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Flight to Bucharest

Take a trip, fly with Austrian Airlines to Bucharest, and arrive at one of the airports conveniently located just north of the city. The city's comprehensive public transportation system is one of the most expansive in Europe. It is easy to traverse within Bucharest by rail, bus, and trolley. The city is located on the bank of the Dambovita River. The beautiful Cismigia Gardens and other public parks are a primary source of public recreation. Bucharest has such a history of cosmopolitan culture and stunning architecture that it has been affectionately called "Little Paris". Despite the destruction of wars and natural disasters, Bucharest still has much medieval, neoclassical, and art nouveau architecture as well as contemporary structures. Calea Victoriei is a lovely scenic historical street. Other landmarks include the Arch of Triumph and Cantacuizino Palace, once a private residence, now a public museum.

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Romania
  • Currency: Romanian leu(RON)
  • Language: Romanian
  • Capital: Bucharest
  • Austrian flight destination: Bucharest, Iasi, Sibiu

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Bucharest

EAT in Bucharest:

Arcade

At the Arcade dining is truly an experience. There is no innovative combination that the chef shies. He never fails to surprise the palates of gourmets who fill the restaurant night after night: Liver pâté with pistachios, tuna sashimi salad, dorado, filet of lamb, and to top it all off, chamomile crème brûlée. The ingredients are local, the inspiration Italian and Asian.   The atmosphere is at once chic and cosy. The restaurant recalls a southern hacienda: large arches connect the bright, white rooms. Here a small column, there a few rosettes and stucco. The lovely wooden floor makes for a warm contrast and the whole is flooded by light from the rounded arched windows. Dinner at the Arcade is wonderful. When the weather permits, try to get a table on the attractive terrace.   For an exclusive experience, park at the supervised parking lot and then receive your guests in one of the individual dining rooms ? but remember to reserve ahead.

Balthazar

The Balthazar is one of the top places to dine in Bucharest. Here you are served French-Asian fusion cuisine at its most sublime. For foreigners it's affordable, but you can assume that the Romanians you see here belong to the capital's top earners.   The old villa where the restaurant is located has been lovingly restored with an eye for detail. The gardens and avant-garde bar?perfect for a drink before or after dinner?are especially attractive. The guests are still hip, even if the times have past when business dinners took place no where else. Perhaps too, despite the culinary delights, guests have noticed the restaurant's two weak points: a rather anemic wine list and music which can sometimes drive you to distraction. But if that doesn't trouble you, you are set to enjoy a very enjoyable evening in an elegant ambiance.

Origo

Mihai Panfil loves good coffee. And he always has. Together with his friend he has designed his own machine for coffee roasting and has surrounded himself with people who also love coffee. He has thought of a place that he would want to work every day - and in April 2013 he eventually opened his coffee shop Origo in Bucharest.   As former Romanian representative of the barista championships he puts all his energy and experience into the new venue. He's travelling the world and imports selected coffee beans to Bucharest. These are used to create a perfect blend that is served under 276 hanging coffee mugs. And where do these mugs come from? From the young Bucharest architectural team Lama who have put a massive bar under the flying mugs to create a visual contrast. The front is riddled with brass, and the top is made of solid oak. After all the coffee shop can also be transformed into a cocktail bar at late hours. That means: you also need some perseverance at the counter!

SIGHTS in Bucharest:

City Centre

Anyone looking for something resembling old town quarters in Bucharest, is most likely to discover them between Calea Victoriei and Bulevardul Ion C. Bratianu. The streets may be a bit run-down, but exude more charm and character than the broad boulevards with their bombastic architecture. The many small and larger bars in and around Smardan and Selani streets offer plenty of vantage points for watching the goings-on in the pedestrian zone.   The central location makes this a perfect place to choose a café or bar as jumping-off point or rest stop when sightseeing. You can have a snack or full meal here, and in the evening the district is a favourite for going out. You can conveniently reach many sights on foot from here. And nearby Piata Unirii is a public transport hub.

Fratelli Club

Macy Gray, Louie Austen and Melanie Fiona have already been here and gave concerts. Also Hurts and Vaya con Dios provided for hot nights in the Fratelli Studios and in doing so even competed with the huge chandelier at the ceiling. The latter is - along with cleverly placed spots - responsible for the lighting which does not only show off the stars on stage.   Not less iconic is the lounge bar with panelled wooden walls where guests can relax after the concerts on chocolate-coloured sofas. Altering light effects and oriental mirrors support the recreation and communication.   And that's even more easier in the Social Club, designed in white colours with threaded upholstered furniture. But only when you aren't thunderstruck at the sight of the overhead deer trophies. In this case the best option is to flee to the Fratelli Beach Club in Mamaia, the most important bathing place along the Romanian Black Sea Coast.

Patriarch?sPalace

From Piata Unirii it is just a short walk up the small hill where the patriarch's residence is located. For fans of religious architecture, this excursion is a must. But even those who are less interesting in churches should wander up here.   A few moments earlier you were surrounded by the hectic traffic crowding the broad boulevards, now you find yourself in a peaceful courtyard. If you crave even more quiet, enter the patriarch's church. The floor is covered with thick carpets, and the sanctuary's interior is suffused by gentle light shining through the stained glass windows.   If you come at the right time, you can experience the rituals and chants of the faithful. Just a few hundred metres from the turbulent activity of the big city, you have seemingly been transported to a remote rural monastery. This is the place to kiss icons, and perhaps yourself be kissed by the muse.

STAY in Bucharest:

Crowne Plaza

It's only a few minutes walking distance to the Triumphal Arch and the Botanical Garden is right around the corner. But: the colour green can also be found in the Crowne Plaza itself, in the hotel garden with skilfully cut bushes, Wimbledon-resembling lawn and braided beach chairs. Tasteful is the right word for the ambience, as well as quiet.   Apart from the green oasis, the location of the hotel is a principal argument: it's 20 minutes at the maximum to get from the international Otopeni Airport to the hotel. The Crowne Plaza's environment is quiet and green, and the Romexpo exhibition centre, the World Trade Plaza and the Herastrau park are close by. You also reach the cultural, shopping and business districts fast and easily.   The hotel offers 164 spacious rooms on three floors mostly with balcony and several luggage racks. Also in the hotel: an in-house tennis court, a gym and a couple of bars and restaurants.

Piccolo Mondo

Whoever stays at the Piccolo Mondo is sure to feel the world is their oyster at this cosy hotel in one of Bucharest's attractive residential districts. This world includes a restaurant with terrace, where one can sample Lebanese specialties. The restaurant has been in business since 1993; the hotel followed ten years later. It sports just two stars, but it doen't let on, except for the prices which are embarrassingly reasonable.Guests wont for nothing?the staff is at your service 24 hours a day. Otherwise you will enjoy the peace and quiet. And it's easy to avoid running into other guests: the hotel has just 20 rooms on four floors.One night's accommodations in a double room start at 60 euro including breakfast.

Hotel Opera

The Hotel Opera looks exactly as you might imagine: elegant, classic, a bit of old-world charm, a touch of the Orient Express, and loads of style. That's what the public areas are like with old paintings of the Bucharest of yore in gilded frames adorning the walls. The guest rooms are more ordinary, but perfectly adequate, and bear such musical names as Aida, La Bohème, Tosca, and Traviata. The suites are Rigoletto, Nabucco and Carmen. The hotel was reopened in 2002 and is perfectly located in the cultural heart of the capital, directly next to opera.Take a stroll through Bucharest; when you return to the hotel you will delight not only in the peaceful atmosphere, but also in the feeling that you have taken a journey back in time to the beginning of the 20th century.One night in a double room starts at 140 euro.

SHOPPING in Bucharest:

L'armoire

Victims of fashion and chic freaks must stop by L'Armoire Concept Store. Forget Versace and Gaultier?here Romania's young designers rule. There are a great many of them and they are ever more frequently the stars of international fashion shows. Are the names Ludmila Carlateanu, ana alexe, DADA or Roxana Davidescu familiar? What about Elena Perseil, Eugenia Enciu, Stephan Pelger, Zasha oder Dorin Negrau? No? Reason enough to have a look at their latest collections.   As numerous the designers are, so too is the variety of their creations. Evening gowns, business outfits, smart casual wear. What all of the clothes have in common though is an elegance that highlights and complements the wearer's femininity, Have browse around for yourself.

Nichi

At first glance you might not suspect that Romania has a good deal to boast of in the world of fashion. Nichi Cristina Nichita is a Bucharest girl made good. The fashion designer has presented her creations on many a catwalk and invariably earned ecstatic kudos.   In the shop on Piata Unirii slip into one of the designer's latest creations; you're sure to be won over. Elegant businesswear with that certain something extra, lovely handbags, and clothes for that special event. Too bad Nichi Cristina Nichita only designs for women, but she really knows how to pamper them. The designer plays with classic looks that are never dull because they all have a dash of contemporary spirit. Pick out your favourite dress and reserve a table at a chic bar to show it off.

Beros&van Schaik

How do a Dutch hotel owner and a Chilean architect get together? By jointly opening the Beros & van Schaik wine trade in Sofia.   Jerry van Schaik runs a hotel, his partner Christian Beros designs houses. They both like good wine and have established a wine trade in the historic district of Sofia where they sell gourmet wines that cannot be bought in the supermarket. These come from France, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Chile and Romania - among other countries: for example Corcova, Terra Romana, Avincis or La Certa. Additionally they serve small snacks in their bar including smoked meat, cheese, olives and daily specials. The wine partners celebrate gusto. They also arrange regular wine tasting sessions in the stylish setting of their wine bar. No time? No problem - Beros & van Schaik also deliver to your door. And the matching goodies can still be bought at the supermarket.