One of the most exciting musical festivals
happens each July in the city of Novi Sad. To be more precise, the festival takes place at probably one of the best venues in Serbia – The Petrovaradin Fortress. Festival goers start their journey by crossing the Varadin bridge in the early evening and quickly the crowd becomes thicker and thicker. You can feel their excitement and anticipation as you watch them march straight through Beogradska St to the fortress’s main entrance. But did you know that there is another way to the fortress? Locals use these steps to get to the fortress each time they visit as well as loyal Exiters, who at one point in time discovered this entrance / exit. These steps are found in Strosmajerova St and are the fastest, quickest and easiest way up to the fortress. The stone steps lead you all the way to the clock tower. If they are blocked off by a gate just use the cobble stone path next to St Jurij Catholic Church. It takes a short turn round and brings you straight to the steps.
So how do you get to Exit the fastest, quickest and easiest?
Once you cross over the Varadin bridge turn right into either of the next two streets: Lisinskog or Vladimir Nadzora. Although there might be a road block you are still permitted to pass as this block is only intended for vehicles. After a few meters you will reach Strosmajerova St, a street lined with baroque style house which lean against the mighty fortress. Here you will find the steps that lead you to Exit festival on the fortress grounds. Also, you will find locals out in the street, food vendors, Dublin, an Irish Pub, Varad INN Hostel and Cafe, and corner shop that sells cigarettes.
So instead of being pulled through the crowd, turn right to take the short cut to the Fortress and start partying!