Welcome to The Danube & Northern Plains
Much of northern Bulgaria is quiet, off-the-beaten-track territory and sees very few foreign visitors. Though it's one of the poorest parts of Europe, it's a rewarding region to explore. Unspoilt mountain landscapes, wild nature reserves and peaceful monasteries await discovery. The mighty Danube River shimmers along most of the country’s border with Romania, and the riverside city of Ruse, famed for its Viennese-style architecture, brimming with cafes and museums, is the gateway to Bucharest.