The Life Investment
Located in the heart of the Srem district in the southern hills of Fruska Gora, Ruma lies 65 km from Belgrade and 35 km from Novi Sad, just off the main highway that connects Belgrade to Zagreb. Ruma is also a stop on the Belgrade-Zagreb railroad.
Ruma has a rich and colorful history. The city experienced a period of rapid development throughout the 1920’s and 1930’s. Cultural, economic and political life flourished here as banks, printing presses, shops and movie theaters began to sprout. It was during this period that Ruma became an important economic center. By 1933, the city had developed into the largest grain market of the Former Yugoslavia.
The City Museum is home to a varied collection of exhibits depicting the life and history of the Srem people. Stroll through Ruma and you will come across the city’s historic 1758 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (Crkva Sv. Nikole) and 1761 Vaznesenjska Church (dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord). A visit to the Gomolova Hrtkoci archeological site, which features artifacts from the Paleolithic and Early Neolith Era, is a must!
If you are seeking fun and recreation, head to the Borkovac Lake (Borkovačko jezero, just outside the city. Here, you will find all the comfort you need for a relaxing stay. The Ruma municipality also manages two well-equipped hunting grounds: Karakusa (Karakuša) and Morovic (Morović).
Every summer, Ruma’s residents organize a traditional Watermelon Festival (Bostanijada), Tamburitza Orchestra Festival, the Artists’ Colony, and the Amateur Theater Festival.
Pecinci’s strategic location close to Belgrade airport and the Belgrade-Zagreb highway has attracted both foreign and domestic investment. Today, Pecinci receives the highest level of Greenfield investment per capita for any municipality in Serbia. Simanovci (Šimanovci) is the municipality’s well-known industrial zone, where European and other global companies have set up business.
Aprart from its booming economy, Pecinci also offers a range of beautiful destinations, ranging from charming villages to scenic nature spots. Visit Kupinovo village and explore Luke’s Church (Crkva Sv. Luke), the 15th century royal church of the House of Brankovic. The main square of the village is also an ethno-park that showcases traditional construction techniques.
If you crave some delicious cuisine, sample the delicacies in one of several local restaurants in the lower Srem district’s Pecini (Pećinci) municipality.
If you are seeking a quiet spot to enjoy the great outdoors, head to the nature reserve surrounding the Obedska Pond, just 35 km from Belgrade along the Sava River. The reserve encompasses the Jakovo, Progar and Kupinovo villages and is listed as one of UNESCO’s natural habitats. If you visit the small island in the center of the Obedska Pond, you will discover the ruins of the medieval Kupinik fortress. The 15th century structure once belonged to the Despot Stefan Lazarevic and the House of Brankovic.
For details on overnight accommodation and restaurants, contact one of the tourist organizations in the area.
When in Ruma or Pecini (Pecinci), we recommend:
– A visit to the bread museum in Pecini
– A swim in the Sava River near Kupinovo
– A visit to the Artists’ Colony in Ruma
THE BREAD MUSEUM
The painter Slobodan Jeremic, also known as Deda Jeremija (Grandpar Jeremija) established the Bread Museum in Pecini (Pecinci) some 15 years ago. Jeremic spent 30 years visiting approximately 750 Serbian villages gathering exhibit pieces before he built the museum in his family house. He dedicated the museum, which features over 2,000 exhibits, to St. Nicholas. There are 96 different ceremonial breads displayed here. They are classified by occasion, including Christmas, Easter, Saints Day, wedding and funeral.Municipality of Pecinci 5 Slobodana Bajica Street, 22410 Pećinci Tel: +381 22 86 950