The mysteries of the silver forest in Sacaramb 


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Located 25 kilometers from Deva, Hunedoara County, Sacaramb was officially documented 550 years ago, but the story that made it so popular around the world dates from the mid eighteenth century, when the first excavations took place. The white beech Reserve, which locals call ‘Silver Forest’, covers an area of 13 hectares. The name comes from the color of the white beech forest under the sun and moon’ bright light.

Sacaramb was a mining place where more than 100 types of minerals were discovered,  with two of them being unique in the world. For about 128 years the mining complex was considered the most profitable in Europe, producing more than 40 tons of gold from this field. Sacaramb mines operated until early 2000, and are now closed.

Locals in Sacaramb claim that the ‘silver forest’ surrounding the alpine village has miraculous properties. They say the beech woods are haunted by good spirits and they use the so called Emperor Franz Joseph’ Spring well as curative water. The legend tells the story of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph that, in the mid nineteenth century, during its visit to Transylvania, would have rested here. Locals here believe the water of this spring is very pure and full of energy, fact established by numerous studies.

48934592They say Sacaramb is one of the strongest magnetized areas on Earth and one of the points of maximum energy concentration in the world due to the fact that the settlement is in the center of an ancient volcanic cone which measured 3,300 meters altitude. Basically, though Sacaramb is located 800 meters altitude, those who come here feel the atmosphere of more than 3,000 meters, stated Alexander Tokar for Adevarul. In the woods, people built a pyramid-shaped wooden gazebo, where visitors come to rest and meditate.

Forest therapy is a natural therapeutic method of preventing and curing diseases through trees and forests therefore the Silver Forest in Sacaramb is the perfect candidate, for all ages.

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