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Danube through Serbia

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Danube is the border between civilizations, connecting West and East Europe, Atlantic and Mediterranean. With flow 2783 km long, it represents second largest river in Europe. The Danube is navigable throughout its entire length through Serbia. Travel along the Danube by walk, bike, ... find your adventure on Danube in Serbia.

On its course through Serbia Danube pass through colorful Vojvodina plains and National parks of Fruška gora and Iron gate (serbian name: Đerdap). It flows through protected nature reserves, historic sites, villages characterized by multiculturalism. Diversity of cultural treasures, monasteries and churches, cities, medieval fortifications, are in perfect harmony with nature.

Serbia is one of ten countries through which the Danube flows (apart from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine). From the Pannonian plains in the north to the largest river gorge in Europe - Iron Gate, on the south, the Danube is 588 km long. River cruises on the Danube are very popular, so this is a great tourism potential in Serbia  with the two largest urban centers on its coast, Belgrade and Novi Sad.

The Danube flows in southeast direction through Serbia, from Croatian to the Romanian border, and its passing through Apatin (known for production of the most famous beer in Serbia and fisheries), Novi Sad (Petrovaradin Fortress is the most important monument of the city's history and culture), and after 70 km it comes to Belgrade.

Belgrade was built at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, and a tour of this city should start from the Kalemegdan fortress - the fortress that was conquered 77 times! Continue with a walk through main street - Knez Mihailova Street, a shopping area and headquarter of national institutions. And finaly get to Skadarlija, bohemian quarter of Belgrade.

On its further course, the Danube passes near the industrial city of Pančevo and Smederevo – capital of Serbia in medival period and city with wine tradition.

At the entrance to the Iron Gate it passes next to the Golubac Fortress (located over the cliffs of the Danube, the place where many armies have met and clashed, with the location and ambience that leaves no one indifferent), after which it passes through Djerdap National Park, where are located the remains of Trajan's bridge and Traian’s board (on it is carved in Latin that in 103rd was built the road which have surmounted the mountains and the rocks of Danube).

Tourists from cruisers on the Danube say that its coasts are probably the most interesting in Serbia, because on the 588 km course Danube changes its appearance from broad, peaceful plains to the quick, restless, real mountain river.

DANUBE by bike
Bicycle tour along the Danube will contribute to the impression of the diversity of landscapes and views; it leads to wonderful empire of nature. Every day passes about 50 km and bike rides from Bezdan to Belgrade (or the Iron Gate), with provided accommodation and maps.

DANUBE by walk

For pedestrians, there is a tour Sultan Trails – a 300 km hiking through Vojvodina, beside Danube and it follows the main route described by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in its march on Vienna.

If you are looking only accommodation along the Danube, click here. Here you can find hotels along the Danube in Serbia, private pansions, private rooms and camp sites in cities and villages in Serbia. 

 

Danube Serbia is extra ordinary destination for your next trip. 

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