FAQ Romania

The potential is here [for Bucharest] to be another Prague.

Mick Davis, director "Modigliani"

FAQ Romania

What is the capital of Romania?
With a population of 1,6 million people, Bucharest is the capital of Romania and also the largest city in the country. It is divided into six administrative districts and it lies in the south-eastern part of Romania, in the Romanian Plain (elevation 81 m / 266 ft.). The State's executive, legislative and judicial branches are all in Bucharest.

What family of languages does Romanian belong to?
Romanian is a Romance language spoken by about 24 million people in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Romanian retains a number of features of Latin, such as noun cases, which other Romance languages dispensed with a long time ago. Romanian contains many words taken from the surrounding Slavic languages, and also from French, Old Church Slavonic, German, Greek and Turkish.

What are Romania's main attractions?

40 km (25 miles) east of Sibiu, Transfagarasan was built in the 1970s by the Romanian soldiers to serve as a military route in case of Soviet invasion. This is the highest paved road in the country and it has more tunnels and viaducts than any other road in Romania.

Bran Castle is another attraction which now serves as a museum and many rooms have been restored. If you want to visit the "Castle of the Count", keep in mind that there is nothing scary or dangerous about it. You will be enchanted with its history and charm.

Located in the town of Sinaia, the magnificent Peles Castle is one of the most stunning in Europe. A masterpiece of German new-Renaissance architecture, the castle was used by the Royal family, the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty, as a summer residence.

The most beautiful and well preserved fortress town in Romania, "the pearl of Transylvania", Sighisoara is a genuine museum town that preserves the medieval atmosphere from centuries ago - a town where Romanians, Hungarians, Germans and other nationalities living together gave birth to a multicultural community. The city has nine towers, narrow passageways and cobbled streets.

What is the longest river in Romania?

The Danube is the second longest river in Europe after the Volga. With over 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands, the Delta is the best place to go if you want to witness the greatness and beauty of nature. This unique ecosystem is home to 60 varieties of fish, 1700 plant species and wild animals like foxes and wolves.

What are the most important events and festivals in Romania?
• George Enescu Festival (September)- held every two years in honor of the famous Romanian composer George Enescu, the Festival gathers important musicians and orchestras from all over the world.
• Sighisoara Medieval Festival (July)- one of the famous medieval festivals in Central and Eastern Europe that gathers thousands of visitors every year. This is also the biggest medieval festival in Romania and covers areas like theatre, music, film, dance, book exhibitions and concerts.
• Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF) - a well-known brand in Romania, not only due to the outstanding films screened every year, but also for the effective organization, sparkling atmosphere and density of events, from seminars, workshops and panels to fabulous concerts and crazy all night long parties.
• Night of Ad Eaters - is an event that takes place annually in over 40 countries and that presents on the big screen the ad productions from over 60 countries. The event attracts annually over 300,000 people from all around the world. . It is highly appreciated in Romania as well.