Known as the “reversed clock” because of its swapped hour and minute hands, the clock tower of the Petrovaradin Fortress overlooks the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. The fortress sits on the right bank of the Danube River.
The clock was designed in such a fashion so that fishermen could more easily tell time when viewing the clock from a distance. Here, the big hand represents the hour, while the little hand indicates the minutes.
So, are you ready for a time test?
If you guessed that it’s five minutes past six o’clock, you pass with flying colors :)
Where in the World?
- Novi Sad (Нови Сад) is Serbia’s second-largest city. Situated in northern Serbia, about 90 km from Belgrade, Novi Sad is slated to be a 2021 European Capital of Culture. For more information, see the Novi Sad Tourist Organization.
- Are you looking for more tips? From Belgrade to Subotica, my Serbia guide highlights my favorite experiences in the country.
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