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Derdap National Park, viewing Decebalus’ statue from the Serbian Danube bank

Derdap (pronounced Djerdap) is the second largest natural park of Serbia, after Prokletije, found at the border with Albania and Montenegro. Derdap is a vast forest and mountainous land of 600-650 sq km, comprising some villages. The most spectacular part of this landscape is created by the gorges of Danube, an impressive view created by […]

Golubac fortress, the ruins of the old city (Stari Grad)

The fortress of Golubac was built seven hundred years ago in a strategic point on the Danube, before the Iron Gate Gorges, an area included in Derdap National Park today. The purpose was to guard both the Danube and the coast road and to offer taxation. For this purpose there existed even a great iron […]

A Romanian Rushmore on the Danube Gorges honoring the king of Dacians

The narrowest passage of the Danube, the most important river of Europe, creates a fabulous natural landscape. The river breaks through high walls of stone, creating several gorges with luxurious wild vegetation, that also give water a green shade. This is the background against which a record sculpture was carved in ten years. The largest […]

Fairytale in the historic part of Budapest

The western part of today Budapest, Buda, was the capital of Hungary, mainly before the Ottoman conquest in the middle age. The city, which is about one third of Budapest was revitalized and reshaped by German settlers who gave it a Gothic look. It is still a pleasure to stroll through the narrow cobalt streets […]

Danube Delta, the greatest delta of Europe

One could not find a river to symbolize Europe better than the Danube: it starts from Germany, crossing 10 countries and several capitals like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, to finally poor itself into the Black Sea, forming a delta. On the continent, only the Russian Volga is longer and wider. The Danube Delta is a […]

The royal city of Esztergom and the greatest cathedral in Hungary

The small city of Esztergom, resting on one side of the Danube, is one of the most important places in Hungary, packed with religious and historic significance. It was here that the patron of the country and founder of the Hungarian Kingdom, Stephen I was born and died. Esztergom was the capital of Hungaria in […]

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