Vatra Dornei - History and geography

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<ul><li> 1. Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast- ern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bor- dering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south. At 238,400 square kilometers (92,000 sq mi), Ro- mania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest popu- lation of the European Union with over 19 million people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the tenth largest city in the EU with about two mil- lion people. THE LAND OF DORNA HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY </li></ul> <p> 2. Bukovina the land of painted monasteries, im- presssive natural landscapes, ancient traditions, commonsense and hospitality. Small churches or true fortresses, haughty or humble, located in places of mystery amplify the charm of the landscape-mild dummits, old forests and quiet valleys. Suceava is the county residence and at the same time its the biggest city. Is one of the oldest and most important settlements in the country. For two cen- turies it was the main residence of Moldova , and in the period 1775 1918 it was, in Bukovina a city of the Austro Hungarian Empire. Suceava is located in the north eastern part of Romania, being bild on two 3. Situated in the heart of Oriental Carpatthians, in the de- pression passage, at altitude of 802 m, the resort Vatra Dornei is the intersection of important travel ways which connect Bukovina and Transylvania, or Bukovina and Moldova. It is located at the confluence of the Golden Bistrita, wich is the main affluentDorna being bordered by summits of the Montains Giumalau, Suhard and Cali- mani. Dorna` Basin became famous as a balneary resort as far back as the se- cond half of XVIII th century when mineral waters from this part of the Hapsburg Empire (Vatra Dornei, Candreni , Saru Dornei) had been studied by Hacquette de Nurnberg. A new step in the development of the resort begun in 1883 together with rehabili- tation and modernization of the baths and of 7 new mineral waters spring. In 1895 following audiences of the mayor Vasile Deac at the Imperial Court begun the construction of a series of new buildings as a nucleus of the modern development of the spa(Baneary Establishment, The Casino, The Communal Palace, Sen- tinela Spring). After 1900 the the population reached 5000 inhabitants and on 17.12.1907 the locality was declarated city of the Austro Hungarian Empire. 4. To restore health Wah offers natural cure factors such as: - C a r b o n a t e d m i n e r a l w a t e r s p r i n g s -Hot springs, bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium and sulfur Natural salt-pits of high purity and concentration of CO2 Peat-mud near Poiana Stamps The resort chairlift climbs over a distance of 3 km to the top of Black Hill at 1300 m al- titude. The view is spectacu- lar descent. Mountain bike rides on trails especially fascinates young, eager to test their physical skills. For intrepid have two special offers: river rafting and paragliding. Lowering the water with inflatable boat show is Bistrita, courage and skill. Prefesional equipment and highly trained instructors give maximum security to the sport. Those who wish are able to conduct training courses for drivers with a duration of one week. And gliding is gaining ground. Paintball - land arranged near the chair- lift, location Bizom Source 5. Worcester is primarily white sports town. Ski and sled for competitions and recreational receive each year thousands of tourists from the country but also abroad, as well as amateur athletes. Ski slopes are equipped with cable transport installations. Of great interest be- came snow-mobile descents. A part of your holiday or leave from Worcester, one can establish traditions and knowledge of religious tourism in the area. 6. Ousorul Peak Winter landscape 7. The Lady`s Stones is a unique geological phe- nomenon from the Carpa- thians Mountains, wich can be found in the northen part of Rarau Massif. Calimani Montains are the true treasure of the Carpathi- ans that offer both unforget- table scenaries and the pos- sibility to discover unique flora and fauna elements 8. 12 Apostoles Geological Reserve, located in the north part of the volcanic crater of Calimani Montain, represents a reale miracle of the nature. No wonder it was been a source of inspiration for the local folk- lore. </p>