Sombor, a city rich in history and tradition, preserves one of the most interesting aspects of its cultural heritage – the carriage service. Since the late 19th century, carriages have been an integral part of everyday life for the people of Sombor and today represent a valuable segment of the city’s tourism offering.

Origins and Development of Carriages in Sombor

The carriage service began operating in Sombor in the 1870s, making the city recognizable for this mode of transportation. In the first half of the 20th century, between 50 and 70 carriages traversed the streets of Sombor daily, highlighting the significance and popularity of this means of transport at the time. Carriages had four designated stops in different parts of the city, where they awaited, transported, and picked up passengers, functioning as an early form of public transportation.

Regulations on Carriage Service

As early as the 19th century, the city of Sombor established regulations governing the carriage service, demonstrating advanced thinking and organization concerning public services.

Discontinuation and Revival

By the end of the 20th century, carriages gradually disappeared from the city streets. However, recognizing their value for tourism and culture, the city established a separate carriage service for tourism purposes.

Where You Can See Carriages in Sombor:

1. “Mala Viktorija” Carriage – City Museum of Sombor

The Ethnological Collection of Sombor houses a “Mala Viktorija” type carriage from 1920, crafted by Sombor’s carriage maker Đorđe Pavkov. This carriage not only represents a masterpiece of craftsmanship but also symbolizes the golden age of the carriage service in Sombor.


2. Prefecture building

At the entrance of the Prefecture Building, there is a donated classic Sombor carriage, made in the first half of the 20th century.


3. On the Streets of Sombor

Sombor offers an unforgettable experience of carriage rides. Riding a carriage through the city center, near the City Museum of Sombor square, presents a unique attraction.

4. Etno Restaurant “Fijaker”

In the park next to the County Building, you’ll find the Etno Restaurant “Fijaker,” which provides a special ambiance. The interior of the restaurant is mainly decorated with wood and various ethnic motifs. In the restaurant’s garden, there is a carriage surrounded by greenery and a small pond, with large barrels providing space to enjoy the atmosphere and specialties of the restaurant. You can visit the restaurant and have discount on your meal using Sombor City Card.

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