Timisoara - Romania

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Romania is placed between Central and Southeastern Europe. The country fascinates by its history, the strange legends, mystical forests and rough mountain areas. In this eBook the city of Timisoara will be introduced. More than just a travel guide; it is intended to encourage your imagination to explore this region.

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THE IDEA

Romania is placed between Central and Southeastern Europe. The

country fascinates by its history, the strange legends, mystical forests

and rough mountain areas. With this series of ebooks, the reader should

get closer impressions about the country. It is not a simple travel guide,

but a picture book, which seeks to stimulate your own discoveries.


FOREWORD

The Little Vienna and City of Roses and Parks.

Today Timisoara is a cosmopolitan city with lots of charm and thriving

culture. His sights are relatively new and were built after the liberation of

the city from the Ottomans in 1716 and later, after the revolution in

1848. Emperor Josef II, Franz I of Austria and Franz Josef visited the

town. In 1809 the Austrian treasury has been placed here to protect

them from the French. Due to the loyalty of the city during the

Revolution of 1848,-the Habsburg Emperor Franz Josef has traveled to

Timisoara in 1853 to attend the inauguration of the victory monument

in person.

both its buildings and its charm.

Timisoara is also very fond of its second

nickname: "City of Roses and Parks."

Among the most popular sons of the city include the famous actor

Johnny Weissmuller ("First Tarzan"), the longest serving director of the

Vienna State Opera, Ioan Holender and the Austrian director Robert

Dornhelm.

You have to experience the charm of this city.

Dipl. Econ. Simion Giurca

Romanian Tourist Office

1010 Vienna - Austria

Timisoara is a modern multicultural city characterized by its Baroque

and Art Nouveau buildings. The hallmark Timisoara’s is his tolerance,

his close cohesion and peaceful coexistence of different minorities,

cultures and religions with full respect and understanding towards

others. The city at the Bega Canal is the only city with three theaters in

three languages (Romanian, German and Hungarian). Timisoara has

evolved has not only culturally and economically, but also as a

university city. Until today Timisoara is called "Little Vienna", a name

that bear the inhabitants with full pride. This name owes to the city

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FIRST IMPRESSION

After Bucharest, Timisoara is the second largest city in Romania. "Little

Vienna" presents itself friendly, cosmopolitan and worth visiting at any

time of a year. Timisoara is the capital of the district Timis and the

cultural and economic center of the Banat. The city is divided into 10

districts and has about 300,000 inhabitants.


The long affiliation with the Austro-Hungarian

monarchy lives on in about 15,000 buildings

painted in the noble Schoenbrunn Yellow or

the Pastel Colors of the time.

Many buildings look even more impressive,

when they are dipped in light at night.

Electric street lighting is available in

Timisoara since December 1884.

Romania’s first brewery was opened in

Timisoara in 1718, it was also the first

company in the country which has been

privatized (1727). Today, the brewery is part

of the SABMiller Group.

1745 the first municipal hospital of the

country went into operation in Timisoara.

The first horse-drawn tram in Romania and in

all of Southern Europe started in 1869.

Timisoara has always been ahead of its time

and has set many new standards.

WORLD'S LARGEST BEER MUG

6 meters high, a capacity of 11,000 liters and

a weight of 2.5 tons; these are the key

figures of the world record beer mug on

display in Timisoara.

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BANAT

The Banat is a historical region in

Central Europe, which is now in

the States, Romania, Serbia and

Hungary. The term Banat derives

from the territory which was governed

by a-Ban (Count).

The city has a pleasing size, with easily

surmountable distances. The excellent public

transport and very inexpensive taxis help all "City

Explorers" to overcome even longer distances

quickly and effortless.

Depending on the time of the year, you can either

warm up in one of the friendly cafes, restaurants

and pubs, or settle down in a sunny or shady

spot in one of the exciting locations.

A stroll is best to start in the city center, where the

local Tourist Office is right next to the Opera

House (looking towards the Opera the office is on

the right side, in Alba Iulia Street).

At the Tourist Office you can obtain a free map of

all main attractions of Timisoara.

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RELIGIOUS SITES

As in all of Romania, religion is of great importance in Timisoara.

Particularly noticeable is the vast number of different churches and

faiths that are found here on a relatively narrow space. Openness and

tolerance are demonstrated exemplary in Timisoara. Here you will find a

small summary of these remarkable sites.


MILITARY CHAPEL

Right opposite the Piata 700 you’ll find the

small chapel, which was built in 1801. In the

period of the communist regime, the chapel

was misused, but again set up in 1999 as a

church. The wonderfully detailed paintings

are simply stunning.

CATHEDRAL OF SAINT GEORGE

The foundation stone of the cathedral was

laid in 1736. The cathedral has been build in

the masterly style of Fischer von Erlach.

Because of the Russo-Austrian Turkish War,

the building was completed only in 1774.

Two architects from Timisoara Johann

Theodor Kostka Edler and Carl Alexander

Steinlein completed the cathedral. The main

altar is from the director of the Vienna

Academy of Fine Arts, Michel Angelo

Unterberger.

SYNAGOGUE IN THE CITY

Unfortunately, the synagogue in the city

center is closed for years and only to be

admired from outside. It was built 1863-1865

according to the plans of the Viennese

architect Ignatz Schuhmann. The synagogue

has a capacity of about 3,000 people,

making it one of the largest synagogues in

Europe.

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CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY THREE HIERARCHS

The foundation stone was laid in 1936 and the building was

completed in 1940. The cathedral is dedicated to Holy Three

Hierarchs, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus and John

Chrysostom. Architect of the tallest building of Timisoara (96 m),

was Ioan Traianescu. The enormous building, consists out of 11

towers, it has been built on marshy ground and therefore stands on

more than 1,000 concrete pillars.

Atanasie Demian painted the interior of the cathedral; the

Iconostasis is the work of Stefan I. Goja, it is gold plated and carved

out of linden wood. The surface area of the work of art is 135 m².

In the basement is an exhibition of ancient religious art. The bones

of the Saint Ion cel Nou de la Pártos, the Patron Saint of the

Romanian Orthodox believers in the Banat are kept here.

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MILLENNIUM CHURCH

The impressive religious house was created according to the plans

of architect Ludwig Ybl. It has a capacity of 3,000 believers and was

erected from 1896 to 1901. About 4 million bricks were used to

build this Neo-Romanesque landmark,

which also includes some Gothic

Revival features.

The monumental altar painting of the

largest Catholic Church in Timisoara

comes from George Vastag and shows

Mary with a crown and scepter, and the

infant Jesus in her arms.

The church was established late 1901

to mark the millennium celebrations of

the Kingdom of Hungary and

inaugurated by Bishop Alexander III.

Dessewfy.

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY

The building was built in the Baroque Style and

was originally home to the Roman Catholic

Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

After the construction of the Millennium Church,

this holy house was donated to the Greek

Catholic parish in Fabric.

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REFORMED CHURCH ON MARY

The Hungarian Reformed Church was named

after the nearby statue of the Virgin Mary. The

statue was erected in memory of the leader of the

Transylvanian peasant revolt of 1514 (György

Doja). The church itself was built in 1902, built in

the style of English Gothic.

The church so far has also great significance in

the recent history of Romania, as it was the

starting point of the revolution of 1989.

The sermons of the pastor of the church, Laszlo

Tokes, which showed the poor conditions in the

country, eventually led to his transfer. Since he

refused to be silent and move to another

community, an attempt had been made to remove

him by force.

The use of violence against the pastor and the

solidarity of the population eventually set the

spark and started the revolution

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BEGA

The Bega, also called Bega Channel is a Romanian-Serbian River, a little

over 250 km long. It rises in the Carpathian Mountains and flows near

Titel in the Serbian province of Vojvodina in the Tisa. The Tisa in turn

flows into the Danube. The Bega has a gradient of only 18 cm per

kilometer and is channeled over long distances and usually navigable.


Count Claudius Florimund Mercy led the

channeling of Bega under the technical

supervision of military professionals in the

years 1727-1733. That was a huge technical

achievement for its time. By dehumidifying

the swamps, the Banat Heath became a very

fertile farmland.

The area around Timisoara was very boggy

at this time, so the construction and

regulation of Bega was finally also the

reclamation of the land. This also led to the

termination of Malaria, against the settlers of

this region had to fight.

Over the years, the channel has been

extended and always repaired. In 1958 the

ship traffic with the neighboring states was

stopped, and in 1967 the entire commercial

use of the channel ceased.

Since 2011, the channel is partially navigable

and finishing work is in progress. If the

channel starts operating again, Timisoara will

become a port of the Pan-European Corridor

VII. Timisoara would be connected to other

harbors from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

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UNION SQUARE

The Union Square is unofficially referred to as Cathedral Square. The

historically valuable Unirii Square is the oldest square in the city and is

situated in the center of Cetate, the first district, within the limits of the

former fortress. The pastel colors of the churches and palaces, which

were mostly built in the 18th and 19th Century, create a very special

bohemian flair.


BAROQUE PALACE

The building is also known as “Presidential

Palace”, “Old Prefecture” or “House of the

County”. The stately palace consists of two floors

and has a loft.

The palace originally consisted of two buildings,

the Mine Office (1733) and Army Fund (1735).

Between 1752 and 1754 it was converted into a

government building.

Austrian architect Franz Anton Hillebrandt

designed the building, based on the famous

Palais Kinsky in Vienna.

Since 1984 the palace houses the Museum of Art

Timisoara (Muzeul de Arta).

The Art Department of the Banat Museum resides

at Palatul Baroc since 2005.

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BRUECK HOUSE

LAZAROVITS HOUSE

THE ELEPHANTS HOUSE

The city architect László Székely built the “Brueck

House” in 1910. It originated in Eclecticism Style

combined with elements of Baroque and Art

Nouveau. On the back, towards Mercy Street is

the “Emmer House”.

The middle of the three buildings is the former

home of Lazar Lazarovits. For the first time a twostorey

house was mentioned in 1752 at this

location. Between the world wars, an additional

storey was added. The third building is "The

Elephants House", named after a very famous

guest and host house, which was located there.

First mentioning of a building at this location dates

back to 1746.

The "Lazarovits" and "La Elefant" were rebuilt in

the 80s of the last century. The architect Serban

Sturza created a new facade in an eclectic

historicist style.

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MAX STEINER PALACE

The first building on this spot

was mentioned in 1752. The

owner Max Steiner built the

current palace in 1908. It included,

among other things,

the former Bank of Discount

Loan.

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EPISCOPAL REŞEDINŢA SEE EPISCOPULUI

ORTODOX-SÂRB

SERBIAN CATHEDRAL

CATEDRALA SÂRBEASCǍ

SERBIAN COMMUNITY

CASA COMUNITǍŢII SÂR-

BEŞTI

At the moment, the facade of the Serbian

Orthodox Episcopal See is being renovated. The

building was built in 1747. The facade was rebuilt

in 1906 in "Neoserbian Style."

In the middle of the three historic buildings is the

impressive Serbian Orthodox Cathedral. This was

built in 1744 – 1748. Very impressive is the

baroque façade of the Cathdral, facing Ungureanu

Street.

At the far right is the house of the Serb

community, which was built about 1821. Many

commercial enterprises and businesses used this

location. Also Serbs of public life had offices here.

The architect Serban Sturdza directed the

reconstruction of the house in 1983.

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FRANZ-JOSEPH-BARRACKS

The Franz Josef Barracks was in his history

always a "purpose built", which was either the

accommodation or training of soldiers. Since a

few years, lots of discussions regarding the

possibilities of building a modern five-star hotel in

its place are held.

Over the past, the building was also called “U-

Barracks” or “Vienna Barracks”

Up to the date on which the politicians, architects,

investors and anyone else who "wants to be part

of the deal" the building is used as a "canvas" for

graffiti artists.

In its long history, this is the most peaceful task of

the relatively dilapidated and not very attractive

building.

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CASA HOUSE CU WITH LEI LIONS

The historic baroque monument on the

northwestern part of the square was first

mentioned in 1758. Its present form is received on

the occasion of the restoration beginning in 1900.

The name of the cottage arose from the two lions,

located on the roof. Unfortunately the lions are

heavily weathered. Under the gables, four swords

to cross a "W", this coat of arms was the symbol

of the owners, the Weiss family. Two griffins flank

the coat of arms.

Over the years the building housed numerous

businesses. Some of the very famous names

were for example: The tavern "Golden Sun", the

shops "To White Dog" and later "To the Great

Flute".

The House with the Lions is also known under the

name "House Weiss " or "Business Building -

Weiss-Gruenbaum”

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THE SEVEN ELECTORS

LENAU HIGH SCHOOL

Located on the south side of the square, was the

first hotel in Timisoara: "The Seven electors." It

was one of the most famous restaurants in the

city and known far beyond the borders.

The building was built around 1752. It is only

documented that there was a construction site on

this property at this time point. From 1995 to

1996 the building was renovated according to

plans of architect Lucia Pfaff.

In 1870, the first school opened in the building, it

was the "Scoala superioara regala Maghiara de

stat" (Royal Hungarian State University),

Over the years, many different school activities

took place at this building. From 1955 onwards a

division of the Liceul Teoretic Nikolaus Lenau

(Lenau High School) is located there.

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HOUSE JOHANN SZERVINATZ

HOUSE COSTA NICA

The first building of the so-called "Group of

Canonical Houses" is the House Johann

Szerviantz, where in 1847 the inn was "The Three

Hussars" was located.

The building itself first appeared in 1758 on the

map. Originally, probably until 1849, the entire

building was divided into four separate houses.

The original facade of the building matched the

Austrian baroque style; the individual buildings

appear after the renovation in classical style.

The second house is the so-called "House Costa

Nica".

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CANONICAL HOUSES SEC XVIII

HOUSE KRAUTWASCHL

Today you’ll find offices and coffee shop in the

partially restored houses. When you look at the

buildings today, you see many flourishes and

ornaments. Optical elements and bright colors

were used to beautify the buildings and make

them more impressive.

The penultimate House has no name; it is only

referred to as Canonical House Sec XVIII.

The last building is the so-called "House

Krautwaschl". It takes its name from Franz

Krautwaschl, who was owner of the house in

1828.

Over the years, here was the coffee "La Strut", a

bank and the offices of various political parties.

The roman number MCMLXXX on the roof gables

the stands for 1980.

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THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral was built

1736-1774 in the masterly

style of J.E. Fischer von

Erlach the Younger.

In front of the Cathedral

there is the Plague or Trinity

Column (Monumentul

Sfintei Treimi / Monumentul

Ciumei). The column was

created in Vienna by

sculptor Georg Raphael

Donner from 1739 to 1740.

The transport to Timisoara

happened over waterways.

Between the cathedral and

Plague Column is a 400 m

deep Artesian fountain.

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SWABIAN BANK

HOUSE PRENNER / BREMER

The Banatian "Swabian bank" moved here in

1920. Before this time, the "Economic Bank

South-Hungary" had a branch here. The building

was first mentioned in 1812. Emericus (Emmerich)

Oszlányi was the owner of the house in 1828.

Late in 1904, the architect László Székely

undertook the modification towards Art Nouveau

Style.

The “Swabian Bank” and the “House

Prenner” (Bremer) already existed in 1812.

Wolfgang Prenner (Wolfgang Bremer) was the

owner of the building in 1828.

In 1848 two businesses, a carpentry and a

locksmith were located on the ground floor. After

1900 the building was raised by one storey.

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VICTORY SQUARE

The Victory Square (Piata Victoriei), also called Opera Square (Piata

Operei) is the present city center of Timisoara. With many cafes, the

opera, restaurants and wide roads, this area has become the most

famous square of the city.The square in its current expansion was

established approximately in 1910.


NATIONAL THEATRE

AND OPERA

It has 711 seats and is one

of the landmarks of the city.

In the right wing of the

building the German and

Hungarian State Theatres

are housed. These theaters

offer 100 seats.

In 1875 the architects

Hermann Helmer and

Ferdinand Fellner the

younger created “The

Palace of Culture”. The

original facade was

destroyed by fire in 1920

and built partially new

under the architect Duiliu

Marcu. The State Opera

House Timisoara was

founded in 1946.

During the Revolution of

1989 flaming speeches

were made on the

assembled crowds from

the balcony.

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PALAIS LOEFFLER

The building, which is also

called Chateau Loeffler or

Loeffler Palace was completed

in 1913.

In his time, the palace had very

advanced features. It has three

floors with 64 apartments with a

total of 142 rooms; six lifts,

including three for staff

facilitated the visit of the upper

floors. Many major companies

and the authorities had their

headquarters in the Palais

Loeffler. The popular coffee

Cafeneaua Bulevard was at the

Palais Loeffler.

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TOWARDS THE CATHE-

DRAL

If you walk past the Palais

Loeffler, towards the cathedral,

you'll first pass the Palace of the

Chamber of Commerce and

then the row of two residential

and commercial buildings

constructed in 1961.

The Chamber of Commerce in

1850 established by the decree

of the Austrian Emperor Franz

Joseph I. and had its first seat in

the Lloyd's Palace. In 1933, the

institution then moved into its

own building.

The authorities banned the

Chamber of Commerce in 1949,

but a year after the Revolution,

in1990, it was the first regional

Chamber of Commerce, which

started operating again.

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SHE-WOLF

In the middle of the square is a

small park, where there are

three monuments. Particularly

noteworthy is the Capitoline

Wolf (Lupoaica Capitolină),

which is a gift from the city of

Rome from 1926.

It is a replica of the Lupa

Capitolina, and is intended to

show the common Latin roots of

Italian and Romanian people.

The bronze stands on a 4.96 m

high column and is one of the

landmarks of the city.

Other monuments include the

Fountain with Fish, made of

bronze, which was founded in

1957 and in front of the

cathedral the Skuålptur

Crucificare, the broken cross,

dedicated to the victims of the

revolution of 1989. The

sculpture is the work of Paul

Neagu.

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PALAIS PALATUL LLOYD

PALAIS PALATUL WEISS

HOTEL TIMIȘOARA

TIMIŞOARA

PALAIS LLOYD

It was built in 1910-1912 under Lipót Baumhorn.

Lloyd's of London with an exchange market for

agricultural goods were accommodated on the

first floor. In the second and third floor apartments

were located.

PALAIS WEISS

The architects László Székely and Anton Merbl

constructed the very impressive building for the

Weiss family in 1912. Similar to Palais Lloyd it is

impressed by Eclecticism Style with Baroque and

Art Nouveau elements.

HOTEL TIMIȘOARA

Built in 1928 to 1929 after plans of the architects

László Székely and Mathias Hubert. In 1975 to

1978 a new building holding the hotel lobby

expanded the hotel. Further investments in the

hotel are planned for the coming years.

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CULTURE & MORE

If you are planning to relax culturally in Timisoara, then there are many

variations and possibilities.

Apart from the Opera, the Hungarian and the German Theater, the Banat

Philharmonic is a cultural landmark of the region.


The Banat Philharmonic (Filarmonica

Banatul) emerged from the

Philharmonic club founded in Timisoara

in 1871.

The original association maintained mainly a

men's choir and dealt with the holding of solo

concerts. Topics such as chamber music,

symphony, oratorio and mixed choirs were

provided in the statutes. The orchestra was

renamed in 1947 in Banatul Philharmonic

Orchestra and subsequently in Banatul

Philharmonic.

At the beginning the concerts were held in the

Opera. Since 1969 the annual festival of the Banat

Philharmonic (initially every two years) the

Timisoara Muzicala” takes place. Onwards from

1981 there is also the annual Festival “George

Enescu Musical Days” (Zilele muzicale George

Enescu).

End of 2006, the building of the former Capitol

Cinema was legally pledged to the Ministry of

Culture. The Banat Philharmonic uses the Capitol

since that time.

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SHOPPING

Markets, shops, modern shopping centers or dreamy shopping streets

in Timisoara you can shop all the way you are feeling (and budgeting).

The flower market at Piata 700 is very colorful. Many elaborate

arrangements are created here, specially customized for any occasion.


PIAȚA 700

From flowers to vegetables and fruits, here

you will find a large selection of local and

exotic goods. The market got its name in

1966, in which the seven-hundredth birthday,

of the in 1266 first mentioned Piata 700 was

celebrated.

IULIUS MALL TIMIȘOARA

Modern, three-story complex, shopping

center with 330 shops, grocery hypermarket,

cinema, 20 restaurants, swimming pool and

fitness center. The center has 2,500 parking

spaces. From Union Square (Piata Unirii) the

centre is reachable on foot in 15 minutes

(less the a mile).

BEGA SHOPPING CENTER

Bega Shopping Center was the first

shopping center in the city. It is located right

next to the Hotel Continental and houses 42

shops, including a large grocery store in the

basement.

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HOTEL & MEETING

Select your hotel according to your individual requirements. For

meetings and if a large room and personal service for you are valuable,

the Lido is recommended. If you want everything under one roof, gym,

swimming pool and an integrated casino, then you will be staying at the

Continental. Central for visiting the Opera, if you want to go just across


the street, then Hotel Timisoara will be your

first choice. Of course, there are other hotels

in Timisoara, for more hotels please consult

your regional Romanian Tourism Office.

HOTEL & MEETING

Hotel Lido

HOTEL LIDO

Boulevard Iosif Bulbuca Nr. 20

30073 Timișoara

+40 256 407373

reservations@hotel-lido.ro

www.hotel-lido.ro

Hotel Timișoara

Hotel Continental

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Hospitality is a priority in

Timisoara. In this summary,

three hotels were

described. The offer is of

course much larger and

bids all visitors a wide

range of possibilities.

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TOURIST OFFICES

In many countries, there are Romanian Tourist Offices. Here is a current

list of all offices, with addresses, telephone and fax numbers, websites

and email addresses.


AUSTRIA

Romanian Tourist Office

Opera Ring 1, R Staircase,

Floor 4, Door 404

1010 Vienna

Tel: +43 (1) 317-31-57

Fax: +43 (1) 317-31-574

E-mail: Rumaenien@aon.at

www.rumaenien-info.at

FRANCE

Office de Tourisme de Roumanie

7, Rue Gaillon

75002 Paris

Tel: +33 (1) 40-20-99-33

Fax: +33 (1) 40-20 99-43

E-mail: info@GuideRoumanie.com

www.GuideRoumanie.com

GERMANY

Romanian Tourist Office

Reinhardtstraße 47

10117 Berlin

Tel: +49 (30) 400-55-904

Fax: +49 (30) 400-55-906

E-mail: info@rumaenien-tourismus.de

www.rumaenien-tourismus.de

GREAT BRITAIN

Romanian Tourist Office

12 Harley Street

London

W1G 9PG

Tel: +44 (207) 224-36-92

E-mail: romaniatravel@btconnect.com

www.RomaniaTourism.com

ITALY

Turismo della Romania

Via Torino 95, Galleria Esedra

00184 Rome

Tel: +39 (6) 488-02-67

Fax: +39 (6) 4898-62-81

E-mail: office@romania.it

www.Romania.it

POLAND

Ośrodek informacji Turystycznej Rumunii

Krakowskie Przedmieście 47/51

00-071 Warszawa

Tel / fax: +48 (22) 826-40-10

E-mail: info.rumunia@wp.pl

RUSSIA

Romanian Tourist Office

Masfilmovskaya Street 35,

Office 313

119330, Moscow

Tel: +7 (499) 143-87-65

Fax: +7 (499) 143-86-72

E-mail: info@romaniatravel.ru

www.RomaniaTravel.ru

SPAIN

Romanian Tourist Office

Calle Alcántara 49-51

28006 Madrid

Tel: +34 (91) 401-42-68

Fax: +34 (91) 402-71-83

E-mail: oficina@RumaniaTour.com

marina@rumaniatour.com

www.RumaniaTour.com

USA

Romanian Tourist Office

355 Lexington Avenue, 8th Floor

New York

NY 10017

Tel / Fax: +1 (212) 545-8484

E-mail: Info@RomaniaTourism.com

www.RomaniaTourism.com

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FINALLY

At the end of the eBook is the legendary restaurant "The Trumpeter",

which was built in 1750. It was one of the most famous Inns of the Banat

and numerous personalities stayed in it. On the following pages are

various photos and information material from Timisoara.


AVENUE OF

PERSONALITIES

The Avenue of personalities (Aleea

Personalitǎților) is located in the central

park of Timisoara. Currently, you can

admire the 16 busts of famous people.

The festive opening took place on 3rd

August 2009. This day has great

significance for Timisoara: on 3rd August

1919 Romanian troops marched under

the Commander Virgil Economu in the city.

This marked the end of the Hungarian rule

and the introduction of a Romanian

administration.

Deliu Petroiu (1922 - 2008)

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THE 10 DISTRICTS

I. Inner City - Chetatea

II. Factory town - Fabric

III. Elizabeth City - Elisabetin

IV. Josefstadt - Iosefin

V. Mehala - Mehala

VI. Fratelia - Fratelia

VII. Free village - Freidorf

VIII. Kardos colony - Plopi

IX. New Giroda - Ghiroda Nouă

X. Red Tavern - Ciarda Roşie

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BEGA BRIDGES

A Pasarela de la Uzina

Hidroelectrică

B Podul Mihai Viteazul

C Podul Dacilor

D Podul Decebal

E Pasarela dintre Parcuri

F Podul Michelangelo

G Podul Tinereții

H Podul Traian

I Podul de Fier

J Podul Ștefan cel Mare

K Podul Eroilor

L Podul Muncii

M Pasarela Gelu

N Podul Modoș

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PUBLIC

TRANSPORT

Tram Lines

Trolley Bus Lines

Bus Lines

Express Bus Lines

Metropolitan Bus Lines

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COPYRIGHT

EPILOGUE

Spring of 2013 did not really

bring the weather we were

expecting for our visit in

Timisoara. Even with snow

storms and rain, there were a

few moments where the clouds

looked a bit friendlier and we

could move around.

As soon as the city blooms and

the rose garden brings its

thousands of colors, this book is

extended by a special "flowers chapter".

Rudolf J. Strutz

Author and Photographer

Many thanks to everyone helping to realize this book, especially my

assistant and friend Vlad Anitei (he will also provide a Romanian

version of it), who accompanied me a many miles on the walks

through the city.

More of my books are available in the iBook Store.

To contact me, or to get more information please visit me at my

Website: jr-design.net

© 2013 Copyright JR-Design & Rudolf J. Strutz

Maps by Google Maps, diagrams by Wikipedia.

All material in this book may not be used without

prior written approval of the author.

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SPECIAL TOOLS

Previously photographs were mainly developed in a chemical process

after they were taken. Today the developing is a matter of using digital

tools. I am not sitting in front of the computer for hours to digitally

change photographs entirely.

Each photograph is exact as it was shoot, there are no background

changes and or Photoshop operations. Sometimes I am using Nikon

NX2 or Photoshop to straighten a photograph, or to reduce the effects

created by using lenses like a fisheye.

For me, one of the greatest effects are HD-tools. High Definition let me

create the photograph in that way, in which I’ve seen it and in which way

I want to present it.

Nearly all photographs in this eBook were finished with HDR Projects

Platin from Franzis in Germany. This software allows experimenting

and playing with the images. A great feature is the possibility to create

outstanding effects even using only a single photograph.

All my photographs are taken in RAW-format and HDR Projects Platin

handles this format without converting or any additional steps.

More Information about HDR Projects Platin you’ll find directly on the

website of Franzis. hdrprojects.de

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