Bač fortress


Best-preserved medieval fortress in Vojvodina

It was once completely surrounded by water

It was built near the settlement of the same name on its west side and on a small island that was made by the river Mostonga. The fortress in Bač belongs to the so called “water towns“ because it was completely surrounded by water and the only way to get to it was across a drawbridge.

The fortress has a pentagonal base with towers at each angle. The main tower in the courtyard is one of the most beautiful examples of late-medieval donjons in this part of Europe. Not only this tower was an important part of a defense system of the fortress, but it was watchtower also. The city was burned and deserted at the beginning of XVIII century.

Today, the fortress is open for visitors, and hosts European Heritage Days, exhibitions and folklore concerts.