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City of Novi Sad
Град Нови Сад
Grad Novi Sad

Újvidék város
Mesto Nový Sad
Город Нови Сад


Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Serbian Athens
Location of Novi Sad within Serbia
Coordinates: 45°15′N 19°51′E / 45.25°N 19.85°E / 45.25; 19.85
Country  Serbia
Province  Vojvodina
District South Bačka
Municipalities 2
Founded 1694
City status 1 February 1748
 - Mayor Igor Pavličić (DS)
 - City 699 km2 (269.9 sq mi)
 - Urban 129.4 km2 (49.9 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (262 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 - City 371,392
 Urban 284,816
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21000
Area code(s) +381(0)21
Car plates NS

Novi Sad (Serbian Cyrillic: Нови Сад, pronounced [nóviː sâːd]  ( listen); Hungarian: Újvidék; Slovak: Nový Sad; Rusyn: Нови Сад) is the capital[2] of the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina, and the administrative centre of the South Bačka District. The city lies in the southern part of Central Europe's Pannonian Plain, on both banks of the Danube river.

Novi Sad is Serbia's second largest city, after Belgrade.[3][4] According to the data from March 2010, the city had an urban population of 285,620, while its municipal population was 372,347.[1] The city is located on the border of the Bačka and Srem regions, on the banks of the Danube river and Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal, while facing the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain.

Since it was founded in 1694, Novi Sad became the centre of Serbian culture and earned its nickname Serbian Athens. Today, Novi Sad is a large industrial and Financial Centre of the Serbian economy; and it is also one of the biggest construction sites in the region.[5]



The Name of Mary Church, commonly known as "the Cathedral", dominates the city centre.

The name Novi Sad means "New Plantation" (noun) in Serbian. It is a translation of the Latin word "Neoplanta," which was given by Maria Teresia . As a meeting place of cultures and peoples, Novi Sad came to have many different names in various languages. The official names of Novi Sad used by the local administration are:

  • Serbian: Град Нови Сад, Grad Novi Sad ("City of Novi Sad")
  • Hungarian: Újvidék város
  • Slovak: Mesto Nový Sad
  • Rusyn: Город Нови Сад (transliterated: Gorod Novi Sad)

In both Croatian and Romanian, which are official in the provincial administration, the city is called "Novi Sad". Historically, it was also called "Neusatz" in German.

In its wider meaning, the name Grad Novi Sad refers to the "City of Novi Sad", which is one of the city-level administrative units of the Republic of Serbia. In its narrower meaning, the name Novi Sad refers to the Novi Sad municipality, one of the two urban municipalities that compose the City of Novi Sad (the other municipality being Petrovaradin). Novi Sad could also refer strictly to the urban part of the City of Novi Sad (including "Novi Sad proper", and towns of Sremska Kamenica and Petrovaradin), as well as only to the historical core of urban Novi Sad, i.e. "Novi Sad proper" (excluding Sremska Kamenica and Petrovaradin).


View from Novi Sad of Petrovaradin Fortress over the Danube river (August 2005).


Human settlement in the territory of present-day Novi Sad has been traced as far back as the Stone Age (about 4500 BC). This settlement was located on the right bank of the river Danube in the territory of present-day Petrovaradin. This region was conquered by Celts (in the 4th century BC) and Romans (in the 1st century BC). The Celts founded the first fortress at this location, which was located on the right bank of the Danube. During Roman rule, a larger fortress was built in the 1st century with the name Cusum and was included into Roman province Pannonia. In the 5th century, Cusum was devastated by the invasion of the Huns.

By the end of the 5th century, Byzantines had reconstructed the town and called it by the names Cusum and Petrikon. The town was later conquered by Ostrogoths, Gepids, Avars, Franks, Bulgarians, and again by Byzantines. The region was conquered by the Kingdom of Hungary between the 10th and 12th century, and the town was mentioned under the name Bélakút or Peturwarad (Pétervárad, Serbian: Petrovaradin) in documents from 1237. In the same year (1237), several other settlements were mentioned to exist in the territory of modern urban area of Novi Sad (on the left bank of the Danube).

From 13th to 16th century, these settlements existed in the territory of modern urban area of Novi Sad:[6][7]

  • on the right bank of the Danube: Pétervárad (Serbian: Petrovaradin) and Kamanc (Serbian: Kamenica).
  • on the left bank of the Danube: Baksa or Baksafalva (Serbian: Bakša, Bakšić), Kűszentmárton (Serbian: Sent Marton), Bivalyos or Bivalo (Serbian: Bivaljoš, Bivalo), Vásárosvárad or Várad (Serbian: Vašaroš Varad, Varadinci), Zajol I (Serbian: Sajlovo I, Gornje Sajlovo, Gornje Isailovo), Zajol II (Serbian: Sajlovo II, Donje Sajlovo, Donje Isailovo), Bistritz (Serbian: Bistrica).

Some other settlements existed in the suburban area of Novi Sad: Mortályos (Serbian: Mrtvaljoš), Csenei (Serbian: Čenej), Keménd (Serbian: Kamendin), Rév (Serbian: Rivica).

Etymology of the settlement names show that some of them are of Hungarian origin (for example Bélakút, Baksafalva, Kűszentmárton, Vásárosvárad, Rév), which indicate that some of them were initially inhabited by Hungarians before the Ottoman invasion.[7] Some settlement names are of Slavic origin, and for some exact origin is not certain. For example, Bivalo (Bivaljoš) was a large Slavic settlement that dates from the 5th-6th century.[6]

Map of Novi Sad (Ratzen Stadt) from 1745

Tax records from 1522 are showing a mix of Hungarian and Slavic names among inhabitants of these villages, including Slavic names like Bozso (Božo), Radovan, Radonya (Radonja), Ivo, etc. Following the Ottoman invasion in the 16th-17th century, some of these settlements were destroyed and most Hungarian inhabitants have left this area. Some of the settlements also existed during the Ottoman rule, and were populated by ethnic Serbs.

Between 1526 and 1687, the region was under Ottoman rule. In the year 1590, population of all villages that existed in the territory of present-day Novi Sad numbered 105 houses inhabited exclusively by Serbs. However, Ottoman records mention only those inhabitants that paid taxes, thus the number of Serbs that lived in the area (for example those that served in the Ottoman army) was larger.[8]

The foundation of Novi Sad

At the outset of Habsburg rule near the end of the 17th century, people of Orthodox faith were forbidden from residing in Petrovaradin, thus Serbs were largely unable to build homes there. Because of this, a new settlement was founded in 1694 on the left bank of the Danube. The initial name of this settlement was Serb City (Ratzen Stadt). Another name used for the settlement was Petrovaradinski Šanac. In 1718, the inhabitants of the village of Almaš were resettled to Petrovaradinski Šanac, where they founded Almaški Kraj ("the Almaš quarter").

According to 1720 data, the population of Ratzen Stadt was composed of 112 Serbian, 14 German, and 5 Hungarian houses. The settlement officially gained the present name Novi Sad (Neoplanta in Latin) in 1748 when it became a "free royal city".

The edict that made Novi Sad a "free royal city" was proclaimed on 1 February 1748. The edict reads:

"We, Maria Theresa,

by the mercy of God Holy Roman Empress,

Queen of Hungary, Bohemia, Moravia, Dalmatia, Croatia, Slavonia, Rama, Serbia, Galicia, Lodomeria, Carinthia, etc, etc.

cast this proclamation to anyone, whom it might that the renowned Petrovaradinski Šanac, which lies on the other side of the Danube in the Bačka province on the Sajlovo land, by the might of our divine royal power and prestige...make this town a Free Royal City and to fortify, accept and acknowledge it as one of the free royal cities of our Kingdom of Hungary and other territories, by abolishing its previous name of Petrovaradinski Šanac, renaming it Neoplantae (Latin), Új-Vidégh (Hungarian), Neusatz (German) and Novi Sad (Serbian)."
Maria Theresa giving city rights to Novi Sad in 1748
Petrovaradin fortress used to be known as the Habsburg Gibraltar

For much of the 18th and 19th centuries, Novi Sad was the largest city in the world populated by ethnic Serbs. The reformer of the Serbian language, Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, wrote in 1817 that Novi Sad is the "largest Serb municipality in the world". It was a cultural and political centre of Serbs, who did not have their own national state at the time. Because of its cultural and political influence, Novi Sad became known as the Serbian Athens (Srpska Atina in Serbian). According to 1843 data, Novi Sad had 17,332 inhabitants, of whom 9,675 were Orthodox Christians, 5,724 Catholics, 1,032 Protestants, 727 Jews]], and 30 adherents of the Armenian church. The largest ethnic group in the city were Serbs, and the second largest were Germans.

During the Revolution of 1848-1849, Novi Sad was part of Serbian Vojvodina, a Serbian autonomous region within the Habsburg Empire. In 1849, the Hungarian army located on the Petrovaradin Fortress bombarded and devastated the city, which lost much of its population. According to an 1850 census there were only 7,182 citizens in the city compared with 17,332 in 1843. Between 1849 and 1860, the city was part of a separate Austrian crownland known as the Vojvodina of Serbia and Tamiš Banat. After the abolishment of this province, the city was included into Bačka-Bodrog County.

After 1867, Novi Sad was located within the Hungarian part of Austria-Hungary. During this time, the Magyarization policy of the Hungarian government drastically altered the demographic structure of the city, i.e. from the predominantly Serbian, the population of the city became ethnically mixed.[citation needed]

After the First World War

Main square's neoclassical architecture

On 25 November 1918, the Assembly of Serbs, Bunjevci, and other nations of Vojvodina in Novi Sad proclaimed the union of Vojvodina region with the Kingdom of Serbia. Since 1 December 1918, Novi Sad is part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes; and in 1929, Novi Sad became the capital of the Danube Banovina, a province of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

In 1941, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was invaded and partitioned by the Axis powers, and its northern parts, including Novi Sad, were annexed by Hungary. During World War II, about 5,000 citizens were murdered and many others were resettled. In three days of Novi Sad raid (21—23 January 1942) alone, Hungarian police killed 1,246 citizens, among them more than 800 Jews, and threw their corpses into the icy waters of the Danube, while the total death toll of the raid was around 2,500.[9][10] Citizens of all nationalities - Serbs, Hungarians, Slovaks, and others - fought together against the Axis authorities.[10] In 1975 the whole city was awarded the title People's Hero of Yugoslavia.

The communist partisans from Syrmia and Bačka entered the city on 23 October 1944 under the leadership of Todor Gavrilovics Rilc. During the Military administration in Banat, Bačka and Baranja (October 17, 1944 - January 27, 1945), the communist partisans killed one number of citizens who were seen as Axis collaborators or threat to the new regime. According to article in Večernje novosti from June 9, 2009, most of the people killed by the partisans in Novi Sad were ethnic Serbs.[11] Partisans also killed some Hungarian and German citizens. According to some sources, during this period about 2,000[12]-10,000[13] citizens (including 3 Hungarian priests[14]) were killed.

Novi Sad in the Interbellum period (1920)

Novi Sad became part of the new socialist Yugoslavia. Since 1945, Novi Sad has been the capital of Vojvodina, a province of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Serbia. The city went through rapid industrialization and its population more than doubled in the period between World War II and the breakup of Yugoslavia. After 1992, Novi Sad was part of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, which, in 2003, was transformed into the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. Since 2006, Novi Sad is part of an independent Serbia.

Devastated by NATO bombardment, during the Kosovo War of 1999, Novi Sad was left without all of its three Danube bridges, communications, water, and electricity. Residential areas were cluster bombed several times while its oil refinery was bombarded daily, causing severe pollution and widespread ecological damage (see: 1999 NATO bombing in Novi Sad).


Satellite image showing urban and metro area of Novi Sad

Novi Sad is located in the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina, with land area of 699 km²,[15] while on the city's official site, land area is 702 km²;[16] and the urban area is 129.7 km².[16] The city lies on the river Danube and one small section of the Danube-Tisa-Danube Canal.

Novi Sad's landscape is divided into two parts, one is situated in the Bačka region and another in the Syrmia region. The river Danube is a natural border between them. Bačka's side of the city lies on one of the southern lowest parts of Pannonian Plain, while Fruška Gora's side (Syrmia) is a horst mountain. Alluvial plains along Danube are well formed, especially on the left bank, in some parts 10 km from the river. A large part of Novi Sad lies on a fluvial terrace with an elevation of 80–83 m (262.47–272.31 ft). The northern part of Fruška Gora is composed of massive landslide zones, but they are not active, except in the Ribnjak neighborhood (between Sremska Kamenica and Petrovaradin Fortress).[17]


Novi Sad has a moderate continental climate, with four seasons. Autumn is longer than spring, with long sunny and warm periods. Winter is not so severe, with an average of 22 days of sub-zero temperature. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of −1.9 °C (28.6 °F). Spring is usually short and rainy, while summer arrives abruptly. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Novi Sad was −30.7 °C (−23.3 °F) on 24 January 1963; and the hottest temperature ever recorded was 41.6 °C (106.9 °F) on 24 July 2007.[18]

The southeast-east wind Košava, which blows from the Carpathians and brings clear and dry weather, is characteristic of the local climate. It mostly blows in autumn and winter, in 2–3 days intervals. The average speed of Košava is 25–43 km per hour but certain strokes can reach up to 130 km/h. In winter time, followed by a snow storm, it can cause snowdrifts. Also it can cause temperatures to drop to around −30 °C (−22 °F).

Climate data for Rimski Šančevi, Novi Sad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.0
Average high °C (°F) 2.5
Average low °C (°F) -4.4
Record low °C (°F) -28.6
Rainfall mm (inches) 37.8
Source: [19]


Urban area of Novi Sad has a population of 216,583 and is generally divided into three parts: "Novi Sad proper" (with population of 191,405), situated on the left bank of the Danube, and Petrovaradin (with population of 13,973) and Sremska Kamenica (with population of 11,205), on the right bank of the Danube.

Novi Sad is a typical Central European town. There are only a few buildings dating before 19th century, because the city was almost totally destroyed during the 1848/1849 revolution, so the architecture from 19th century dominates the city centre. Around the center, old small houses used to dominate the cityscape, but they are being replaced by modern multi-story buildings.

Novi Sad synagogue

During the socialist period, new blocks with wide streets and multi-story buildings were built around the city core. However, not many communist-style high-rise buildings were built, and the total number of 10+ floor buildings remained at 40-50, most of the rest being 3-6 floor Apartment buildings]]. City's new boulevard (today's Bulevar oslobođenja) was cut through the old housings in 1962-1964, establishing major communication lines. Several more boulevards were subsequently built in a similar manner, creating an orthogonal network over what used to be mostly radial structure of the old town. Those interventions paved the way for a relatively unhampered growth of the city, which almost tripled its population since the 1950s, and traffic congestions (except on a few critical points) are still relatively mild despite the huge boost of car numbers, especially in later years.


Map of the urban area of Novi Sad with city quarters (click to enlarge)

Some of the oldest neighborhoods in the city are Stari Grad (Old Town), Rotkvarija, Podbara and Salajka which merged in 1694, in the time when the city was formed. Sremska Kamenica and Petrovaradin, on the right bank of the Danube, were separate towns in the past, but today are parts of the urban area of Novi Sad. Liman (divided into four parts, numbered I-IV), as well as Novo Naselje are neighborhoods built during 1960s, 1970s and 1980s with modern buildings and wide boulevards.

New neighborhoods, like Liman, Detelinara and Novo Naselje, with modern high residential buildings emerged from fields and forests surrounding the city to house the huge influx of people from the countryside following the World War II. Many old houses in the city centre, Rotkvarija and Bulevar neighborhoods were torn down in the 1950s and 1960s to be replaced with multi-story buildings, as the city experienced a major construction boom during the last 10 years; some neighborhoods, like Grbavica have completely changed their face.

Neighborhoods with newer individual housing are mostly located away from the city center; Telep in the southwest is the oldest such quarter, while Klisa on the north, as well as Adice, Veternička Rampa and Veternik on the west significantly expanded during last 15 years, partly due to an influx of Serb refugees during the Yugoslav wars.

Suburbs and villages

Besides the urban part of the city (which includes Novi Sad proper, with population of 255,339, Petrovaradin (16,817) and Sremska Kamenica (12,660)), there are 12 more settlements and 1 town in Novi Sad's municipal area.[1] 23.7% of total City's population live in suburbs, the largest being Futog (20,558), and Veternik (16,833) on the West, which over the years, especially in the 1990s, have grown and physically merged to the city.

The most isolated and the least populated village in the suburban area is Stari Ledinci (823). Ledinci, Stari Ledinci and Bukovac are located on Fruška Gora slopes and the last two have only one paved road, which connect them to other places. Besides the urban area of Novi Sad, the suburb of Futog is also officially classified as "urban settlement" (a town), while other suburbs are mostly "rural" (villages).

Some towns and villages in separate municipalities of Sremski Karlovci, Temerin and Beočin which border City of Novi Sad, share the same public transportation and are also economically connected to Novi Sad.

No. Name Town or village Urban municipality Population[1](2009 data)
1 Begeč village Novi Sad 3,502
2 Budisava village Novi Sad 4,004
3 Bukovac village Petrovaradin 4,049
4 Čenej village Novi Sad 2,134
5 Futog town Novi Sad 20,378
6 Kać village Novi Sad 12,499
7 Kisač village Novi Sad 5,566
8 Kovilj village Novi Sad 5,612
9 Ledinci village Petrovaradin 1,881
10 Rumenka village Novi Sad 6,485
11 Stari Ledinci village Petrovaradin 926
12 Stepanovićevo village Novi Sad 2,216
13 Veternik village Novi Sad 16,503


City Hall - Office of the mayor

Novi Sad is the main administrative centre of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, and as such, is home to Vojvodina's Executive Council and Provincial Assembly.

The city's administration bodies consist of city assembly as representative body, mayor and city government as executive body. Members of the city assembly and mayor are elected at direct elections. City assembly has 78 seats, while city government has 11 members. The mayor and members of city's assembly are elected to four-year terms; and city government is elected on mayor’s proposal by the city assembly by majority of votes.

As of 2008 election, mayor of Novi Sad is Igor Pavličić (Democratic Party); while in the city assembly majority have Democratic Party, G17+, Together for Vojvodina and Hungarian Coalition.

Since 2002, when the new statute of Novi Sad came into effect, City of Novi Sad is divided into 46 local communities within two urban municipalities, Novi Sad and Petrovaradin, whose borders are defined by geographic boundaries (Danube river).

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Novi Sad has relationships with several twin towns. One of the main streets in its city centre is named after Modena in Italy; and likewise Modena has named a park in its town centre Parco di Piazza d'Armi Novi Sad. The Novi Sad Friendship Bridge in Norwich, United Kingdom, by Buro Happold, was also named in honour of Novi Sad. Besides twin cities, Novi Sad has many signed agreements on joint cooperation with many European cities (see also: Twin cities of Novi Sad). As of 2006, Novi Sad's twin towns are:


Demographics of Novi Sad
2002 census Municipal area Novi Sad proper
Total population 299,294 191,405
Serbs 76.73% 76.15%
Hungarians 5.24% 6.03%
Yugoslavs 3.17% 3.69%
Slovaks 2.41% n/a
Croats 2.09% 1.84%
Others 9.91% 12.31%

Novi Sad is the largest city in Vojvodina, and second largest in Serbia (after Belgrade). Since its founding, the population of the city has been constantly increasing. According to the 1991 census, 56.2% of the people who came to Novi Sad from 1961 to 1991 were from other parts of Vojvodina, while 15.3% came from Bosnia and Herzegovina and 11.7% from Central Serbia.

According to the last official census from 2002, the city's urban population was 216,583 and 299,294 with the surrounding inhabited places of the municipalities included. According to estimation from the end of 2004, there were 306,853 inhabitants in the city municipal area (estimation published on 31 December 2004 by the statistical office of Serbia). From city's registry estimation in December 2009, population of the urban area of Novi Sad was 284,426, and the population of municipal area was at 370,757.[21] The city has an urban population density of 1,673.7/km² (4,340.3/sq mi) - census 2002.

Most of the inhabited places in the municipalities have an ethnic Serb majority, while the village of Kisač has an ethnic Slovak majority.


Novi Sad is the economic centre of Vojvodina, the most fertile agricultural region in Serbia. The city also is one of the largest economic and cultural centres in Serbia and former Yugoslavia.Novi Sad has 3.621.012 square meters of office space.[22]

Novi Sad had always been a relatively developed city within Yugoslavia. In 1981 Novi Sad's GDP per capita was 172% of the Yugoslav average.[23] In the 1990s, the city (like the rest of Serbia) was severely affected by an internationally imposed trade embargo and hyperinflation of the Yugoslav dinar. The embargo and economic mismanagement lead to a decay or demise of once big industrial combines, such as Novkabel (electric cable industry), Pobeda (metal industry), Jugoalat (tools), Albus and HINS (chemical industry). Practically the only viable remaining large facility is the oil refinery, located northeast of the town (along with the thermal power plant), near the settlement of Šangaj.

The economy of Novi Sad has mostly recovered from that period and it has grown strongly since 2001, shifting from industry-driven economy to the tertiary sector. The processes of privatization of state and society-owned enterprises, as well as strong private incentive, increased the share of privately-owned companies to over 95% in the district, and small and medium-size enterprises dominated the city's economic development.[24]

The significance of Novi Sad as a financial center is proven by numerous banks such as Vojvođanska Bank, Erste Bank, Kulska Bank, Meridian Bank, Metals Bank, NLB Continental Bank and Panonska Bank;[25] and second largest insurance company in Serbia - DDOR Novi Sad. The city is also home to the state-owned oil company - Naftna Industrija Srbije. It is also the seat of the wheat market.

At the end of 2005, Statistical office of Serbia published a list of most developed municipalities in Serbia, placing City of Novi Sad at No.7 by national income, behind some Belgrade municipalities and Bečej, with 201.1% above Serbia's average.[26]

Society and culture

Matica srpska, most prominent cultural institution in the City and of the whole Serbian culture

In the 19th century, the city was the capital of Serbian culture, earning the nickname Serbian Athens. In that time, almost every Serbian novelist, poet, jurist, and publicist at the end of 19th century and at the beginning of 20th century had lived or worked in Novi Sad some time of his or her career. Among others, these cultural workers include Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, Mika Antić, Đura Jakšić, etc. Matica srpska, the oldest cultural-scientific institution of Serbia, was moved from Budapest to Novi Sad in 1864, while Serbian National Theatre, the oldest professional theatre among the South Slavs, was founded in Novi Sad in 1861.

Today, Novi Sad is the second cultural centre in Serbia (besides Belgrade) and city's officials try to make the city more attractive to numerous cultural events and music concerts. Since 2000, Novi Sad is home to the EXIT festival, the biggest music summer festival in Serbia and the region; and also the only festival of alternative and new theatre in Serbia - INFANT, most prominent festival of children's literature - Zmaj Children Games,International Novi Sad Literature Festival, Sterijino pozorje, Novi Sad Jazz Festival, and many others.[27] Besides Serbian National Theatre, the most prominent theatres are also Youth Theatre, Cultural centre of Novi Sad and Novi Sad Theatre. Novi Sad Synagogue also houses many cultural events in the City. Other city's cultural institutions include Offset of the Serbian Academy of Science and Art, Library of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad City Library and Azbukum. City is also home to cultural institutions of Vojvodina: Vojvodina Academy of Science and Art and Archive of Vojvodina, which collect many documents from Vojvodina dating from 1565.

Museums and galleries

City has a couple of museums, and many galleries, public and privately owned through Novi Sad. The most well known museum in the city is Museum of Vojvodina, founded by Matica srpska in 1847, which houses a permanent collection of Serbian culture and a life in Vojvodina through history. Museum of Novi Sad in Petrovaradin Fortress has a permanent collection of history of fortress.

Gallery of Matica Srpska is the biggest and most respected gallery in the city, which has two galleries in the city centre. There is also The Gallery of Fine Arts - Gift Collection of Rajko Mamuzić and The Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection - one of the biggest collections of Serbian art from 1900s until 1970s.


Jovan Jovanović Zmaj Grammar School, the oldest school in Novi Sad. Established in 1810.

Novi Sad is one of Serbian most important centers of higher education and research, with four universities and numerous professional, technical, and private colleges and research institutes, including a law school with its own publication.

Novi Sad is home to two universities and seven private faculties.[28] The largest educational institution in the city is the University of Novi Sad with approximately 38,000 students and 2,700 in staff. It was established in 1960 with 9 faculties in Novi Sad of which 7 are situated in modern university campus. There are also Novi Sad Open University and Novi Sad Theological College in the city.

In Novi Sad there are 36 elementary schools (33 regular and 3 special) with 26,000 pupils.[29][30] The secondary school system consists of 11 vocational schools and 4 grammar schools with almost 18,000 students.[30][31]

Folk and art

NEVEN traditional folk dance from Novi Sad[32]

Novi Sad has dozens of culture and art societies. They are well known representatives of multicultural life in Novi Sad all over the world. Usually taken form in name for culture and art society is KUD (Kulturno Umetnicko Drustvo). The most well known societies in the city are: KUD Svetozar Markovic, AKUD Sonja Marinkovic, SKUD Zeljeznicar, FA Vila and the oldest - established in 1900. SZPD Neven. They are open for all citizens.

National minorities exposes their own tradition, folklore and songs in Hungarian MKUD Petőfi Sándor, Slovakien SKUD Pavel Jozef Safarik, Rutenian RKPD Novi Sad, Bulgarian, Slovenian Jewish, Croatian and other societies.

Media and publishing

Novi Sad has two major daily newspapers, Dnevnik and Građanski list, both in Serbian. Until 2006, Magyar Szó, a newspaper in Hungarian, had its headquarters in Novi Sad, but it was moved to Subotica. The city is home to the main headquarters of the regional public broadcaster Radio Television of Vojvodina - RTV and city's public broadcaster Apolo, as well as a few commercial TV stations, Kanal 9, Panonija and Most. Novi Sad has many local commercial radio stations, dominant being Radio 021 and Radio As.

Novi Sad is also known as a center of publishing. The most prominent publishers are Matica srpska, Stilos, Prometej, Zoran Stojanovic’s publishing house, IP Adresa IP Adresa, etc. There few well-known journals in literature and art: Letopis Matice srpske Letopis matice srpske, the oldest Serbian Journal; Polja Polja, issued by Cultural Center of Novi Sad and Zlatna greda, which is issued by the Association of Writers of Vojvodina Association of Writers of Vojvodina.


Dance arena in July 2006, one of the most popular stages on EXIT music festival.

The number of tourists started to increase since the year 2000, when Serbia started to open to Western Europe and the United States. Every year, in the beginning of July, during the annual EXIT music festival, the city is full of young people from all around Europe. In 2005, 150,000 people visited this festival, which put Novi Sad on the map of summer festivals in Europe.[33] Besides EXIT festival, Novi Sad Fair attract many business people into the city; in May, the city is home to the biggest agricultural show in the region, which 600,000 people visited in 2005.[34] There is also a tourist port near Varadin Bridge in the city centre welcoming various river cruise vessels from across Europe who cruise on Danube river.

The most recognized structure in Novi Sad is Petrovaradin Fortress, which dominates the city and with scenic views of the city. Besides the fortress, there is also historic neighborhood of Stari Grad, with many monuments, museums, caffes, restaurants and shops. There is also a National Park of Fruška Gora nearby, approx. 20 km from city centre.


Spens Sports Center, built in 1981

Sports started to develop in 1790 with the foundation of "City Marksmen Association". However, its serious development started after the establishment of the Municipal Association of Physical Culture in 1959 and after 1981, when Spens Sports Center was built. Today, about 220 sports organizations are active in Novi Sad.[35] Novi Sad is the second best developed sports city in Serbia (after Belgrade).

The most popular sport in the city is definitely football. There are many football pitches in Novi Sad's neighborhoods, as well as in every town and village in the suburbs. Besides FK Vojvodina, which is in the first league, there are many smaller clubs in the national second and third league. Most well known are: FK Novi Sad, FK Kabel, FK Mladost, FK Slavija Novi Sad, etc.

Citizens of Novi Sad participated in the first Olympic Games in Athens. The largest number of sportsmen from Novi Sad participated in the Atlanta Olympic Games – 11, and they won 6 medals, while in Moscow – 3, and in Montreal and Melbourne – 2.[35]

Novi Sad was the host of the European and World Championships in table tennis in 1981,[36] 29th Chess Olympiad in 1990, European and World Championships in sambo, Balkan and European Championships in judo, 1987 final match in the Cup winners cup of European Basketball[36][37] and final tournament of the European Cup in volleyball.[36] Apart from that Novi Sad is the host of the World League in volleyball and traditional sport events such as Novi Sad marathon, international swimming rally and many other events. Between the 16 and 20 September 2005, Novi Sad co-hosted the 2005 European Basketball Championship.[36]

Club Sport Founded League Venue
FK Vojvodina Football 1914 Meridian Superliga Karađorđe Stadium
KK Vojvodina Basketball 2000 Sinalco Superleague Spens Sports Center
KK Novi Sad Basketball 1985 Sinalco Superleague Spens Sports Center
OK Vojvodina Volleyball 1946 Serbian volley league Spens Sports Center

Hk Vojvodina hosted the first hockey competitions in the region. Founded by visiting Czech students, the team and youth program continues since 1957. During this time HK vojvodina has captured 6 Yugoslavia/Serbia Champions Cup at the senior level. Recently, in March 2009, the club has won the Panonian league, representing the champion of Serbia/Croatia. A terrible fire tore through the Spens Sports Center after the championship win, resulting in the loss of all equipment. The club has used the friendship built between Canadian hockey teams and players. At the Div II World Championships hosted by Hk Vojvodina in NoviSad, 7 players from the club represented Serbia. Serbia won the gold medal and have been promoted to the Division I level for 2010.

Recreation and leisure

Štrand - Beach on the Danube River

Apart from the culture of attending sports events, people from Novi Sad participate in a wide range of recreational and leisure activities. Football and basketball are the most popular participation team sports in Novi Sad. Cycling is also a very popular in Novi Sad. Novi Sad's flat terrain and extensive off-road paths in the mountainous part of town, in Fruška Gora is conducive to riding. Hundreds of commuters cycle the roads, bike lanes and bike paths daily.

Proximity to the Fruška Gora National Park attracts many people from the city on weekends in many hiking trails, restaurants and monasteries on the mountain. In the first weekend of May, there is a "Fruška Gora Marathon", with many hiking trails for hikers, runners and cyclists.[38] During the summer, there is Lake of Ledinci in Fruška Gora, but also there are numerous beaches on the Danube river, the largest being Štrand in the Liman neighborhood. There are also a couple of small recreational marinas on the river.


Rebuilt Liberty Bridge in 2005. The original bridge was destroyed in Nato bombing in 1999.

Novi Sad is connected by motorway to Subotica and Zrenjanin, by highway to Belgrade; and by railroad to major European cities, such as Vienna, Budapest, Kiev and Moscow. One of the most famous structures in the city are the bridges over river Danube, which were destroyed in every war and then rebuilt. The city is about 90 minutes drive from Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, which connects it with capitals across Europe.

Public transportation

The main public transportation system in Novi Sad consists of bus lines. There are twenty-one urban lines and twenty-nine suburban lines. The operator is JGSP Novi Sad, with its main bus station at the start of Liberation Boulevard. In addition, there are numerous taxi companies serving the city.



  • Boško Petrović - Živan Milisavac, Novi Sad - monografija, Novi Sad, 1987
  • Milorad Grujić, Vodič kroz Novi Sad i okolinu, Novi Sad, 2004
  • Jovan Mirosavljević, Brevijar ulica Novog Sada 1745-2001, Novi Sad, 2002
  • Jovan Mirosavljević, Novi Sad - atlas ulica, Novi Sad, 1998
  • Mirjana Džepina, Društveni i zabavni život starih Novosađana, Novi Sad, 1982
  • Zoran Rapajić, Novi Sad bez tajni, Beograd, 2002
  • Đorđe Randelj, Novi Sad - slobodan grad, Novi Sad, 1997
  • Enciklopedija Novog Sada, sveske 1-26, Novi Sad, 1993–2005
  • Radenko Gajić, Petrovaradinska tvrđava - Gibraltar na Dunavu, Novi Sad, 1994
  • Veljko Milković, Petrovaradin kroz legendu i stvarnost, Novi Sad, 2001
  • Veljko Milković, Petrovaradin i Srem - misterija prošlosti, Novi Sad, 2003
  • Veljko Milković, Petrovaradinska tvrđava - podzemlje i nadzemlje, Novi Sad, 2005
  • Veljko Milković, Petrovaradinska tvrđava - kosmički lavirint otkrića, Novi Sad, 2007
  • Agneš Ozer, Petrovaradinska tvrđava - vodič kroz vreme i prostor, Novi Sad, 2002
  • Agneš Ozer, Petrovaradin fortress - a guide through time and space, Novi Sad, 2002
  • 30 godina mesne zajednice "7. Juli" u Novom Sadu 1974-2004 - monografija, Novi Sad, 2004
  • Branko Ćurčin, Slana Bara - nekad i sad, Novi Sad, 2002
  • Branko Ćurčin, Novosadsko naselje Šangaj - nekad i sad, Novi Sad, 2004
  • Zvonimir Golubović, Racija u Južnoj Bačkoj 1942. godine, Novi Sad, 1991
  • Petar Jonović, Knjižare Novog Sada 1790-1990, Novi Sad, 1990
  • Petar Jonović - Dr Milan Vranić - Dr Dušan Popov, Znameniti knjižari i izdavači Novog Sada, Novi Sad, 1993
  • Ustav za čitaonicu srpsku u Novom Sadu, Novi Sad, 1993
  • Sveske za istoriju Novog Sada, sveske 4-5, Novi Sad, 1993–1994


  1. ^ a b c d "Statistike iz opštih podataka" (in Serbian). JP Informatika. Retrieved 2009-10-15.  Novi Sad proper (254,257) Petrovaradin (16,732) and Sremska Kamenica (12,645) included in total city population.
  2. ^ [1], "Official page of government of Vojvodina", 12 November 2009
  3. ^ (in Serbian) Popis stanovništva, domaćinstava i Stanova 2002. Knjiga 1: Nacionalna ili etnička pripadnost po naseljima. Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 2003. ISBN 86-84443-00-09. 
  4. ^ "Municipalities of Serbia, 2006". Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. 
  5. ^ Glas javnosti article from March 2005; Stanove više nema ko da kupi (in Serbian).
  6. ^ a b Branko Ćurčin, Slana Bara nekad i sad, Novi Sad, 2002.
  7. ^ a b Borovszky Samu: Magyarország vármegyéi és városai, Bács-Bodrog vármegye I.-II. kötet, Apolló Irodalmi és Nyomdai Részvénytársaság, 1909.
  8. ^ Đorđe Randelj, Novi Sad slobodan grad, Novi Sad, 1997.
  9. ^ David Cesarani (1997). Genocide and Rescue: The Holocaust in Hungary 1944. Berg Publishers. p. 13. ISBN 1859731260. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  10. ^ a b Enikő A. Sajti (Spring 2006). "The Former 'Southlands' in Serbia: 1918- 1947". The Hungarian Quarterly XLVII (181). Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  11. ^ Večernje Novosti, Utorak, 9. Jun 2009, strana 11, mapa masovnih grobnica u Srbiji.
  12. ^ Mészáros Sándor (1995.). Holttá nyilvánítva - Délvidéki magyar fátum 1944-45.. Hatodik Síp Alapítvány. 
  13. ^ Cseres Tibor (1991). Vérbosszú Bácskában. Magvető kiadó. 
  14. ^ Dr. Szántó Konrád OFM. (1991). "A meggyilkolt katolikus papok kálváriája". Mécse Kiadó. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  15. ^ Data from Serbian Statistical Office
  16. ^ a b Geographical location of Novi Sad
  17. ^ Завод за урбанизам: "Еколошки Атлас Новог Сада" ("Ecological Atlas of Novi Sad"), page 14-15, 1994.
  18. ^ Climate in Novi Sad
  19. ^ "Weather data for Rimski Šančevi-Novi Sad" (in (Serbian)). Republic Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia. Retrieved 1961-1990. 
  20. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  21. ^ Information taken from official JP Informatika website
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  23. ^ Radovinović, Radovan; Bertić, Ivan, eds (1984) (in Croatian). Atlas svijeta: Novi pogled na Zemlju (3rd ed.). Zagreb: Sveučilišna naklada Liber. 
  24. ^ Regional Chamber of Commerce Novi Sad, Basic data
  25. ^ National Bank of Serbia - List of Banks operating in Serbia.
  26. ^ Municipalities of Serbia for 2005 ISSN-1452-4856.
  27. ^ Cultural events calendar
  28. ^ Ministry of education, list of private universities and faculties
  29. ^ List of elementary schools in Novi Sad
  30. ^ a b Serbian statistical office
  31. ^ List of secondary schools
  32. ^ NEVEN
  33. ^ History of EXIT festival
  34. ^ About agricultural fair in 2006 (in Serbian)
  35. ^ a b Sport in Novi Sad, City official site
  36. ^ a b c d Најзначајније приредбе
  37. ^ Cup Winners’ Cup 1986-87
  38. ^ Fruška Gora Marathon

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Coordinates: 45°15′18″N 19°50′42″E / 45.255°N 19.845°E / 45.255; 19.845

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Europe : Balkans : Serbia : Vojvodina : Novi Sad

Novi Sad (Нови Сад/Novi Sad in Serbian) is the capital of Vojvodina, the northern region of Serbia. Situated on the Danube River between Budapest and Belgrade, it is a treasured regional and cultural centre. Novi Sad has the population of 400,000 and it's home to EXIT, a large 4 day music festival which takes place each July at Petrovaradin fortress.

Get in

Orientation: Novi Sad has good transport connections with nearby cities thanks to its great position. It is located about 80km to the northwest of Belgrade, about 300km from Budapest, 424 km from Ljubljana, 309km from Zagreb, 548 km from Podgorica, 150km from Timisoara (Romania), 100km from the border town (with Hungary) of Subotica and about 100km from the Romanian border town of Jimbolia.

By plane

The city itself doesn't have an airport and the closest one is Nikola Tesla International Airport (IATA: BEG) [1] near Belgrade (about 70 kilometers). There is no easy bus/train connection, but some taxi companies run regular cars between Belgrade Airport and Novi Sad, e.g. Gonzales Taxi, tel. +381 63 514 850 (English Speaking). Other useful airports with low-cost flights might be:

  • Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (IATA: BUD) [2] (247 kilometers from Novi Sad, serving numerous low-cost airlines, the best way to get to Western/Northern Europe by plane)
  • Osijek Airport [3] (96 km from Novi Sad, serving Ryanair [4] flights)
  • Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport [5] (126km far, serving Wizzair[6])

By car

E-75 highway that connects Belgrade and Budapest is passing by some 5km from Novi Sad. Toll fare for passenger cars coming from Belgrade is 240RSD (or 3EUR). Prices for other types of vehicle (bus, truck) are higher.

If you want to go in the direction of Zagreb, Ljubljana take E-70 highway which is some 40km south/west of Novi Sad.

By bus

Using the bus is the most recommended option. The bus stations for long-distance trips are:

  • "Old bus station", at Bulevar Jase Tomića 6 (still much more used than the new one)
  • "New bus station", at the corner of Sentandrejski Put and Novosadskog partizanskog odreda, near "Novosadska Mlekara" (Novi Sad's dairy plant).

Internationally, the city has frequent bus connections to Budapest in Hungary, Zagreb, Vukovar, Osijek in Croatia, Sarajevo and Banja Luka in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Budva, Tivat, Podgorica, Herceg Novi in Montenegro, but also many other international and domestic lines.

By bike

The cycling route EuroVelo 6 [7] connects Novi Sad to Hungary and to Belgrade by following the Danube river. Novi Sad has dedicated cycle-paths along most of its avenues.

  • Walk, the city centre is actually quite small and most of the interesting sights, bars and hotels are all within easy walking distance. There are plenty of street maps, especially in the centre, so you can find your way easily.
  • Public transport service. [8]. Novi Sad has an excellent bus service. Ticket for one ride (no matter how far you go as long you don't change the bus) costs 40RSD and is bought at driver.
  • Taxis are not overly expensive (by Western standards), the minimum fare varies between 80 and 100 RSD, with a cross-city trip typically costing 150-200 RSD. It helps to have the address written out although many taxi drivers speak fair, sometimes even excellent, English. However, be careful of taxis unaffiliated with one of the major firms (especially at the train station), or you may pay up to four times more than your fare should be. Some good taxi companies: Pan, Vojvodjani, SOS, Delta, Novus, Naš, Lav.
Petrovaradin fortress in the winter
Petrovaradin fortress in the winter
Petrovaradin fortress in the spring
Petrovaradin fortress in the spring
  • The fortress of Petrovaradin[9] on the right bank of the Danube. A fortress that no enemy has ever taken, it now contains a museum, "Muzej Grada Novog Sada" (Novi Sad City Museum) gathering all ancient objects of the region from the prehistorical era until today, large number of small art studios and living spaces of artists, underground military galleries - corridors, few clubs and few cafes and a delicatessen. It also has a small Observatory and Planetarium [10], open on Saturdays from 7PM-12PM. The observatory is open when skies are clear, while the Planetarium, which is near the Museum, is open every Saturday. The staff are young, fun and speak excellent English. The 5* hotel and three restaurants offer beautiful views of the Danube and of Novi Sad, and have recently been reopened, after extensive renovation and refurbishment works.
  • The Old town hall, right on the main city square called Trg Slobode
  • The Church of the great martyr St. George, Serb Orthodox church in Pašićeva street
  • The Church of Virgin's name, Catholic church in the center on Trg Slobode
  • Dvorac Dundjerski an old castle, wonderfully preserved, situated to the north of Novi Sad.
  • The Novi Sad Synagogue, a beautiful Synagogue in the center of the city, in Jevrejska street.
  • Foreign art collection 29 Dunavska, 451 259 Open: 9-16 every day except on Monday. This is the largest museum collection of foreign art in Serbia and Montenegro. In 1966, Doctor Branko Ilić donated his art collection of 136 paintings of foreign artists, 279 pieces and sculptures, period furniture and other items of applied arts to the town of Novi Sad and the Province. The legacy consists of the works of Western European schools from the XVI century until the end of the XIX century, mostly from the area of Central Europe (France, Germany, Italy and Austria).
  • Vojvodina Museum 36-37 Dunavska Street, 420-566, 526-555, Open: 9.00-19.00h on working days, closed on Monday, 9.00-14.00 h on weekends. Entry price for foreigners 100 RSD. Vojvodina from Paleolithic up to the XX century. Also, there's Dinaric Ethnic house "Brvnara" in Bački Jarak (15 kilometers north from Novi Sad).
Freedom square (Trg Slobode)
Freedom square (Trg Slobode)
  • EXIT festival, [11]. 9PM-9AM 9-12 July 2009. This festival, founded in 2000 an an onset to the democratic revolution in the country, attracts more and more visitors every year. It has a wider variety of music genres such as Rock, Dance, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, and Techno. Many world famous bands played on the festival (Slayer, Moloko, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang-Clan, Public Enemy and many DJs from around Europe and Asia) and in the year 2004 it was listed as the biggest cultural event of South-Central/Eastern Europe.  edit
  • A stroll around the city's imposing boulevards and along the Danube river, for example the route Kralja Aleksandra - Trg Slobode - Zmaj Jovina - Dunavska - Beogradski Kej - Kej Žrtava Racije
  • If the weather is nice, sit down at one of the cafés around Spens and enjoy
  • The Železnicar Association of mountaineers and skiers organizes a hiking trip every Sunday on Fruska Mountain and in the Novi Sad vicinity. Trg Galerija 4, 529 978 [12]
  • Must visit in summer - "STRAND" - means beach, the most beatiful sand beach on the Danube river! It is open usually from 15. May to 15. September.
  • Coats good quality (particularly for the harsh winter) and very cheap.
  • Leather goods at The Manual Company, a modern franchise based on high quality luxury leather, handmade at affordable prices. Various shops, one at Zmaj Jovina 18
  • Quality goods, especially sportswear, can be found at Spens
  • Mercator (opened 2007 - shopping mall)
  • Merkur (opened 2007)
  • Bazzaar (shopping mall at the city center)
  • NewNork (renovated shopping mall at the city center across the street from the Opera House)


Understand: After a hearty breakfast with meat, Serbians traditionally work eight hours straight before having their "lunch" between 15:00-18:00. Obviously this is by far the biggest meal of the day, with huge quantities of soup, roasted meat and potatoes, and a pickle salad as a side dish. Novi Sad being the capital of "bacon heartland" Vojvodina, vegetarians can be frowned upon. Restaurants are typically open until 22:00.

Fast eat at "Cezar" pizza, Modene 2

  • Pizzeria ADRIJANA - Zmaj Jovina 1 - The Best Pizzeria in Town !
  • Pizza & Gyros "Stomi" - Braće Popović 8 (Novi Sad Fair) - The one and only Gyros in town... Delicious Pizza too.
  • Good Food - cheap burgers, sandwiches and gyros, Jevrejska 3 in the city center
  • Obelix - Futoški put 59 - All kinds of Grill, burgers, ćevap (kebab), ... Very popular place.
  • Dottore per la pizza - Maksima Gorkog 10 - Best Pizza in Town, also hot-dogs and crepes.
  • Jefta - one of the most popular places to eat a hamburger.
  • Bubi - one of the most popular places to eat a hamburger. Often is very crowded. Situated close to Novosadski Sajam (Novi Sad Fair) or at the Vojvodina fotball stadium
  • Pekara "Djani" - Bakery (you can buy burek here). Rase Radujkova 10,Novo Naselje
  • Mali Niš, Fruškogorska 16, 459 521
  • Niš, Jovana Popovića 27, 504 650
  • Bela lađa (Bela Ladja), Kisačka Street 21, +381 21 6616-594, [13].
  • Marina Trg Mladenaca 4, 424-353. very nice restaurant just few minutes from the centre of Novi Sad. Pleasant, with terrace and good food.
  • Bor (The Pine) Temerinski put 57a, 412-424.
  • Jet Set Temerinski put 41, 414-511.
  • Doria, Sutjeska 2. Cafe/Pizzeria. Good pizzas and pastas, 350-500 CSD. Near the sports stadium.
  • Alaska koliba Kamenička ada 1,365-683.
  • Dunav Kamenička ada bb, 365-683.
  • Lipa , Svetozara Miletića 7-9 (Under the lime-tree), 615-259.
  • Chicken Tikka, on the Vojvodiina stadium, near building SPENS. Nice and pleasant.
  • Staro zdanje, Trg Marije Trandafil 1, 527 040
  • Salas 84 - excellent, about 30 km from Novi Sad to the north-east. It's worth to see it!
  • Konoba - delicious fast-food experts. Awesome staff, very tasty food.
  • Leskovacki Rostilj, Bulevar Oslobodjenja. Serbian version of a hamburger. Cheap, tasty and filling.
  • Mediteraneo Trattoria 8, Rezervacije 021/526-322 Dostava 021/6612-621,[14]. Sweet Italian restaurant in center of Novi Sad.Ise Bajica
  • Secuan First ever Chinese restaurant in Novi Sad. Expensive for local standards, .Dunavska 16 Novi Sad 529-693
  • Ribarsko ostrvo (Fishing Island) Kamenička ada bb Novi Sad 365-683
  • Čerčil Natoševićeva 1 Novi Sad 525 132
  • Derbi Sutjeska 2 Novi Sad 611-347
  • 2 Štapića - Chinese take-out. Situated near SPENS on corner of Cara Lazara and Fruškogorska streets. [15]
  • Surabaja Indonesian restaurant, behind the church. Primorska 26 Novi Sad 413-400
  • Fontana Excellent traditional meat restaurant. Paid 90 CSD for great bowl of soup, 290 CSD for traditional Bosnian Cevapcici (ground meat skewers) and 390 CSD for a huge mixed grill. Staff very friendly, nice terrace with fountain in the summer. Also hotel. Nikole Pašića 17 Novi Sad 621-779
  • A'dam [Amsterdam] Excellent new place, very tasty food. Laze Teleckog 28 Novi Sad 472-7704
  • Balkan Ekspress - Dr. Vase Savica 3a, nice place offering grill and some other national meals. 021/453-100 [16]
  • Frustuk bar corner Petra Drapsina and Laze Kostica Novi Sad, 021/522 777
  • Any of the street vendors along Bulevar Oslobodjena
  • Maja - Here you can buy Novi Sad's trademark sandwich "Index". In a place next to it, you can eat good gyros. Situated close to Novosadski Sajam (Novi Sad Fair)
  • Disney - Pancakes. Bulevar Oslobodjenja 101.
  • Dukat (The Ducat) Đorđa Rajkovića 12 Novi Sad 525-190 [17]
  • Jatak Danila Kisa 13, one of the finest restaurants in the region. Prices range from €10-20 per main course
  • Zeppelin - Kej Zrtava Racije bb, Lovely restaurant and Cafe on a ship on the Danube with a great look at Petrovaradin fortress and with quality cuisine offering wide variety of meals.
  • Poslastičarnica Figaro, Mite Ružića Street, behind church in parallel street to Zmaj Jovina. Only 30 RSD for nice piece of pastry and 50 RSD for Espresso.
  • Cafe Poslastičarnica Twin, Zmaj Jovina 8. Excellent cakes and coffee!
  • Mozart Cafe - Cakes, ice cream and sweets. Bulevar Oslobođenja 46.
  • Europa - Ice cream and sweets. Situated in city center.
  • Vremeplov - meaning "Time machine", Bulevar Oslobodjenja (next to EPS bilding), Wonderful 1920s looking place, but with high prices for local standard, not followed by high quality of food.


GREEN HOUSE - vegetarian snacks, sandwiches, muffins, cakes VOJVODE KNIĆANINA 1, Phone: +381 21 654 1305

  • Martha's Pub, Ulice Laze Teleckog. The best honey rakija in town and one of the most popular pubs with an upstairs bar and patio and downstairs bar. A "must go" to try the honey rakija...  edit
  • Bar ''Kaž'te'', Kečigina 1, Ribarsko ostrvo.  edit
  • Bela Lađa international restaurant with gipsy music in the center of Novi Sad. ( or ( Try all kinds of wine. On the wall of the restaurant is 2000 different bottles of wine from all over the world. Contact / Reservation information Phone: +381 21 66 16 594, +381 21 422 552, +381 21 500 190, Mobile: +381 62 418-681, +381 63 680-822, Fax:+381 21 47 25 120, E-mail:, Address: Restaurant - Kisačka street 21, Rooms - Zlatne Grede street 15

As a university town, Novi Sad is known for a lively bar scene. There are lots of nice bars in the small streets to the west of Zmaj Jovina, around Njegoševa and Grčkoškolska Streets

Outdoor drinking (in summer): at Zmaj Jovina/Dunavska (slightly more relaxed) and at the sports stadium (locally referred to as Silicon Valley because of the alleged preponderance of breast implants!)

  • Cuba Libre Check details at [18] Ulica Laze Telečkog 13 o64
  • Trafika Lively young atmosphere. Ulica Laze Telečkog.
  • "RST" CAFE CLUB regularly changing programs, from open jam sessions over romantic evenings to domestic rock and pop bands
  • Trema (Stage fright) Probably the largest bar in Novi Sad, musical events, mixed audience. In the Serbian national theatre. Behind the entrance, take the stairs to the left. Pozorišni trg 1 Novi Sad 451-232
  • Bistro extremely dark bar next to Cezar Pizza, but fairly relaxed atmosphere inside. Youngish, slightly alternative crowd. Ulica Modene.
  • Sistem I dance/pick up bar, expensive and posh dress. Ulica Modene.
  • Adresa cocktail bar, stylish crowd. Ulica Modene.
  • Cafe "The Sting" Vojvodina Stadium 458-155
  • Foxtrot Futoška 23 Novi Sad 622-904
  • Pipping Cafe Club in the Cultural Center of Novi Sad. Katolička porta 5 Novi Sad
  • NS Time Bul. Despota Stefana bb Novi Sad
  • Absolut Zmaj Jovina 12 Novi Sad
  • Pivnica Gusan Zmaj Jovina 12 Novi Sad - one of the best pubs
  • Irish Pub - the closest you can get to an Irish pub, [19]
  • Big mama Zmaj Jovina 2 Novi Sad 613-442
  • Sterija Pozorišni trg 1 Novi Sad 451-644
  • Models Ilije Ognjanovića 24 Novi Sad 612-058
  • Cafe Club Bar Ego 622-029
  • Club Hedonista 529-438 [20]
  • Lounge cafe club is small cafe with great music and a searing hot atmosphere. Welcome Space Travelers, enjoy in quality down tempo, broken beat, nujazz, soul, funky, deep house and chill music! Novi Sad, Zmaj Jovina st. 10, [21]
  • ROUTE66 Novi Sad [22] Bulevar Despota Stefana 5, Novi Sad, Serbia,,; - international live concerts, great DJ music, lounge feeling, video performance, garden, promotions, company parties, birthday parties, program for kids with animation, happy hour for coffee, internet & WLAN for free, open for all kind of events, ...everytime smiling staff.
  • Kafe Bar "Braća Drinić" Branka Ćopića/474-83-80 [23]
  • A'dam [Amsterdam] Laze Teleckog 28 Novi Sad 472-7704
  • Downtown hostel [24] Njegoseva 2. +381641920342. Very central hostel close to many bars and restaurants. 360 tour €11-€18 per night.
  • Hotel Boem Branka Radičevića 5 21205 Sremski Karlovci (7km from Novi Sad) 881-038 881-892 mailto:hboem@eunet.yu From €17
  • Apartments Stojic [25] Partizanska 47. +381 64 205 40 27 . In Novi Sad, 300 m far away from the Railroad station and Buss station are the private accommodations and apartments "Stojic". ] €15-€20 per night.
  • " BELA LAĐA " ([26]) ([27]) street Kisačka 21. centar of Novi Sad +381 21 6616-594 or +381 62 418-681

e-mail: ,From €12 per person/per night private single room. Bela Ladja is located 5 minutes walk from the Exit Festival or the Danube promenade, the famous Dunavska street and Petrovaradinska tvrdjava on the River Dunav! In Novi SadPhone: +381 21 66 16 594, +381 21 422 552, +381 21 500 190, Mobile: +381 62 418-681, +381 63 680-822, Fax:+381 21 47 25 120, E-mail:, Address: Restaurant - Kisačka street 21, Rooms - Zlatne Grede street 15

  • Hostel Podbara Djordja Rajkovica 28, Novi Sad [28] Located less than 10 minutes walk from CityCentre. Internet and Breakfast included. Telephone: +381(0)21 551 991, (Price €11)
  • Voyager apartmans Strazilovska 16, Novi Sad 453-711 [29] From €45 -
  • Fontana Average rooms above the restaurant, also a huge apartment. Very friendly staff though limited English. From €25 per night. Nikole Pašića 17 Novi Sad (021) 6621-779.


  • Novi Sad Bulevar Jase Tomića bb Novi Sad 442-511 Fax: 443-072 [30]. Make your reservation [31]online. mailto: map [32] From €34
  • Hotel Braća Drinić Nice and modern rooms from €25, Branka Ćopića 122 38121/474-83-80 [33]
  • Vojvodina Trg Slobode 2 Novi Sad 622-122 615-445 mailto: From €34
  • Norcev Elektrovojvodina, Iriški venac 021-480-0222 021-6622-259 From €47 mailto:
  • CAR-Royal apartments is situated close to the Novi Sad Fair and is well connected to the rest of the city. Address: Cara Dusana 71, Novi Sad Phone: +381 21 63 62 200, + 381 21 63 62 201 mobile: +381 69 63 62 20 fax: +381 21 63 62 302 e-mail: web:,
  • Lux apartment Modern apartment with lcd television close to Novi Sad center and Fair. Address: Felegi Tivadora 8, Novi Sad Phone: +381 64 1400088, + web: Luksuzni apartman
  • Lora apartment Stylish furnished apartment with a kitchen, bathroom and a spacious lounge in Novi Sad close to the center, city beach and two shopping malls. Address: Narodnog fronta 11, Novi Sad
  • Hotel Park 35 Novosadskog sajma, just opened. 50-400€/ bed, breakfast, swimming pool, sauna, without a residence tax
  • Zenit Zmaj Jovina 18 621-444 Fax: 621-327 [34] From €50 for a room without windows,But there are also rooms with windows, hotel is in the very center of Novi Sad
  • Hotel Aleksandar Bulevar Cara Lazara 79, 27 Rooms from 100euro, very modern, car park,
  • Hotel Leopold I On the famous Petrovaradin fortress, spectacular views to the Novi Sad, 58 twin or double rooms and apartments, satellite tv, internet, car park
  • Hotel Mediteraneao - very close to Zenit, new, sweet and modern[35]
  • Hotel Gymnas Teodora Pavlovica 28, [36] B&B Hotel with the largest fitness centre in the city. All guests enjoy complimentary use of gym and sauna. Telephone: +381(0)21467710, Fax: +381(0)214740704, e-mail: (Prices: €45-110)
  • Garni Hotel Panorama 1A Futoska Street, Novi Sad [37] Located in the business part of the city offering all possible amenities to businessmen and other demanding travellers. Employees speak English, Dutch, and Italian. Telephone: +381(0)21 4 801 800, e-mail:

Get out

While in Novi Sad, you should definitely consider visiting:

  • Sremski Karlovci , beautiful small town just 8km from Novi Sad with well preserved architecture. Annual "Wine Festival" is held there every September.
  • Fruska Gora , national park and mountain on the southern side of Danube, famous by its marathon and many monasteries.
  • Palic lake , very popular summer resort amongst locals, near Subotica.
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