Three forts from three periods of time represent a real journey through history of Serbia. Viminacium was a camp of the legion on the Roman Danube border and also the capital of the province Moesia Superior.  Smederevo was the Serbian capital in medieval period and the biggest water fortress in Europe. Ram was one of the first fortresses in Serbia build by the Ottomans.

You meet a travel guide who has a Degree in Archaeology at arranged location in early morning hours and you go to Viminacium first. The City at its peak had 40 000 inhabitants, which made it one of the biggest cities of that time in the world. Today the archaeological site occupies 450 hectares and we will see the remains of the mausoleum of one emperor, the amphitheatre, the Roman thermae and the reconstruction of the Roman villa. During this time local guide will tell us about 6 centuries long history of the city with many stories about its ups and downs. In the recent years, one million year old skeleton of mammoth was discovered at this place and we will also visit a park dedicated to it.

Next location on our tour is Ram fortress.  That is the oldest artillery fort in Serbia. In order to protect the right bank of Danube River, Ottoman sultan Bayezid II ordered the construction of this fort on the rock placed on the northeast side, tilted towards Danube. After this visit we continue to the Silver lake resort for a lunch break.  This has been a popular summer holiday and fishing destination in Serbia for a long time, and it is often called “the Serbian sea”.

After the break we go to Smederevo. This was the last capital of the Medieval Serbia, and one of the biggest fortresses in Europe.  It was built in just few years, on the Danube river, in order to be as far away  as possible from the border with the Ottoman Empire, our enemy at that point,  and right next to Hungary, our allay in 15th century. The Fort is completely flat and surrounded by two rivers, the Jezava and the Danube. It hasn’t changed much over almost 600 years of history, except after the big explosion of ammunition in 1941. That single event in the World War II made more damage on it than all previous wars together.

After our visit to Smederevo we return to Belgrade in the evening.