Bulgaria Travel

Columbus Zoo Coupons

Appointed by the Guide for the U.S. in 2009 than in the United States. A U.S. zoo, Zoo and Aquarium Columbus Zoo is a nonprofit located in Columbus, Ohio. With a current population of more than 5,000 animals representing nearly 700 species of the Columbus Zoo receives over 1.8 million visitors from around the world. If you plan to visit the Columbus Zoo on a budget read as revealing how you can get Columbus zoo coupons.

What really sets this zoo, apart from others in the U.S. in terms of educational content and presentation is that the zoo is divided into eight regions, representing the world. Besides, it also offers a golf course called the 18-hole Golf Club Safari, Jungle Jack landing and Zoombezi Bay. These can be found just 580 meters away from the zoo compound acre.


bulgariaTargovishte (Търговищка област) is a province in central Bulgaria. Its main city is Targovishte, and other municipalities are Antonovo, Omurtag, Opaka, and Popovo.

The Church of St.. George in Sofia

The Church of St.. George in Sofia (buł. Ротонда “Свети Георги”) – wczesnochrześcijańska rotunda with red bricks, which is the oldest building, located in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. It is located on the rear of the Hotel Sheraton, among the remains of ancient city Serdica.

Rotunda was built by the Romans in the fourth century AD. Inside and in the central dome survived the original frescoes from the XII-XIV centuries. In the days of empire building Osmańskiego remained a mosque, and since the collapse of his church-museum.


Balkan Mountains divide Bulgaria’s Black Sea catchment and the Aegean Sea. In the catchment of the Black Sea is the longest river Danube (471 km in length limits, Bulgaria), which is the river border with Romania, together with its tributaries: Crowbar, Ogosta, Iskyr (Bulgaria is the longest river flowing entirely within its borders), Osym, Yantra River. In addition, the largest river catchment in the Aegean Sea to the Maritsa and Arda Tundżą, Kamczija, Mesta and Struma. Taken advantage of the river are mainly for irrigation and electricity production. The lakes are few and small, are the main type lagunowego occur mainly along the coast. In the Pirin and Rila mountains is approximately 260 glacial lakes of origin. At the Old Płaninie is the largest waterfall in Bulgaria and also the largest in the whole Balkans – Rajsko Praskalo.

Bulgaria – Guide with tips for your holiday

Bulgarien lässt sich von Norden nach Süden in verschiedene, jeweils von Westen nach Osten verlaufende Naturräume gliedern. Entlang der Nordgrenze Bulgariens erstreckt sich die breite Donauniederung. Nach Süden schließt zunächst das Donauhügelland an; es ist zwischen 100 und 400 Meter hoch und fällt relativ steil zur Donau hin ab. Ihm folgen die als Vorbalkan bezeichneten Vorberge des Balkan, die bereits Höhen bis zu 1 500 Metern erreichen, sowie der Balkan. Er durchzieht Bulgarien auf der gesamten Länge und bildet das geographische Rückgrat des Landes. Sein höchster Berg, der Botev, ist 2 376 Meter hoch. Der Balkan bildet die Wasserscheide zwischen Schwarzem Meer und Ägäischem Meer. An die südlichen Ausläufer grenzen die Gebirgszüge Srednagora und Sârnenagora. Es folgt die Thrakische Niederung, die sich nach Osten zum Schwarzen Meer hin erweitert; in ihr wechseln Beckenlandschaften, wie etwa die Niederung der Marica, mit Hügelland ab. Im Süden des Landes erhebt sich die Thrakische Masse, die in mehrere Gebirge gegliedert ist. Zu ihr gehören die nahe der Südgrenze des Landes gelegenen Rhodopen, sowie als deren westliche Ausläufer das Piringebirge (im Vihren bis 2 915 Meter hoch) und das Rilagebirge. Der Musala ist mit 2 925 Metern der höchste Berg des Rilagebirges und der gesamten Balkanhalbinsel. Mehrere kleinere Gebirge erstrecken sich entlang der westlichen Grenze des Landes.

Das wichtigste Flusssystem Bulgariens ist das der Donau (bulgarischer Anteil etwa 520 Kilometer) mit ihren Nebenflüssen Iskâr (etwa 368 Kilometer lang) und Jantra (etwa 290 Kilometer lang). Weitere bedeutende Flüsse sind die Kamčija (etwa 180 Kilometer lang), die in das Schwarze Meer mündet, sowie die Marica (bulgarischer Anteil etwa 320 Kilometer), die Struma und die Mesta, die in das Ägäische Meer fließen. Da die Industriezentren ihre Chemieabfälle, Schwermetalle, Nitrate, Ölrückstände und Abwässer ungeklärt in Gewässer einleiten, sind praktisch alle großen Flüsse in ihrem mittleren oder unteren Lauf verschmutzt. Aufbereitungsanlagen für Industrie- oder Haushaltsabwässer sind unzureichend oder nicht vorhanden.

In den nördlichen Gebieten von Bulgarien herrscht überwiegend kontinentales Klima mit hohen Temperaturschwankungen im Jahresverlauf. Kalte Winter wechseln mit heißen, trockenen Sommern. Dürre, Frost, Wind und Hagel zerstören häufig einen Teil der Ernte. Mildernde Einflüsse durch Luftmassen aus dem Mittelmeerraum werden durch die südbulgarischen Gebirge abgehalten. Die Beckenlandschaften der südlichen Landesteile sind mit trockenen Sommern und feuchten Wintern vorwiegend mediterran geprägt. Der Balkan schützt den Süden des Landes wirksam vor Kaltlufteinbrüchen aus Nordosten.


Bulgaria has a dense network of about 540 rivers, but with the notable exception of the Danube, most have short lengths and low water-level.

Most rivers flow through mountainous areas; fewer in the Danubian Plain, Upper Thracian Plain and especially Dobrudzha. Two catchment basins exist: the Black Sea (57% of the territory and 42% of the rivers) and the Aegean Sea (43% of the territory and 58% of the rivers) basins. The longest river located solely in Bulgarian territory, the Iskar, has a length of 368 km. Other major rivers include the Struma and the Maritsa River in the south.

Rila and Pirin feature around 260 glacial lakes; the country also has several large lakes on the Black Sea coast and more than 2,200 dam lakes. Many mineral springs exist, located mainly in the south-western and central parts of the country along the faults between the mountains.

The Bulgarian word for spa, баня, transliterated as banya, appears in some of the names of more than 50 spa towns and resorts including Sapareva Banya, Hisarya, Sandanski, Bankya, Varshets, Pavel Banya, Devin, Velingrad and many others.


Koprivshtitsa has been preserved as an open-air museum of the Bulgarian National Revival and today is only slightly tarnished by Coca Cola and Marlboro. It was here on 20 April 1876 that Todor Kableshkov sparked an uprising against the Turks which eventually led to the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78.

When to Go

Bulgaria has a temperate climate, with cold damp winters and hot dry summers. Spring (particularly April to mid-June) is an excellent time to visit. The days are getting longer, the weather is good, the theatres and other cultural venues are in full swing, off-season rates still generally apply, and locals are not yet jaded by waves of summertime visitors.

Summer (mid-June to early September) is ideal for hiking and festivals, but is the peak season for travellers from elsewhere in Europe. Temperatures can be very high during this period, the beaches on the Black Sea coast can get insanely crowded, and accommodation and camping grounds in coastal resorts tend to fill up.

September is perhaps one of the best months to see Bulgaria. The autumn trees are glorious, fruit and vegetables are plentiful, shoulder-season tariffs are in effect, the tourist hordes have returned home, and you can still swim and sunbathe at the Black Sea. The ski season begins in mid-December and can last until April.


Sofia listen (Bulgarian: София, IPA: [ˈsɔ.fi.ja]), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria, with a population of 1,344,605 in the Capital Municipality.[1] It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of the mountain massif Vitosha, and is the administrative, cultural, economic, and educational centre of the country.

One of the oldest cities in Europe, the history of Serdica-Sredets-Sofia can be traced back some 7000 years ago – prehistoric settlements were excavated in the centre of the present city – near the royal palace, as well as in outer districts such as Slatina and Obelia. The well preserved town walls (especially their substructures) from antiquity date back before the 7th century BC, when Thracians established their city next to the most important and highly respected mineral spring, still functioning today. Sofia has had several names in the different periods of its existence, and remnants of the city’s millenary history can still be seen today alongside modern landmarks.


Bulgaria (Bulgarian: България, Balgariya,[1] pronounced IPA: [bɤlˈgarijə]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Република България, Republika Balgariya, pronounced IPA: [rɛˈpubliˌkə bɤlˈgarijə]) re-incarnates one of the oldest states in Europe[3], located in Southeastern Europe, bordering five other countries: Romania to the north (mostly along the Danube), Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia to the west, and Greece and Turkey to the south. The Black Sea defines the extent of the country to the east.

Bulgaria comprises the classical regions of Moesia, Thrace, and Macedonia. Old European culture in the region started to produce golden artifacts by the fifth millennium BCE.[4][5]

The country preserves the traditions (in ethnic name, language, and alphabet) of the First Bulgarian Empire (632/681 – 1018), which at times covered most of the Balkans and spread its alphabet, literature and culture among the Slavic and other peoples of Eastern Europe. Centuries later, with the decline of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 – 1396/1422), the country came under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries. Diplomacy re-established Bulgaria as a constitutional monarchy in 1878, with the Treaty of San Stefano marking the birth of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom. After World War II, Bulgaria became a communist state and part of the Eastern Bloc. In 1990, after the Revolutions of 1989, the Communist party gave up its monopoly on power and Bulgaria transitioned to democracy and free-market capitalism.

Currently Bulgaria functions as a parliamentary democracy under a unitary constitutional republic. A member of the European Union since 2007 and of NATO since 2004, it has a population of approximately 7.7 million, with Sofia as its capital and largest city.