A young Republic from the former Yugoslavia with a deep and fascinating history. At times, a part of the Byzantine, Frankish and Hungarian Empires, as well as the Hapsburg and Ottoman Empires. And, of course, the short lived Serbian Empire.
Having regained independence two decades ago, there is still political tensions arising from the cross border religious and ethnic issues.
A fairly small country of less than 30,000 square miles (smaller than South Carolina), it is largely mountainous in the south and flat in the north.
ancient fortress on a cliff overlooking the river
pedestrian friendly capital
Exploring this city really centers on the fortress overlooking the Danube River. I hope in the future that better care gets taken for its historical treasures.
This strategic place above the Danube and Sava Rivers has been built on since the 4th century. Currently, it is free to visit along with Kalemegdan Park.
The Old Palace
a palace near old town from the 19th century.
Nikola Tesla Museum
a museum about its namesake, with personal effects.