||3. June 2006
Crystal clear water, white shining rocks, beautiful beaches, impressive mountain massifs, peaks that touch the sky, fascinating lakes and rivers, breathtaking canyons, untouched nature and warm hospitality - all this and much more can be found in Montenegro!
A small country that is like a colorful mosaic, its many fascinating facets combine to form a radiant overall picture. Located directly on the Adriatic Sea, the small seacoast is at the same time is the big gate of Europe.
On about 300 kilometers of coast you will find a wonderful combination of sun, sea and land with small and large bays. Each coastal town has its own history: Herceg Novi, a carnival and artist town; Kotor, situated on the bay of the same name, is the only fjord in the Mediterranean, the town of builders, scientists and museums. The bay and the city are recognized as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Budva, the theatre and festival stage with beautiful beaches and lively nightlife; Ulcinj, the ancient town of sailors and pirates. Each town has its own flair and is worth a visit all year round.
Diving, sailing, surfing, fishing or just relaxing, the Montenegrin coast offers numerous possibilities for an active and relaxing holiday. The underwater world is rich and full of surprises: shipwrecks, hidden caves and numerous species of fish can be found here.
Montenegro's mountains and national parks
Not only the coast, but also the inland impresses the visitor with its magnificent natural beauty. Every stay in one of the national parks, like "Durmitor", "Lake Scutari", "Lovcen" and "Biogradska Gora" is a unique experience. The 39,000-hectare Durmitor National Park is under the protection of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In its area is the Tara Gorge, the deepest canyon in Europe. Here, there are 48 mountain peaks higher than 2,000 meters and 18 lakes, out of which the "Black Lake" is the most famous.
The Scutari Lake National Park is home of the largest lake in the Balkans, with about 270 species of birds. A special feature of Lovcen National Park are its unique viewpoints. The biggest natural attraction of Biogradska Gora is the primeval forest, which is one of the last three in Europe. A walk around the romantic glacial lake is a special kind of recreation.
In every season of the year the Montenegrin mountains, rivers and lakes offer various possibilities to spend your holiday. Forest and mountain hiking, mountain biking, rafting, mountaineering, cave excursions or canyoning are the most popular activities in summer. In winter, cable cars and ski lifts take you to well-maintained ski slopes, snowboard and toboggan runs or you can explore the glittering snowy landscape by horse or dog sleigh.
Perhaps Montenegro's mountains are the best place to refresh yourself with local dishes: "skorup" (a kind of spread cheese) from wooden vessels and sour milk from tubs, katschamak (a kind of polenta) with cheese, hot flat breads, ratchan (a kind of kale) with smoked lamb roasted under the "satsch"! Or how about carp or Ukelei from Lake Scutari or sea specialties fried in olive oil on the coast? With this you can enjoy one of the authentic Montenegrin wines.
Tour suggestions Montenegro
ORF TV-Show "Besser Reisen - Montenegro" (German)
Tour suggestions Montenegro