Novi Sad is the main administrative centre of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. There were human settlements going back to prehistory in the area where Novi Sad stands today. Situated on the shores of the Danube north of Belgrade, Novi Sad is a picturesque, friendly city in Serbia`s Vojvodina province. Serbia second largest city boasts the impressive 17th century Petrovaradin Fortress, which features beautiful courtyards, walkways and a system of underground tunnels. Perched on the steep banks of the Danube, the fortress is host to Exit, one of the Europe`s premier summer music festivals. A striking feature of Novi Sad is its patchwork of cultures. Both the distant and the more recent past has shown that the residents of Novi Sad have always respected the enduring values of knowledge, work, devotion, peacefulness, tolerance and moderation as the foundations of progress. All this sets Novi Sad apart as a unique place notable for its hospitality, multilingualism and openness. Novi Sad’s 300,000 residents get their life energy from the Danube, a river which has shaped both their temperament and the outline of their city.