Situated on the main road and rail routes towards Budapest some 75km northwest of Belgrade, Novi sad has long charmed visitors with its comely buildings – remnants of Austro-Hungarian rule. The development of a modern city is connected with Petrovaradin Fortress, one of the most important preserved fortifications in Europe. It is the symbol of the city and evidence to a turbulent history and tradition that strongly leans onto European culture. Locals sprawl in pretty parks and outdoor cafes, and laneway bars pack out nightly while the looming Petrovaradin Fortress keeps a stern eye on proceedings. Novi Sad should be visited due to its unrepeatable substantiality of an urban center characterized by Orthodox, Catholic, protestant churches and the synagogue, baroque, neo-renaissance, classicistic, and Bauhaus buildings, as well as those built in the modern style. Novi Sad, the city on the Danube, the city of European history and Balkan hospitality, is the experience you can’t afford to miss.