Prejmer is a commune in the county of Braşov, situated on the cultural road linking Braşov to Vama Buzăului. Tourists are more and more interested in visiting this locality, because they can practice various forms of tourism and can visit several historical and natural attractions. Those interested in scientific research can visit the forest and the eutrophic marshes, a natural reserve of national interest.
The natural area contains a great variety of flora, among which are also included flowers with rare elements, some of which are protected at European level. The fauna has several mammalian species such as the deer, the fox, the wild boar, the wild cat, and the squirrel, along with many rare birds.
Access routes to the reserve: DJ 112, following the route Hărman – Podul Olt and DN 11 Brașov – Lunca Câlnicului.
In the immediate vicinity of the natural reserve, there are several tourist attractions, namely places of worship and historical monuments. The most important are: the Fortified Evangelical Church in Prejmer dating back to the 13th century (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), an ensemble consisting of a church, a fortified enclosure with a defense road, two towers, two bulwarks and a gate tower, and the St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church (in Romanian: Biserica Ortodoxă „Sf. Petru și Paul”) in Prejmer, built in 1769, at the expense of four merchants in Brașov. It was built on the site of a 16th century wooden church. The church is classified as a historical monument with murals.
The Mayor of Prejmer, Serban Todorica-Constantin, says that “There is a double interest in visiting our commune: that of tourists, and also ours, because it is in our interest to promote our historical and natural cultural heritage and the organic products. We are committed to promote the organic products made by students of Colegiul pentru Agricultură și Industrie Alimentară Prejmer (College for Agriculture and Food Industry), from own produce: jams, syrups, compotes and herbal teas from the educational farm. Those who wish to can buy rhubarb jam or cake, dandelion, fir tree or acacia syrup.”
Ileana Gafton DRAGOȘ