zur Verfügung gestellt von pavel dudek/Shutterstock.com

About Timisoara

Timisoara is the regional capital of the Banat province, the abundant agricultural heartland of Romania, as reflected in the city’s many restaurants. It is Romania’s most cosmopolitan city, owing to its liberal history and the diverse ethnicities that make up its population. Timisoara has a large Hungarian population, as well as Serbs, Germans and Roma. It has been dubbed ‘the city of flowers’ in honour of the many parks which circle the city, but is most recently (and affectionately) known to its inhabitants as ‘Primul Oraş Liber’ – the first free town – in reference to its part in the revolution of 1989.

It was here that a Hungarian priest first spoke out against the dictator Ceauşescu, resulting in one of the most passionate revolutions in recent European history. The city has an easy-going Latin feel to it, with large squares lined by coffee shops and cafés and some fine architecture revealing the city’s Hapsburg past. It was the first city in Europe to introduce horse-drawn trams in 1869, and they are still here now – minus the horses! Today, people are quickly adjusting to the new democracy, with a thriving city centre and new ventures opening all the time.

Union Square, Timisoara, Banat, Romania
Todor Bozhinov Wikimedia Commons

Tips

Good to know

Public Transport

Timisoara has an extensive bus, tram and trolleybus network. Buses and maxitaxis can be taken from the bus station on B-dul Maniu Iuliu to nearby cities, as well as Hungary and Turkey.

For travelling around the city, the trams and trolleybuses offer the best option with 11 tramlines and 9 trolleybus lines connecting all the major venues, run by Regia Autonoma de Transport Timisoara (RATT).

Electricity

220V, 50Hz

Stadtverbindungen

Barcelona

BCN Spanien

Birmingham

BHX Nordirland

Bukarest

OTP Rumänien

Cluj-Napoca

CLJ Rumänien

Dublin

DUB Irland

Florenz

FLR Italien

Glasgow

GLA Nordirland

Hamburg

HAM Deutschland

Helsinki-Vantaa

HEL Finnland

Heraklion

HER Griechenland

Köln

CGN Deutschland

Lissabon

LIS Portugal

Liverpool

LPL Nordirland

London

LTN Nordirland

Lyon

LYS Frankreich

Madrid

MAD Spanien

Mailand - Linate

LIN Italien

Nizza

NCE Frankreich

Oslo

OSL Norwegen

Paris

BVA Frankreich

Stockholm

ARN Schweden

Stuttgart

STR Deutschland

Tel Aviv

TLV Israel

Valencia

VLC Spanien

Zakynhtos

ZTH Griechenland
Content provided by Arrival Guide

Entdecken Sie unsere Geheimnisse