Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education, science and economy and it has a population of around 2 million. It is situated in South-Eastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.
It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and has since ancient times been an important focal point for traffic, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe.
As a result of its tumultuous history, Belgrade has for centuries been home to many nationalities, with Serbs of the Orthodox Christian religion making up the majority of the population (90%). The official language is Serbian, while visitors from abroad can use English to communicate.
Belgrade has a continental climate with cold winters (temperatures often go down to -5°C) and hot summers (goes up to above 35°C). Springs and autumns are very pleasant with temperatures ranging between 15°C and 25°C. Belgrade is in the Central European Time (CET) zone (GMT+1 hour).
The official currency is the dinar (RSD), but Euros can be exchanged freely.
Belgrade has long been one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Eastern Europe. It is dubbed “The New Berlin” and many visitors claim it has an energy rivalled only New York City. It nurtures an exciting night life, great restaurant scene and above all a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere towards guests from anywhere in the world.