Knez Mihailova Street, Belgrade
Belgrade might not win first place for the ‘prettiest’ capital but it is this particular edginess and how the chaotic past unfolds in front of one’s eyes, that makes it a top tourist destination. It is located between the rivers Danube and Sava and can be compared to Berlin in a sense that its architecture is eclectic, it mixes both new and old styles.
For example, Knez Mihailova Street is one of the most visited and expensive locations in the city where both locals and tourists can either go for a walk, to shop, or have a traditional meal at a restaurant.
Kalemegdanska Terasa could be a restaurant to try out as it does not only offer fine local cuisine but also a mesmerising view. It is close to Knez Mihailova. It is open every day from 11 am until 1 am. Serbian cuisine is a formation of various influences which were present at this geographical region. Moreover, it has been enhanced by Mediterranean cuisine. The sommeliers in Kalemengdanska Terasa are also experienced in recommending the best local wines to suit your food choice.
Lovefest, Vrnjacka Banja
1 – 3 August
The always sunsoaked and spectacular Lovefest is the leading festival in all of Eastern Europe and the 13th edition takes place in Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia from 1 – 3 August 2019. As well as pool parties for 10000 people and the world’s smallest festival stage, Lovefest also boasts world-class music form a cutting edge mix of DJs including Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Rødhåd, Joe Claussell, Joris Voorn, The Martinez Brothers, Guy Gerber, Nick Curly, Italo Johnson, Seth Troxler, Ben UFO, Boo Williams, Jane Fitz, Sassy J, Objekt, Marco Carola, Joseph Capriati and many more.
Lovefest is a real cult favourite in Eastern Europe and it is now getting a reputation around the world for its first class underground line-up and brings plenty of the most innovative DJs in the world to the region. It all goes down in a small, beautiful Serbian town in a lush green park, right by the city’s famous lake. A centre point of the action is always a huge city swimming pool that hosts up to 10,000 people and is a venue for daily parties, while the huge production and extra entertainments, food and bars all make this a wonderful adult playground.
Watch the aftermovie for Lovefest 2018 below and get ready for the weekend of your life.
Museum of Yugoslavia
This is a top choice museum in Belgrade for the ones who are curious about the historical facts! It has a collection of more than 200,000 artefacts. There is a free tour on Saturday and Sunday which starts at 11 am. You could also book a free English guide in advance but you need to make sure you send an email before you go.
Drvengrad – festival Kustendorff
Kustendorff is a cultural and film must-destination! The genius behind the tourist wonder is the famous film director Emir Kusturica. Many celebrities often visit the location, some of which, Johnny Depp, Monika Belluci and Jim Jarmus. The film festival is typically held in mid January and includes both emerging filmmakers as well as some of the greatest in the global film industry. Apart from having several film theatres where you can attend both film screenings as well as workshops, there is also a music program which includes different stage acts each night. Last but not least, accommodation in Drvengrad is unique! It is literally unique, no two rooms are alike. Each room has its own handcrafted furniture and a different view.