Lighthouses of Serbia

The Republic of Serbia is the largest of the nations remaining from the former Yugoslav federation. Serbia has no coastline, but it has at least three historic lighthouses located on the Dunav (Danube) River. In recent years all three have been restored and two have been reactivated. Thanks to Michel Forand for drawing my attention to the restoration of the Tamiš River lighthouses.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights.

General Sources
World of Lighthouses - Serbia
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Lighthouses of the Danube
This January 2013 blog by Dániel Szávoszt-Vass has good information and photos on Danube lighthouses.
Seezeichen der Alpenregion auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard views posted by Klaus Huelse.
GPSNavigationCharts
Navigation chart information for the Danube River.

Tisza River Light, Titel, June 2017
Google Plus photo by Delivuk Loncarevic

Danube River Lighthouses
* Reke Tamiš Istok (Tamiš River East)
1909. Inactive. 6 m (20 ft) round brick tower with lantern, mounted on a broadly conical stone base. Zdenko Kanački's photo is at right, Lightphotos.net has a photo of the two lighthouses, Dusan Sevic has a 2018 photo of both lighthouses, Huelse has a historic postcard view of the two lighthouses, and Google has a satellite view. The two lighthouses were restored in time for their centennial in 2009. Located on the east side of the mouth of the Tamiš River near Pančevo, about 15 km east of Belgrade. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS SER-001.
* Reke Tamiš Zapad (Tamiš River West)
1909. Reactivated; focal plane about 15 m (49 ft); isophase white light. 6 m (20 ft) round brick tower with lantern, mounted on a broadly conical stone base. A closeup photo is available, Dusan Sevic has a photo, Lightphotos.net has a photo of the two lighthouses, Huelse has a historic postcard view of the two lighthouses, and Google has a satellite view. There's no light seen in the 2009 photo at right, but a small lamo is visible in a 2017 photo by Natalija Stojnić. Located on the west side of the mouth of the Tamiš River. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS SER-002.
Reke Tisza (Tisza River, Titel)
1898 or earlier. Reactivated; focal plane about 15 m (49 ft); flashing green light. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) round strongly conical tower with gallery. Lighthouse painted with red, blue, white, and black horizontal bands. Delivuk Loncarevic's photo is at the top of this page, Daniel Szávoszt-Vass has a photo and a historic photo (first lighthouse on the page), Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a river view and a satellite view. This historic lighthouse marked the confluence of Tisza River with the Danube, an important river junction in Vojvodina province. The principal mouth of the Tisza has since moved a short distance east. The lighthouse was recently restored and painted in the colors of the Serbian flag. Located on the north bank of the Danube across from the village of Stari Slankamen, about 50 km (30 mi) downstream from Novi Sad. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed.

Tamis East Light
Tamiš River East Light, Pančevo, July 2009
Panoramio photo copyright Zdenko Kanački; used by permission

Information available on lost lighthouses:

Notable faux lighthouses:

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Created August 5, 2009. Checked and revised August 8, 2018. Lighthouses: 3. Site copyright 2018 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.