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


THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM – INSTITUTE FOR PROTECTION OF NATURE – Novi Sad

The Provinces Institute for Protection of Nature is a scientific institution which performs the activities of protection of nature and natural goods on the territory of AP Vojvodina. The Provinces Institute for Protection of Nature (The Institute, in the rest of the text) was established by the decision of The Province Parliament to establish The…

MUSEUM OF THEATER – Novi Sad

Separating the theatre’s section of historical part of Vojvodinian Museum in 1982, for the 120th anniversary of founding of the oldest theatre, The Serbian National Theatre, The theatre’s museum of Vojvodina was found. The museum is divided into three sections for the theatrical history: the period before the First World War, the period between the…