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Drobeta-Turnu Severin

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Drobeta-Turnu Severin is a cute small town on the banks of the Danube in the Oltenia region of Romania.

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There are 11 trains daily from Timisoara and eight from Bucharest.

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Most sites are in walking distance of each other. For more information regarding sites' location, directions, and opening times, contact the local tourist information desk (tel. +44252 311 020)

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The historic remains of the bridge over the Danube built by Appollodor, in about 100 AD, can be found in the historic park of the local museum.

  • The Water Castle, Str Crisan, [1]. The Water Castle was opened in 1914 being part of the water supply network, and has since been a landmark for the city. It has recently re-opened for the public. The tower hosts several art and culture exhibitions and events. Take the stairs or lift to the top for a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings.  edit
  • Trajan's Bridge, Str Independentei nr 2, [2]. Drobeta holds the remains of Trajan's Bridge constructed in 105 AD, the longest bridge in the world at the time, as well as the Roman caster remains. The museum is currently under refurbishment (May 2013), check with the local tourist information desk for an up-to-date reopening schedule.  edit
  • Iron Gates Hydroelectric Plant Museum, Calea Timisoarei nr. 4, Gura Vaii, Mehedinti (+440252 311 627), +440252 311 627. On the western outskirts of the city along the Danube you can visit the Museum of the Iron Gates Hydroelectric Plant. This powerplant generates 15-20% of Romania's electricity and you can view the turbine room of a pretty impressive scale. There are also lots of photos and diagrams documenting the construction of the powerplant, and a small museum showcasing the region's history with artefacts from the Paleolithic and until the Middle Ages.  edit

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Hotel Continental overlooking the Danube offers reasonable, clean accommodation. Lots of fish on the menu. Friendly and helpful staff

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