"Dobrich (old name Tolbuchin)" Dobrich by zlatiq

Dobrich Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 36 photos


Tolbuchin and Dobrich are the old and new name of the same city. It was Tolbuchin( after the russian Marshal Tolbuchin) during the comunist era, and nowadays is Dobrich, after Despot Dobrotitsa, a ruler/governnor of Dobrudja region from 13th century. Dobrudja is also named after Dobrotitsa.

I think the Old Dobrich is the real gem of the city, if you like traditional crafts. The workshops sell their stuff much cheaper than if you are to buy them in the nearby resort Albena or even in Varna. So if you're staying in any of the resorts nearby, Dobrich is a good place to check out for crafts.

Dobrich area

Dobrich is the second biggest city in NE Bulgaria. It's in the region called Dobrudja, close to the seaside (Balchik,Varna).

Dobrich is the main administrative city of Dobrichki okrag/area. But on the VT sites, Dobrich is listed by mistake as a city in Varna area (Varnenska oblast). I hope this misunderstanding will be straightened out soon.

Anyway,Dobrich is not going to exhaust a tourist with sightseeing... unless one knows people there to hang out with. I like downtown-full of life and caffes and pubs and little stores...and interesting small buildings.

  • Last visit to Dobrich: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated Dec 24, 2007
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2007 at 9:15 PM

    Nice tips!

  • geranium90's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2007 at 7:57 PM

    that gevrek looks like a pretzel!looks tasty

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2007 at 9:06 PM

    Lovely page. Had to smile when I read the tip about gevrek. In my language the word means dead. But I am sure that gevrek is not dead at all, but a great thing to eat. Looks like german prezel. ;-)

  • penumbra's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2006 at 8:42 PM

    The gevrek sounds tasty, but I think I would try it with coffee instead of boza.

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 12:55 PM

    Nice page, I only visited the town once a long time ago! Thanks for visiting my Mass. page, Skaket beach is beautiful indeed, greetings

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2006 at 10:21 AM

    amazing BG countryside .. i love that country!!

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2005 at 11:05 AM

    Very nice page, Zlati! I had already heard of Dobrudja, but not of Dobrich.

  • Jul 23, 2005 at 6:47 AM

    that pottery looks realy beautiful! is it expensive?


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