The conference will take place in Sergiu Chiriacescu Auditorium of Transilvania University of Brasov.
Address: 41A Iuliu Maniu Street, Brasov, Romania.
The city of Brasov is located in the centre of Romania at about 180 km north of Bucharest. It takes about 3 hours driving from Bucharest International Airport to Brasov. Intercity trains and European roads connect Brasov to the major cities in Romania and Europe. It is an old medieval city, where buildings can tell you a lot about the evolution of the city throughout the years. The city of Brasov boasts of a rich historic heritage. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, it was the perfect place for a medieval settlement. The old city, founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211, is one of the best preserved cities in Romania and the best view you can have is by taking the cable-car to the top of Tampa Mountain (995 m), a beautiful lookout.
The biggest attraction in town is the Gothic Protestant Church built between 1385 and 1477. It is known by the name of "Black Church" because of its smoke-blackened walls after a huge fire in 1689. The establishment was recently restored and tourists can now fully enjoy listening to organ concerts or admire the enchanting Oriental rugs collection.
The Council Square (Piata Sfatului), known to the Saxon population as the Marktplatz, is the heart of the old medieval Brasov. Lined with beautiful red-roofed merchant houses, the square is one of the finest in the country. In the centre of the square lies the Council House, built in 1420.
Here are some other important historical monuments that you can visit: The Old City Hall, Podul Batusilor (which literally means The
Street Scrappers' Bridge) (today hosting a famous Romanian restaurant "Cerbul Carpatin"), The Old Granary, St. Nicholas Church from
Scheii Brasovului - also dating back to the 14th century, the First Romanian School - a museum with the first Romanian printing press
among many other firsts, the Rope Street - the narrowest street in Europe, - Cetatuia Brasovului ("Brasov Citadel Fortress" ) and the
list can go on.
Southside of Brasov, Bucegi Mountains stretch along the upper region of the Prahova Valley, in South-Eastern Carpathians.
Several touristic cities are located in this region: Predeal, Azuga, Busteni, Sinaia, Campina.
Peles Complex - architectural ensemble (Peles Castle, Pelisorul, Tower, and guard Economat) in Sinaia is located on the left bank of Peles creek in a very picturesque place representing one of the most popular targets in the Prahova Valley. Peles Castle, the summer residence of the kings of Romania, was built at the wish of King Carol I of Romania (1866 - 1914) and may be considered the most important historic edifice in Romania, with unique historic and artistic value, one of the most important monuments of this kind in Europe of the second half of the nineteenth century.
Bran Castle is located less than 30 km from Brasov, on the road that goes through the old neighborhood Bartholomew and linking Brasov to Campulung. It was built on a rock in a key strategic point of view. Although it entered the tourist circuit and folklore as Dracula's castle, it seems that Vlad the Impaler never lived in the castle. However in this case the myth seems to be stronger than reality.