- Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 15:43
The Danube – that beautiful and magnificent river that connects and unites – is the pearl of Novi Sad.
There you can find the beautiful scenery – the Novi Sad section of the Danube, with its many beaches, river islands, breakwaters, arms and branches, flows past the foot of the Fruska Gora hills. Also there is swimming, possible almost five months of the year thanks to the slow current, large number of beaches and good weather, as well as the pleasant water temperature. Novi Sad and many surrounding villages are orientated towards the river, opening up the possibility for a great many interesting trips. It is also important to note that much of the natural environment in Novi Sad and the surrounding areas are still untouched by tourism or other industries, meaning there is a wealth of pristine natural environments there to be discovered by visitors.
By far the most dominant form of tourism on the Novi Sad section of the Danube is river cruises. Large, white cruise boats provide accommodation and catering for travellers, with regular stop-offs for tours around the major towns. In the last few years, Novi Sad has seen some 250 annual visits by cruise boats – more than 35,000 tourists each year – and the number keeps growing. This form of tourism is seasonal in nature, reaching its peak during the three warmest months. In addition, an increasing number of tourists are coming to Novi Sad, and Serbia in general, on private yachts. The reason for this is the increasing number and improving quality of docks and marinas for small vessels here.
Danube is one of the distinguishing features of Novi Sad from the aspect of tourism, especially the famous ‘corso’ as well as numerous beaches along the shore, especially the most beautiful and well maintained “Shtrand” ("Strand") which stretches on a 10ha surface with all the supplemental content. The riverside, is also a significant habitat for birds, some of which like the Kovil-Petrovaradin ("Koviljsko-petrovaradinski") Isle, are special nature reserves, and are of international significance.
However you look at it, the Danube and the preserved natural environment in the area around Novi Sad is a true treasure, with many possibilities for the future development of tourism and for the enjoyment of this magnificent and welcoming river. If you are coming to Novi Sad, you must not miss out on experiencing all the charms of the Danube, the river around which and on which Novi Sad developed, and is still developing today.
To continue reading visit our source: Novi Sad Tourist Organisation
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