Situated on the right bank of a major European river, which spurts out in western Germany and flows all the way to the Black Sea, this town has many layers of history
The Thracians, the Romans, the Proto-Bulgars, the Venetians and the Ottomans were all here, and with them came Czechs, Hungarians, Germans, Armenians and Jews. All left their marks on the modern city. Though it has been severely depopulated in recent years and has the continuing misfortune of being in what is the poorest region of the EU, the city has a lot to offer to the inquisitive traveller – rich history, plenty of sightseeing and not least excellent wine.
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