Conference excursion

Guided Tour 1: Walking tour – The historical centre of Cluj (LAT: Castrum Clus/Claudiopolis, HU: Kolozsvár, GE: Klausenburg)
(Free tour from the organizers)
Walking tour with a focus on the historical and academic Cluj.
Maximum number of participants: 30 people
Duration: approx. 2 hours

 

Guided Tour 2: Walking tour – The historical churches of Cluj (LAT: Castrum Clus/Claudiopolis, HU: Kolozsvár, GE: Klausenburg)
(Free tour from the organizers)
Walking tour with a focus on the multiconfessional (Orthodox, Greak-Catholic, Romano- Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Unitarian, and the Synagogue) community and religious architecture of Cluj.
Maximum number of participants: 30 people
Duration: approx. 2 hours

 

Excursion 1: "The Versailles of Transylvania"
Countryside nobelman’s residences in Transylvania. The Bánffy family castles of Bonțida (HU: Bonchida, GE: Bonisbruck) and Răscruci (HU: Válaszut)
(Cost will available at the beginning of the next Year; coffee available)
Maximum number of participants: 50 people
The excursion proposes a visit to two of the country residences of one of the most representative noble families of Transylvania’s historical past.
The Bánffy Castle in Bonțida was built from the 16th century and completed in the 19th century. The building preserves Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classicist and Neo-Gothic architectural elements and was called in its heyday "The Versailles of Transylvania". In 1821, materials recovered from the old construction of the castle were used to build an Empire-style water mill in the immediate vicinity. The mill was used by the local community until the 1960s. The most impressive castle park in Transylvania has been laid out here. Today, the castle is home to one of Transylvania’s most dynamic educational and cultural centers.
The castle in Răscruci was built in the 18th-19th centuries on an estate of approx. 4.5 ha, in an eclectic historicist style, as the summer residence of the Bánffy family. The building has one of the best preserved and most spectacular interiors of Transylvania’s aristocratic castles, and recently it has been completely restored.


 

Excursion 2: The place where the sun rises twice
Rimetea/Trascău Rural Heritage Site & Ethnographic Museum (HU: Torockó, GE: Eisenmarkt/Eisenburg/Traschen) and the Trascău Fortress/Colțești (HU: Torockóvár)
Lunch at the Szekler Manor in Colțești (HU: Torockószentgyörgy, GE: Sankt Georgen)
(Cost will available at the beginning of the next Year; lunch included)
Maximum number of participants: 50 people

The excursion proposes a visit to Rimetea/Trascău, a rural site awarded with the European Heritage Award/Europa Nostra Award (European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage, 1999) for the preservation of the tangible cultural heritage and the medieval fortress of Trascău/Colțești (13th century).
The village of Rimetea, which has been documented since the 13th century, became an important settlement with the arrival of German miners (14th-15th centuries). Iron mining and processing was the main source of the settlement’s development. The exceptional natural landscape, the two medieval fortresses in the vicinity, the specific architecture of the farms and its white houses, the Unitarian church and the local ethnographic museum make Rimetea one of the most representative and well-preserved historical rural sites of Transylvania.