The Municipality of Pecinci is located in the Lower Srem region, near the Sava River. Within this municipality, which consists of 15 towns and 21,506 inhabitants, there are many cultural and natural facilities. The tourist offer is very colorful, because nature has given it a special nature reserve Obedska Bara, while historical events have influenced the fact that in this municipality there are numerous cultural monuments. Namely, here is the oldest Orthodox church in Vojvodina (the church of St. Luke), as well as the medieval fortress Kupinik – the Serbian medieval despotic capital, as well as numerous ethno houses.
The special nature reserve Obedska Bara is one of the oldest protected areas in the world (since 1874). Obedska Bara is spatially spread between the villages of Obrež and Kupinovo. The highest value of the pond is made by the authentic web of marshes, ponds and openings with still preserved specifics such as: centuries-old, mixed forests of oak tree, colony of swamp birds and the diversity of flora and fauna that intrigues scientists around the world. A special point of interest is the monastery of Obed and the Church of Annunciation (known as the Church of Mother Angelina), located at a small elevation within the Obedska Bara. According to the legend, despot Angelina built it at the end of the 15th century, using of the ship which happily carried her, so that her sons Djordje and Jovan would take over the Serbian throne. When visiting Obedska Bara, you can enjoy bird watching, hiking, recreational fishing as well as sightseeing of this area hopping on the the Green Dragon, an electric minibus that the Pećinci TO received under the program “Support to Regional and Rural Development in Serbia”.
Kupinik – the medieval fort or old town Kupinik was first mentioned in historical sources at the end of the 15th century. The history of the Serbian state is linked to the beginning of the 15th century when the Despot Stefan Lazarevic received it from the Hungarians. He is inherited by Djuradj Brankovic and until the final fall of despotic rule and the destruction of the Kupnik himself is in the hands of the despotic family of Brankovic. The legendary Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk, despot Angelina and her sons, and the last despot Stefan Berislavic were living in it. In 1521, the Turks conquer and destroy it. The fall of the Kupnik marked the end of the Serbian medieval state, and the people from Srem like to say that Kupinik is the last Serbian despotic capital, and Kupinovo the only Srem village that once was a royal city. Kupinik has not been reconstructed to date, so only the remains testify to its turbulent history.
Ethno Park Kupinovo – Located in the oldest part of the village of Kupinovo, in the extraordinary natural environment of the special nature reserve Obedska Bara. In the oldest part of Kupinovo village, the Ethno Park is composed of original and reconstructed buildings, which, in appearance and purpose, represent a typical village unit characteristic of Lower Srem in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the center of the Ethno Park there is the house of the Putnik family organized as a traditional 19th-century country house, with a residential part, granary, bread oven and well. In this area there is a wooden tower – vantage point, a gazebo for the visitors and a souvenir shop.
The Church of Sv. Luke is the oldest Orthodox Church in the whole of Vojvodina. It was created in the mid-15th century, and it was built by despot Djuradj Brankovic. In the church there is a magnificent late baroque iconostasis with the icons of the most popular Serbian painter of the 18th century, Jakov Orfelin.
Pig farmer hut is a replica of a traditional hut, located in the courtyard of the Lovački Dom building in Donji Tovarnik. The hut is made of sticks and mud, with a circular base, covered with reeds and straw with the open fireplace in the middle. Here, visitors can take part in cooking pork specialties and taste them. In the backyard of the Lovacki Dom hunting lodge near the pig farmer hut there is an ethnological collection of objects related to the rural household of the late 19th century, a souvenir shop, a summer house, a bread oven, cages with rare birds, and interactive and educational content allowing visitors to experience and try out the old crafts – spinning wool.
Aksentijev Kucerak is a rich peasant house from the end of the 18th century. This is the oldest preserved house in the Srem. The wealth of a family was reflected in the use of then rare roofing material, plain tiles. The building is made of thatched plants and walls covered with mud. The special value of the house is in the street facing tympanum, but also the largest stork nesting around.