Bulgaria
Vidin

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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day60

    Bike repaired! Hello Bulgaria

    July 4, 2018 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Bike repaired. Yehaaa. It was the best and fastest repair ever. Slobodan managed have the specific broken bike part made individually by a friend in Beograde, have it sent to Negotin and assembled it within 24 hours. The bike even got washed and brakes and gears maintained!

    With a fresh bike we cycled to Vidin and crossed the boarder to Bulgaria!

    First impressions are empty cities, even more melons on the way than before, heat and new food to try
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  • Day7

    Ankunft in Vidin

    September 24 in Bulgaria ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Am Nachmittag erreichen wir das zumindest im Regen - wie wir später gelernt haben, der seit mindestens 40 Tagen erste und damit langersehnte Regen in dieser Region! - ziemlich trostlose Vidin am bulgarischen Donauufer. Hase und Ritter haben heute einen Ausflug in das Balkangebirge gebucht, auch super im Regen 😳. Mutti hat schon im Vorfeld gestreikt, so dass wir unmittelbar nach Anlegen alleine losziehen.Read more

  • Day25

    Vidin

    July 4, 2016 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    This is another depressing place but we will be doing some interesting things later in the day.

    Vidin is a port town on the southern bank of the Danube in north-western Bulgaria. It is close to the borders with Romania and Serbia, and is also the administrative centre of Vidin Province, as well as of the Metropolitan of Vidin since 870. Vidin has a fertile hinterland renowned for its wine not that we have seen this as yet maybe when we leave the townshipRead more

  • Day25

    Baba Vida

    July 4, 2016 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Back on the bus and heading back towards Vidin to walk around Baba Vida which is a medieval fortress in Vidin in northwestern Bulgaria. It consists of two concentric curtain walls and nine towers of which three are preserved to their full medieval height, including the original battlements, and is said to be the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country.

    The construction of the fortress began in the 10th century. Baba Vida served as Vidin's main defensive installation during the course of the Middle Ages and acted as the most important fortress of north western Bulgaria. The Baba Vida stronghold stood an eight-month-long siege by Byzantine forces led by Basil II, but was destroyed and once again erected during the rule of Ivan Stratsimir. Between 1365 and 1369, the fortress was in Hungarian hands. Vidin was suddenly attacked by the forces of Louis I of Hungary, but it took several months to conquer Baba Vida. In 1369, Ivan Stratsimir managed to regain control of his capital, albeit having to remain under Hungarian overlordship. In 1388, the Ottomans invaded Stratsimir's lands and in 1396 Stratsimir joined an anti-Ottoman crusade led by the King of Hungary, The crusade ended in the disastrous Battle of Nicopolis at Nikopol, Bulgaria, with the Ottomans capturing most of Stratsimir's land in 1397.

    The fortress played a role during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, serving as a weapon warehouse and a prison, also as residence for Osman Pazvantoglu, as it has been no longer used for defensive purposes since the end of the 18th century.

    Today, Baba Vida castle functions as a museum. Being a popular tourist attraction, the fortress is being kept in repair.
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  • Day25

    Back to River Duchess

    July 4, 2016 in Bulgaria ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heading back the boat now a little tired from all the climbing and walking whilst at the beginning of the day it was another dark and gloomy place it still does have lots of interesting places to visit as a tourist.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vidin, Widin, فيدن, Видин, Видинъ, Βίντιν, ویدین, וידין, ヴィディン, 비딘, Vidinas, Widyń, ودین, 3700, 維丁

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