Lepenski Vir Travel Guide

  • Enter the museum complex
    Enter the museum complex
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  • Archeological site of Lepenski Vir
    Archeological site of Lepenski Vir
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Lepenski Vir Things to Do

  • Ethno Houses

    Take a look at the 3 ethno houses, valuable examples of folk architecture placed on a plateau beside the parking lot.

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  • The Remarkable Discoveries 2

    This is how archeologist Dr Srejovic described the sensational finds in the summer of 1967: 'I had just sat down for a short rest under a tree at some distance from the team when one of the girls dashed up and asked me to come as they had found a stone with ornamentation. At first I thought it was a joke, but when she insisted I told her they ought...

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  • The Remarkable Discoveries 1

    The oldest stone monumental sculptures that represent the human head life-size and larger can be found in the Lepenski Vir museum. They are trully impressive and look modern. Who can tell they're more than 8000 years old?The sculptures were modelled from large boulders of yellow sandstone found in the surrounding mountains and embedded in the house...

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  • The Earliest Human Settlement Ever 2

    Archeologists think that this was a settled and well-established fishing, hunting and probably gathering community. It flourished at Lepenski Vir between 8000 and 6000 B.C.

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  • The Earliest Human Settlement Ever 1

    See how and where people used to live in the neolithic period of the world history and find some of the oldest stone sculptures in the small museum nearby!

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  • Lepenski Vir

    This is what is left of the prehistoric town Lepenski Vir. The left overs are from 6 500 to 4 500 BC... over 8 000 years before this day .

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  • Fish face...

    it is no wonder they adored fish-human God , since the town is on the Dunav river bank. 70% of their food was fish. So their lives mostly depended on the river.

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  • Fish face

    Those stone figures , as you can see, are combination between human and fish ... they were worshiping some kind of river God.

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  • The oldest European...

    ...stone plastic figures. They were standing in the middle of the houses , just besides the rectangular fireplaces , and they were made of river stones.

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Lepenski Vir Transportation

  • Getting There

    Getting to Lepenski Vir is straightforward – it's right off the main road – but there’s no public transportation to it. The bus between Golubac and Donji Milanovac runs right by the entrance several times a day, so you might be able to get the driver to stop, but it’s not official and the driver might not agree. You’d then have to flag down a bus...

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  • A Pleasant Walk

    Go down the stairs to the left of the parking lot, past the lovely ethno houses, through the forest to the museum. The entrance fee's 50 dinars (May 2005) if you go with a group.Take deep breaths when walking through the forest as sweet fragrances of trees and flowers fill the air.

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  • To the Museum

    After you turn from the main road, you ll'find a parking, and a sign to go left down the stairs. You'll have to walk for arround 400 m, through the wood , to get to the Museum.It is a peaceful and colorful road , take your time and enjoy ...

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Lepenski Vir Local Customs

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    by goga4444 Written Aug 3, 2004

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    They used to burry deceised lying , and not very often sitting. Those who lived of vegetable growing used to burry people in fetal position, believeng that MOTHER Earth will protect them.

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Lepenski Vir Warnings and Dangers

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    by viddra Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As you can see in the picture, the prehistoric dwellings are protected by a wooden structure. Unfortunately this structure threatens to topple down on the locality because of its aged and worn out material.

    a house

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Lepenski Vir Off The Beaten Path

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    by viddra Updated Oct 30, 2005

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    25km from Majdanpek, at the spring of the Mali Pek River, you'll find 1 of the most beautiful caves in Serbia.

    The cave was named after Rajko Vojvoda, an innkeeper by day and a robber by night. All the treasure he stole from the Turkish caravans is believed to be still hidden in this cave.

    This river cave (the Rajko River runs through it), the longest in Serbia (2304m), was 1st explored by our great geographer Jovan Cvijic in 1894. It was open for the tourists on 12 September 1975.

    If you want to visit this cave and be stunned by its wonderful cave ornaments, contact the reception of the Kasina Hotel in Majdanpek. The group must have at least 10 persons (50 dinars each)!

    Rajko's Cave

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Lepenski Vir Sports & Outdoors

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    by viddra Written Jul 1, 2005

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    Some 28 fish species live in this part of the Danube, so it's a true paradise for sport's fishermen.
    But this area's also suitable for sailing, rowing and swimming.

    the Djerdap Gorge

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Lepenski Vir Favorites

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    by goga4444 Updated Aug 3, 2004

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    Favorite thing: is amazing location that represents life more then 8 000 years ago. It has preserved some parts of the old town, and some of the household , religious objects and remains of the people burried there.

    Fondest memory: The museum is open form 9 am till 6 pm , (but they accept guests till 5 pm) .

    The ticket costs 20 dinars for kids and 50 dinars for adults. ( 1 euro is 72 dinars, August 4. 2004)

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