As in everybody’s case, Novi Sad, as our hometown, is the most beautiful city to us.
On the map, made by Gerhard Mercator in the 16th century, in the place of today’s Novi Sad, there was a settlement called Bistriz. In its journal about traveling down the Danube river, Hans Christian Andersen mentions Novi Sad as the “water city”.
Novi Sad “sprouted” on the fertile ground, along the bridgehead across the fortress, some three hundred years ago. On 1st February 1748, the Austro-Hungarian Empress Maria Theresa awarded Novi Sad with the status of a royal town. It was then that Novi Sad was called by its today’s name. In that time, no man from the Fruška Gora could marry if he hadn’t planted a new seedling (Serb. seedling=sad, new=novi).
The city area covers some 130 square kilometers and has 235.000 inhabitants. The first ferry (raft), which connected Novi Sad and Petrovaradin, was put in the place in 1213 and the last one in 1999. Novi Sad is quite sensitive to its bridges. 134 pontoon bridges have been constructed from the 1720s until the 1920s. The history of these bridges is another story, a story so special that sometimes Novi Sad was called “the town where the river runs above the bridges”.
TOURISM ORGANISATION OF THE CITY OF NOVI SAD
Address: Trg Slobode 3 (Apolo center), Novi Sad
Phone: +381 (0)21 66 18 383, +381 (0)21 66 18 390
TOURIST INFO CENTER “JEVREJSKA”
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 14:00
+381(0)21 66 17 343
TOURIST INFO CENTER “BULEVAR”
Bul. Mihajla Pupina 9
Mon – Fri 7:30 – 17:00
+381(0)21 421 811
Club “Muzej” (Museum) is situated on the Fortress of Petrovaradin. If you want to avoid the town centre but still be in an exclusive and pleasant ambience, this club is a right place for you. On Wednesdays, we organize live performances of the music bands, while at weekends we combine the live concerts with DJ’s…
Club “London” is situated in a small street in Novi Sad. Pleasant atmosphere and beautiful ambience characterize this club. Live pop, rock and the blues are the main reasons why people like the club.
Jazz Club Wheels is named after the album of Alexandar Dujin, a pianist, arranger, composer and owner of the club, “Wheelz Around the World” in 1993 and this club is the only place in Vojvodina, which has at its disposal a permanent live jazz performances every weekend. In addition to music content guests have the…
Restaurant “Trag” (Track) offers fish and game specialties, grilled meat dishes, roast meat and a great variety of confections.
“Surabaya” is an Indonesian-Chinese restaurant. It has seven tables with 52 seats. There is also a terrace with a pleasant natural ambience with a capacity of six tables with 32 seats. Since the Indonesians are mostly Muslims, they do not consume pork, but they are experts in preparing sea food, chicken with mushrooms and similar…