C5 – VIRTUAL MEETING IN BULGARIA
C6 – VIRTUAL MEETING – ANKARA, TURKEY
Romania’s natural features are unique in Europe, our country enjoys the embrace of the Carpathians, with their areas of true wilderness, and the ever-fresh beauty of the Danube Delta, as well as extensive plains scattered with little natural and cultural treasures. People enrich this natural treasure with unchanged traditions and a warm and generous personality.
Our cultural sites, many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, give evidence to a unique history, with a heritage of Latin origin mixed with other great cultures of the continent. The stories of these places will surely fascinate you, and the deep spirituality of Romanians will impress you too.
Walk with us on the paths of the Carpathian Mountains and enjoy the natural parks, which will rouse you to adventure and activity- all the more so as Romania is one of the most remarkable countries in Europe in this respect. The Danube Delta is a delightful, Moldavia and Bukovina’s monasteries comfort your eyes and calm your soul. Maramures overwhelms you with its magnificent locations, traditions, and people. Banat and Oltenia’s caves and rapids flush you with adrenaline, while the fortified churches and strongholds in Transylvania take you back to the Middle Ages giving you pleasurable chills down your spine, and exceeding your imagination, even if you’ve read huge volumes of their history. Stop and pay attention to traditions and popular fairs, spa resorts, cultural heritage from the great cities, and historical areas.
My City – Brasov
It is said that „Brasov is probably the Best City in the World.” It is located almost in the center of the country and surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. The city was founded in 1211 by the Teutonic Knights and was developed by the Saxons. The city provides a mix of wonderful mountain sceneries – in the nearby resort Poiana Braşov- and medieval history with German influences in the old town. Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania (the city’s German name is Kronstadt, and the Latin name is Corona, meaning Crown City). Nearby there are towering mountains, rolling fields, thick forests, and villages with fortified churches.
The old town is one of the best-preserved old towns in Europe with splendid architecture and old fortifications. The city has an amazing history with influences from Germany, the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, and the old communist state. The old Town includes the Black Church and the main square or Council Square, The Black Church, the Town Museum, the Graft Bastion, the White and Black Towers, Ecaterina’s Gate, the Schei Gate, and Panoramic Tâmpa with a beautiful view of the old city and the surrounding nature from 900 meters above sea-level. Tâmpa is the mountain that you can see from any point in Braşov. The Citadel of Brasov, Rope Street – the narrowest street in Europe, the Schei district, The First Romanian Elementary School – 400 years old, located in the yard of St. Nicholas Church, are not to be missed by visitors. A natural main wonderful attraction is represented by the Solomon rocks located at the very end of the district.
Valea Cetăţii district – also known as Răcădau district is a residential area and has an outstanding natural landscape. The Art Museum – placed on Heroes Bvd, houses mostly paintings by Romanian artists.
Around Braşov: Râşnov town and its fortress, Poiana Braşov – the most popular Romanian ski resort and an important tourist center preferred by many tourists and, last but not least, the Bran Castle – also called Dracula’s Castle.
Traditional festivals are held every year: the Feast Days of Braşov (these celebrations are ended with the Parade of Juni, a very old preserved tradition), the Golden Stag, which is an annual music festival, and the Oktoberfest, an annual copy of the German festival Oktoberfest organized here.
We are also proud that the 2013 European Youth Winter Olympic Festival will be held in Braşov.
Brasov is a city worth being known and visited by everybody all around the world!!!