Bezdan

Bezdan is a rural settlement set on the left bank of the river Danube near the border with Hungary and Croatia and it is located 18km (11.18 miles) to the north from Sombor. It’s extraordinary geographical position and beautiful landscape provides a great tourist potential.
Weaving workshop for silk damask "Novitet-Dunav"
Cultural heritage protected by the government.
Žrtava fašizma 2, Bezdan
tel: +381 25 810 137 ,810-930
web: www.novitet-dunav.co.rs

The workshop is set some 15 kilometers (9.32 miles) north-west from Sombor in the village of Bezdan known for hunting tourism, but far more known from weaving of silk damask. The tradition of weaving has been protected and nurtured by the craft and trade workshop “NOVITET – DUNAV” from Bezdan. The craft of weaving and the tools have been introduced in the 19th century from Hungary and Czech Republic. Settling down in Bezdan in 1871. artistic weaver János Schmidt has improved the weaving tradition by abandoning the work he has done with hemp and flax introducing the weaving of silk damask specially imported from Czech Republic and England. He has also introduced new machines with new technology of weaving that it still in use. After the Second World War weavers from this small village have joined forces and resources and in 1951. and founded a weaving collective named “DUNAV”. The production of silk damask is still carried out on 18 hand powered wooden looms which date from 1871. Raw materials, 49% cotton and 51% silk are used in weaving silk damask in this workshop. Each product made in the workshop is unique and exudes style, richness and beauty.
Ethno-house “Jelena”
Somborski put 49, Bezdan
tel: +381 25 811 093
mob: +381 63 554 959
admission: adults 100, students 80, pensioners 50 dinars
In their own house the Brdar family has started a collection of some 1000 ethnic inspired showpieces for everyone who enjoys antiques. The collection contains old agricultural machinery and personal belongings of various ethnicities that inhabit the area of Bezdan. The owners believe that they possess some of the rarest showpieces that can only be found in museums, some of which are more than 150 years old.
Ship locks on the Danube River
The construction of the locks on Danube near Bezdan has begun in 1854. and was finished in 1856. It was built based on the project plan made by Ferenc Mihalika. Instead of using bricks, concrete was the main ingredient in its construction and the cement was made on sight. It was the first time ever where concrete has been used in building objects on water. The construction of the locks has been monitored by various experts from Europe taking in account that many skeptics believed that the project would fail solely because such heavy material was used to build an object on water. The construction managers tried to keep the costs low so many unqualified workers have been employed; another reason why so many people believed that the failure would be inevitable. The construction itself was carried out by submerging the concrete in metal caskets where they would be opened under water. The cost of the construction of the locks was 800.000 forints. Ships that are 62 meters long are able to sail through the canal during the season of normal water levels.
Bezdan spa
The spa with its mineral water is categorized as an alkaline sodium hydrocarbon spa with healing waters rich in iodine with the average temperature of 26 - 37°C (78.8-98.69°F). It is suitable for healing various rheumatic and orthopedic ailments. The spa consists of two indoor pools, three kinesiotherapy halls, and departments of electro, paraffin, underwater, laser and hand massage halls.
The Chapel of Holy Trinity
This chapel represents the oldest preserved monument in Vojvodina built by the common man. It was erected between 1710. and 1720.
Sport fishing collective "Ribolovački klub" Sombor
(Citizen’s Collective "Ekološka učionica Baračka")
web: www.baracka.org
The collective was founded in 1998. in the area of Bezdan’s special natural reservation „Gornje Podunavlje“. The aims of this collective are workshops for sport fishing, environmental protection, rowing and scout skill workshops. It was designed and founded primarily for students of primary schools as well as academic students.