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Dobrogea Gorges

(8 June 2022)

Dobrogea Gorges is a nature reserve (specifically a bird sanctuary here) in Dobrogea, Constanța County.

Dobruja (Dobrogea) is a historical landscape in south-eastern Europe between the lower reaches of the Danube and the Black Sea, forming the border area between south-eastern Romania and north-eastern Bulgaria.

We thank the photographer Marius Nistor for permission to use this image.

The wild horses in the Danube Delta

(8 June 2022)

Historical documents show that the ancestors of today’s horse population in the Danube delta came there 300 to 400 years ago through the Tartars, became at home there and became more and more wild.

In the north-eastern delta (Tulcea county), between the branches of the Chilia and Sulina rivers, there is also the Letea forest (in Romanian: Pădurea Letea), which covers an area of over 5,000 hectares (50,000,000 m2). It is the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe, the oldest nature reserve in Romania and the habitat of these horses.

We thank photographer Sorin Onisor for permission to use these images.

Green Dolphin Camping: beaches, tranquility & nature

(2 June 2022 / Images: February 2020)

The Danube Delta is an exotic landscape in the south-east of Romania where you can observe over 1,830 species of plants, 2,440 species of insects, 91 species of mollusks, 11 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, 320 species of birds and 44 species of mammals.

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Gura Portitei – Die Donau trifft das Schwarze Meer

(25 May 2022)

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.

Mănăstirea (Monastery) Cocoșu

(23 May 2022)

The Cocoșu Monastery is located between Galati / Braila and Tulcea (town in the Danube Delta), at the foot of the hilly landscape “Dealul Cocoșului”.

It was founded in the second half of the 17th century, with the church demolished and rebuilt in 1910. The monastery includes an abbot’s house, a series of monks’ apartments, a bell tower, a chapel and a church dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Green Village 4* Resort

(18 May 2022)

The Green Village Resort in Sfântu Gheorghe in the Danube Delta invites its guests with comfort, a lot of peace and nature, as well as the proximity to the Black Sea.

Find out more about this German-speaking provider

Fish, Fish & Fish – Traditional cuisine in the Danube Delta

(16 May 2022)

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

More about the Danube Delta and many, many wonderful pictures

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

Galati – wonderful images

(16. May 2022)

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 …

To be seen on our website > Cities > Galați
https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/…/ausflugsziele…/

Images: https://www.facebook.com/mocanu.cip

Biserica (church) Buna Vestire

(16 May 2022)

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

(11 May 2022)

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 date the garden “homes” to 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, visitors will also find a natural history museum, an aquarium and a planetarium. Entrance fee garden, museum and aquarium, adult: 6 lei (approx. 1.25 euros)

Tours / Excursions in the Danube Delta

(8. May 2022)

The Danube Delta invites you! Visit the town of Murighiol, which is the gateway to the heart of the Danube Delta and is accessible by car.

Find out more about the provider Plimbari cu barca Delta Dunarii – Murighiol / Boat trips in Danube Delta:
https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/…/ausfluege…/

Gradina mare, Brăila city

(2 May 2022)

The Great Garden or Public Garden (Gradina publica) of Brăila, known as the Emperor’s Garden in the 19th century, occupies an area of 6 hectares (60,000 m2).

The city of Brăila is located in southeastern Romania on the Danube River and adjacent to the Danube Delta. The next larger town of Galaţi is about 10 km downstream (east) away.

Munții (Mountains) Măcinului – Culmea Pricopanului

(28 April 2022)

Măcin Mountains is a mountain range in Tulcea County, in the Dobrogea Historical Region of Romania. As part of the northern Dobruja massif, it lies between the Danube and the Black Sea. The highest elevation is called Vârful Țuțuiatul, which reaches a height of 467 meters. Culmea Pricopanului (pictures) is about 20 km east of the town of Braila.

We thank Relu Chiriac, Galati, for permission to use these images (early May 2021).

Happy Easter

(24 April 2022)

Images (April 19, 2022) from the Park Gradina publica (Public Garden in German) in the city of Galați, south-eastern Romania.

We wish you a happy Easter!

Green Village 4* Resort | Danube Delta

(15 April 2022)

Pictures from the beginning of April 2022 that make you want to go on vacation and more. Rest, relaxation, the Black Sea and the Danube Delta await visitors.

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The Danube Delta

(12 April 2022)

Nature reserve & biosphere reserve. We cannot capture the true beauties of this delta in the photos, but we can help get an idea of this aquatic paradise that Romania is home to. The Danube Delta is a wild and charming corner, where the only traces of civilization are boats, which now and then pass through the labyrinth of water channels.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the photographer Daniel Micu of these wonderful images (2018) for his permission to use them.

The Danube Delta – Delta Dunării

(3 April 2022)

People in the Danube Delta. In addition to many resorts, tourist offers, tours and more, there are also them … the people who have been living in the Danube Delta for decades / centuries and have a say in the charm and flair of the Danube Delta, as well as the wonderful flora and fauna of this region.

Find out more about tours / excursions in the Danube Delta

We thank photographer Sorin Onisor for permission to use this image.

Museum / Aquarium Ecotourism Danube Delta

(28 March 2022)

The Centrul Muzeal Eco-Turistic Delta Dunării (Museum / Aquarium Ecotourism Danube Delta) is located in Tulcea, the capital of the Tulcea district of the same name, which also includes the Danube Delta. In addition to an aquarium with native and exotic fish, the museum also includes scenes and impressions from the biosphere reserve of the Danube Delta, which are spread over two floors.

The fortified church of St. Precista

(26 March 2022)

The Church of St. Precista in Galati is located high up, at the highest point of the promenade, with a fantastic view over the Danube. The church is the oldest building in the city and was consecrated in September 1647, during the reign of Vasile Lupu. The architectural style of the church, which was also used as a defensive fortress, is typical of Romanian church architecture in the 17th century.

A paradise in the Danube Delta | Black Sea

(22 March 2022)

Green Dolphin Camping is a perfectly located campsite in the Danube Delta, right next to the Black Sea. The campsite has 55 small houses and space for about 500 tents with free access to toilets and hot water showers both indoors and outdoors.

IMPORTANT: Like many other places and locations (e.g. the town of Sulina) in the Danube Delta, Green Dolphin Camping has NO connection to the road network and can ONLY be reached BY WATERWAY by private boats, ferry boats and passenger ships.

The visitor who is looking for freedom, rest and relaxation will find the ideal starting point for excursions to the Danube Delta and to the still untouched, lonely beaches on the Black Sea.

All information about Green Dolphin Camping, offers, arrival and more (language German, English and Romanian) can be found here: https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/de/uir/dolphin-camping-de/.

Letea, das subtropische Waldgebiet Rumäniens

(22 March 2022)

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.

The Danube Delta: Green Village 4* Resort

(19 March 2022)

Discover one of the most beautiful and exotic places in Europe, the Danube Delta – the region where the Danube embraces the Black Sea. Green Village 4* Resort combines adventure and wildlife with relaxation and comfort in the paradise of the Danube Delta.

All information about the resort, offers and more (language German and Romanian) can be found here: https://xn--urlaub-in-rumnien-2qb.de/…/green-village-de/

Spring – soon

(17 March 2022)

Pictures from April 30, 2021 from the city of Brăila. Soon it will finally be that time again here and spring will begin…

The Danube Delta

(25 February 2022)

From mid-April, excursions and day trips from Plimbari cu barca Delta Dunarii – Murighiol / Boat trips in Danube Delta to the Danube Delta, the city of Sulina, the subtropical forest of Letea and much more will be offered again.

More …

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Seafood and Fish

(17 January 2022)

We thank Sulina fabuloasa (photos: Antoneta Artem , Mihai Calin ) for permission to use these images taken in Sulina, a town in the Danube Delta.

Sulina – the lonely city on the Black Sea

(17 January 2022)

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 at the easternmost point of Romania, in the Tulcea district, directly on the Black Sea.

A journey – today, Brăila County

(10 January 2022)

Our journey continues, today we are visiting the district of Brăila in the south-east of Romania with a review of the amounts from 2021. All information on the excursion destinations shown, much more information and things worth seeing can be found under the following link (in German and in Romanian) .

We thank the photographers / Facebook groups for permission to use these images.

Without words… Winter in the Danube Delta

(8 January 2022)

The Danube Delta in winter in early 2021.

The Danube Delta … winter time

(21 December 2021)

It is quieter in the Danube Delta in the southeast of Romania. The temperatures are not yet wintry, which is also due to the location on the Black Sea. Pictures in mid-December 2021, calm, quiet and without ice and snow.

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

Christmas lights in Constanța

(20 December 2021)

A picture of Constanța on the Black Sea.

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

Galați, city on the Danube and the Danube Delta

(25 October 2021)

Galati is the capital of the district of the same name in Moldova, in the south-east 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.

St. Paraschiva in the sunset

(22 October 2021 / 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 decided to lead a religious life in to lead a monastery and later as a hermit.

Măcinului Mountains – Culmea Pricopanului

(5 October 2021)

The Măcin Mountains are a mountain range in the Tulcea County, in the historic Dobrogea countryside in Romania. As part of the northern Dobruja massif, it lies between the Danube and the Black Sea. The highest point is called Vârful Țuțuiatul and is 467 meters high. Culmea Pricopanului (pictures) is located approx. 20 km east of the city of Braila.

We would like to thank Relu Chiriac, Galati for the permission to use these images (beginning of May 2021).

Constanța on the Black Sea on April 21, 2021

(4 October 2021)

We thank Marius Nistor Photographer for permission to use these images.

The Danube Delta again

(30 September 2021)

It’s really beautiful here again, blue skies and up to 20 degrees. The weekend is just around the corner and the Danube Delta invites you to take a trip through untouched and wonderful nature.

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

An autumn day … in Galati / Braila

(16 September 2021 / Images: September 2021)

Autumn begins, but it is still pleasantly warm (between 23 and 28 degrees) in the south-east of Romania.

A visit to the zoo in the city of Galati and in the evening something to go for a walk on the Faleza (waterfront) in the city of Braila (approx. 15 km from Galati) and eat ice cream … just beautiful

A little more sun – the zoo in Braila

(15 September 2021 / Images: October 2020)

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.