Bačka Palanka


Official Website :

Website Introducing the Settlement:

Health Tourism

  • spa, wellness services, open air swimming pool:

Beach„Tikvara“ :

City beach on Danube:

Beach “Popovo” on Danube:

Beach „Mali Liman“:

Beach “Bager”:

Cultural  Tourism

  • Museum

City museum:

  • Sacral monuments

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Backa Palanka:

The Catholic Church  in Backa Palanka:

Slovačka Evangelistička church:

  • Cultural and historical monuments

Castle Dundjerski:

 The archaeological site „Turski šanac”:

Eco tourism, excursions

  • Nature protection site, natural monument, nature parc, geo parc

Nature park “Tikvara” :

Natural Monument  “Park Čelarevskog dvorca”:

Special Nature Reserve “Bagremara”:

Gastro tourism

  • gastronomic programme

Festival sausages „Kobasicijada”:

Pitarijada  - competition in preparing traditional pie:

Štrudlfest – event dedicated to preparing traditional dish:

Pasuljijada - Festival of beans:

The Golden Kettle:


  • cycling

Other Services

  • pharmacy shop

  • doctor’s office

  • tourist information bureau






Settlement name

Bačka Palanka

Population (town)

29,449 inhabitants

Area (municipality)

579 km2

Administrative status

Town, municipality

Location of settlement centre

Height of settlement centre

45°15‘N, 19°24‘E

79 m




Bačka Palanka is administrative, commercial and cultural centre of the Municipality with the same name, where are situated 14 settlements. Bačka Palanka is located on the left bank of the Danube, 45 km upstream from Novi Sad.

The settlement itself is situated on the alluvial terrace. Relief of the settlement and atar is slightly wavy plane in direction Northwest-Southeast. The town itself is situated between 45°14'30"and 45°16'00" sgš and 19°22'00"and 19°26'00" igd. It extends the length from 3 to 5 km, and width from 2 to 3 km.

On the West it borders with atar of Mladenovo, on Northwest with atar of Obrovac, on the North with Nova Gajdobra and Gajdobra, on the East with Čelarevo and on the East, where is the Danube as a natural border, with atar of Neštin and Ilok (Croatia).

In the younger Iron Age here were Celts, who were later replaced by Romans. As a urban settlement Bačka Palanka was mentioned for the first time in the scripts in 1486. The first name was Pešt Ujlak, or Iločka, because it was a suburb of Ilok, a strong fortification which was often changing his lords.

In 1486 Pešt got its status of a town („oppidum“) which has its prince, ie its President.  Written historical sources say that after the battle at Mohac (1526) the settlement Pešt was destroyed. At the place of ruined and burned settlement, the Turks built their fortification made of stakes, poles and charge, moat encircled it and called „Palanka“ , which stayed a permanent settlement name.

In 1687, the settlement was set free from the Turks, and there arrived the Orthodox Slavs. The greatest part of them arrived in 1690 during the Great migration of Serbs, under the leadership of Arsenije III Čarnojević.

At the end of 19th and beginning of 20th century, Palanka grows to an urban environment. Today, there is specially significant narrow centre of the town which is adjusted to a nice pedestrian zone, and in the neighbourhood there are all facilities that are important fro the operative system of the town and the Municipality. 



Bačka Palanka
Bačka Palanka
Bačka Palanka
Bačka Palanka
Bačka Palanka
Bačka Palanka