Serbia

Language Serbian
Capital Belgrade
Government Republic
Area 77.474 km²
Population 7.498.000
Currency Serbian Dinar
Independence 13. July 1878
Calling Code +381

The country between East and West with diverse people, cultures, religions and climate types offers an incredible range of natural beauty. Rivers and streams meander with their water courses on 50,000 kilometres across the country. Almost all rivers in the Danube, which only becomes the largest navigable river in Europe. Not only mountains, rivers and Lakes shape the landscape. There even desert and one of Europe's last primeval forests in Serbia. Untouched nature and the warmth of the population make visiting a feel-good experience.

The Romans left many traces in Serbia. Hardly anyone can guess: 17 Roman Emperor come originally from the area of today's Serbia, another died here.

In the area of today's Serbia was the limes Roman times, the line of defence against the barbarians from the North, where numerous fortifications and towns were built. Visit the archaeological sites of this historic and impressive legacy is a special highlight for culture and history buffs!

The numerous thermal springs with healing effects were also already in the Roman period are known. The spas visited not only for the treatment of diseases, but are also ideal for wellness and sport.

Many monasteries and churches, mostly around 10. and 17. Century built and traditional villages also refer to the historical and archaeological site of Serbia. Serbia has five Romanesque monasteries of Ži? a, Gradac Djurdjevi Stupovi, Sopo? ani and Studenica (UNESCO World Heritage) a part of the historical path "Transromanica".

Studenica is considered the cradle of the Serbian Kingdom. The monastery was the outgoing 12 since its inception. Century very significantly and was soon the richest of all local monasteries. It includes a dozen churches and palaces. All Serbian Transromanica-"Stations" have a wealth of historically valuable frescoes which today of orthodoxy the framework, because all church services are held.

Nature has bestowed Serbia with mountains, valleys and canyons and a rich flora and fauna. A number of sports opportunities there. Tennis, hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, swimming and skiing are just a few examples. 400 Wildlife and over 200 different species of birds, of which there no longer is some in other parts of Europe, invite the visitor for Wildlife observation. But many in the rich hunting of Serbia challenges the enterprising nature lovers. 35 Fishing centres promise good entertainment and nice company in addition to a successful fishing.

Culinary enthusiasts get their money in Serbia. Delicious grilled specialties and types of roast will delight the palate. Fresh cheese, smoked ham or caviar from the Kladovo and gladly served as a starter. Typical dishes include white beans bean soup, sauerkraut, dulcis with sheep meat. A glass of PEAR, apricot or Quince brandy as aperitif or a good drop from the different wine-growing areas of Sun-drenched complete meals.

All roads lead to Serbia: whether by car, plane, train, bus or by boat. The motorways connect Serbia with the North and South of Europe. The international road E75 leads from Scandinavia to Bulgaria and Greece. From the airport Belgrade from can be reached by bus and rail links all parts of the country.

The Danube flows through the Northern of Serbia and is an ideal starting point for the journey to the Interior in various places. As a special experience a Danube cruise offer, for example, the city of Novi Sad with the known Petrovaradin fortress, the capital Belgrade and last but not least the iron gate happens.

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