The story of Măreasa (word derived from “Măria Sa” in Romanian, “Her Holiness” in English, the way the villagers used to call her), the one who owned the Poieni domain in the 19th century, is not entirely unknown by those who used to go in the old times to the camp from the Poiana Ruscă […]
Herendeşti is a village in the vicinity of Lugoj city, located at approximately 65 km from Timişoara (see map). Be very careful if you ever want to go there, not to make the same mistake that we did, completely missing the sign that showed the way towards the village. We arrived in the Victor Vlad […]
Vinga is a commune in Arad county, documented around the 1300s and located just 32 km from Timişoara (see map). The main attraction of this place is the Roman-Catholic Church, built by the Bulgarian community of Vinga in just two years. It is practically impossible to pass through Vinga without noticing it (especially if you are traveling towards […]
We have passed many times by this house, in the city of Timişoara, without even noticing it. It took a Romanian tour guide book from 1983, which was forgotten in an old library, to get us to notice the house that still keeps the Iron Tree of Guilds trunk, held in place with a metallic […]
Peter Trimper is a 76 years old man and he is the last Swabian from the only round village in Romania, Charlottenburg (described here in detail). Even though he could follow the path of his brothers and leave the Banat region before or just after 1989, he chose to remain here with his parents. Today, Peter is alone, […]
50 km away from Timişoara (see map), hides the Kárácsonyi Castle of Banloc. Time has stolen its glow, the restoration attempts have destroyed it even further and people have vandalized it so many times that no one can keep track anymore. Not even nature has forgiven it, being hit by a powerful earthquake in 1991. […]
Prin Banat represents travels, stories and fondness for the Banat lands. Until not long ago, Banat was one of the most visited and praised regions, this mainly due to some premiers that have been well marked in history and that deserve to be remembered. Another reason that has encouraged us to start making these journeys through Banat was the advanced state of degradation that has taken over a lot of the historical monuments. Therefore, we will go around Banat from now on, we will visit all kinds of places, we will find out their stories and we will pass them on, however they are, good or bad, beautiful, full of nostalgia or sunk in mystery.