The Danube River flows 1,788 miles from its springs in Germany’s Black Forest into the Black Sea. Just before reaching the sea, it forms the second largest and best-preserved European deltas: 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands.
The statue of the Dacian king Decebal, carved in the rocky bank of the Danube River, is the tallest rock sculpture in Europe (135 feet tall).
The Carpathian Mountains are home to one of the largest virgin forests in Europe. 400 unique species of mammals, including the Carpathian chamois, call the Carpathian Mountains home. 60% of European brown bear population lives in the Carpathian Mountains.
The Romanian Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest building in the world, next only to the Pentagon in the United States.
The Voronet Monastery in Moldavia is considered the Romanian counterpart of the Sistine Chapel.
Peles Castle was the first European castle entirely lit by electricity that was produced by the castle’s own plant. The castle’s central heating system, built in 1888, is still functional and in use today.