Monument of the Slankamen’s battle



A battle in Stari Slankamen was fought in 1691 during the Austrian-Turkish war. The Austrian army, under the command of Ludwig Badneski, together with the Serbian army, under the command of Jovan Monsterlije, defeated the outnumbering Turkish army, under the command of great vizier Mustafa Pasha Keprilije.

After the battle, the peace treaty of Karlovci was signed. In 1891 during the commemoration of 200 years of the battle, on the place where it was fought a 12-metre-high monument was built. The monument has the inscription in German and the verses of the famous Serbian poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj.




 

HVALA I SLAVA
JUNACIMA HRLIM.
PADOM UZDIGNUTIM
SMRĆU NEUMRLIM.“

Jovan Jovanovic- Zmaj