Social Programme

  • Two organized tours are available for conference participants: Discover Bucharest Tour and / or Romania’s 2 Most Popular Transylvanian Castles Tour.

    Discover Bucharest Tour with city guide is offered to all willing participants and is included in the conference fee.

    Romania’s 2 Most Popular Transylvanian Castles Tour is an optional one day trip and the fee is 60 euro/participant.

     

    November 3, 2017: Discover Bucharest – Half day tour

     

    parliamentThe pedestrian tour of Bucharest will start from the Bucharest University of Economics Studies and will take about 2h-2.30 h. In addition to the key attractions mentioned, the tour includes information about people as they were decades ago and their ideals that changed the face of Bucharest, stories and rumors that circulated on the Victory Avenue, anecdotes of the interbelic times and details about the history of some old and new buildings. The tour will end in front of the Palace of Parliament. Participants will learn about the history of Bucharest, the architectural styles of buildings, where the “heart of the city” was and why locals happily walked on the Victory Avenue.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Key attractions:

    • The Romanian Athenaeum
    • The National Museum of Art of Romania (The Royal Palace)
    • Revolution Square (Memorial of Rebirth)
    • Kretzulescu Church
    • The Telephone Palace
    • Capsa House
    • The Palace of the National Military Circle
    • The CEC Palace
    • The National History Museum of Romania
    • Macca Villacrosse Passage
    • Lipscani Street
    • Stavropoleos Church
    • The Palace of the National Bank of Romania
    • Old Court Palace & Church
    • Manuc’s Inn
    • The Palace of Parliament

     

    November 4, 2017: Romania’s 2 Most Popular Transylvanian Castles – One day tour

    Our itinerary follows the road of Transylvania (road of Dracula).

    branBran Castle

    Where: Bran, Transylvania – Central Romania

    Nearest large towns: Brasov, Predeal, Sinaia

    Surrounded by an aura of enigma and legend and landed high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its popularity to its impressive towers and turrets as well as to the myth built around Bran  Stocker’s Dracula.   Constructed on the place of a Teutonic Knights fortification dating from 1212, the castle was first certificated in an act originated by Louis I of Hungary on November 19, 1377.

     

     

    pelesPeles Castle

    Where: Sinaia, Walachia – Southern Romania
    Nearest large towns: Brasov and Bucharest

    Nestled at the base of the Bucegi Mountains in the charming town of Sinaia, Peles Castle is a jewel of German new – Renaissance architecture, acknowledged by numerous one of the most remarkable castles in Europe. Commissioned by King Carol I in 1873 and finished in 1883, the castle served as the summer residence of the royal family until 1947. Its 160 rooms are decorated with the exceptional examples of European art, Murano crystal chandeliers, German stained-glass windows and Cordoba leather-covered walls.

    Additional details are available here.

 

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