Serbia Travel Overview
Vacation in Serbia
Tourism, shattered by the war years, is now slowly gaining momentum in Serbia.
The big cities of Belgrade and Novi Sad are particularly suitable for city tourism. Other tourist destinations are the numerous health resorts, the Kopaonik, Zlatibor and the Danube.
In Serbia there are also many fortresses and monasteries as well as a large number of lakes and gorges, the largest of which is the Iron Gate. Some of these geographical features are protected as national parks or nature reserves.
According to Countryaah, Serbia is located in the center of the Balkan Peninsula. In the north it borders on Hungary, in the east on Romania and Bulgaria, in the south on Macedonia on Kosovo and Albania. In the south-west, finally, to Montenegro and to the west, to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
Dinars (100 para)
ISO 4217 code
RSD / 941
Geo coordinates: N 44 ° 0 ‘59.5 “E 21 ° 0’ 21.1”
Total area: 88,361 km²
Mainland: 88,361 km²
GDP: $ 81,982,000,000
Birth rate: 1.78 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 14.3 / 1,000 residents
Life expectancy men: 71 years
Life expectancy women: 76 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: RS
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: SRB
ISO 3166 numeric: 688
Top Level Domain: rs
IOC country code: SRB
UN / LOCODE: RS
Last sovereign since: 2006
Arriving by plane
The national airline Air Serbia (JAT) (Internet: www.jat.com) offers flight connections from larger German cities, Vienna and Zurich several times a week.
Montenegro Airlines (Internet: www.montenegro-airlines.cg.yu) also flies several times a week from Frankfurt to Belgrade, from Zurich to Belgrade and Niš, and from Vienna to Podgorica (Montenegro).
Belgrade is also served by other larger airlines, including Lufthansa (LH), Germanwings (4U), Austrian Airlines (OS) and Swiss International (LX).
Swiss International (LX) also flies to Belgrade from Geneva.
1,200 Din. Children under 2 years of age and transit travelers who do not leave the airport are excluded.
Arrival by car
All border crossings are open around the clock.
Documents: The national driver’s license is sufficient. Vehicle registration and the international green insurance card must be carried. The green insurance card (with the new country name SRB) is recognized in Serbia. Without proof of liability insurance, entry into Serbia with a car will be refused.
Note: Night drives in Serbia are generally not recommended. The traffic regulations and especially the speed limits should be observed, there are frequent traffic controls.
An ADAC international emergency call stationis established (Belgrade, Tel: (011) 42 27 07). It offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC international health and accident insurance assistance with hotels, rental cars, vehicle or patient repatriation (Internet: www.adac.de). Information and help is also available from Automoto Savez Srbije i Crne Gore (AMSJ), Ruzveltova 18, YU-11000 Beograd (Tel: (011) 40 16 99. Fax (011) 40 25 20. Internet: http: //www.amsj.co.yu) (central numbers 987 or (011) 98 00). Long-
distance bus: Flixbus (Internet: www.flixbus.at) connects Austria with Serbia. Eurolines (Internet: www.eurolines.de) runs between Germany and Serbia.
Arriving by train
The Serbian railway company (Internet: www.serbianrailways.com) offers international connections to the neighboring countries of Montenegro, Turkey and the EU countries. Connections from Germany go via Munich, Budapest or Zagreb, from Switzerland via Munich or Vienna. From Vienna there are direct connections to Belgrade. International trains mostly have dining and couchette cars.
Current information is available from the German, Austrian or Swiss railway companies.
InterRail: Children (4-11 years), young people (12-25 years) and adults (from 26 years) who have had a permanent residence in Europe, the CIS or Turkey for at least 6 months can use InterRail.
The InterRail One-Country Pass is available for travel in almost 30 European countries including Macedonia and Turkey and is valid for 3, 4, 6, 8 days within 1 month in one country. Children aged 4-11 travel at half the adult price.
The InterRail Global Passenables travel through several countries and is offered with different validity periods. Either 5 days out of 10 days total validity or 10 out of 22 can be selected. A continuous period of 22 days or 1 month is also possible.
Arrival by ship
The Danube (Internet: www.danube-river.org) connects Serbia with other Danube countries.
The main passenger ports are Apatin, Novi Sad and Belgrade.