Predeal Mountain Resort, the highest town in Romania

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Predeal is a town in Brasov County, in Prahova Valley at over 1,000 meters altitude, 25 kilometers from Brasov and 147 kilometers from Bucharest. The name of the resort comes from the German word Schanz Pass. The resort is notorious both in Romania and internationally as a recreational and recovery area and also a very well-known winter sports location.

Predeal is surrounded by Postavaru, Piatra Mare and Bucegi Massifs and it’s crossed by rivers like Prahova and Timis.

Predeal is recommended for asthenic neurosis treatments, to revitalize weakened bodies, for physical and intellectual overstressing, for endocrine disorders treatment or for children growing issues. The main factors for treatment are the clean fresh air, dust and allergens free, rich in ozone and ultraviolet radiation, the ionized atmosphere and relatively low air pressure.

The resort has over 5,200 accommodation in hotels, villas, cabins and camping. There are 8 ski slopes with varying degrees of difficulty, lift from Clabucet Arrival (Clabucet Sosire) to Clabucet Departure (Clabucet Plecare) lift to Clabucet Arrival, Departure, Horizon (Orizont) and Trei Brazi.

Chairlifts and ski lifts are available to tourists in winter, for skiing and snowboard fans, while in summer offering the possibility for walks on mountain trails.

Predeal has a mountain climate with cool summers and cold winters. The average temperature in summer is 15 degrees Celsius, in winter -5 degrees Celsius, while the annual average temperature is 5 degrees Celsius. The average temperature is 14 degrees C in summer and -5 degrees C in winter. Snow storms are scarce in these areas but the snow layers can reach several meters and lasts for more than 100 days, which is ideal for winter sports.

The town has been certified as a climate resort by government decree in 1992 due to the strongly ionized air rich in ultraviolet radiation and low atmospheric pressure.

Among the most important sights in the area: Predeal Monastery, the Legionary Cemetery in Predeal, Marshal Antonescu’s Villa, Seven Stairs Canyon (http://www.romaniajournal.ro/the-seven-stairs-canyon-the-unique-area-in-romania/), Tamina Fall, The Ice Cave or Rasnoavei Gorges.

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