Photographer's Note

Stari Slankamen

On the place where the Danube cuts its way through the slopes of Fruska Gora, Stari Slankamen, the oldest settlement in the Municipality of Indjija, is situated. It is a small rural settlement with serpentine streets that, following the scenery, create a special ambient where with its baroque belfry the St. Nikola church dominates the view.

Numerous cultural and historical monuments testify of the rich history of Stari Slankamen. The remains of the Celtic and Roman fortresses, a medieval castle and the monument of the Slankamen battle show the strategic importance of this place situated by the River Danube which has represented a border between different empires for centuries.

Besides the history, the nature has also given to Stari Slankamen numerous tourist values: the loess profiles unique in Europe, mineral springs, river full of fish, beautiful bank, sandy isles and beaches. Mineral spring “Slanaca”, one of a few salty springs in Vojvodina, was used back in the Turkish period and long time ago the sanatorium was formed on it. Near Stari Slankamen, on the Danube bank, there is Zagrad – former fishermen’s village that tells about long tradition of fishing and good fishing terrains on this part of the Danube flow.

Boats can be tied up for the pears of Nautical club Stari Slankamen and restaurant “Kej”. On this attractive section of sailing down the Danube, in the near future much better conditions for lovers of nautical tourism will be made because Stari Slankamen has been defined (by the Project Development of nautical tourism NTD) as one of the 13 primary macro-locations in Vojvodina for building marines on the Danube.

Across Stari Slankamen, at 1214.5th km of the Danube flow, there is the mouth of the River Tisa, which represents the point where the borders of Backa, Banat and Srem region meet, and where by the legend Attila the Hun was buried.

In order to develop tourism in Stari Slankamen several important projects has been started. Therefore, in the near future, it is expected this interesting settlement to become an attractive tourist destination.

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Viewed: 1981
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Additional Photos by Zorica Helach (zhelach) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 55 N: 832] (3626)
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