Dated for the first time in documents in 1332 under the name Novum Forum Siculorum, Tirgu-Mures situated in the heart of Transylvania had an existence marked by historical events related to the many nationalities living here: Romanians, Hungarians and Germans.
The markings of these three nations is also visible on the architectural style of most buildings in the city. Born originally as a trade fair where traders and residents in the area met regularly, it became a permanent settlement that developed after all the rules of an ancient European settlement around the castle walls.
With 175,000 inhabitants today, the castle around which walls the town was built is today a place of leisure and culture, and the site of the Palace of Culture and Administrative now houses the headquarters of Mures, Mures County Council and various cultural spaces. Cultural sites, churches, museums and memorial houses with renowned libraries are attractions for all tourists in the world.
Sovata spa resort is located in the foothills Calimani at an altitude of 500 m, just 61 km northeast of Targu Mures airport, on the river Tarnava Mica.
The air in Sovata has one of the highest concentrations of ozone in Europe and the salt found in abundance in the soil has determined the appearance of numerous salt lakes. The largest and best known is Lake Bear – salt lake with a special helioterm phenomenon.
Bear Lake surface temperature in summer is 10-20 ° C, at a depth of one meter is 30-40 C, increasing with the depth. These effects of lake accumulated medical treatment in the natural spa resort Sovata lead to healing of cardio-respiratory and gynecological diseases.
The first document of the resort dates back to 1597 but only in 1858 became a spa resort.
Situated 51 km SE of Targu Mures airport, on the middle mainstream of the river Tarnava Mare, Sighisoara Citadel was built in 1191 but only in 1280 was documented as the Castrum Rex. Built as a fortified point by German settlers arrived from Flanders and Saxony to defend the eastern border of the German Empire. Sighisoara is the only citadel in the world that was and is always inhabited without interruption. The Clock Tower with human figures, beating regularly at fixed hours for hundreds of years. In Sighisoara the Romanian prince Vlad Tepes was born in 1431 which was to inspire the Irish writer Bram Stoker in Dracula longstanding character.
The varied geographical area served by Airport Targu Mures allowed people to discover, far away from the city noise, old occupations which our ancestors regarded as true professions such as hunting and fishing. Few of us know that in Transylvania you can meet the most powerful natural trophies such as deer, wolves, foxes, bears and boars in Europe, their body size reached by these animals (deer – 250 kg) is significantly higher than in Western Europe. Vigorous hunting, wild and special trophies selected through competitive nature, natural predators and great living conditions offers its visitors and camera or weapons owners special pleasures through most diverse methods of hunting, starting on the prowl stalking or call.
For many of us the abundant ponds, lakes and river streams rich arranged at all attitudes is considered a true godsend.
Areas such as those of Saulia, Reserve of Zau de Campie situated 33 km NE of Tirgu-Mures Airport, Sovata and Campul Cetatii at 38 km E of Airport Tirgu-Mures abounds in trout, carp and various other fish species providing opportunity for a well-deserved relaxation or the possibility of conquering a new trophy.
For those, however, who want to live adventures full of tension, we recommend to try their luck in the true “heaven” of fish – Danube Delta, 500 km south of Tirgu-Mures Airport.
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