Although Romania is not a great distance from Switzerland, the ‘land of the Carpathians’ is largely unknown and mysterious to many Swiss. Clichés about Dracula, criminal gangs, corruption, poverty and low salary jurisdiction are often heard.
Romania has been a member of the EU since 2007 and has a population of some twenty-one million inhabitants; it is a wonderfully scenic country with a hospitable population, and great hopes for the future. Romania covers 238 thousand sq. km. and is thus almost six times the size of Switzerland. The importance and prestige of Romania as a tourist destination has increased greatly in recent years; and the ‘land of the Carpathians’ is today one of Europe’s trendiest tourist destinations.
Romania is becoming ever more popular thanks to its many and often unique attractions. Wonderfully beautiful unspoilt countryside, untouched forests, old fashioned villages, untainted social mores and traditions are positive surprises, but most impressive of all for its guests is the warm and friendly hospitality of its population.