Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Serbia  /  Vojvodina  /  Novi Sad  /  Petrovaradin  /  Petrovaradin Fortress

Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

4.7
#1 of 62 in Things to do in Novi Sad
Must see · Military Facility · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including Petrovaradin Fortress
Sitting on a hill above the Danube River, Petrovaradin Fortress features centuries-old monuments, numerous museums and entertainment venues, and hosts internationally known festivals. Although the present-day fortress was built between 1692 and 1780, 21st-century archeological excavations show traces of Paleolithic civilizations living at the site some 20,000 years ago. Walk around the fortress to see these remains and numerous medieval structures. You can also reserve a guided tour of the underground tunnels that total 16 km (10 mi) in length. Grab a drink at one of the cafes and snap photos of the wide, open views across the river, enjoying a panoramic view of Novi Sad. You'll do a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes. Note that access to the fortress requires climbing a lot of steps, which might be difficult for people with mobility issues. Arrange your visit to Petrovaradin Fortress and discover more family-friendly attractions in Novi Sad using our Novi Sad trip planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Petrovaradin Fortress

Petrovaradin Fortress reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,192 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful view over Danube, great restaurant and hotel Leopold. Pet friendly hotel that I appreciate very much. 
    Wonderful view over Danube, great restaurant and hotel Leopold. Pet friendly hotel that I appreciate very much.  more »
  • Been twice, always see something a little differently each time. Favorite part of my recent trip was a tour of the tunnels. Guide was excellent, told and showed us why the tunnels have the... 
    Been twice, always see something a little differently each time. Favorite part of my recent trip was a tour of the tunnels. Guide was excellent, told and showed us why the tunnels have the...  more »
Google
  • There are no tickets required. To get to the tower you can go directly via the car road, straight from the tunnel, but be careful when passing it - some people drive far too fast. The tower is cute, the view is great, and there is a ton of padlocks around it for people in love. There are also restaurants and benches to relax, but you can walk around the building to look at the fortress more or just at the river and city beyond.
  • Amazing place to walk around and explore. if walking is not your selling point theres cafes with Amazing views, There is a Museam with really cool historical artifacts as well as tour guides that go in the underground tunnels that were used to defend the fortress 500+years ago, definitely a must see place if this is your cup of tea.

Plan your trip to Novi Sad

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip