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Fruska gora offer.

The national park offers a large number of resorts and well-marked hiking and walking trails that offer many opportunities for extra services and activities for quality active leisure, for individuals as well as for families.

There is a guide service in the scope of the Information Centre at Iriski venac qualified to provide all information to visitors about the flora and fauna in the National Park through a variety of presentations and lectures. Picnic areas are the most popular places in Fruska gora, and the most important are: Čortanovačka forest, Stražilovo, Partizanski put, Iriški venac, Hopovo, Glavica, Popovica, Zmajevac, Letenka, Hajdučki breg, Andrevlje, Testera, Ciganski logor, Ležimir, Rohalj baze i Lipovača.

In all these places, NP created conditions for an one-day stay in the woods, forest clearings and meadows and hikers have a lot of the opportunities for active and passive relaxation. Pedestrian routes are circular and one can select eastern and western version of each track. Trails are customized for recreation and for athletes, from a few kilometers to 111 km (Fruska gora ultra marathon plus), with the differences in height from 300 to 500 m.

Fruska gora is a beautiful mountain located in the heart of the plains of Vojvodina, in the Srem region, and its beauty enchants all its visitors. On the mountain dominate beech and oak forests that are here considered to be autochthonous, and linden trees. Lower parts of this mountain are characterized by gentle meadows, wheat fields and vineyards, while higher parts are covered with dense deciduous forest of linden, hornbeam, oak, maple and other trees. Fruska Gora is one of the largest areas under linden forests in Europe. On this mountain you can find over 1400 different plant species, more than 30 species of orchids, truffles, medicinal and other plants.

It also has fewer parts with conifers that were planted here long ago. These beautiful coniferous groves are accurately stated interposed in beech and oak forests, so that everything looks beautiful together. It extends in length about 80 kilometers, between the Sava and Danube rivers. Due to its natural, cultural and historical significance, Fruska Gora had been proclaimed a national park in 1960. The highest peak is Crveni chot, with height of 539 meters above sea level.

Fruška gora is the most beautiful in the fall when it is covered with colors ranging from yellow through to dark red to make incredible mountain Fruska attractive and interesting to those who visit. Some will counter this and say that Fruska gora is the most romantic and the most beautiful mountain in the winter when everything is white and frozen on the mountain. A large number of tourists like to visit Fruska gora just in the winter, in order to drive their cars on the white roads of the mountain on which at this time often one can meet a group of deer running across the road or standing.

It is said that there are energy circuits on Fruska gora, known under the name “Sofia’s circles.” People talk that the stay in these circles heals many diseases, and have a very positive effect on the nervous system and rheumatism.

The extraordinary energy of this mountain is the fact that the Fruška gora is place in which is located 16 Orthodox monasteries. Long time ago, there was 35 Serbian Orthodox monasteries on Fruska Gora, of which is now preserved 16 monasteries. A large number of monasteries are the reason that Fruska Gora will soon be declared as Holy Mountain Fruska Gora, just like the Holy Mountain of Athos and Sinai. In the area of 50 km long and 10 km wide, is located 16 Serbian Orthodox monasteries that were built in the late Middle Ages, when the center of Serbian culture under the onslaught of the Turks moved into the then southern Hungary. This unique cultural and historical complex was declared the cultural monument of exceptional importance for Serbia. Most of the monasteries were built under the influence of the Moravian and Raska architectural school, and during time have been radically reconstructed. During the restoration churches were given high towers with Baroque forms and plastic in the interior – large and complex baroque iconostasis were painted by the best Serbian painters of the time.

The turbulent history, architectural and artistic beauty, and especially the role of the spiritual center of the Serbian people, contributed to the great importance of monasteries in the cultural and historical heritage of Serbia. The wider area Fruska gora for ages was rich of sanctuaries, and in the 16th and 17th century in this area was recorded 35 monasteries. From the time of founding these monasteries were robbed numerous times, torn and annealed, and most seriously suffered during World War II. Several monasteries were heavily damaged during the NATO bombing in 1999. year.

From west to east are the monasteries Privina head, Divša, Kuveždin, Petkovic, Šišatovac, Bešenovo, Small Remeta, Beočin, Rakovac, Jazak, Vrdnik, Hopovo Old, New Hopovo, Grgeteg, United Remeta and Krušedol.

Vineyards of Fruska gora

First vineyards were planted on the Fruska gora Mountain upon the wish of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus, who was born in that region of today’s Vojvodina. It was 1,700 years ago. Standing out among the wines of Fruska gora are the red and white ones from Sremski Karlovci, the pearl of Serbian culture and spirituality, the town that was considered for centuries the Serbian capital of wines.

According to writings, these wines were exported to Czech and Poland as afar back as in the 15th century. Writer and member of the Viennese Academy of Sciences Zaharije Orfelin printed a brochure in the second half of the 18th century about the wines in these parts (Zaharije Orfelin, regarded as one of the most educated Serbs of 18th century, comments in his “For the experienced cellar keeper” written in 1793 that “our best wines are monastery wines and above all those from the region of Karlovac, especially the red wines, and the best are aged between three to four years”), while fed decades later, the monks of the Rakovac monastery, one of the 16 on Fruska gora, published the first wine-making manual in Budim. Those happen to be the earliest writings in the Serbian language, relating to vine growing and wine making in Vojvodina.

There are 60 private wine cellars in Sremski Karlovci, and on the tour of Wine Road, two of them are must-see: one produces the famous Karlovac ausbruch, the wine of raisins, and in the other the guest will be served bermet. It is the authentic wine of this region, which was being exported to USA almost two centuries ago, and it was also featured on the wine card of the Titanic. At issue is a liqueur wine, slightly resembling the Italian vermouth, but it has totally different process of production.

The authenticity of this sweet, but very strong aromatic wine, which could be either red or white, is guaranteed by the unique recipe that contains 20 various herbs and spices. Another authentic wine from these parts is the neoplanta, also an aromatic wine. On the Wine Road across Fruska gora are also several villages that have interesting cellars and wineries. A special impression is left by the village of Nestin, which is where according to the legend Emperor Probus planted the first vines, and today it is the border of Serbia and Croatia.

Fruska gora is the area of Italian Riesling, according to some sources even its first homeland. More than half of the plantations on this beautiful mountain are under this specias. Due to its geographic position, the proximity of the Danube, microclimate and sun reflection from the river, the grapes in this region ripens sooner and has somewhat more sugar that in other parts of Vojvodina. Someone has once said that the wines of Fruska gora bear in them the reflections of the Danube. Whatever the case, their taste stays on the palates for a long time.

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