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The holiday destination of Banat is known mainly for the touristic attractions in the Cheile Nerei-Beușnița Park and for the beauty of the landscape along the Danube, in the southern part of the region. These are probably the most spectacular places in Banat. Although largely covered by plains, Banat can further offer tasty wines, thermal spas, or a lively urban center - Timisoara - with a lot of tourist attractions.
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Attractions in Banat


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Through the cultural heritage held and presented to the visiting public, the Museum of the village ...

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Natural Monument · Banat
Sfinxul Bănățean

Este cunoscut și sub denumirea de Sfinxul de la Topleț și se află în partea sud-vestică a țării, în ...

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Rehabilitation Center · Banat
Băile Herculane

The spa town of Băile Herculane has a long history of human habitation. Archaeological discoveries ...

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The museum was established in 1972 and has a number of 16 steam locomotives, of which 14 were ...

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Waterfall · Banat
Cascadele Beușnitei

The succession of waterfalls of the river Bei (the largest of which is over 5 m high), upstream from ...

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Nature Reserve · Banat
Cheile Carașului

Rezervația naturală de tip mixt Cheile Carașului face parte din Parcul Național Semenic - Cheile ...

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Swamp · Banat
The Satchinez Swamps

Also nicknamed "Delta of Banat", in the swamps near the Satchinez village live 40% of bird species ...

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Banat welcomes you with many tourist attractions: from mountain and ski resorts (Semenic, Muntele Mic), natural sights, some more popular than others (Bigăr Waterfall, Trei Ape Lake, the Buhui Cave) to national parks such as Cheile Nerei- Beușnița and Semenic-Cheile Carașului. In Banat youțll also find a pleasant mixture of cultures; the influence of the different nations that live here in good union with the Romanians - respectively Hungarians, Serbs, Croats, Czechs, Germans - has also generated a unique local flavor, very popular among tourists.

The most beautfiul places in Banat

Above the village of Eibenthal
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The Czech villages in Banat

The Czech villages should be on anyone's list for places to visit in Banat. Both Romanians and Czechs come here in large numbers, year after year.

The Czechs from Banat (or “pemi” in the local language, from “bohemians” - the inhabitants of Bohemia) were colonized in Banat in three stages (1823, 1827, and 1865). The Czech villages have become popular with holidaymakers; these are Gârnic, Sfânta Elena, Bigăr, Ravensca, Şumiţa, and Eibenthal.

Access is more difficult because the roads are unpaved; so you might probably get there easier with a mountain bike and little effort. Don't hesitate to plan a route around these villages.

You should also know that an open-air music festival with bands from the Czech Republic is organized every year in the villages of Eibenthal and Gârnic.

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By bike to Garana Jazz Festival and around the Semenic Mountains

Garana Jazz Fest has been organized since 1996 at the foot of the Semenic Mountains. This is an ideal opportunity to look for a camping spot (the organizers advise booking 3 months in advance!) and to start exploring the mountain paths in Semenic. Cyclists can find here many cycling routes that start from Brebu Nou (Trei Ape Tourist Complex), Văliug, Secu Tourist Complex, or Carașova.

In fact, Banat has its own road over the mountains, a more recent one, between Brebu Nou and Reșița, known as TransSemenic. You can easily cycle this road, reaching a maximum altitude of 1000 meters.

The Bigar waterfall before collapsing
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Hiking in Banat to see the best places

Any tourist guide will recommend the natural wonders of Banat: Beușniței Waterfalls, Ochiul Bei Lake, the Nerei Gorges, and Bigăr Waterfall (now partially collapsed). A few easy hiking trails through the Cheile Nerei-Beușnița National Park lead to all of these places.

Many guesthouses on the banks of the Danube have leisure piers and boats, the latter being just what you need to see the spectacular rocks on the Danube. Most locals can also take tourists to partially flooded rock caves, which you can't see otherwise. For a unique panoramic view over the Danube, take a hike on Ciucărul Mare or Trescovăț. The view is worth a little effort!

While visiting Banat, stop at the Rudăria Water Mill Complex (in Eftimie Murgu). It consists of about 22 mills built along about 3 km of water - this is the largest mill complex in Southeast Europe.

Trip planning


Getting there

By road

Banat can be easily reached by car, via Hungary or Serbia. The controls at the borders are usually very short.Other entry options are available: by train (the Budapest-Arad-Timisoara route) and by plane.

By plane

Timisoara has an airport, "Traian Vuia", and is therefore very easy and quick to reach by plane.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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