to Verciorova. VERSECZ. 70. Route. 379
deep and narrow that the sun appears late and disappears early. The
mornings and evenings are therefore pleasantly cool, even in the hottest
weather. Pleasant paths traverse the grand valley in all directions. (Car¬
riages and saddle-horses on hire.)
The line now traverses the charming Cerna valley, with its
vineyards and peach-orchards, enclosed by mountains. Near stat.
Toplec are the remains of a Turkish aqueduct, many arches of
which are still standing. — 3051/2 M. Orsova (Rail. Restaurant),
the last station in Austria; custom-house examination for travellers
from Roumania; the station is iy4 M. from the steamboat-quay
(cab 1 fl.); comp. p. 375. — We now cross the frontier to (308y2 M.)
Verciorova ("Rail. Restaurant), terminus of the Hungarian Railway,
and custom-house station for travellers entering Roumania.
From Veecioeova to Bucharest, 23772 M., railway in 9-1172 hrs. (fares
45 fr. 70, 34 fr. 30, 22 fr. 85 c.; express-fares 54 fr. 85, 41 fr. 15 c). The
train follows the left bank of the Danube and leads through the Iron Gates
(p. 375) to Skela Gladova and (11 M.) Turn-Severin (Europe), a busy Rou¬
manian town, with the remains of the grand bridge of Trajan and other
Roman relics. Then by Crajova, Slatina, Pitesci, and Titu to Bucharest
(p. 413). ______________
Fkom Temesvae to Bazias, 75 M., railway in 4V2-7 hrs.; fares
4fl., 3 fl. 20 kr., 2 fl. (as to correspondence with tbe steamers at
Bazias, enquiry should be made at the Budapest station).
Tbe line runs to the S. to (9'/2 M.) Sdgh and crosses the Temes
at (15M.) Zsebely (branch to Csdkovdr, 5y2 M. in 25 min.). — 21 M.
Vojtek (Rail. Restaurant).
A branch-line (29 M. in 3 hrs.) runs hence to Deutsch-Bogsan, Hung.
Nimet-Bogsdn (Hirsch, Gold. Adler), with iron-works, whence a narrow-
gauge line runs to (3/4 hr.) Resicza (pop. 10,167), with eoal and iron mines.
At (26 M.) Delta the train crosses the Berzava Canal; 35 M.
Szt'tmora-Moraviea. — 461/2M. Versecz, Ger. Werschetz (Rail. Re¬
staurant; HotelParis; International; ZweiSchliissel), ontheTheresien-
Canal, with 21,850 inhab., is prettily situated. Handsome parish-
church. Near it is the Rbmerschanze (comp. p. 370), a rampart
and trench which extend upwards of 60 M. to the N. Remains o f
a Roman tower crown a hill above the town on the E. Branch-line
to Nagy Kikinda, see p. 376. — 69 M. Jassenova (Rail. Restaurant).
To Anina Steyerdorf, 45 M., railway in 672 hrs. The line winds up to
Jam, Radkasdia, and (24 M.) Oravicza (856 ft.; Krone; cab to the town 40 kr.,
to Steyerdorf 2 fl., to Resicza 8 fl.; pop. 4115, Germans and Roumanians),
with gold, silver, and copper mines. (To the E., 41/2 M., lies the pretty
summer-resort Marilla, 2291ft.) Stations: Majdan, Lissava, Krassova (highest
point on the line), and (45 M.) Anina (1930 ft.), which with Steyerdorf
(2142 ft.), 2'/2 M. to the S., is the centre of a great coal and iron mining
66 M. Weisskirchen, Hung. Fehertemplom (Traube; Krone; omn.
10, cab 50 kr.), prettily situated among vineyards.
75 M. Bazias (Rail. Restaurant; custom-house), see p. 373.