National Park
Fruška Gora

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267 km²

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Location

Fruška Gora is situated in the western part of Serbia, towards the border with Croatia, between two big European rivers, Danube and Sava. The area of the first declared National Park in Serbia covers 26.672 hectares.

History

Until 1948 the forests of Fruška gora had been managed as the economic forests. In 1949 the "National resort Fruška Gora" was established. National park was proclaimed in 1960, in order to ensure permanent protection.

Nature

Fruška Gora is a lonely island mountain in Pannonia. With its highest peak of 539 meters, it belongs to the low mountains, but because it is significantly above the neighboring plain land, it looks solid. To the south and the north it is very jagged with mountain and river flows, while from the chief narrow reef stretch individual, lateral ridges, usually with very steep slopes. Pastures and fertile land, vineyards and orchards, adorn the slopes and lower parts of Fruška gora, while the areas situated at altitudes above 300 meters are covered with dense, deciduous forests. The main feature of this area is the existence of a number of endangered, rare and protected plant and animal species, steppe and forest-steppe habitats, various types of oak forests, wild flora of national and European importance with the presence of the Pannonian endemic and relict species from the Tertiary and the family of orchids, over 200 species of birds of which the most famous are imperial eagle and black stork. On Fruška Gora there are more than 20 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 60 species of mammals. 38 species of mammals are protected as endangered species. Most of them are native species, except for the deer and moufflon, which are grown in the hunting reserve.

Sights

The location, specific geological history and different micro-climate make this mountain very interesting and important for a variety of scientific fields. Thanks to the unique and very numerous fossil remains of flora and fauna, Fruška Gora is called the "mirror of geological past”. Special value and the jewel of Fruška Gora are 16 orthodox monasteries famous for their specific architecture, rich treasuries, libraries and frescoes. Fruška Gora also hides numerous archaeological sites from the prehistoric period

Tourism

Fruška Gora is rich in places to visit. Excursion program is diverse: educational paths, visiting monasteries, bird watching, and the world of insects. Park provides excellent conditions for one-day stay in the forest, forest glades, meadows. In addition to excursion, the hiking and biking trails are also arranged and marked.

Connection

Fruška Gora is only 3 kilometers away from the highway E-75 Zagreb – Belgrade, 25 kilometers from Novi Sad and 87 kim from the capital of Serbia, Belgrade.

Contact
Zmajev Trg 1
21208 Sremska Kamenica, Serbia
Phone: +381 21 463 666, +381 21 463 667, +381 21 463 824, +381 21 462 662

E-mail: natlpfg@eunet.rs
Web: www.npfruskagora.co.rs