About Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the capital of The Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the second largest city in Serbia. It is the industrial, cultural, scientific, educational, and administrative centre of Vojvodina.

Novi Sad’s first written documents date back to 1694. Within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, in 1748, Novi Sad was granted the status of a free city. Other important historical dates are concerned with the period following 1918, when Vojvodina became a part of Serbia within the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and in 1944 when Novi Sad was liberated from the fascist occupation.

Today Novi Sad has a population of about 300,000 inhabitants and highly developed economic and cultural activities. The first Grammar School was founded in 1810. The first professional theatre – The Serbian National Theatre was founded 1861, and the oldest cultural distribution among the Serbs – the Matica Srpska moved from Budapest to Novi Sad in 1864. What is now known as The Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences – Novi Sad branch was the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Vojvodina founded in 1979.

Novi Sad offers a wide range of interesting sights and is famous for its Petrovaradin fortress and attractive resorts outside the town on the river Danube, in Fruška Gora, the hills near Novi Sad, as well as for its fishing and hunting.

For further information about Novi Sad tourism go to the official website.