The Danube Cliff

The railway connects all the important areas, which allows the trains to ensure the mobility of people traveling for business, commute, recreation etc. It is an invention that has changed the world over time, contributing as a factor of progress to economic development and the shaping of modern man. In the European Year of Railways, CFR Călători proposes you, in addition to the traditional holiday and recreation destinations – sea and mountains, to explore also by train other beautiful areas of the country, this time the Danube Cliff in Galați, the longest river cliff in Europe!

You have to take the CFR Călători train up to Galați –  the only city in Romania located on the three historical provinces of Moldavia, Wallachia and Dobrogea – and here you can walk on the Danube Cliff. Stretching for about 4 kilometers, it is the longest cliff on the Danube.

Dozens of modern works of art that form the largest metal sculpture exhibition in Romania can be admired on the Danube Cliff. Also, from the wide river cliff you can see the greatness of the Danube, but also the old mountains of Dobrogea in the distance.

Although Galați is a plain city with low altitudes of 55 m, it has a spectacular railway tunnel – the Fileşti Tunnel. It has a length of 767 m and stretches between Barboși and Galați railway stations, among the hills that separate the waters of the Prut from those of the Danube. The railway from Barboși to Galați has both a normal gauge and a wide gauge (line with 4 rails) that reaches the Republic of Moldova.

The Fileşti railway tunnel on the first line of the Bucureşti – Galaţi was built and inaugurated before 1900. In 1967 the authorities inaugurated the second tunnel in Fileşti, on the second line.

Did you know that?

The Filiești railway tunnel is the only one in the country that passes under a city?
The tunnel passes under Galaţi and connects the railway station with the rest of the railway infrastructure?

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