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The Danube Delta is waiting …

(20 August 2021)

It is slowly getting colder* and the Danube Delta in the south-east of Romania is waiting for its visitors. Watch and enjoy the city of Sulina, the Letea forest with its wild horses, fish food and / or the diversity of nature in the delta (1,830 plant species, 2,440 insect species, 100 mollusc and reptile species, 320 bird species and more …). Now is the ideal time!

Further information, offers and more about excursions in the Danube Delta can be found here (languages ​​German, English and Romanian):
https://urlaub-im-donaudelta.de/…/boat-trips…/

* (A relative statement, but the usual 35 ++ degree days are over and the temperature is between a pleasant 25 to 32 degrees)

We thank Plimbari cu barca Delta Dunarii – Murighiol / Boat trips in Danube Delta for permission to use these images.

Faleza (waterfront) Brăila

(28 June 2021 / Images: June 2021)

The city of Brăila is the capital of the district of the same name in the southeast of Romania. Brăila is located in the Wallachia region, on the left bank of the lower course of the Danube, close to the Danube Delta.

Lavender fields – Now

(24 June 2021 / Images: June 2021)

The lavender is blooming, not yet in full bloom … but still beautiful. Images of a lavender field near Tudor Vladimirescu (Galați district). You can visit it for free, take photos there and of course buy many lavender products on site and take them home with you.

And these lavender fields are also a blessing for the world of insects. Various butterflies, bees, bumblebees and many, many other insects move from flower to flower and fill the fields with life.

Biserica (church) Buna Vestire

(17 June 2021)

Cuca is 40 km north of Galati in the south-east of Romania. There are two churches here, a larger one (in the middle of the picture) and a smaller one (on the right of the picture), which are used differently depending on the occasion.

The Botanical Garden, here the Rosarium, by Galați

(10 June 2021 / Images: June 2021)

The Botanical Garden in Galați (in the south-east of Romania) is one of the most beautiful places in Galați. The first planting was carried out in 1994 and to this day the garden “houses” more than 260,000 trees, shrubs and flowers. With around 5,500 rose bushes and almost 300 types of roses, the rosarium is one of the largest in the region.

In addition to the botanical garden, the visitor will also find a natural history museum, an aquarium and a planetarium. Entrance fee for the garden, museum and aquarium, adult: 6 lei (approx. 1.25 euros)

Flowers by the roadside – beautiful

(29 May 2021)

Where? Galati, when? Just! On the roadsides, in the fields and meadows, flowers in bright colors are currently blooming.

Galați, city on the Danube and the Danube Delta

(26 May 2021)

Galati is the capital of the district of the same name in Moldova, in the southeast of Romania. It was visited by royal families and was one of the richest cities in Romania. Today, along with Braila, it is a well-known port city and is definitely worth a visit. In addition to the botanical garden, the zoo, many parks and museums, churches and much more, the approx. 2 1/2 km long promenade offers a wonderful view over and onto the Danube, which in some places is up to 900 meters wide .

We would like to thank the photographer Florin Mocanu for permission to use these images.

Spring – time for umbrellas and lots and lots of images

(12 May 2021)

Regularly in spring there are “new umbrellas” in the pedestrian zone of the city of Braila (southeast of Romania) … which not only provide shade, but also invite visitors to take many, many photos. This year, instead of a colorful mix of colors, Braila is adorned with the Romanian national colors blue / yellow / red.

The city park in Braila – Parcul Monument

(01 May 2021 / Images: April 2021)

The park in Braila has existed since 1833 and is known for a monument that was built by the French architect Villaye and is also named after it. The memorial depicted a double-edged sword on a pedestal with two lions next to it. In 1916 the monument was destroyed by the Turkish occupiers.

With an area of around 90 hectares, the park in Braila is now one of the largest parks in Romanian cities.

More about cities in Romania

Letea, das subtropische Waldgebiet Rumäniens

(19 March 2021)

The Letea forest (Romanian Pădurea Letea) is located in the district of Tulcea, in the northeastern Danube Delta, between the Chilia and Sulina river arms and covers an area of over 5,000 hectares. It is the most northerly subtropical forest in Europe and the oldest nature reserve in Romania. Parts of the forest have been under nature protection since 1930.

Historical documents show that the ancestors of today’s horse population came from the Tatars to the north of the Danube Delta 300 to 400 years ago, where they made their home and became more and more wild.

In the Letea forest there are 500 species of plants and more than 3,000 animal species, of which more than 2,000 are insects. Imposing trees such as oaks several hundred years old offer ideal living conditions for e.g. the hoopoe, but also for wild cats and many other animals. The white-tailed eagle, swallows and tons of ducks and ratites are also native here.

We thank Vlad the Impaler – Dracula for permission to use these images.

Gura Portitei – Die Donau trifft das Schwarze Meer

(17 March 2021)

Gura (German: the mouth) Portitei is a unique place in Europe where the Black Sea and the Danube Delta meet. It is located on a narrow strip of sand between the Black Sea and the Golovița Estuary in the Danube Delta and is part of the Jurilovca municipality in the Tulcea County.

Originally a fishing village, Gura Portiței (Portița) is now known as one of the most remote (and still relatively quiet) tourist destinations on the Romanian coast. Access is usually by boat from Jurilovca. The area is part of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. More …

We thank Vlad the Impaler – Dracula for permission to use this image.

Letztes Wochenende – frischer Fisch

(15 March 2021)

Fischers Fritz fishes fresh fish, Fischers Fritz fishes fresh fish. Who doesn’t know this tongue twister? But these images are not from the fisherman Fritz, but from last weekend in the Danube Delta. Fresh fish grilled … who wouldn’t want to be there for life.

Our thanks to Plimbari cu barca Delta Dunarii – Murighiol / Boat trips in Danube Delta for permission to use these images.

Sulina – the lonely city on the Black Sea

(14 February 2021)

We already had a post with wonderful images in December 2020, but these images are also worth seeing. The city of Sulina is not connected to the Romanian road network and can only be reached by water with private boats and passenger ships. It is located on the easternmost point of Romania, directly on the Black Sea.

We thank Sulina fabuloasa for permission to use these wonderful images.

Fish, fish, fish … in the Danube Delta

(29 January 2021)

Whether as borş de peşte (a delicious Romanian fish soup) cooked over an open fire, grilled or fried as fish with caper sauce, garlic and butter or simply swallowed whole and raw (picture pelican), the Danube Delta is rich in birds, mammals, insects and amphibians and fishing. More than 130 species of fish inhabit the river arms and waters of the delta.

We thank Plimbari cu barca Delta Dunarii – Murighiol / Boat trips in Danube Delta for permission to use these images.

Sunset in Galati

(01 January 2021)

It is way too warm, bright sun and blue sky almost every day and instead of up to -20 degrees, it is +15 degrees and more. It smells of spring and that in the middle of winter. Somehow beautiful and yet … unusual!

More about Galati: https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/de/uir/ausflugsziele-staedte-galati/

The images were taken on December 30, 2020 in Galati, in the southeast of Romania. We thank the photographer Nica George for his permission to use these images.

Sulina – the lonely city on the Black Sea

(11 December 2020)

The city of Sulina is not connected to the Romanian road network and can only be reached by water with private boats and passenger ships. It is located on the easternmost point of Romania, directly on the Black Sea.

Sulina was already an important river and sea port in the Byzantine and later Genoese and Turkish times, but has lost its importance today due to the construction of larger ports (e.g. in Galati, Braila, …).

The old lighthouse from 1887, some old villas on the quay and the large cemetery are testimonies to this past. Sulina has a sandy beach on the Black Sea that is many kilometers long. Colonies of pelicans delight the eyes and nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts will also get their money’s worth here. Far away from the “wild world”, Sulina is a quiet, quiet and wonderful place that invites you to relax, with an unfortunately very high unemployment rate of 40%.

We thank Sulina fabuloasa, Danube Delta for permission to use images.

Part 2 – lights, lights, sea of lights

(08 December 2020 / Images: December 2020)

Another excursion and again millions of lights for Christmas. Today we were in Braila and were impressed by the flood of lights here too.

More about the city of Braila: https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/de/uir/ausflugsziele-staedte-braila/

Lights, lights, sea of lights

(05 December 2020 / Images: December 2020)

Christmas in Romania is celebrated with a thousand, no, millions of lights. We were on the way to Galati today, here are some impressions of it.

More about the city of Galati: https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/de/uir/ausflugsziele-staedte-galati/

St. Parascheva in the sunset

(10 November 2020 / Images: November 2020)

This church (Biserica Sfânta Cuvioasa Parascheva) is located at the entrance to Galati and is one of the largest churches in the city. The picture above the entrance shows the “Holy Wonderful Paraskeva” who was born in Epibatai (today Selimpaşa, near Istanbul in Turkey), a village in a Byzantine province in the 10th century and at the age of 15 she decided to lead a religious life in a monastery and later as a hermit.

Gradina Botanica in Galati – today

(08 November 2020 / Images: November 2020)

A stroll in the Galati Botanical Garden in early November. Autumn is here, but winter still seems far, far away. It is autumn, but many flowers are still in bloom, some butterflies are still on the move and it is pleasantly warm in the sun.

A little more sun – the zoo in Braila

(18 October 2020 / Images: October 2020)

Autumn is coming and the days are getting colder, go to the zoo quickly and enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

One of the most beautiful fountains in Romania at night

(08 October 2020 / Images: September 2020, August 2019 und October 2017)

Wonderfully illuminated play of colors at night. In the center of the Braila there are these fountains, which invite you to take a romantic walk or to stay in the evening.

Fish, fish & fish – traditional cuisine in the Danube Delta

(06 October 2020)

In addition to the natural beauties, there is of course more in the Danube Delta, lots of fish. There are many traditional dishes and the preparation is not exactly as usual in a German kitchen. But from my own experience, it’s very, very tasty. More …

Our thanks to Plimbari cu barca Delta Dunarii – Murighiol / Boat trips in Danube Delta for permission to use these images.

Galati in the Night

(21 September 2020)

From the northwest (Cluj Napoca) back to the southeast (Galati) of Romania. A beautiful picture by Florin Mocanu… Thanks for that! More …

Lavender and sunflower

(16 July 2020 / Images: July 2020)

There are many lavender fields and especially sunflower fields in the south-east of Romania.

Galati – wonderful images

(9 July 2020)

We would like to thank Florin Mocanu for the wonderful images of Galati (city in the southeast of Romania with approx. 350 thousand inhabitants) which he made available to us. More …

Biserica Nașterea Maicii Domnului

(7 June 2020 / Images: May 2020)

in Sarichioi … nobody knows it, but the church looks kind of great and we happened to “get lost” there last weekend. Sarichioi is 35 km from Tulcea, directly on the Lacul Razim and therefore practically on the Black Sea.