Belgrade (Serbian: Beograd or Београд) is the capital of Serbian culture, education, science and economy. Its name translates to White city.
Belgrade is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has been an important crossing of the ways where the roads of eastern and western Europe meet.
According to the statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for the year 2014, Serbia took 46th place in world by the number of held meetings per country, and Belgrade took 50th place by the number of meetings per city.
Serbia has continental climate, with hot summers, especially in Belgrade. The official language is Serbian (belonging to the Slavic group of languages), while visitors from abroad can use English to communicate.
The local currency is Serbian dinar, RSD. Currently, the exchange rate for 1 Euro is about 118 RSD. The official exchange rate of major currencies can be found here. In most shops, cafés and restaurants in Belgrade it is possible to pay by a credit card.
Note that prices for using your cell phone in Serbia (in roaming) have not significantly changed and are still high.
Belgrade is well connected to other European cities by all means of transportation.
- By airplane
Belgrade’s international airport “Nikola Tesla” (BEG) is located 12 km from the city center. It has direct and connecting flights to various destinations worldwide. You can take a taxi or public transportation to get to the city center from the airport. If you use a taxi, the safest way is to contact the city service TAXI INFO desk, located in the baggage reclaim area of the airport. The price of a taxi ride is about 15 Euro to the city center. You can check current prices at this link. If you use a public bus, there are two options, mini bus A1 (for the price of 300 RSD) and public bus line 72 (price ranging from 89-150 RSD depending on the type of ticket). The details and timetables can be found here.
- By car
Belgrade is located at the intersection of the European E-70 and E-75 highways. Foreign drivers in Serbia are required to have a national driver’s license, traffic permit and an insurance policy.
- By bus
Belgrade is directly connected to all neighboring and other countries countries by bus. You check the timetable here.
- By train
Serbian trains are cheap, but slow. Getting on a train is a great opportunity to socialize, meet local people and do the sightseeing. The details and timetables can be found here.
For details about travelling, cultural and social events in Belgrade, we recommend you to visit websites