A short description of some of the places surrounding Resita:
Valiug (Franzdorf) - it was created
after 1780 by the workers that prepared the wooden coal for
the main Metalurgic Factory in the area.
Between 1908 - 1909 a man made lake was built in the area called
The Old Lake, it's main purpose being to serve the
needs of the Factory nearby. Due to the growth of the Factory,
a larger lake was built eventually, measuring 3 km in length.
Nowadays, the village serves maily as a vacation spot, with
the real estate in the area witnessing a boom in the recent
The Secu Lake - it's
the nearest man made lake to Resita. It is also the town's main
source of drinking water. The surroundings of the lake offer
incredible sites especially because the area is not yet polluted
by massive touristic/commercial exploitation.
- it's a resort 5 km up the road from the Valiug village, located
on the banks of Lake Valiug.
The river bank nearest to the access road has been under continuous
urban development in the past few years, which is generating
a larger tourist presence in the area.
Semenic - Mount Semenic, is located at approx 10 km up
the road from Valiug. It's height of approx 1000m does not impress
with the abundance of cliffs and peaks that one with expect
to see on a mountain; it is however a resort with beautiful
mountain surroundings, clean air, beginners schi slopes in the
winter time, and a project for a professional schi slope to
be built in the near future.
The crisp, fresh mountain air is a major attraction during the
summer months when the towns nearby are experiencing high temperatures
that reach over 40C.
Garana (Wolfsberg) - a village
with an interesting folklore and beautiful mountain landscape.
Altough nowadays most of the original-german population of the
village returned to its roots, the village survived and transformed
into a vacation village and a touristic attraction; and since
1993 the village has been the host of the popular International
Garana Jazz Festival, which usually takes place in August.
Trei Ape - A touristic resort
located on the banks of the man made lake with the same name.
The springs of the river Timis are located in the vecinity of
Cheile Carsului - The Semenic National
Park contains the following reservations: Cheile Carasului,
Cheile Nerei, Cheile Garlistei, the ground with the springs
of the river Caras.
The Cheile Carasului reservation
includes two popular touristic destinations, the impressive
cave structures: Comarnic and Popovat.
Ocna de fier - at this location
visitors can have a look at The Collection of minerals and
mine flowers belonging to Constantin Gruescu.
Dognecea - a place with a rich past,
of with gold and silver mines that were once the attractions
of this region.
North from Dognecea there are two lakes: the Small Lake, also
called the Waterlillies Lake - which is now a botanical reservation;
and the Big Lake, also called To the Wall - due to the dam built
on the Dognecea spring.
a lot of wonderful and meaningful places to see and visit in
Resita and around. And everyone is welcome to make their own