Fruska Gora National Park

Fruska Gora National Park

Fruska Gora is lonely mountain rising from Vojvodina plain between Sava and Danube rivers. Highest peak is Crveni Cot, only 539 m high. Name originates from Fruzi as Karlo the Great’s warriors were called when they built Frankish Empire border stronghold on this mountain.

Fruska Gora is proclaimed a National Park in 1960. The distinctive character of this 22,000 acre park comes from its grouping of linden trees, the greatest concentration in Europe, as well as from over 700 species of medicinal herbs that grow here in its forests.

During Turkish occupation, Fruska Gora used to be final destination for many Serbs running away from Ottoman terror as its mild slopes resembled, and still do, their homeland. Historic town of Sremski Karlovci situated between Fruska Gora northertn slopes and Danube River is perfect example. 16 Orthodox monasteries were built on this mountain giving it spiritual significance and a interesting cultural break from beautiful forested landscapes.

Fruska Gora region is also known for its vineyard and vine production making it appealing for regular vine lovers as well as vine connoisseurs. Kuglov cake is considered local delight consumed with desert Bermet vine in local vine sellers that can be found throughout Fruska Gora region.