In Serbia, industrial heritage has its traces from XVIII century. It develop in Vojvodina, northern province of Serbia (food industry, irrigation systems, traffic network), than in XIX century in Central part of Serbia.
Since, Serbia was whole XIX century in struggle over its independence, beginning of industry is closed to state institutions, mostly weapons and ammunition, later on even small workshops for production of leather and cloth has its importance in Serbian industry.
Nowadays, lots of buildings are abandoned to the ravages of time, and Museum of science and technique try to keep all those important sights from forgetfulness. Join our tour and explore only part of Serbian industrial heritage!
From it's beginning to the modern age
Mali Stapar, located 10 km from Sombor, was built with purpose in 1802. after opening of Great Channel that was built by Austro-Hungarians. In village lock is located, one of 4 that was than on Great Channel built 1793. After this lock, village get mill and that was reason for village develop. Mill has same look as in 1848 when its built. It is only remain of 5 that was built on Great Channel in that time.
Mining basin Kolubara, it is unique basin where after decades of lignite exploitation it represent largest surface mine in the Balkan and it represent unique tourist attraction, as well as Valjevo, small town on Kolubara River with old part of the city called Tešnjar, where old workshops still work and keep its tradition and hydropower station “Pod gradom” in Užice, built in 1900., it was first electric station in Serbia built by Tesla principles of polyphase electricity after hydropower station on Niagara halls.
Hydropower station in Ivanjica, built in 1911. It is cultural monument of great importnace, and its consist of lake and waterfall. Gamzigrad hydropower station, that has status like mini power 100 years old station-museum.