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Romania – a unique holiday destination

With its varied landscapes and incomparable natural scenery, Romania is a unique holiday, travel and discovery country. Sun worshippers, seaside holidaymakers and surfers will find golden, endlessly long and wide sandy beaches, crystal-clear water and ideal surfing opportunities on the 255 km long coastline on the Black Sea.

The Danube Delta – UNESCO World Heritage Site

1,000 km of the Danube as a southern border river to Bulgaria and Serbia invite you to unforgettable river cruises. Before the Danube flows into the Black Sea on its long way from Donaueschingen, the Danube Delta, 80 km long and 70 km wide, has set a monument to its nature over thousands of years. With an area 8 times the size of Lake Constance, it is the second largest river delta in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An unmanageable network of canals, islands, swamps, lakes, riverside forests and reeds, a paradise for anglers and birders. About 90 fish and 320 species of birds live here, including the pink flamingos.

The Carpathians – ideal conditions for outdoor activities

The approx. 780 km long mountain range of the Carpathian Mountains, which stretches from southwest to north towards the Ukrainian border, offers impressive panoramas. While in the Northern and Eastern Carpathians the landscape is characterised by high, endless forest mountains, as if from a picture book with plateaus and lush green meadows, the Southern Carpathians have a rocky, high alpine character over a length of almost 280 km. More than 10 peaks above 2.500 m, deep gorges, raging waterfalls, canyons, snow-covered glaciers, glacial lakes and beautiful ski resorts. It is an unspoilt mountain world that offers ideal conditions from north to south for winter sports enthusiasts, hikers and tourers, mountain bikers and enduro riders, off-road enthusiasts and campers.

Romania – a hospitable country for culture lovers

Due to its borderline location between the Orient and the West, more than two thousand years ago, a unique cultural diversity emerged from the traditional Romanian culture and various historical influences, which is reflected everywhere in the architecture. The castles of the churches in Transylvania, old Roman and Dacian (native inhabitants) fortifications, the Black Church in BRASOV as the most important Gothic church building in south-eastern Europe, the Moldavian monasteries and, from the most recent communist period, the Parliament Palace built in the pulsating capital Bucharest with 1.9 million inhabitants, are just a few examples. It is the largest building in Europe and, after the Pentagon, the second largest administrative building in the world.

The official Romanian language, which belongs to the Romansh language family, is spoken by approximately 89% of the 22 million inhabitants. Romania is considered a Romansh language island surrounded by Slavic languages in neighbouring countries. Since young people in particular often speak English and French, there is hardly any communication problem for holidaymakers. In Transylvania and the Banat (Siebenbürger Sachsen) as well as in southern Walachia (Donauschwaben) German is still partly spoken today. Part of the Romanian culture is the proverbial hospitality of the people. It can happen that you are spontaneously invited to a market or a festivity in a village for a glass of wine. Rejecting this would, for whatever reason, be deeply offending.

Lyrics: Winfried Hoehne, Düsseldorf