ED-Awards 2013 Ceremony

Date & time

Saturday, June 8th at 21:00.


Will be sold via the ED web shop.

All ED-Awards ceremony tickets will also be valid for the Winner’s party. (More info coming soon!)

The Venue

The Yugoslav Drama Theatre (Kralja Milana 50) was founded in 1948. An integral part of serbian theatre history and a Belgrade cultural landmark, it has been brilliantly renovated following a fire in 1997. 

Belgrade Design Week

This year we’re teaming up with Belgrade Design Week, an international design festival, which gathers global leaders in the fields of architecture, design, branding, advertising, culture, publishing, media and communications. Once a year Belgrade takes centre stage in the world of design with an international conference, creative workshops, master-classes, exhibitions and promotions.

The European Design Awards 2013 Ceremony will take place on the penultimate day of the festival, Saturday June 8.

We will be announcing more details soon. Stay tuned!

Things to do in Belgrade

Belgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has a population of around 1.7 million. The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which surround it on three sides. But that’s not all these rivers have to offer! During the summer there are plenty of clubs in heaving barges on both rivers, as Belgrade transforms into a party town. But more on that when we announce the European Design post-ceremony party!

According to tripadvisor, the 10 most popular things to do in Belgrade are:

  1. The Belgrade Fortress Full of history with breathtaking views and situated in a wonderful park.
  2. Saint Petka’s Chapel A small church with a holy water spring in the very heart of the Belgrade Fortress.
  3. Skadarlija Belgrade’s bohemian quarter with great bars and restaurants.
  4. Ada Ciganlija A river island in the centre of Belgrade, an ideal summer destination.
  5. Knez Mihajlova A pedestrian street lined with shops and historic buildings.
  6. Nikola Tesla Museum The Belgrade airport is named after Nikola Tesla. Visit the museum to find out why!
  7. Danube River For peaceful walks and stunning views.
  8. St. Sava Temple Still under construction but spectacular.
  9. National Theatre One of the most significant places in Serbian cultural history. 
  10. Tower of Sibinjanin Janko in Zemun The only remaining tower that used to mark the limits of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with great views of  the Danube, Old and New Belgrade.

Hotel Excelsior ***

The historic Hotel Excelsior Beograd offers you a modern environment in the heart of the Serbian capital.

The full refurbishment has been completed with great respect shown to the original historic features of the building and façade and true combination of old and new.

Whether you are on a business trip or a leisure holiday in Belgrade, we can give you a unique blend of contemporary design and tradition in one of the oldest hotels in Serbia.

The newly refurbished rooms in Hotel Excelsior will provide a comfortable lodging with all major sights in Belgrade within walking distance.

70 EUR single room
90 EUR double room

Prices are per night, per room and include room night, breakfast buffet and VAT, but do not include city tax which is 135 RSD (app. 1,30 Euro) per guest-per night.

To take advantage of the special rates, make sure you mention European Design Awards in your communication with the hotel.

Kneza Miloša 5, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 32 31 381
Fax: +381 11 32 31 951
E-mail:  recepcija@hotelexcelsior.rs




Hotel Crystal ****

Crystal Hotel Belgrade is located in the very heart of Vračar, a prestigious district of Belgrade. Situated only 300m from the St. Sava Temple, the symbol of the city, 400m away from the highway and a few minutes away from the city center, this brand new 4* business boutique hotel represents a perfect choice for business and leisure travelers who seek for personal service 24h.

90 EUR single room
99 EUR double room

Weekend rates:
80 EUR single room
89 EUR double room 

To take advantage of the special rates, make sure you mention European Design Awards in your communication with the hotel or download the reservation form and book according to availability.

Address: Internacionalnih brigada 9, Beograd
Telephone: +381 11 7151000
Fax +381 11 7151005
E-mail: info@crystalhotel.rs

Metropol Palace *****

An indelible landmark overlooking Tasmajdan Park in the city center, the Metropol Palace, Belgrade blends a unique legacy with timeless style. Historic sites, world-class museums, upscale shopping venues, and exciting nightlife are minutes away.

120 EUR Single Classic room
135 EUR Double Classic room

135 EUR Superior Single room
150 EUR Superior Double room

To take advantage of the special rates, download the reservation form and book according to availability.

Address: Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra 69, Beograd
Telephone: +381 11 3333100
Fax +381 11 7151005
E-mail: reception@metropolpalace.com

Flying to Belgrade

Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is the primary international airport serving Belgrade, Serbia. Previously known as Belgrade International Airport, it was renamed in 2006 in honour of Serbian scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla. The airport is situated 12 km west of central Belgrade. It is the international and domestic hub for JAT Airways, the national flag carrier and largest airline of Serbia, as well as one of the hubs for low cost airline Wizz Air. In total, there are approximately 20 airlines servicing the airport, with direct flights to most European capitals.

Getting from the airport to the city centre


JAT Airways runs a bus service between the airport and its city terminal at Hotel Slavija (Slavija square) in the city centre. The  bus leaves the airport every hour on the hour between 07:00 and 22:00 taking approximately 30 minutes to reach the centre of Belgrade. The bus also stops at Fontana in Novi Beograd and at the central railway station. One way fare is 200 dinars (c. 2 euros) and can be paid directly to the bus driver. On the way back, the bus shuttle leaves from the city terminal at Slavija hotel every hour on the hour between 05:00 and 21:00.


Public bus line 72 departs from the airport every 30 minutes and will take you through several parts of Belgrade before arriving at its final stop near the Zeleni Venac green market in the city centre. The bus ticket costs 45 dinars (~0.50 euro) if bought at a newspaper stand, or 80 dinars if bought from the bus driver. Although cheaper, this is probably not the best option for first time visitors to Belgrade, unless you have a map of Belgrade with you or are the adventurous type of traveller.


Until December 2010 the taxi drivers operating from the Belgrade Airport were heavily overcharging their clients. In order to stop this practice, the Belgrade government has introduced the following mechanism for getting a taxi at the arrivals hall of the Belgrade airport:

  • There is a Taxi information stand at the arrivals hall. If you wish to take a taxi to your destination, go this stand and state your destination. You will be given a voucher with the price you will have to pay the taxi driver once you get to your destination. There are 5 zones with prices ranging from 1500 to 7000 dinars (~15-70 euro). New Belgrade and the city centre are in the first, cheapest zone and getting there will cost you 1500 dinars (~15 euro). Apart from the voucher you will be given a leaflet with information on what to do if the taxi driver charges you more than the amount stated on the voucher.
  • Once you obtain the voucher, exit the building and get a taxi.
  • When you get to your destination, pay the taxi driver the fee stated in the voucher.

Getting to Belgrade by train

Belgrade’s main railway station, built between 1882 and 1885, offers rail connections to and from a number of major central European and Balkan cities. It’s only a fifteen minute walk from the city centre and is also serviced by tram line No 2.

For more information on destinations and timetables please click here.