Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of the country of Serbia
The Uvac is 119 km long and a river in southwest Serbia. The water rises in the south-west Serbian mountain region of Pešter on the Sjenica plain and flows into the Lim in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In the area around Rastoke, the river resembles a labyrinth of tributaries, branches and lakes.
If you want to explore the Uvac from a boat, you should start your tour in Rastoke. Here is a dam and a house that serves as a boat dock and restaurant. The tour guides working there speak Serbian and Spanish. The guides are very experienced on the river and you will soon be surrounded by beautiful nature and tranquility. The area around the river looks deserted, but you can sometimes find traces of settlement. Sometimes it is abandoned houses, stables or camping vacationers. But the further you move forward on the river, the more lonely the landscape becomes. This is very original and beautiful. The river is part of the Uvac nature reserve, which is a huge bird sanctuary.
The ideal starting point for exploring the Uvac is the small town of Nova Varos. There is plenty of accommodation here and everything else you might need. You don’t have to reserve anything, you can just go there and ask spontaneously. Information about the area and the Uvac river is available from the office of the nature reserve in Nova Varos. The boat tours start in Rastoke at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. The easiest way to get there is by car. The drive from Nova Varos to Rastoke takes about 30-40 minutes. The boat tours themselves last 4–5 hours and cost around 10 euros per person. Here, too, it is rather unnecessary to book in advance. It is sufficient to be in Rastoke in good time and to inquire there.
Drvengrad (670 meters above sea level) is located in the Zlatibor Mountains in western Serbia on the border with Bosnia not far from the town of Mokra Gora. The village goes back to the film “Life is a miracle” by the film director Emir Kusturica. It was built as a backdrop for the film, but has been used for other purposes since the end of filming and is gradually being expanded. Kusturica himself sometimes lives in the village he designed, which is a bizarre sight and was awarded the “European Prize for Architecture Philippe Rothier” in 2005.
With the project, Kusturica wanted to prove that tourism can also work in Serbia. The proof has been successful, because it is now a tourist attraction in the mountainous region, which gives an idea of how people used to live here. Drvengrad (German: “Holzstadt”) consists exclusively of wooden houses, has a church, a gallery, a souvenir shop, a restaurant, a café as well as Kusturica’s house and several buildings that have modern hotel rooms and are usually well booked. The street names and names of the squares are Kusturica’s references to his idols, they are called “Joe Strummer Street”, “Bruce Lee Street” or “Nikola Tesla Square”. The main street was named after Ivo Andric and the underground cinema was named after Stanley Kubrick.
The “International Film and Music Festival Küstendorf” is held annually in January, during which the Golden, Silver and Bronze Egg are awarded. In 2009 Jim Jarmusch was the main guest, in 2010 Johnny Depp was the main guest. The festival serves to meet and discuss, but above all to promote young artists. Drvengrad is also called Mecavnik as it is located on the hill of the same name. In addition, the village is called Küstendorf or coastal village due to a play on words: On the one hand, it alludes to the fact that it appears unreal, surreal and strange due to its artificiality and thus appears surprisingly like the coast of a (utopian) island in the middle of the mountains, on the other hand the nickname is Kusturicas simply “Kusta”.
The Kalemegdan is both the largest park and the most significant historical monument of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located northwest of the city center on a 125 meter high rock plateau. The area of Kalemegdan includes the Belgrade Fortress as well as the small and large park. There are numerous busts and statues of Serbian artists in the fortress and parks. The statue of the victor, created by the sculptor Ivan Meštrović, is visible from afar and is 14 meters high, including its pedestal. The area houses the hunting and forest museum, the military museum and the art pavilion – a versatile destination for study trips to the Belgrade region. Inside the fortress is the Rosenkirche, a Serbian Orthodox church dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God. Several restaurants,
The two largest Serbian rivers at a glance
The view from Kalemegdan is remarkable, for which the trip to Belgrade alone is worthwhile. Here the river Save flows into the Danube; two blue ribbons lined with green stripes. The view falls on the Great War Island, a nature reserve that serves as a refuge for the local bird world. Behind it the expanses of the Pannonian Plain extend. The panorama of New Belgrade with its modern residential and commercial high-rise buildings is completely different.