In the middle part of Danube’s flow through Serbia, in the vicinity of Sremski Karlovci, lies the largest wetlands complex, a specialized natural reserve Kovilj-petrovaradin Wetlands
This ecosystem of ponds and swamps occupies both the left and the right side of the bank. On the right side lies a smaller whole – Petrovaradinski rit, while across the riverbank lies quite a bigger area – Koviljski rit, followed by Kurjačka greda.
The value of this area is represented foremost in the richness of its flora and fauna, as well as the sight of untouched nature. Kovilj-Petrovaradin Wetlands is one of the favorite sites for all nature and animal lovers. It has been declared an international bird habitat of value, so it’s not unusual to encounter bird lovers carrying binoculars and cameras so they can capture sightings of rare and protected species in a better way. Open views that stretch from fully-equipped observation posts will leave any visitor breathless. The newly founded educational paths, 6,5 km of them, reveal hidden landscapes and renders them more accessible for visitors.
Kovilj-Petrovaradin Wetlands represents a preserved botanical area of international importance. A breeze of untouched nature, the preservation of vivid landscapes and a diverse animal kingdom, just outside of Sremski Karlovci.