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Rács város (Serbian Town), Petrovaradin Trench, Petrovaradin Suburb, Neoplanta, Ujvidek, Neusata and Novi Sad - many names for a city. Many names, but also many nations living together in one of the most beautiful Danube region cities, where one can hear many languages in the streets, as well. The first settlements on the Novi Sad territory come from Neolyth. At the place of the present Petrovaradin, the Romans already had had their Castrum. The town Novi Sad itself was founded by the traders and handicraft masters, working on the Petrovaradin Fortress. Twelve soldiers, twenty bakers, butchers and other handicraft masters remain registered as the town founders, having bought off from the Austrian/Hungarian Empress Maria Theresia the privilege of taking out of the feudal chamber/border guard managment, in 1748. Novi Sad, the cultural and administrative center of Vojvodina, is situated on the slopes of Fru¹ka Gora, at the place where the Danube is overlapped by a railroad and the E-5 international road, connecting Europe with the Balkans Peninsula. For the Europeans, Donau, the Danube, Danubio, Duna, Dunav, Dunaj, Dunarea is a unique natural heritage and the European mainstream of a great importance for the Novi Sad region.

Novi Sad is a modern city, which saved a valuable cultural heritage. It includes Matica Srpska - the oldest scientific library of the Serbs, keeping in its funds more than 2.5 million publications. In 1861, the Serbian National Theater - the oldest professional theater was founded there. With many cultural institutions, such as Gallery of the Matica Srpska, Memory Collection of Pavle Beljanski (with top works of Serbian painting from the first half of the 20th century), the Vojvodina's Museum, St. George's Cathedral, with the iconostasos made by the famous Serbian painter Paja Jovanoviæ, the Catholic Church in the Gothic Style, a magnificent Synagoge, this city is rightfully called the Serbian Athens. Colorful streets, ornamented old palaces with reconstructed facades, constructed as a mixture of the Gothyc period, Baroque, Secession and Neoclassicism, enrich the city, first of all its center itself. The revitalized Petrovaradin Fortress, with a hotel, museum, City Archive and many atelliers complete the tourist offer. Novi Sad is not only the cultural center, but also the real place for having a good time, since an ideal harmony of the Western culture and the Southern enjoyment has been accomplished in it. In many restaurants and csárdas, the dawn is expected with the tamburica music, gastronomic specialties and good wines. In the Fru¹ka Gora region, there are three wine production centers: Irig, Erdevik and Petrovaradin, with Sremski Karlovci, where a visit is organized for the tourists to the wine cellars, specially fitted for tasting of the Karlovci's wines.



Novi Sad Tourist Organization

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Near Novi Sad, there is Fru¹ka Gora, with 17 monasteries, most of which were constructed already in the 15th century and many vineyards, the origin of wines, first of all 'Bermet', served at European Royal Courts and the ship Titanic.

The nearby Petrovaradin Fortress, constructed in the 18th century, on the other bank of the Danube, is currently one of the best known fortifications in Europe. Special attractions are the Town Museum - Sremski Karlovci, Sremska Kamenica, Vrdnik Spa, Koviljsko-Petrovaradinski Marsh, an important bird habitat, where the traditional Photo Safari is organized early June annually, and many others.

Novi Sad is an event city, such as Sterija's Theater, Zmaj's Children's Games, the Novi Sad Music Festivities - Nomus, the International Old Gold Jazz Festival, the International Alternative Theater Festival - Infant, the Danube TID Regatta, starting from Ingolstadt in Germany, International Fairs, as well as the greatest music festival of the Southeast Europe - EXIT and others.
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