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In this charming Romanian region time seems to have stood still. Maramureș is an area where you get the impression of being in an infinite open-air museum. The crafts, the people, their places and their spirit are alive and create a magical attraction for the traveller.

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A Károlyiak egykori lakóháza úri lakból végvárrá, majd kastéllyá formálódott. A nemrégiben ...

from Eszter Szabó,   Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség

The open air Museum welcomes its guests with traditional architecture representing the four ...

from Paul Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Tourist Information · Maramureș
Tourist information centre of Sighetu Marmației

Tourist Information Center City Sighet is dedicated to promoting cultural value, historical, ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Railway · Maramureș
Steam Train The Vaser Valley

Calea Ferată Forestieră din Vişeu de Sus numită „Mocăniţa de pe Valea Vaserului“, se află în nordul ...

from Adina Wasicsek,   RomaniaTravel.Guide
Top moderate Stage 1
11.2 km
4:15 h
801 m
431 m

Einsame Wanderung über großzügige Wiesen mit (verfallenen) Almen entlang der gut markierten Transkarpatia

from Gerd Simon,   alpenvereinaktiv Freistadt
Top difficult Stage 4
12.2 km
4:45 h
892 m
873 m

Der 4. Tag der Muntii Rodnei Überschreitung führt immer entlang des Grates auf und ab bis auf den zweithöchsten Gipfel des Massifs, den Inea mit 2 ...

from Gerd Simon,   alpenvereinaktiv Freistadt
Top difficult Stage 2
18.3 km
8:15 h
1,496 m
772 m

2. Etappe der Rodnagebirgsüberschreitung auf der Transkarpatia unter "Mitnahme" des höchsten Gipfels der Ostkarpaten, des Vf. Pietrosul (2.303m)

from Gerd Simon,   alpenvereinaktiv Freistadt
Top moderate Stage 3
14 km
4:45 h
610 m
679 m

Tag 3 führt nun ins Hochgebirge auf einen Grat mit wenig Wasser und einigen Schafherden samt (gefährlichen) Hirtenhunden

from Gerd Simon,   alpenvereinaktiv Freistadt
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Discover the region

Maramureș is located in the northwest of Romania on the border with Ukraine and is surrounded by mountains higher than 2,000 meters. This region is rich in wild animals like bears, black goats or lynxes and many other natural treasures.

To protect the diversity of the region, two national parks have been established: the Rodnei Mountain National Park and the Maramureș Mountain National Park, which is also the largest nature park in the country.

As nature perfectly blends in with the traditions and craftsmanship of the place, you will discover the art of woodworking, which the locals have been practicing for centuries and which is also reflected in the many wooden churches that have made Maramureș so famous. Eight of them have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Both the picturesque landscapes and the villages, as well as the unique traditions and popular costumes make Maramureș the perfect choice for a traditional holiday in this dreamland.

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Satu Mare

Satu Mare county is located in the northwest part of Romania, with borders with Hungary and Ukraine. In the county, a temperate-continental climate is met, with a little warmer summers and winter milder than in the rest of the country. It is a predominant area of the plain, the most important ...

County Maramureș

Maramureș is considered a long forgotten county with wooden churches and old customs. The inhabitants of this area have preserved the rural culture and craftsmanship of their ancestors to an astonishing degree.

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By plane

The nearest airport is Cluj (about 140km)

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike