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Novi Sad, Serbia

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia

Why did we visit Novi Sad, Serbia?  Because it was a nice rest stop our route to rack up countries in eastern europe :)  Ok, that wasn’t the only reason but it did work out nicely as a rest stop on our way up to Budapest.

Turns out that Novi Sad is a very nice city with a lot of history.  The Petrovaradin Fortress is the main historical monument in Novi Sad and also home to the popular European Music Festival, “Exit”.  It sits on the danube river and is only a short walk from the city center.

Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad is pretty compact so its a easy town to walk around.  There are a lot of nice sidewalk cafes where you can sample the local food.  There is also a boardwalk that follows a nice stretch of the Danube.  There is a also a beach but I’m not sure I’d go swimming in the water.  It looks worse than the waters off Hong Kong… and thats pretty bad.

Novi Sad City Center

We didn’t have any plans when in Novi Sad so we just walked around.  Sometimes the best way to explore a city is just to get lost.  That’s how we found the nice walk along the Danube, a couple of very nice parks and some interesting architecture in some back alleys.

Novi Sad Architecture

It’s a nice little town for a stopover to visit a few historical sights or if you like music festivals but not much else.