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Address: Ruse, Bulgaria

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It's the Danube, but not as you know it!

I liked going down to the Danube, but I must say it looks awesome in Austria, but by this point it is very polluted which is a real shame. Scary stories about bodies washing down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Warboys Cambridgeshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We liked the water and watching the barges but there is no effort made to interest the tourist though there is a walkway and lots of benches. The water here has passed through 5 other countries so it is dirty looking.

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Athens, Greece
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

As one of the main water arteries of Europe Danube can provide a lot to tourists. Of course Bulgaria, being a poor country, has not developed and exploited at all all the positives of this fantastic tourist resource. In Rousse specifically, the "walking" area down along the river is in miserable situation, no lamps, no normal pavement, no places to... More 

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Hanover
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

In winter - watching the ice floes slowing make their way down stream. In summer - seeing the kids diving in and swimming

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
69 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I liked going down to the Danube, but I must say it looks awesome in Austria, but by this point it is very polluted which is a real shame. Scary stories about bodies washing down from the Balkan conflict though!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The part which is next to Russe center,is perfect for a walk and relaxing.Dont miss the sunset.Many cruising ships,some restaurants,many trees.

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Bath
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Just to see this river is a pleasure! It is so wide and beautiful. Crossing over on the train to Romania gives a great view!

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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you're staying in central Ruse, it's just a few minutes' walk to the Danube ... which is undoubtedly (in good weather) a mighty and impressive river ... but what's disappointing is the absence of terraces or vantage points where you could have a coffee and view the river ... only a couple of scruffy cafes ...

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Tutrakhan, Silistra, Bulgaria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Very few Bulgarians are even familiar with the splendors of the coast here. Tutrakan, between Rousse and Silistra, is particularly unknown, because it was a no-go area during communism, however it is wonderful town with Roman roots, amazing river views, and several good museums. Most specifically, large parts of the Bulgarian Danube are eco-zones and bird sanctuaries- a nature lover's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The Danube is an excellent river. Narrow at its source, but here in Ruse, broad and impressive. I highly recommend it.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Danube River is a wonderful place to travel along. You can visit beautiful cities both in Romania and Bulgaria and have a look on the ancient Greek or Roman heritage landmarks in these cities. Danube Delta is especially beautiful and unique. The best time to visit is Spring and Autumn when you can find a lot of birds and... More 

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