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Welcome to Fruška Gora National Park
Nicknamed 'the jewel of Serbia', Fruška Gora is an 80km stretch of rolling hills in the Vojvodinian district of Srem, where cloistered life has endured since monasteries were built between the 15th and 18th centuries to safeguard Serbian culture and religion from the Turks. Of the 35 original monasteries, 16 remain, and they're open to visitors. Fruška Gora is also famous for its small but select wineries; grapes were first planted here in 3 AD by the Roman Emperor Probus.
Almost 100 million years ago, Fruška Gora was an island in the Pannonian Sea. Today its forests make for pleasant hikes and off-road bike rides; the tracks and trails are signposted throughout. It's also a top spot for birdwatching. Fruška Gora's villages and clusters of vikendice (local holiday cottages) are photogenic, and their residents are welcoming.
Fruška Gora was named Serbia's first national park in 1960.