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The most beautiful railway route: Oravita - Anina

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  • Semeringul Bănățean - de la Oravița la Anina
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  • / Semeringul Bănățean - de la Oravița la Anina
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  • / Calea ferata Oravita - Anina. Traseu întreg!
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  • / Semeringul Bănățean - de la Oravița la Anina
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  • / Cu trenul de la Oraviţa la Anina
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The train route between Oravita and Anina is considered today probably the most beautiful such route in Romania. Proof that reservations for a trip are made well in advance! 
Distance 33.4 km
0:30 h
612 m
253 m
The Anina - Oravița railway was part of the route called the "coal line" that linked the coal mines of Anina to Baziaș, where the goods were loaded on ships. The "Baziaș-Oravița-Anina Railway" site is today a historical monument, including the stations of Anina and Oravița. Only the last section is fully used for tourist purposes.

The railway was built by the Austrians between 1861 and 1863 and inaugurated at the end of 1863. It is 33.4 km long and technically difficult to travel, with a difference in level of 339 metres.

The route is today the main attraction in the Banat Mountains because of the beauty of the landscape and the importance of the whole work. A special attraction is the Jitin Viaduct, with five arches over the Jitin Valley. Another 9 viaducts and 14 tunnels complete the beauty of the route.

The whole one-way journey takes about two hours. The train running on the route is operated by CFR and ticket reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance. The cost of a one-way ticket is 13.9 RON.

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Sînziana Mihalache 
Update: October 07, 2021
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Highest point
581 m
Lowest point
204 m
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Start

Oravița (214 m)
Coordinates:
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45.037141, 21.686969
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45°02'13.7"N 21°41'13.1"E
UTM
34T 554108 4987305
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Destination

Anina

Turn-by-turn directions

Oravița - Brădișoru de Jos - Dobrei -  Cuidanovița - Gârliște - Anina

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Coordinates

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45.037141, 21.686969
DMS
45°02'13.7"N 21°41'13.1"E
UTM
34T 554108 4987305
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33.4 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
612 m
Descent
253 m
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