We have added a new section to our website that covers Serbian monasteries. The most important monasteries are included, with a quick historic and artistic summary. Monasteries are plotted on a map for easy route plannings. To reach the new content, go to http://www.travelserbia.info/tours/monastery-tours.php
We have added a new “Serbian Spas” section to our website with details about the major Spas in Serbia. As with all the other information on this site, we have focused on the interests of foreign visitors.
Serbia’s spas have grown into oases of greenery, peace and tranquillity. These are generally primarily situated in mild valleys or around the slopes of hillsides and are generally surrounded by forests. Natural scenery within the spas is accompanied by developed surroundings, parks and strolling paths.
The new content is available under http://www.travelserbia.info/places/spas/
According to the National Tourism Organization of Serbia, young travellers on a low budget are the main visitors which is not a surprise having in mind the various popular festivals and events that attract this population. Among those, the German speaking youth make a significant portion.
Due to the increase of young visitors there has also been a large increase in the number of hostels in Serbia over the last few years, and specially in Belgrade. As in all other parts of the world, hostels in Belgrade and other cities in the country range from great value for money to poor places. Photographs and the owners comments on various hostel lists can provide a general feel for a particular hostel but it’s only based on user reviews that one can actually get a decent picture of a place and decide which hostel to chose.
While the choice of online resources for finding hostels in Serbia for Serbian and English speaking people is abundant, we’ve found only one such quality resource for German speaking tourists, with all the information, including hostel amenities, services and user reviews in German.
Our German speaking visitors should be aware that the older population in Serbia does generally speak some German, while the younger generations have been more exposed to English, so for those who only speak German it might be more efficient asking older people on the street for help and instructions.
The Goethe institute is located in the Knez Mihajlova street in Belgrade and offers an information center and a vast library as well as cultural programs in the fields of science, literature, movies, music and theater. It is the number one source for the German learning population and German speaking visitors.
Mick Webb of the Independent presents a great article on Belgrade with suggested routes to cover in 2 days supplemented with practical advices on where to eat, have a few drinks and enjoy your stay in the city.
Here’s he’s say on why to visit Belgrade now:
Linked for the first time by low-cost flights from the UK this summer, Belgrade is full of surprises – from the number of al fresco cafés and restaurants with outdoor terraces, to the high-energy nightlife provided by boat-based clubs that line the banks of the rivers Sava and Danube.
“Belgrade Alternative Guide” represents a group of students from Belgrade who came together around the idea of showing their capital city to visitors in a manner different than that of tourist agencies.
This is a passionate group of students that state the following:
“Our purpose is for our guests to familiarize themselves with the way of life in our city. You will have the opportunity to get to know more about our young people, their friends and their friend’s friends, food, drinks, our habits, problems and our entertainment. The time you spend in Belgrade, you will spend living as a real Belgrader. Parties, get-togethers, debates, exhibits, and if it so happens that one of us is going to a house party while you’re visiting – you’re coming along!!! Of course, before all that you are welcome guests for dinner at grandma Mara’s, who’s cooking has no equal.”
This is indeed a great way to discover Belgrade, so if you’re visiting make sure you consider these students as your guides.