Envision a path that led you together a dramatically changing natural landscape of breathtaking waterfalls, rugged mountains, ancient underground temples, volcanoes, and prairies where wild buffalo still roam. You may think that it had been the route to Heaven itself.

In reality it is Romania’s own road to Heaven; a brand new superhighway under structure, costing roughly 2 billion EURO, with an expected completion date of 2010-2012. This new highway will ultimately connect Romania with Europe and Asia, as it joins with other super highways in the area. It is going to also transform out-of-the-way zamek w hunedoarze “boon-dock” cities into Midtown hotel oasis-es.

It is said there is not any such thing as Heaven on earth. However, after recently following the path of this new street, I am convinced that if Heaven is not on the planet then at least the street that leads there soon will be.

If a picture paints a thousand words, then what follows, brief on verbiage and heavy on visualization, given by photos taken along and close to the route of this new route, should provide good reflection to the magnificence and sheer raw beauty that I encountered in my trip along this soon-to-be street to Heaven.

We began our journey in the border town of Bors near Hungary and continued along it before we soon reached our destination.

Retezat National Park And Surrounds

At over 38,000 square hectares, 800 square kilometers, Retezat National Park is a massive tribute to the beauty of Mother Nature.

In the lower part of the park you will find deep narrow valleys, while the higher parts contain glacial plateaus with over 80 glacier lakes. The biggest single area of pristine mixed woods in Europe covers the decreased levels of this Park.

Visitors experience alpine pastures, wide plateaus covered with flowers, exceptional passes, gorges, and cavernous limestone caves. Glaciers have helped to make terraced valleys that finish in magnificent glacial bays, waterfalls and lakes. It’s a virtual cornucopia containing the huge diversity found from the awe-inspiring majesty of nature.

A community of tourist trails is now being renewed from the Retezat. Camping and parking websites will be created around the playground. Visitor facilities and data points are also being constructed. The park is gearing up for an onslaught of tourists who will start to come because the new highway is assembled.

There are many towns, villages, and hotels as you explore the county of Hunedora – the county where the Park is situated. As the area isn’t efficiently developed, the area also offers a number of the best values on property and house building in all Romania. Labor costs here are similarly very low. At exactly the exact same time, foreign investment is on the rise, helping to develop resort towns in Hunedora county, some which include modern ski slopes and contemporary accommodations. There are a number of places both for the establishment of inns and personal homes in the middle of breathtaking all-natural beauty and in close proximity to the national park. These areas will go from being”out-in-the-boondocks” towns to centrally located hotel villages after the new highway is finished. In the meantime, excellent opportunities to spend exist.

After several dazzling days basking in the unspoiled splendor of nature we are prepared for a tiny city-life in neighboring Cluj-Napoca.


Try to envision a medieval fairy tale village then turn that village into a small city and then bring it into the 21st century and you’ve Cluj-Napoca or as the German tourists and residents refer to it”Clausenburg”.

Filled with a warm and hospitable population, the city of”Cluj” (the shorten name of town), is a joy. The city, a company, artistic and cultural capitol of Romania, is also regarded by many as the nation’s best maintained, cleanest town.

Thanks Ina, I could not have put it better myself! This town is absolutely worth a trip, or as a place to reside.

After spending several days in character and several days in town, the only thought in my head was how wonderful it could be if you could live in the city and nature simultaneously. You can, the areas are called Brasov-Predeal-Sinaia.


Brasov (Brashov) is Romania’s best known, yearlong hotel mecca. A town in blossom, Brasov provides a classic and new city setting a variety of conveniences and attractions at easy reach. There is a new global airport under construction which will enable people to bypass Bucharest and fly directly to the heart of Transylvania.