Serbia » Sava River / Save | Serbia
The river, coming of the Julian Alps, flows on its last kilometers to the mouth of Danube through Serbia
Sava River / Save | Serbia: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:
|Degree of difficulty:
Boating license essential
|Character of waterway:
back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
|Profile of waterway:
Commercial traffic and tourism
Waterway has access to:
Danube | Serbia
has a length of 940 kilometers and is the side river which is most abundant with water to River Danube. It has its spring in the Jullian Alps in Slovenia and forms then first the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. After the Bosnian town of Brcko, River Save meets Serbia and is again for 30 km the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina before it flows into River Drina.
The last 216 km to the mouth of River Danube are navigable and the underflow is very important to leisure boating. Skippers of Belgrade prefer the comfortable River Sava to the main waterway of Danube with heavy commercial traffic.
There are uncountable private wharfs and pontoons along the banks on the last 14 km before it flows into River Danube. Upstream it gets calm later. The river is then with some exceptions (Obrenovac, Sabac, Stremska Mitovica) crossing woods and meadows.