Summer. Walking in the morning. The old town. I adore the combination of these words, as I adore early morning summer strolls through historic towns. I particularly enjoy hearing swallows fluttering between historic buildings, hearing fountains and smelling water, seeking shelter beneath the canopy of trees and next to houses, stopping for ice cream along the road, and admiring the facades of old buildings in the city center.
The city center’s current appearance, with its distinctive buildings and trees in front of them, dates back barely a few centuries. The first city promenade was erected in Sombor in the middle of the 19th century, following the model of the Habsburg Monarchy’s main European towns. You can question yourself how these spaces came to be populated in the first place during these excursions around the city promenade. Who were the forefathers of today’s residents of this city? History has a lengthy and illustrious history.
However, tribes of Iranian descent infiltrated the Pannonian Plain and the Danube region from the beginning of the first to the middle of the second century AD. The warlike semi-nomadic tribe of the Sarmatian Yazigi, who crossed the Danube and assaulted the Roman province of Pannonia, was the most numerous. The Yazigis eventually stopped being nomadic, following in the footsteps of the existing Celtic and Dacian populations. We can assume that between the first and fourth centuries AD, there was a permanent Sarmatian settlement in the territory of today’s Sombor, based on a substantial number of archaeological artifacts related to the period of Sarmatian occupancy.
The town hall has a distinctive appearance. Visitors to Sombor will be sure to remember the huge tower in the middle of the building, which houses a clock. There is a large square in front of the town hall.