Montenegro

Language Montenegrinian, Serbian
Capital Podgorica
Government Republic
Area 13.812 km²
Population 672.180
Currency Euro
Independence 3. June 2006
Calling Code +382

Crystal clear water, white glowing rock, beautiful beaches, impressive mountain ecosystems, Summit that touch the sky, fascinating Lakes and rivers, breathtaking canyons, untouched nature and warm hospitality - you will find all this and much more in Montenegro!

But like a colourful mosaic the many fascinating facets to a bright picture are composed a small country. Located directly on the Adriatic coast, the small sea but at the same time the great gate of Europe.

300 Kilometres of coast offers a splendid combination of Sun, sea and land with small and large bays. Each town has its own history: Herceg Novi, a Carnival and artist city; Kotor - located on the Bay, the only fjord of the Mediterranean - the city of architect, scientist and the museums. The Bay and the city is a UNESCO world cultural and naturerbe recognized. Budva, the theatre and Festival stage with beautiful beaches and chirpy nightlife; Ulcinj, the ancient city of sailors and pirates. Each town has its own flair and is worth visiting throughout the year.

Diving, sailing, surfing, fishing or simply relax leave – the Montenegrin coast offers many possibilities for an active and relaxing holiday. The underwater world is rich and full of surprises: Here you will encounter shipwrecks, hidden caves and numerous species of fish.

Not only the coast, the Interior impresses the visitor with magnificent natural beauty. Every stay in one of the national parks "Durmitor", "Scutari Lake", "Lovcen" and "Biogradska Gora" is a unique experience. 39,000 Hectare National Park Durmitor is protected by UNESCO as world heritage. The Tara Canyon, the deepest Canyon in Europe located in its territory. There are 48 mountain peaks that are more than 2,000 metres and 18 Lakes of which the "Black Lake" is the most famous.

The National Park Scutari Lake is home to the largest lake in the Balkans with about 270 species of birds. Its unique vantage points are a particular nature of the Lovcen National Park. The greatest natural attraction of Biogradska Gora is the primeval forest which three in Europe is one of the last. A walk around the romantic glacier lake is recreation special kind.

Montenegrin mountains, rivers and lakes provide different ways to make the holiday seasons. Forest and mountain walks, mountain biking, rafting, mountain climbing, caves excursions or canyoning are the most popular activities in the summer. In winter you can reach with cable cars and ski lifts to well-kept ski, snowboard and toboggan runs or explores the glittering snow landscape with the horse or dog sled.

May Montenegro mountains the best place to rest with local dishes: fried "Skorup" (a kind of cream cheese) wooden vessels and sour milk from Kübelchen Katschamak (sort of polenta) with cheese, hot breads, Council Chantal (a kind of Kale) smoked lamb under the "Satsch"! Or how about carp or Ukeleien Scutari Lake or seafood fried in olive oil on the coast? To enjoy one of the authentic Montenegrin wines.

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