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”.

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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
E-mail: tons@turizamns.rs
Web: www.novisad.travel
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/novisadcity/

TOURIST INFO CENTER “JEVREJSKA”
Jevrejska 10
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


CULTURAL CENTER OF NOVI SAD – Novi Sad

Cultural Centre of Novi Sad activities are spreading, mainly concerned about the quality of the actions taken looking for new models of culture presentation. By different program activities such as literary and society platforms, scene, music and film programs, publishing activities, festivals, multimedia and interdisciplinary projects, Cultural Centre is well known by its openness and…

HOSTEL “DOWNTOWN” – Novi Sad

Hostel “Downtown” is situated in the very town centre. In the vicinity of the hostel, all important town sights are situated e.g. Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Cathedral, museums, the Danube Park, the bank of the Danube, etc. The hostel provides complimentary internet access and cable TV.

ROOMS “AMARO” – Novi Sad

Rooms “Amaro” are 15- minutes’ walk away from the center of Novi Sad, offering modern rooms in warm colors with free wireless Internet access, cable & satellite TV, air – conditioning and mini -bar. The rooms have a writing desk, and a relaxation place. The facility has a coffee bar with a cozy atmosphere and…