The Danube, the second largest in Europe, has always fascinated people. It should not be surprising that many of the earliest European cultures, such as the vineyards or the Starčevo, drifted along the banks of this river.
The course of the Danube, which from the Black Sea seeks right into the heart of the continent, was the most important link between many civilizations. In the fifth century BC, Greek historian Herodot, describing the world famous for it, concluded that Istar is the world’s largest river and that it is equally rich with water and flies in the winter.
At the beginning of our era, the Romans occupied the right bank of the riverbank and decided to leave the Varvaric World on the other side of the powerful watercourse. Later, Car Trajan won Dacia and built the first permanent bridge across the Danube, a masterpiece of Roman architecture, conceived and performed by the ingenious Apollo from Damascus. Pliny the Younger left probably the most impressive impression by exclaiming only: Magnum est old in Danubii ripa, “It is majestic to stand on the Danube bank”, an experience that many still fall into today. Today, we know that the Danube is not the largest river in the world, but it is certainly the most important in Europe because it connects its southeast and center, and after the opening of the canals for the Mann and Rhine, it has become a road that leads to northern Europe.
For every fan of river cruising the Danube is a great pleasure because it allows you to travel through different states and landscapes that enchant your contrasts. The length of the flow of this riverbank through Serbia is 588 kilometers and precisely here the Danube becomes an undisturbed strong river that unstoppable passes from the calm flow through Panonia to the fast Dardafka slopes.
Through the Plain of Vojvodina
The Danube enters Serbia at 1488th kilometer from its mouth, where the borders of Hungary, Serbia and Croatia meet. There he has all the features of the flat ravine. In many places, at high water levels the river is still floating across the coast and meanders creating numerous springs and sleeves. On parts where water is retained longer or where the main stream is flowing, there is a unique oasis of extremely diverse plant and animal life.
In the Danube there are numerous hunting grounds in Vojvodina, which offer the possibility to look into the world completely different from the well-groomed and fertile plain that surrounds it. It comes first of all to observe rare bird species and to love an exceptional example of deer and act. The most important natural reserves are: Fruška Gora National Park, Apatine Rite, “Karadjordje” hunting ground, Petrovaradinsko-koviljski rit and Deliblatska peščara. Most of them can be reached by boat, or by boat, sometimes with plenty of bends through the small sleeves. The Vojvodian cities are a mix of cultures and vases, which can best be seen in the churches of the different religions in each of them.
From Belgrade to Đerdapa
Belgrade, the prestige of Serbia, is located at 1170th kilometer of the Danube River. It is one of the oldest European cities and certainly one of the most rugged past. Its main sights are the outstanding position at the mouth of Sava at the Danube, at the crossroads of the roads leading from Asia to the heart of Europe. There are several beaches and excursion sites on the coast of Belgrade, and those in the town are surrounded by countless rafters. At the very end of the river, the Belgrade fortress rises in the place where Kelts raised their Singidun and where the spears of many armies and peoples broke apart.
Not far from Belgrade, sheltered by the scumbags around the mouth of Tamiša in the Danube, lies Pančevo. After the colorful hills around Grocka we reach Smederevo and its famous fortress, the last stronghold of the Serbian medieval state.
Through the Dreadlocks slider
Đerdap is the largest sloping slope of Europe: stretches from the village of Vinci to Golupc (1048 km) to the village of Kostol across Turnu-Severin (931. kilometer). This large slit is made up of several smaller ones, the first of which is Golubacka, followed by the Mississippi River and Kazan, while the Sipica Clisura stands.
Đerdap has been declared a national park due to its particular geological, hydrological and archaeological characteristics as well as the richness of flora and fauna. Sometimes the loose stream of the Danube, which rolled over the waves that came out of the water and filled with the charms of all but the most experienced ships, today is quite a crown of rake. It was quiet for 35 years before the hydro power plant, which raised the riverbed significantly, especially at the very longest and sometimes the most dangerous halls.
However, his first sketch of Đerdap had been over two thousand years ago, when the Roman Emperor Trajan broke through the passage through the unseen passage. In the memory of the completion of these colossal works, on the 964th kilometer from the Danube inlet, a large stone slab – Trajan’s Tablet. After the construction of the dam panel, it has been lifted to a little more land, and can still be seen in the bank on the shore. The neolithic settlement of Lepenski vir, where the first Europeans had made their first large sculptures for 5000 years ago, was also saved from blight.
Vladimir Dulović (Source: Serbia in palm, KOMSHE) Cheese B92