About Reghin

Reghin, as well as the adjacent area, is unique through its beauty and history, Reghin being surnamed “The town of violins”, the greatest concert halls from world wild vibrates of the violins’ accords made here. On a terrace surrounded by Mures and Gurghiu rivers, you can meet the “piece of sky fallen on Earth, deep implanted into the heart of Transylvania”. Born with the gift of modeling the most noble musical instrument, the violin, the Reghin’s stringed-instrument makers, either Romanians, Hungarian or German, have become famous due to the art and sensitivity with who they practice this handicraft.

Reghinul, itself, is a town who worth to be visited, but it also may be considered as a departure point for diverse wanderings into the mountains Călimani and Gurghiu as well as for visiting the tourist attractions from area.

Reghin is downstream of entertainment and tourist areas on Mures and Gurghiu Rivers’ Valleys, downstream of watering area Ideciu de Jos and Jabenita who offers through theirs swimming pools with high concentrate chloride waters and possibilities of treatment of rheumatic diseases. Upwards Reghin is also situated the Roman Camp from Brancovenesti who lasted till the Roman withdrawal from this region (271 d. Hr.) and it was one of the most important links from Roman Camps from North-East protection wall of Dacia.

Upwards of Reghin, on Gurghiu Valley, is found the Hunting Castle from Lapusna who was built between 1925-1926 and who has belong to the kings of Romania till 1949. Afterwards it has been transformed into the presidential house of the communist leaders. In Lapusna is also found the Saint Nicholas Monastery who dates from 1779, this being a wooden building hosting numerous icons dating from XVIII Century.

At 14 km away it is found Gurghiu commune which blossoms at the beginning of May at the same time with Narcissus Glade, protected area spread out on a surface of 3 hectares. Another natural reservation in Gurghiu is Mociar Forest of Secular Oaks which is spread out on a surface of 48 hectares and consists of oaks aged between 400-500 years. Bornemisza Castle from Gurghiu dates from XVI Century and at the moment hosts a Hunting Museum.

Geographical dates

The municipium of Reghin, is situated on the Upper Valley of the Mureș river, on the northwestern edge of the Transylvanian Plateau, on both shores of the Mureș river, close to Gurghiu river mouth in Mureș.

The geographical coordinates of the city are: 46 degrees, 46 minutes and 33 seconds, north latitude and 22 degrees 42 minutes and 30 seconds, east longitude. The city is located in 395 meters altitude on the highest point the Round Forest, the lowest point, the Mureș, at 350 meters.

The locality is located at the crossroad of some national roads, and on the railway route Războieni-Brașov-București. Out of Reghin starts DN 16 (national road) through Breaza locality toward Cluj; DN 15 (national road) from Târgu-Mureș pass through Reghin towards Brâncovenești, Răstolița, upwards the Mureș Valley, to Gheorgheni, Miercurea-Ciuc, Brașov-București.

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Climate dates

The climate of the town is moderately continental. The average annual temperature oscillates between 5,5º Celsius and 7,5º Celsius, slightly smaller than in Târgu-Mureș, where there is an average of 8-9º Celsius. Winters are, in generally, less frosty, the coldest month being January, with the average of the temperature between -3º Celsius and -5º Celsius. Summers have gentler temperatures, with an average between +18º Celsius and +19º Celsius in July and August.

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