The Serbian town of Sremski Karlovci seems to have it all, combining history, religion, and wine with sheer charm and beauty. This is one of the most picturesque towns in Serbia's Vojvodina region, with its well-preserved baroque and neoclassicist architecture making you feel as if you’re wandering the streets of Prague or Bruges instead.
There’s much to see and do on a trip to Sremski Karlovci, so it’s best to opt for a day trip from Belgrade so you can take in all of the town’s major sights, such as the Four Lions Fountain, the Treasury of Patriarchy residence, and the St. Nicholas orthodox cathedral. Many also choose to combine a visit here with a tour of the Fruska Gora monasteries.
Because Sremski Karlovci happens to be one of the most prominent spots on Serbia's wine route, another option is to visit as part of a Vojvodina Province day tour, where you can sample the town’s wares in a wine cellar and combine it with a visit to the city of Novi Sad.
The Four Lions Fountain was erected in 1799 to mark the completion of the first waterworks in Sremski Karlovci. Legend has it that anyone who drinks from the fountain will eventually return to the town. Sremski Karlovci is located on the BelgradeNovi Sad railway line, with frequent trains going in both directions. The closest airport is Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, which is situated around 50 kilometers south of Sremski Karlovci.