Ryshnov and Saturn, Romania
According to 800zipcodes.com, Rasnov is a popular Saxon fortress from the 14th century, located on a mountain above a pretty town with Saxon houses, two ancient churches and beautiful nature. Located just 20 km from Brasov, Rasnov invariably attracts many tourists, and not only thanks to the ancient fortress, but also to the many routes (both for foot and motorbike) laid through the local mountains.
There are many boarding houses in the city offering comfortable and inexpensive accommodation. In addition, Rasnov is a convenient point for radial excursions to Bran, Brasov, Zarnesti or Prejmer for those tourists who want to stay in the lap of nature, and not spend the night in a hotel room with a noisy street outside the window.
The city can be reached by train, which follows the route Brasov – Rasnov – Zarnesti, departing from the main railway station of Brasov every two hours from 6 am to 8 pm. Fare ~ 5-6 RON. It is worth getting off at the first stop in Rasnov (which is called Rasnov), otherwise you will have to walk about 2 km to the city center (from Rasnov H station). The train follows the route: Brasov Mainstation – Brasov Bartolomeu – Cristian – Rasnov – Rasnov H – Tohanu Vechi – T Mosoiu – Zarnesti.
Buses from Brasov depart every half an hour from the Codreanu Autostation (also known as Autogara 2). The first bus starts at about 6:30 am, the last one at 20:00-21:00. On weekends, the number of flights is halved, the last one leaves Ryshnov at 17:00. Fare ~ 5-6 RON.
It is also possible to get there by taxi. Fare ~ 50 RON.
The prices on the page are for December 2021.
ATMs: BCR Erste Bank, address: Piata Unirii, 10; BRD Groupe Societte General, address: Caraiman street, 2; Raiffeisen Bank, address: Republicii street, next to the market.
What to see
You can get to the fortress by car or (which is better!) on foot: the climb is very picturesque, it goes along a pleasant stepped path in the forest, it takes from 15 to 20 minutes. The entrance is easy to find on the main square, in the arch between the pub and the shop. Entrance ~ 15 RON.
In addition, it is worth visiting the old Evangelical church of the 13th century and the ancient Orthodox church (1384).
Golf, hiking and trekking (from Malaiesti, routes to Bran Castle – 6 hours, Omu Peak – 2-3 hours, Lake Tiganesti – 2.5 hours), fishing, picnics, rock climbing, horseback riding in Cheile Rasnoavei, quad bikes, bikes and helicopters (tel.: 0732820530), as well as skiing and snowboarding in the nearby Poiana Brasov and Predeal. In addition, for 100 EUR you can go to the Cheile Rasnoavei area and jump from a height of 140 m (bungy jumping, Florin Saşca, tel.: 0726-229-337).
The Romanian resort Saturn got its name from ancient Greek myths – according to legend, it was on this shore that Jason landed with his Argonauts while traveling for the Golden Fleece. Previously, this coast was built up with Greek fortresses, and today there is a pretty health resort here. Near the town there is a lake where therapeutic mud is extracted, and right on the beach there is a pipe with hydrogen sulfide water, behind which a line of vacationers line up every day. The resort has many wellness centers, and almost every hotel offers medical procedures.
How to get there
You can get to Saturn by rail, from Bucharest the train takes about 4.5 hours, and from Constanta – about 1.5 hours.
Weather in Saturn
It has a mild warm climate: in summer the average air temperature is about 22 degrees, and in winter about 1 degree of heat. The abundance of greenery and flowers on the streets add to the attractiveness of the city.
The golden sandy beaches of this resort have healing properties, and the mineral springs of Mangalia are practically nearby, so here you can not only relax, but also heal.
The proximity of sources of medicinal waters and mud contributed to the creation in some hotels (Nora, Sirena, Balada) of their own medical bases. The medical staff of these hotels has the appropriate training and extensive experience in conducting medical procedures.
Popular hotels in Saturn
With the growing popularity of the resort, new 5 * hotels began to appear here, the resort’s infrastructure became more diverse.
The resort is also known for its extensive camping for 1500 places and very reasonable prices in hotels.
Cuisine and restaurants
There are many restaurants and cafes in Saturn. The menu is usually tasty and varied, and the prices are pleasantly surprising and conducive to combine every meal with a tasting of delicious Romanian wines, especially since the wine list in most restaurants is very extensive and includes such well-known vintage wines as Feteasca, Cotnari, Kadarca, Murfatlar, Nicoresti and others. By the way, it is wines that can become wonderful souvenirs from Romania.
Evenings are not boring at this resort. Restaurants, cafes and bars are open until the last customer, live music sounds everywhere: folk, classical jazz, dance and just popular. Night clubs and cabarets offer entertainment programs of various kinds. Especially attractive for tourists are folklore programs that give a fairly complete picture of folk dances and music, as well as national Romanian costumes.
Entertainment and attractions of Saturn
The natural beauty of the beach is complemented by opportunities to rent sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports equipment rentals, bars and pavilions selling ice cream, drinks and snacks. Tennis courts, mini-golf fields, bowling alleys, playgrounds are waiting for outdoor enthusiasts. Horseback riding is available for those who wish. Fishing enthusiasts can indulge in their favorite hobby on the nearby lakes. For children, playgrounds with attractions and mini-aqua parks-pools are equipped.
There are many travel agencies in Saturn offering a variety of excursions around the country. It can be a trip to Constanta, which is 42 km away, or a trip along the coast or inland. The growth of interest in the resort on the part of Russian tourists is observed from year to year, so excursions are offered, including in Russian.