Danube & bridges, Novi Sad
If you find yourself in Novi Sad in the summer, definitely check out 'Štrand' which is actually a sand beach on the bank of the Danube. It's one of the most popular places for the locals to relax and cool off during the summer months. The beach is generally clean, full, and lined with cafés and restaurants. There are showers throughout for rinsing off after swimming. The last time I was there, I was struck by the beach full of festive people with a bombed out bridge, curtesy of NATO, in the background.