Novi Sad and Surroundings
Novi Sad lies in the southern part of the low-lying Pannonian Basin, but just across the Danube River the area becomes hilly and mountainous. This is Fruška Gora, a Pannonian pearl, a mountain in the middle of the plains. It used to be an island during the existence of the Pannonian Sea. The mountain is known as Fruška gora in Serbian; in Hungarian it is Tarcal and in German Frankenwald. During the time of the Roman Empire, it was called Alma Mons. It is believed that during the reign of the emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282), who was born in the nearby Sirmium, the first grapevines were planted there.
Fruška Gora is Serbia’s oldest national park. It is sometimes referred to as the Jewel of Serbia due to its pristine landscape as well as Serbian Mount Athos due to a large number of Orthodox monasteries.
7 best things to do in Novi Sad
1) Petrovaradin Fortress
The Petrovaradin Fortress is located on the right bank of the Danube river. It is a site full of a very rich history, having been built by the Austrian Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I in 77 years during the 18th century. If you pay a visit to the Petrovaradin Fortress, make sure that you check out the stunning clock tower at the Ludwig bastion.
2) Dunavska Street
Take a walk down one of the most beautiful streets in Novi-Sad. Nicknamed the ‘ Serbian Athens’, this street is a popular spot with locals and tourists alike.
3) Danube Park
If you continue down Dunavska Street, you will reach the beautiful Danube Park. Built in 1895, the park is the perfect green space to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The park includes over 250 different plant species and 130 benches, meaning that there are plenty of great places to sit and relax.
4) Museum of Vojvodina
This museum is 150 years old and one of the biggest museums in Serbia. It is an art and natural history museum which houses more than 400,000 exhibits.
5)Liberty Square (Trg Slobode)
Liberty square is the main square in Novi-Sad and a favourite place for locals to meet up. It is surrounded by many beautiful buildings including the Roman Catholic Name of Mary Church, the Magistrate building, the Vojvodanska Bank, the Tanurdžić’s Palace and the oldest hotel in the Vojvodina region, the Vojvodina Hotel. In the centre of the square there is a bronze statue of Svetozar Miletic, an old mayor of the city.
6) Štrand (Novi Sad’s sandy beach on the Danube)
What better way to relax after a packed day of our teacher training course than going to the beach. The Štrand beach is on the Danube river and is located near the Liberty Bridge.
7) Art galleries (Matica Srpska Gallery, Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection)
The Matica Srpska Gallery was founded in 1847 and is one of the oldest and biggest galleries in Serbia. It hosts many art exhibits from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. The Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection was established in 1966 which displays artwork mainly from the 20th Century.
Our Cultural Activities
The following free-time activities are included in the price of our courses in Novi Sad:
- one guided tour of Novi Sad
- one full-day excursion
Our Guided Tour of Novi Sad City Center
Led by a certified tour guide, you will discover the beauties of Novi Sad. The starting point is Novi Sad City Center, where you will hear stories about the City Hall, a cannonball in one of the oldest buildings in the city center, and enjoy the greenness of Dunavski Park. Then we will continue to one of the landmarks of Novi Sad – Petrovaradin Fortress, a citadel across the Danube River. From the Clock Tower observation point, you can take the best pictures of the Novi Sad cityscape. There you can have lunch or have a cup of coffee, or you can request to explore the catacombs of the Petrovaradin Fortress.
Our Full-Day Excursion in Belgrade
After five days of lessons, it is time for the weekend and time to relax. For you and your colleagues who met at Europass, we offer trips to some of the most beautiful surrounding areas. Do not miss the opportunity to participate in these all-inclusive tours, with professional guides, tickets, and transportation included in the price of the course!
We will depart from Novi Sad at 8.30 and have a one-hour ride by comfortable minivan.
First, we stop in Zemun, now part of Belgrade. Zemun used to be the southernmost Austrian-Hungarian city on the border between the Habsburg and Ottoman Empire. We will spot the local sights (the Town’s Museum, the House with a Sundial, Gardos Tower).
Then we head to New Belgrade, on the bank of the Sava River. With your guide, view the interesting architecture of the buildings, including the Ex-Central Committee of the Communist Party, the Palace of Serbia, Genex Tower, and Sava Center.
We will visit Dedinje, a neighborhood in Belgrade that is considered the wealthiest part of Belgrade. There we will visit the Museum of Yugoslav History and House of Flowers, or The Royal Compound – The White Palace (depending on the working hours).
Lunchtime is soon, so we will pause for a traditional Serbian lunch in Skadarlija, a vintage street in the Belgrade Old Town.
In the afternoon we will continue to explore the city center of Belgrade where you can snap photos of The Temple of Saint Sava, The House of the National Assembly, The National Theater, and Kalemegdan Fortress. Let’s try a traditional Serbian coffee in the oldest, a still operational tavern in Belgrade with an interesting name “?”. Yes, its name is “?” (Question Mark).
We will depart from Belgrade at 6 o’clock in the afternoon.
About the Training Centre in Novi Sad
All our courses in Novi Sad will take place either in the Morning (9:00-13:15) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.
Our training center in Novi Sad is located in the city center, from there you can easily reach all places of interest
Getting to Novi Sad
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is located near Belgrade on the motorway Belgrade – Novi Sad, and is served by many international and national flights, including low-cost airlines. The airport is 60 kilometers away from Novi Sad.
We recommend you use a pre-booked transfer service, and we will gladly assist you.
Novi Sad is located on the E75 motorway.
Distances from Novi Sad
- Border with Hungary: 120 kilometers
- Border with Croatia: 110 kilometers
- Border with Romania: 105 kilometers
- Border with Bosnia-Herzegovina: 85 kilometers