European Riverscapes: Lower Danube
Collected by Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
Totally off the beaten path. Travel alonfg the lower Danube to explore Central Europe from Budapest to the Black Sea visiting Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
Budapest, Szentháromság tér 2, 1014 Hungary
On the Buda side of Budapest, just north of the castle, there are several interesting historical sites worth visiting. You can stroll along several cobblestones streets and explore the Mattias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion, and the National...
Mali Kalemegdan bb Mali Kalemegdan bb, Beograd, Serbia
Kalemegdan park/Belgrade Fortress might be one of the coolest parks I've been in. A fortified city dating back to the first century AD, where it served as a Roman military camp. With the assistance of our friend Milos, we filmed an impromptu music...
Beogradska, Petrovaradin 21131, Serbia
Like most post-socialist states, Serbia is very centralized. Mostly everything has been consolidated in its capital, Belgrade. There is a smaller city, however, right outside of Belgrade, with a slower pace of life and a younger university...
Sector 5, București 050563, Romania
Bucharest is like an elderly woman who refuses to age, but is loosing the battle. Every turn of a corner reveals architectural wonder. The Buildings have as much detail as they do dirt, and the cobble-stone streets as much charm as litter. Nothing...
Strada Luica 164-168, București, Romania
In Bucharest, Romania, I visited a craft fair in a local city park. There were many colorful items for sale, but these painted eggs really caught my eye. While it may not be wise to have all your eggs in one basket, this display of eggs and their...
Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania
When I visited Bran, Transylvania, Romania, obviously the folkloric Castle Bran was not to be missed. This castle has stood since the 14th century. Built by the Saxons of Kronstadt, the castle changed hands many times--much like the area of...
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