's second-largest city and is South Backa District's official administrative center. Novi Sad serves as the capital city of the Vojvodina autonomous province, with a great location to the northern part of Serbia.
Novi Sad has a convenient location in the southern region of the famed Pannonian Plains, along the borders of the geographical regions of Backa and Srem, upon the banks of the vast Danube River. The entire city overlooks the ever-scenic Fruska Gora Mountain, whose northern slopes make an excellent spot for viewing all parts of downtown Novi Sad.
The city was established back in 1694 as a trading center and a center for propagating the Serbian culture. Over the years, Novi Sad expanded its walls and became a vital part of the trade, manufacture, and culture of the Serbian people. After the 1848 Revolution, Novi Sad was rebuilt and restored into the active economic, cultural, financial, and trading center that it is.
The cityscape of Novi Sad is intriguing, featuring a blend of both stunning ancient architecture and modern skyscraper designs. Some of the old structures include the very tall and majestic The Name of Mary Church, the ancient Novi Sad Synagogue, the attractive Our Lady of Snow Ecumenical Church, the still robust Petrovaradin Fortress, and the old Bishop Palace.
Modern structures include the intricately-designed Zezeji Arch Bridge, the glass highrise of the Aleksandar Bulevar Centar, the vast and shapely Novi Sad Fair Convention Center, and the building that is the center of the Petroleum Industry of Serbia.
Of all the landmarks in the city, the iconic Petrovaradin Clock Tower is the most outstanding. Outdoors is exciting in many activities ranging from water activities at the Strand Beach, themed fun at the Danube Park, biking, and hiking along the trails on the Fruska Gora Mountain, among others.
Novi Sad enjoys an oceanic climate that is classified as Cfb under the Köppen climatic classification, with a slight bordering on the humid continental climate of Köppen Dfb. There are four distinct weather seasons, with warm and pleasant summers and mildly cold winters. Autumn is relatively long, with pleasantly warm days, while spring is moderately brief with ample rainfall.
Summer experiences highs of 28.5°C (83.3°F) and lows of 15.3°C (59.5°F). Ample sunshine for up to ten hours per day is prevalent, but the afternoons between May
might receive moderately higher rainfall as compared to the other months.
Winter has highs of 5.6°C (42.1°F) and lows of -3.2°C (26.2°F), with an occasional drop in temperature to below -5°C (23°F). Snowstorms are frequent during the season, and the nights are chillier because of the cold winds dominating through winter.
The peak of the travel season is during summer's peak when days are warm and moderately dry for an excellent tour of the city. The Easter month is also a busy time, especially between March
, on varying dates, when Christians have numerous events to celebrate their faith. December
and early January
are also busy times, as Novi Sad takes to various events and festivals in celebration of the Christmas, end year, and New Year events.
The Novi Sad Jazz Festival in November
is one of the commonly attended events, as is the International Street Musicians Festival in September
, both of which are at the front line in appreciating the music genres in Novi Sad.