Tururi virtuale


Nr: 24-25
July-August 2006

Proiecte Româno - Italiene
Italian-Romanian Projects
Projets italo-roumains
Progetti italo-romeni
Activitatea Prefecturii
Blazonry and Laws
Blasons et lois
Blasoni e Leggi
Dracula pe Castelul Bran
Enlightening Bran Castle
Illuminando Castello Bran
Zilele Codlei
Codlea?s Days
Les Jours de Codlea
Hălchiul ? o atracţie irezistibilă
Churches and infrastructure
Eglises et infrastructure
Amfiteatru turistic natural ? Holbav
A Place of Refuge
Un lieu de refuge
Vacanţă la Predeal
Holliday in Predeal
Vacances à Predeal
Vacanze a Predeal
Paradis Terestru
Heaven on Earth
Paradiso terrestre
Inside Braşov ? 2 ani de activitate
Two years of Inside
Deux ans d?Inside
Due anni di Inside
Comăna ? o cetate veche
Rocks and Caves
Rocce e Caverne
Turism istoric la Lisa
Tn the History's Whirlpools
Nel vortice della storia
Invitaţie la Părău
Woods and Magic Beliefs
Forêts et croyances magiques
Boschi e credenze magiche
Incursiune la Recea
The Forest's Vow
Le serment de la forêt
Ghimbav - oraşul cu inimă săsească
The Teutonic Hallmark
L?empreinte des Teutons
Obiceiuri străvechi la Beclean
Wedding at Beclean
Nozze a Beclean
Sărbătorile Sânpetrului
Churches and Airplanes
Chiese ed aerei
Prejmerul ? în patrimoniul UNESCO
Prejmer?s Days
Les Jours de Prejmer
Carte de identitate şi cetăţenie
Identity and Citizenship

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The Teutonic Hallmark



Ghimbav is a town located at the south-eastern Transylvania, bordered by Massif Postavaru, Codlea Hummock and Cristianul Mare Pick. The locality has good connections with the most important touring destinations in the county: the town Brasov, Poiana Brasov resort, Postavaru and Piatra Mare Mountains, the resort Predeal, the fortress of Rasnov, the Town Zarnesti, at the foot of Piatra Craiului. The town? origin is related to the 14 years? presence of the Teutonic Knights and the German colonisation accomplished during the same period.

The Willows? River
The German name of the town ?Veidenbach? (the willows? river) has nothing in common with the Romanian one, given by the river crossing the town ? Ghimbasel. Its springs are in Bucegi Massif; the mountain has given the name to the water, which baptised the town. The 5000 inhabitants have a peculiar way to conserve the ancestral folkloric cloths, the German customs and traditions, the architecture of the ancient rustic houses.
A peasant citadel, whose origins are unknown, has been renewed in 1789.

Ghimbav? Days
It seems like the Teutonic Knights have hallmarked in some way the local mentality, transmitting the respect for the historic patrimony. The evangelic church and the orthodox one, dedicated to The Trinity are today architectural monuments.
The most important occasion to socialize and rejoice is ?Ghimbav? Days?, a feast celebrated on the day of the community?s spiritual patron, Saint Peter. This year, the town hall and the local council organized an impressive show: popular German and Romanian music and dances, cross, football games and other contests, which attracted a large audience.

Allowances for Investors
According to the mayor of Ghimbav, Dorel Toma, the town had a continue evolution and attracted many investors in various fields such as commerce, wood and paper processing, helicopter constructions, textiles, heating plants, auto show-rooms, Metro.
The local authorities ensure a large number of facilities to the investor willing to start business in the area: tax allowances and paper work easement, depending on the investment?s extension.


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