Someone collects badges, someone visits 3 countries in 24 hours and I have planned to visit all the fortresses on this part of our Danube…
And that piece is almost 600 km long, and there are seven fortresses, some of which I have already visited here, here and here, and since this is a project in progress, I hope to finish the others this year as well. Given the preparations I have to make this is like visiting seven continents.
Some will notice that the Bač fortress is not exactly on the Danube, but it is very close because it is located on the meander of the river which is a left tributary of the Danube and belongs to the Danube basin, so it is considered a Danube fortress.
What sets it apart from other Danube fortresses is that it is the only one on the left side of the Danube.
Where is it
It is located 62km from Novi Sad or 159km from Belgrade. This fortress was the main center of medieval Bač.
It was also built by King Charles Robert of Anjou in 1389 for the needs of defense, although life in Bac flourished even before that. It was built as a water city surrounded by canals, swamps and bridges that no longer exist.
It consists of five towers interconnected by walls.
Some were of a residential character, some were for the accommodation of knights and others had a defensive purpose.
The builders made sure that all the towers have an unobstructed view of all four corners of the world. Only one is in good condition, the donzon tower that is completely restored.
The Middle Ages and I were in a quarrel, so I couldn’t get in but based on the pictures I saw I was able to follow the guide’s story.
Based on the remains they found during the restoration, where the red remains can be seen, it is assumed that Bac was considered a royal city.
The Donzon Tower was considered the last line of defense. The staircase was designed in such a way that it prevented the attackers from full swing from the right and made it easier for those who were defending themselves, ie going down the stairs.
The staircase led to a well that was a source of water for the defenders, and just when I thought in the middle of the story that the fortress was invincible, legend has it that Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered it in just one day.
Since that time, there is a hamam nearby, the only one in Vojvodina in a rather poor condition.
By the way, on a beautiful day, fantastic pictures are taken here.
The atmosphere is quite “gothic”, so fans should absolutely come. This isn’t my cup of tea, but it’s nice to see.
At the entrance there are small stones which are not good for my wheels, so I could not really recommend it as the first choice for us rollers.
But I had an additional motive and that is why “mission accomplished”, another Danube fortress removed from the list!
Have you visited Bac Fortress?
Did I miss something?
Traveled and enjoyed,