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Lindenfeld, the abandoned village

Lindenfeld is a mountain village from the Caraş-Severin county, built by the pemi (German colonists that came from Boemia), and today abandoned. The tough life conditions, the harsh winters and the difficult access roads have lead to a gradual decrease of the population, the last known person to live here was registered almost two decades […]

The Damaszkin mansion from Beregsău Mic

Beregsău Mic is a village located in Timiş county, that only started to benefit from the presence of a Serbian population after the last waves of Serbian colonization, at the end of the 17th century. Today, the village has a population which is mainly of Serbian origin. This is also the place where we find an […]

The Church of the Bobda Baron

We have seen many abandoned churches in Banat but none of them match the charm and beauty of the one from Bobda. Initially constructed to serve as a mausoleum for the Csávossy noble family, due to its great size, it was later transformed into a Roman-Catholic place of worship. The last religious service to take […]

The stories of Catherina Zelenak of Clopodia

Catherina Zelenak is 91 years old and is among the last Swabians who still live in Clopodia. She lives alone and, because of a train accident suffered during her youth, she has lost her legs, but this doesn’t stop her, not even at her old age, to take care well of her house. We have […]

Through the Banat region of old times: Clopodia

It was the autumn of 2013 when we went to Clopodia. It was one of our first trips through the Banat area. We knew that this was the place where we would find two old noble homes. We told ourselves that the visit to Clopodia would take up to a maximum of 3 hours, including […]

Count Mercy’s Castle from Carani

Starting halfway through the road between Timişoara and Arad, on the DN69 / E671 (and then DJ692, see map) and until the Carani village, you are delighted by signs that lead to the Castle of Count Mercy. The disappointment starts from the moment you arrive in front of the historical building and realize that you […]