serbia.

Dolvengrad (Mecavnik):
Hidden in the hills of Tara National Park lies Dolvengrad, a charming ethno-village designed by film director Emir Kusturica. Experience traditional Serbian hospitality, tour the wooden houses and take part in the artistic and cultural events that often take place in this unique environment.

Tara National Park
Tara National Park is a pristine wilderness of dense forests, deep gorges and crystal clear rivers. Take a scenic drive through the park, hike to the Banjska Stena viewpoint and enjoy the breathtaking views, or explore the Drina River gorge.

Novi Sad on the Danube:
Head north to Novi Sad, a city on the banks of the Danube. Stroll through the historic Petrovaradin Fortress and enjoy panoramic views of the city and river. Don’t miss the lively atmosphere of the pedestrian zone on Dunavska Street and the famous Church of the Name of Mary.

Fruška Gora Monastery:
Fruška Gora National Park is home to 16 medieval monasteries built between the 15th and 18th centuries, which are not only spiritual and cultural landmarks, but also exquisite examples of Serbian medieval art and architecture. .

Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Gamzigrad, also known as Felix Romuliana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Galerius, this archaeological marvel with its palaces, temples and imposing gates offers a glimpse into Serbia’s Roman past.

Visit Subotica, known for its stunning Art Nouveau architecture. Stroll through the colorful buildings of the city center, visit the synagogue, one of the masterpieces of Hungarian Art Nouveau, and experience the unique mix of cultures that characterizes this northern Serbian city.

The City of the Devil (Đavolja Varoš):
Marvel at the strange rock formations of the Devil’s City, a natural phenomenon and geological wonder. With its earthen pyramids and strange rock towers, this unique place has a mystical atmosphere, shrouded in legends and folk tales.

Palace of Olenac
End your trip to Serbia with a visit to the Royal Palace of Oplenac in Topola. Visit St. George’s Church, where members of the Serbian royal family are buried, and stroll through the interior decorated with colorful mosaics. The complex also houses the Karadjordjevic family mausoleum, which reflects Serbia’s royal heritage.

Prices are significantly lower than in neighboring Croatia.

Serbia information

Resident Serbia (excluding Kosovo): 8 million
Area 78,000 km² (Serbia excluding Kosovo)
Inhabitants / km² 106 (dense settlement for Eastern European standards)
Capital of Serbia Belgrade
Language Serbian, the minorities speak their own languages e.g. Albanian in Kosovo,
religion The Serbian majority is Serbian Orthodox
currency Dinar in Serbia
gross domestic product Serbia: 15000 US dollars euros / population in 2023 (middle country)

no, entry with a passport for up to 3 months, please always provide up-to-date information (applies to all countries)

Area code of Germany 00381
Internet addresses .yu 
Vehicle license plate SRB (Serbia)

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