After a long journey through Germany, from the Black Forrest Mountains, and across seven countries and a total distance of 2840 km, the Danube creates at its discharge in the Black Sea a true natural paradise, the Delta.

This exotic land of thounsands of plant, animal and insect species and with the richest variety of birds on continental Europe, the Danube’s Delta was declared a Natural Reservation by UNESCO.

The Delta’s people, few under 20 000 are living in 15 rural villages and 2 cities, Tulcea and Sulina.

Tulcea is considered the gate towards the Danube’s Delta. The city is home to almost 70 000 inhabitants, on the spot of the ancient settlement called Aegyssus. The town is renowned throughout history for its cultural and ethnic diversity, a worthy example of cohabitation between romanians, bulgarians, greeks, russians, lipoveans, turks, italians, germans, aromanians, ucrainians, hungarians, jews and rroms.

The region around Tulcea is much appreciated for its vineyards, the most important ones being the Istria-Babadag Vineyard and the Sarica-Niculitel Vineyard. Tourists can enjoy a wide variety of grape types: Italian Riesling, Merlot, Ottonel Muscat, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Royal Feteasca, White Feteasca, Aligote, Black Babeasca.

Here are some of the main tourist attractions in Tulcea:

The Aquarium – The Ecoturism Museum Center “The Danube’s Delta”: Str. 14 noiembrie nr. 1, Program: 10 – 18, Monday: Closed

Archeology and History Museum: The Independence Monument Parc, Str. Gloriei

Popular Art and Ethnography Museum: Str. 9 Mai, nr. 4, Tel: 02340 516 204, Program: 8 – 16, Monday: Closed

Tulcea Art Museum: Str. Grigore Antipa, nr. 2, Tel: 0240 513 249, Program: 8 – 16, Monday: Closed

The Independence Monument – situated inside the The Independence Monument Parc