Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

European tourism Gardens of Eden no 20

Prizewinning community tourism: Ever heard of Silistra: Eau d"Heure: Seelentium stunningly beautiful community destinations

Silistra Region (Bulgaria)

People of Silistra RegionThe Silistra Region is located in the North-Eastern part of Bulgaria, on the southern bank of the lower Danube River, close to the border with Romania. Silistra is dotted with fountains, springs, traditions and legends about water. The proximity of the Danube River determines the life of the people, which is directly linked to the water. As the locals say, it is the life itself.

Silistra captivates the senses with stunning natural scenery, pristine landscapes and impressive stories. The best way to see and appreciate this beauty is by taking a boat excursion along the Danube River. During this trip you will be able to appraise the impressive images of the pristine nature, fishing villages and other attractions.
The uniqueness of Silistra Region:
Fishing village

Silistra has a unique strategic location, this port, situated at the junction of European and East Balkan transport corridors; it has a great basis for the development of a competitive economy and agriculture, while revealing its uniqueness and beauty.

The unique natural beauty of the region, which combines marvellous rivers with rough mountains, deep-rooted, and centuries-old traditions, create an amazing atmosphere in Silistra. Natural and historical sites are closely interlinked in the Silistra region. This is also visible, when visiting the preserved Fishing village in Tutrakan, which maintains local traditions and rituals.


The Lakes of Eau d"heure (Belgium)

The Lakes of Eau d"heureThe site of the Lakes of Eau d'heure is located in the South-Western part of Belgium, close to the French border. It consists of five water planes separated by dams and containing almost stagnating water, which leads to a particularly fragile ecological balance. The location has been attracting more and more visitors in the past years due to the extraordinary combination of man-made water lakes, nature, sea and the Ardennes all in one single location.

This is a perfect family destination, offering a variety of activities such as swimming, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, rowing, rafting and deep-sea diving. A favourite aquatic activity to be explored is the tour with the Red Crocodile, an amphibious bus offering a route half on the road, half on the water.
The uniqueness of The Lakes of Eau d"heure:
Natura Park

This site strikes an ideal balance between man-made lakes with natural heritage that Mother Nature has granted to this region. These two seem to complement each other perfectly and visitors can enjoy endless water planes, as well as enjoy the silence of the woods and the roughness of the Ardennes.

Water in the region plays a crucial role. This is also reflected through the sustainability policies employed in the region to protect the natural heritage. The waters in the five lakes are almost stagnating, which makes the ecological balance particularly fragile and for this reason water management is one of the top priorities.


Seelentium (Austria)

The region of SeelentiumThe region of Seelentium is a destination, where water is everywhere, and where visitors have a unique opportunity to feel the soul of the water in its various forms. Nine lakes, five nature reserves along the waterfront and the largest moor complex in Austria contribute to the feeling of peace and solitude.

If you want to relax, you can enjoy the warm-water moor lakes for bathing, which offer a great experience for enjoying the picture-perfect natural scenery, while washing away the stress. Also, hiking around the Salzach River is a "must", as this trail reveals the stunning charm of the river shores, valleys and hills.

A series of measures have been implemented to mark the movement towards more "gentle tourism". The project "Feeling the Soul of Water" has a great significance for the region as it promotes the value of water and strives to protect the area and ensure its long life.

Seelentium is a paradise for those looking for an aquatic holiday. The authenticity of the lakes and rivers creates a truly unique character for the area. The three lakes situated in the area are great examples of special allure. On the western shore of Lake Holzöstersee, and the Schwingrasen Moor have been maintained in its original pristine form, other lakes too, remain undiscovered and pure. The balance between water and the surrounding is especially visible in this area.


Valere Tjolle
Valere is editor of the Sustainable Tourism Report Suite 2011 Special Offers HERE

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