Rural tourism

Aleksa Santic
Aleksa Šantić

Aleksa Santic is the youngest village in the Sombor municipality, located in the northeastern part of the municipality. The population is mostly engaged in farming and fruit growing as Aleksa Santic is surrounded by 5277 hectares of fertile land. The oldest part of village was built between 1923 and 1926. However, the mention of settlement in the Santic area dates back to 1468. The census in the Bodrog County mentions a settlement Sara, on the location of the Sara heath. The village was formed for the purposes of Serbian volunteers from the First World War. In 1924, the village was named after a poet, Aleksa Santic. During World War II and the Hungarian occupation of the settlement, it’s name was changed to Fernbah, and again after the war to Aleksa Santic.

Village Santic is a compact type of settlement. Older houses were built near the road, with additional buildings, yard and gardens. Initial construction of the village was planned, with straight streets intersecting at right angles. New houses were built without the usual rules.

Aleksa Santic castle, in literature known as "Baba Pusta" was built by Károly Fernbah in 1906/7, designed by Hungarian architect Hikisch Reszo. The castle looks very bad, it’s located in the center of a neglected park and is not open to visitors. The castle is a registered cultural property.

Backi Breg
Backi Breg

The village is situated on the intersection of Croatia, Hungary and Serbia. Near Backi Breg is the border crossing with neighboring Hungary. It is situated at the end of the international way through our country. Besides the river Plazovic, there are many swamp areas in the village, the most important being: Zmijiste and Gornja Pasarina. The old village was always located on the Danube road connecting the southern areas and the middle Danube. Actually the word Bereg, of Old Slavic origin, means "a river bank". The first mention of settlement dates back to 1319. Backi Breg, due to the proximity of the border crossing, is getting more and more features of a transit-trade village. The village has the shape of an isosceles triangle. This feature is also expressed in the types of houses. They differ from the usual form of the Pannonian house with their facade, interior and layout of rooms. These are recognizable houses of Sokac type. Today, Backi Breg has 1388 inhabitants.
„Mikini dani“
Traditional festival of tambourines in the House of Culture in Backi Breg. The event is organized by the Croatian Cultural Educational Society "Silvije Strahimir Kranjcevic" in honor of the well known violinist Mika Ivošev Kuzma. The Backi Breg violinist is mentioned in the song of Zvonko Bogdan "Ne mogu se tačno setit leta". The event was first organized in 1994, and the "maestro’s" statue was built in the center of the village.
Sokacko prelo
Extremely visited event, which is responsible for the preservation of traditions and customs of this region.
Karapandza forest and Baja canal
Natural gems of Sombor municipality.

Backi Monostor
Backi Monostor

Located 15 kilometers west of Sombor.
They call it "the pearl of the Upper Danube". It is situated between a beautiful forest, "hugged" by the water of the Danube. Today’s settlement was built during the eighteenth century on the former site of the medieval town Bodrog which mysteriously disappeared into the Danube. Backi Monoštor is decorated with authentic cultural heritage that is reflected in the multitude of native traditions, folklore, language, traditional costumes, food and music which has retained its basic shape for more than 200 years. Backi Monoštor is known for hunting areas, and the waters that surround it are a real treat for fishers.
Passing through the village is a bicycle path "Pannonian path of peace", which is 80 km long, and connects Osijek and Sombor. The Local Community of Backi Monostor organizes every August, "Bodrog Fest" - a festival of food, tradition and craft products. The program includes the preparation of culinary specialties, driving coaches, cultural and traditional programs in the church, ethnic programs in the center of the settlement, a program for young people, an exhibition of craft products from natural materials and rich food.
Cultural and historical buildings: the Church of St. Peter and Paul - a protected monument of Serbia, Sanctuary guide, archeological site Bartanj - excavations at the site are ongoing, Archeological site Siga and Old Village - exhibits are located in the City Museum in Sombor.
Ethno house "Mali Bodrog" ("Little Bodrog")
Oslobodjenja 32, Backi Monostor
owners: Katica and Erzika Antalovic
phone: +381 25 807 163
ticket price: 80 din.
Ethno house "Little Bodrog" in Backi Monostor was built in typical monoštor style 150 years ago, and its appearance is maintained to this day. The house is covered by reed, furnished with authentic furniture and masonry stoves, all the materials were found in the surrounding forests. A big yard well decorated in ethnic style.
The house was renovated with the help of the local community, and is owned by the family Antalovic. It is open to individual and group visits.
Collection of dolls in Sokac folk costumes
Zagrebacka 79, Backi Monostor
owner: Eva Kovac
phone: 025/807 654, 025/807 504
ticket price: free
One of the most interesting settings of folk costumes in this part of Vojvodina is situated in the ordinary Kovac family home in Backi Monostor, a remote village about fifteen kilometers west of Sombor. The collection is displayed in the hallway of the family home and includes 10 female and 2 male dolls in almost life-size, which are dressed in old Sokac costumes. The collection started a decade ago when Mrs. Eva Kovac made her first costume for one female and one male doll from her favorite folk costume of her youth. Over time, Ms. Kovac alone or with the help of friends started developing other costumes. Every created national costume is unique . At the moment the plan is to create one more costume. The collection in addition to the traditional costumes includes a cradle from 1907 with a doll that has a cap on its head (šepu) which were once worn by babies as well as useful instruments such as women’s aprons of which some are 150 years old. The collection was created out of love, wishes and the need of Mrs. Eva Kovac to present and save part of the Sokac culture and tradition from oblivion.

Eco-Recreation Center
contact person: Dejan Mitic
cell phone: +381 63 893 8128
The tourist package of Backi Monoštor offers the Eco-recreation center, which was officially opened on the International Environmental Day, 05 June 2008.
The Eco-recreation center consists of an amphitheater with wooden benches for workshops, training and teachings in nature, mini playground with swings and a seesaw, a polygon of the well known game, "Man do not get mad" in a macro format as well as a football field suitable for sports and recreational facilities. The Eco-Recreation Center is located on the edge of the Special Nature Reserve "Upper Danube," and serves as a characteristic point at which visitors learn about and prepare for the visit to the Reserve.
The center is a result of the project of the Association of Citizens "Podunav" from Backi Monoštor in cooperation with the City of Sombor, JP "Vojvodinašume" and MZ "Backi Monostor" on the location Dola.


Bački Monoštor – vojvođansko selo okruženo misterioznim dunavskim rukavcima, kanalima i mirisnim šumama, pruža vam priliku da osetite duh tradicije očuvan u prelepim nošnjama i etno-kućama, posetite zanatlije koji se bave već polako zaboravljenim starim zanatima, uživate u gastronomskim specijalitetima i domaćim proizvodima.

Monoštorske šume „Evropskog Amazona“ svojim mirisima, zvucima i slikama predstaviće vam jedan sasvim novi svet, za koga smo često nesvesni da nam se nalazi tu, nadomak ruke.


Program boravka u Bačkom Monoštoru:

10h Doček gostiju u pčelarskom domaćinstvu – upoznavanje sa Bačkim Monoštorom, upoznavanje sa višedecenijskom tradicijom bavljenja ovim poslom, prezentacija i degustacija meda i proizvoda od meda (medenjaci, medljana rakija, medljana orahovača i višnjevac sa medom), uz mogućnost kupovine meda i brojnih proizvoda od meda

11h Poseta Crkvi Sv. Petra i Pavla čiji delovi imaju svojstvo spomenika kulture – atipično velika crkva od velikog kulturnog i istorijskog značaja, upoznavanje sa istorijatom župe i crkve – sveštenik koji govori gostima o crkvi

11:30 h - Polazak u Etno-kuću– tradicionalna monoštorska kuća od naboja, prekrivena trskom, koja čuva dah starih vremena. Razgledanje kuće, degustacija domaće rakije i sokova.

12:45h Dolazak u restoran, ručak (riblji meni – riblji paprikaš ili meni od divljači – paprikaš od divljači).

14:00h Nakon ručka ukrcavanje u katamaran – lađicu. Vožnja brodićem Velikim Bačkim kanalom do ušća rečice Plazović u kanal, uz prigodnu priču o ovom velikom kanalu, nakon vožnje – kafa i kolač na čardi. (U slučaju grupe veće od 25 osoba, polovina grupe se vozi brodićem, a druga uživa na čardi uz kafu i kolač, nakon čega se rotiraju).

15:00h (16:00h) Poseta zanatlijama – kovač i radionica za izradu čamaca

16:00h (17:00h) Kraj programa.


Informacije: UG ’’Podunav’’ Bački Monoštor, tel. +381 25/807-173, +381 63/8938-128


Tomina oaza

Kanalska bb, Bački Monoštor

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EVROPSKI AMAZON – program za dečije ekskurzije

Bački Monoštor – vojvođansko selo okruženo misterioznim dunavskim rukavcima, kanalima i mirisnim šumama, pruža vam priliku da osetite duh tradicije očuvan u prelepim nošnjama i etno-kućama, posetite zanatlije koji se bave već polako zaboravljenim starim zanatima, uživate u gastronomskim specijalitetima i domaćim proizvodima.

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ZLATNO PODUNAVLJE - program za penzionere

10:00 h Doček gostiju u etno-kući Bački Monoštor, degustacija domaćih sokova i rakije, prigodna priča o načinu života ovoga sela pre 100 i više godina

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Bezdan is a rural settlement set on the left bank of the river Danube near the border with Hungary and Croatia and it is located 18km (11.18 miles) to the north from Sombor. It’s extraordinary geographical position and beautiful landscape provides a great tourist potential.
Weaving workshop for silk damask "Novitet-Dunav"
Cultural heritage protected by the government.
Žrtava fašizma 2, Bezdan
tel: +381 25 810 137 ,810-930

The workshop is set some 15 kilometers (9.32 miles) north-west from Sombor in the village of Bezdan known for hunting tourism, but far more known from weaving of silk damask. The tradition of weaving has been protected and nurtured by the craft and trade workshop “NOVITET – DUNAV” from Bezdan. The craft of weaving and the tools have been introduced in the 19th century from Hungary and Czech Republic. Settling down in Bezdan in 1871. artistic weaver János Schmidt has improved the weaving tradition by abandoning the work he has done with hemp and flax introducing the weaving of silk damask specially imported from Czech Republic and England. He has also introduced new machines with new technology of weaving that it still in use. After the Second World War weavers from this small village have joined forces and resources and in 1951. and founded a weaving collective named “DUNAV”. The production of silk damask is still carried out on 18 hand powered wooden looms which date from 1871. Raw materials, 49% cotton and 51% silk are used in weaving silk damask in this workshop. Each product made in the workshop is unique and exudes style, richness and beauty.
Ethno-house “Jelena”
Somborski put 49, Bezdan
tel: +381 25 811 093
mob: +381 63 554 959
admission: adults 100, students 80, pensioners 50 dinars
In their own house the Brdar family has started a collection of some 1000 ethnic inspired showpieces for everyone who enjoys antiques. The collection contains old agricultural machinery and personal belongings of various ethnicities that inhabit the area of Bezdan. The owners believe that they possess some of the rarest showpieces that can only be found in museums, some of which are more than 150 years old.
Ship locks on the Danube River
The construction of the locks on Danube near Bezdan has begun in 1854. and was finished in 1856. It was built based on the project plan made by Ferenc Mihalika. Instead of using bricks, concrete was the main ingredient in its construction and the cement was made on sight. It was the first time ever where concrete has been used in building objects on water. The construction of the locks has been monitored by various experts from Europe taking in account that many skeptics believed that the project would fail solely because such heavy material was used to build an object on water. The construction managers tried to keep the costs low so many unqualified workers have been employed; another reason why so many people believed that the failure would be inevitable. The construction itself was carried out by submerging the concrete in metal caskets where they would be opened under water. The cost of the construction of the locks was 800.000 forints. Ships that are 62 meters long are able to sail through the canal during the season of normal water levels.
Bezdan spa
The spa with its mineral water is categorized as an alkaline sodium hydrocarbon spa with healing waters rich in iodine with the average temperature of 26 - 37°C (78.8-98.69°F). It is suitable for healing various rheumatic and orthopedic ailments. The spa consists of two indoor pools, three kinesiotherapy halls, and departments of electro, paraffin, underwater, laser and hand massage halls.
The Chapel of Holy Trinity
This chapel represents the oldest preserved monument in Vojvodina built by the common man. It was erected between 1710. and 1720.
Sport fishing collective "Ribolovački klub" Sombor
(Citizen’s Collective "Ekološka učionica Baračka")
The collective was founded in 1998. in the area of Bezdan’s special natural reservation „Gornje Podunavlje“. The aims of this collective are workshops for sport fishing, environmental protection, rowing and scout skill workshops. It was designed and founded primarily for students of primary schools as well as academic students.


An 14th century settlement, Čonoplja is set some 12 kilometers (7.45 miles) north-east from Sombor, on the meeting of loess plateau and loess terrace. The village itself is surrounded by surface waters represented by Čonopljan pond and Kljajićevo stream which contain water only in the periods of rainy season. The village has approximately 4359 inhabitants and is represented by a vast area of agricultural land, most suitable for crops.
Čonopljan Lake
Reservoir Lake set north-east from the village on the road to the village Pačir is a great attraction for all visitors. The lake itself occupies a space of 40 hectare and has a 5 kilometers long canal with forest on each side of its banks. Its rich with carp, catfish, pike, perch and it’s a haven for all fishing enthusiasts.
Etno kuća u Čonoplji
Božidara Adžije 38, Čonoplja
osnivač: Jolan Rajčanji
tel: +381 64 52 55 558
Etno kuća porodice Rajčanji deluje u sklopu udruženja „Pričajuća prošlost“. U kući su izloženi mnogobrojni tradicionalni predmeti iz svakodnevnog života, alati i oruđa.Sobe su ukrašene ručno rađenim stolnjacima, ponjavama,kao i fotografijama iz porodičnog života.
Steam Mill
The first steam mill was constructed in 1908. by two German settlers from Crvenka village and was erected in the German part of the village. The second steam mill was erected in the part of the village predominantly inhabited by the Bunjevac ethnic group.
The little white church
The tale says that the Virgin Mary has appeared in front of one of the villagers so a Catholic monument was erected in 1897. in Virgin Mary’s honor. The little white church is accompanied with a healing well that symbolizes this event. Each year on the 15th of August on the day of Velika Gospa the church is visited.
Village festivity or village Slava
Traditionally on the 15th of June the village festivity or a village Slava is held in honor of the Holy Trinity. On this day many cultural and sporting events are held.


Gakovo je naselje u opštini Sombor, smešteno u blizini granice sa Mađarskom i Hrvatskom. Selo nije bilo naseljeno do polovine XVIII veka, kada je odlukom Bečkog dvora počelo naseljavanje ovog područja. U prvoj polovini XIX veka od 1500 stanovnika većina su bili Nemci. Dalji razvoj sela sela uslovile su istorijsko - ekonomske prilike i slaba plodnost zemljišta. Nakon odlaska Nemaca posle Drugog svetskog rata, naselje je gotovo opustelo. Gakovo danas ima 2201 stanovnika. Centralni deo sela krase široke ulice, a u selu postoji fudbalski klub, pošta i škola.
Seoska slava
Svake godine obežava se slava sela – Sv.Ilija, po čemu je i hram Sv.proroka Ilije dobio ime. Hram je u još u izgradnji, a nedostaje unutrašnje oslikavanje. Svečanosti seoske slave predhodi Pasuljijada, takmičenje u kuvanju najboljeg pasulja koja se održava dan ranije.
Biblioteka u Gakovu
Počela je sa radom oktobra 1963.godine, kao odeljak Gradske biblioteke u Somboru. Smeštena je na glavnoj ulici sela sa 6.500 naslova.


Doroslovo is set on the north-west part of the West Bačka district and it’s the last settlement in this part of Sombor municipality. The village is set 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Sombor. The first record of Doroslovo as a settlement dates from 1313. The name of the village has always been the same ever since it was first inhabited.
The majority of the village population is Hungarian or people of Hungarian descent and it has a precious variety of ethnic customs.
The Holly Well – The Water of Holly Mary
The well is set at the end of the road towards the village of Srpski Miletić. This is the most famous and most visited place in Bačka, which also represents a sort of pilgrimage site. It is believed that the water from this well has healing powers hence the pilgrims have a habit of visiting this sight since 1792. Most tourists, annually more than 10000, come to the village on the holiday that marks the village festivity of Mala Gospojina.
The Church of Saint Imre - erected in 1803. is set in the center of the village.
Classic village house - done in a style that represents the living habits of people from 19th century is found in the street of Žarko Zrenjanin, house number 53.
Hungarian cultural society “Moric Zsigmond” - founded in 1938.


Archeological finds show that some 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Sombor, the village Kljajićevo, a unique settlement, dates since neolith.
The village that is know today is named after national hero Miloš Kljajić and it’s a fertile land suitable for farming which is the most important branch of agriculture in this area. The village is a typical settlement found in Vojvodina province with wide streets and compact housing. The very core of the village, the oldest part is called Krčevine. Today, the village has 6.012 inhabitants.
Catholic Church
Dedicated to Blessed Virgin, the church was erected in 1896. Since then until the Second World War it has held masses for believes of Catholic faith and in 1994. the church has been converted into an Orthodox Catholic church without any significant changes in its appearance.
The village swimming pool
The swimming pool was first open in 1982. and is still in function every year during the summer season. It was built solely by contributions made by the locals.
Velika Gospojina
Velika Gospojina is an annual village festivity or village Slava held on the 28 th of August. Good music, appetizing indigenous food and good mood compel you to return to the village every year and experience the hospitality of the locals once again.
Seoska korida
Seoska korida je među 150 turističkih manifestacija u Srbiji, proglašena za najoriginalniju. Neverovatnu trku motokultivatora čini borba za pol poziciju, škripa na startu i ludih 10 krugova u maksimalnoj brzini, friziranih freza.
The day of happy machines
A two day festive occasion of traditional homemade schnapps, a spirit made out of fruits grown by the locals, was held on the 26th and 27th of September 2009.


A geographically well place, Kolut is a village surrounded by Danube’s meanders on the west and south, and on the east it’s surrounded by river Plazović. The river has had a huge impact in the growth of the village as well as the Baja canal. Swamps occupy a vast area with the surface of more than 294 hectare. The village provides a road that leads straight to the Hungarian border and on the other side a road to the village Bački Breg. Kolut is an old settlement and it was first mentioned in 1261. under the name of Kulod by the landlord family name of Kilod.
The Cultural Collective of Kolut was founded in 1996. and represents the first collective of that kind in Sombor municipality. Part of the Culturcal Collective of Kolut are the art, literary as well as the music sections. The Collective has its premises in the building of the Local Community Offices with the permanent exhibition of local artists’ artoworks. In collaboration with the Local Community Offices, the Collective annually organizes the so called “Ilindan festivities” a cultural and entertainment event dedicated to the protector of the village, Saint Ilija.
Zoo “Miki”, Kolut
The first privately owned Serbian zoo
Stojana Matića 74, Kolut
vlasnik: Milan Mirić
phone: +381 25 804 288 +381 63 568250
admission: for groups- 100 dinar per person, individual- 150 dinars. Tour time- 2 hours.
Zoo “Miki” is a first privately owned Zoo in Serbia, founded in 1988. The owner, Milan Mirić claims that the zoo inhabits more than 100 animal species from all around the world on the area of 7 hectares of forest, several man made ponds and lakes with pastures. Alongside with the zoon in Frankfurt (Germany), “Miki” is the only zoo where tourists and animal lovers can view a rare species of birds such as Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) and two different genus of flamingos. The zoo is a home to various different birds as well as bears, deer, moose, ponies, reptiles, donkeys etc. The zoo attracts people from all walks of life- curious animal lovers, children, scientists and ornithologists.
Fish pond
A manmade lake and fish pond has been created near the village Kolut. The 200 hectares vast pond and lake gives a fruitful 20 wagons of fish annually.


Rastina is set near the Hungarian border, some 22 kilometers (13 miles) from Sombor. The geographical placing of the village is quite unfavorable since no major roads are running through it and it’s connected to Sombor through the village Gakovo.
The settlement is first mentioned in the 14th century under the name of Harasti. Until mid 19th century the village was a private land of baron Redl and in the second half of the same century it was considered to be a part of the village Stanišić. Since then until the end of Second World War it was a part of the village Riđica. It has acquired the status of an independent village just after the war was over, however the settlement itself got its shape and appearance after the First World War after many people from Herzegovina and Lika (Croatia) decided to move here. Currently, the village has some 566 inhabitants.
The Castle in Rastina
Baron Redl Lajos starts building a castle on his land where a Catholic Gothic church used to be in 1900. The castle itself was inspired by the gothic style and it’s a unique architectural compound of gothic sacral building and a useful living area. Today, a primary school “Laza Kostić”, a kindergarten and a football club are located in the building. The building is declared to be cultural heritage and is not open for visitors.
The village cradles a football club and a chess club “Polet” as well as the hunting collective “Jelen” which organizes hunting excursions for tourists each year during the hunting season.
The village festivities, the village Slava, is celebrated each year on the 28 th of August on the day known as Velika Gospojina and earlier in the year, in February, an organized get together of all people from Rastina is taking place.
The main building in the village is known to be the temple of Uspenje presvete Bogorodice, built by the self contribution of the villagers. The temple is still unfinished with the fresco in the inside still missing.


Riđica is the northernmost town of Sombor municipality and its only 2 kilometers ( 1.24 miles) away from the state border with Hungary. Archeological findings confirm that this village has been inhabited even in the ancient times.
The oldest written records of the village date from 1346. and are in Hungarian language, when the settlement of Reg is mentioned. The settlement then was under the ruling of a Hungarian member of the royal family. The Cobor family, which then owned the land today known as the city of Sombor, acquires the settlement of Reg (Riđica) in 1399. The name Riđica itself as we know it today is first mentioned in the records in 1590. when the settlement was a part of the Ottoman empire. Nikola Dvoriković a Serbian landlord acquires the settlement from the Vienna royal court in 1663. after which Serbian ethnic group starts populating this settlement. The first records of Serbian ethnicity being the majority of inhabitants date from 1786. The settlement is sold by Franz I of Austria to count Imre Kovács in 1801. who in the following years starts building a castle with an English garden around it and plants vines on 200 hectares of land. Since then the vine from this settlement is known to be very rare and very good in quality. The castle itself still exists in Riđica and it has been declared to be cultural heritage. Today, the castle is used for local community affairs and the park is turned into sporting ground and a playground.
The Kovács Castle
The castle was erected in 1806. and was built in the baroque style. The castle used to be surrounded by a park made in English gardening style designed by and Czech gardener Franz Hitter.
The castle was erected in 1806. and was built in the baroque style. The castle used to be surrounded by a park made in English gardening style designed by and Czech gardener Franz Hitter.
The river Plazović, also known as Kiđoš, flows through this settlement and its mostly dry through the summer season however the people who live in this settlement have built a few bridges across the small river: Wooden, Iron, Yellow, Wide, Freight, Wine, Concrete and bridges in the Riđica street as well as one in Frankopan, Vojvodina and Zrin-Knin streets.


Stanišić is one of the biggest settlements in Sombor municipality. It’s set on the slope of the loess plateau where the plateau meets Bačka loess plateau. The legal act of giving the settlement as a gift to Pal Serényi, a royal count and respected royal dignitary, represents the first record about this village. The village has been populated with Serbian ethnic group from Baračke and Dautovo since 1763. After the Second World Ward many families from Dalmatia (Croatia) have moved to this area. The name Stanišić dates from 1832.
The village celebrates its Slava on 19th of August known as Preobraženje (Transfiguration of Jesus, lat. Transifiguration Domini) and during the festivities many exhibitions of local amateur icon makers are organized as well as an exhibitions of handmade crafts. The festivity is also a good opportunity for an amateur theater group “Prometej” to show their program. The local newspaper “Pannonski mornar” traditionally prints an issue dedicated to this festivity.
Catholic Church
According to the tales, the heart of its founder, count Redl, is kept in the basement of this church.
Artificial lake and eco camp “Brčak”
The small artificial lake and eco camp “Brčak” is an ideal place for picnicking during the summer season.
Art gallery in Stanišić
The gallery is found in the street Oslobođenja, house number 93, in the building of the former Culture House. Many of the artworks that have been made on art colonies, which have been organized by the Local Community Offices each year, are displayed in the gallery. The Local Community Offices plan to rent the gallery space for every artist that wants to have solo exhibitions.
tel:+381 25 831 505
Amateur Theatre Collective „Dositej”
The collective has been the host of folklore ensembles competitions where they accommodated ensembles from Poland, Greece, FYR Macedonia and Kosovo.


The village is located 13 kilometer south from Sombor on the loess plateau between Mali Bački canal on the east and Sombor – Odžaci canal on the west. The village was first formed as a settlement of colonizers who started inhabiting the Stapar heath in 1752. Most of the settlers were from Bokčenović and Vranješevo, which do not exist anymore and later from the village Prigrevica. The first significant colonization of Germans started in 1748. which made the current settlers very unhappy hence they started intercepting ships on the Danube, that carried the new colonizers, killing the people onboard and loathing the ships. The perpetrators were given a name “Danube Pirates” and the tale is that there is a tunnel connecting the church that is set next to the river itself and the church in the village that the pirates used for transporting the goods they stole from the ships.
Under the ruling of the Austro-Hungarian Empire by the end of the XVIII century, the village has blossomed into the prettiest and biggest villages in Sombor municipality. The villages is the home of distinctive architectural buildings categorized into three types: old type, where the rooms are built in a chain like form connected by a long hallway called “gonk”; L shaped houses and the most common is the German style of building.
Stapar is the home of a genus of pigeons which got its fame and has been acknowledged back in the 1878. and is called “Staparski Letač”. Other rarity that the village prides itself with is the fact that in the time when the official language was German the village stamps had Cyrillic writings on it, the only of its kind from that era.
Sombor cheese
The only indigenous cheese from Serbia officially recognized by the World Dairy Organization.
The Yellow Well
The only remaining functioning artesian draw well the legendary Yellow Well is found in the village. One of the legends is that if a young woman and a man come together to drink from this well, they will get married.
Church of Uspenje Presvete Bogorodice
Located 5 kilometers from the village, on the banks of Mostonga River, was built in 1863. A chapel located next to it was built in 1730.
Church of Vavedenje Presvete Bogorodice
Located in the very core of the village, the church was built in 1776. and is declared to be a cultural heritage of immense significance - Jakov Orfelin, a respected painter, created many of his works here.
A hundred year old linden
The tree is located in the back yard of the primary school „Branko Radičević“.
The Velikogospojinske nights
In mid August many events are organized among others the big culinary competition where a competition of lamb goulash cooking is the main event as well as tasting of mulberry schnapps and literary competitions.
The first Serbian accordion of Vojvodina
An accordion playing competition is held annually at the end of May, beginning of June.

Svetozar Miletic
Svetozar Miletić

The village is located at the north-west parts of Bačka in the valley of Telečka plateau. A railroad and a north-east highway connects the village with Subotica and south-west highway connects the village with Sombor.
Chapel dedicated to Gospa od Milosrđa
On the hill around the church a little chapel built in 1924. is located. The chapel was renovated some 10 years ago and the pilgrimage ground was renewed some 4 years ago, when it acquired the appearance that it has today.
Musica Viva
An all girls’ choir was founded in 2001. and has many diplomas and accolades from various international competitions.
Moto-cross raod
The real tourist attraction of the village is the moto-cross road where motorcycle competitions and races are held annually.
The Lemeš Spa
The spa itself was closed down in 1958. But the memory of the spa is still there painted with the landscape of trees and walking paths.


Telečka is located on the eastern part of Sombor municipality, 9 kilometers from Kljajićevo and 22 kilometers from Sombor. It is the smallest and the least populated settlements in the municipality. The village is set on the western part of the Bačka loess plateau on its west side that carries the same name as the village.
Museum of tobacco and blacksmith trade
Šipoš Đerđa 50, Telečka
founder: Ištvan Kovač
tel: +381 25 864 082
The museum was opened in the private house of István Kovács. The Kovács family is known for the production and processing of tobacco. Grandfather of Istvan Kovács settled down in the village in 1883. since he acquired the land in the settlement for production and processing of tobacco.
The museum collection has more than 100 showpieces from tools to old cigars and cigarettes to perfumes and an old fashioned self tanning cream and some of these are more than 150 years old.

Museum of clocks and antiques
Adi Endrea bb, Telečka
founder: Jožef Peić
tel: +381 69 1179 411
Ticket price:: adults 80, students 30, pensioners 50 dinars
Current collection contains 120 wall, mantle, pocket, table and wrist clocks. Among others visitors are able to view various antiques, such as old petroleum lamps, mortars, hand painted plates, old coins and paper bills, books, icons, prayer books. Museum of clocks and antiques is open for visitors during the week between 2pm and 6pm. Visitors can also make appointments more suitable for their tour.