Rtanj mountain Eastern Serbia
How to get to eastern Serbia mountain Rtanj
Magical and mystical Rtanj mountain is located in Eastern Serbia. Best way to it, you can go by car with road to there or by bus to Boljevac town. There you can take a bus or taxi to Rtanj mountain and hike there. Price of taxi from Boljevac to Rtanj is about 6 or 7 euros for that ride. Or you can go by foot some 15km. Rtanj is located about 75km form Niš. From Belgrade it’s about 205km to here. Hiking and mountaineering on Rtanj is great experience. You’ll see!
The highest peak of Mt Rtanj Serbia is on peak Šiljak (1564m). Except it, there are two more notable peaks Kusak (1309m) and Preslo (1405m). Rtanj looks like three sided pyramid, and is one of most popular mountaineering destination in Serbia. Hiking Mt. Rtanj is great adventure for hikers and adventurists. Mountain Rtanj in Serbia is Serbian Adventure itself, that should be experienced. Recommended by us. Rtanj mountain has very interesting flora. For that reason many people are gathering plants here and preparing Rtanj tea. Characteristics of Rtanj tea are very wide. It improves health in diabetics problems, immune system, digestive problems, and urinary channels problems. Legen is, Rtanj tea can be used even as en aphrodisiac. It is located about 75km from city of Niš. Nearest larger populated semantically are town Boljevac, and Sokobanja spa. When is clear weather you can see half of Serbia from it’s top. When it’s not, you can see only the clouds around you.
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On the top of the mountain you can see ruins of building that was built in 1934. In a name of owner of a mine on a mountain that no longer works. Many mountaineering events are in relations with this mountain.
Legends about mount Rtanj
Rtanj mountain legends can be divided in to two theories. The first legend is about that this mountain is created by aliens. Some of the ones who were on top say that they hear strange voices there and feel great energy. Other is that this only pyramid in Europe. No matter which theory is your favorite, it’s sure that there is great energy on it. And some more.
Diverse flora is growing on mountain itself. Rtanj tea is most famous of them (Saturea montana and Saturea satyris). It is very efficient in health treatment for disease of breathing organs. By one legend, that is no longer active, on the end of the world that should happened on 21.12.2012, only safe place in the world was on the mountain. We survived 🙂
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