"Pop Simion" house
The construction which today houses the Mayor's Office and the Local Council of Vișeu De Sus Town, was the former administration of the estates of Pop Simion, and dates back to the beginning of twentieth century Read more
About Vișeu de Sus
Vişeu de Sus is located in the north-eastern part of the County of Maramureş, in the Maramureş Depression, at the confluence of the Vişeu and Vaser Valleys. The first documentary record of the locality appears in "Diplome maramureșene din sec. XIV-XV" / "XIV-XV century Maramureş Diplomas" by Ioan... Read more
Maramureşului mountains natural park
Located in the North-East of Maramureș county, Maramureșului Mountains Natural Park has a surface of 148,850 ha and is the largest natural park in Romania. The central part and the highest part of the chain of mountains crosses the park from North-West to South-East and comprises the most... Read more
Vaserului Valley
The most valuable natural objective from Vişeu de Sus area is Vaserului Valley which stands out by the existence of mocăniței (steam train), the main attraction of tourists, with a tourist tradition dating back to 20th century. Read more
Mocănița on Vaserului Valley
Since 1932, the Forestry Railway Vișeu de Sus has functioned almost without stop, being the last one of this kind in Europe which is still being used for the transport of wood. Since 2000 steam trains for tourists have regularly travelled on Vaserului Valley. The season starts in the spring and... Read more

To Vișeu de Sus

By train:
  • Cluj-Napoca - Sighetu Marmației route Leaves Cluj-Napoca at 15:40, arrives in Vișeu de Jos at 20:44.
More information: www.infofer.ro.

By bus:
  • Germany - Austria - Hungary - Romania route daily Mayer & Mayer charters.
  • Baia-Mare - Vişeu de Sus route, with the operators: Dracard, Geo Tur, Transgrup Ionut and Auto Balmir, daily departures at: 7:00, 7:30, 9:00, 9:25, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00 și 17:00.
  • Cluj - Vişeu de Sus route - departures from Cluj Napoca at 07:00 and 14:30 from Beta Bus station.
  • Borșa - Vișeu de Sus route - departures at 7:30 and 14:00.
More information: www.autogari.ro.
Nature
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The tourist and recreational potential of Vișeu de Sus Town is privileged by: The special natural framework owing to the location in the area of Maramureșului Mountains which now belong to the Natural Park with the same name; The existence of natural attractions such as the forests spread with rich flora and fauna which represent an excellent reason for the realization of tourist routes for hitchhiking trips in the nature; The richness of mineral waters with healing effects from the area of Vinului Valley from the Vaserului Valley basin; Preservation of authentic cultural and historical values which represent premises for the development of rural tourism. Also, the most valuable natural objective from the area Vişeu de Sus is Vaserului Valley which stands out by the existence of mocăniței (steam train), the main attraction of tourists.

Vaserului Valley

Vaserului Valley
The most valuable natural objective from Vişeu de Sus area is Vaserului Valley which stands out by the existence of mocăniței (steam train), the main attraction of tourists, with a tourist tradition dating back to 20th century.
Vaserului Valley comprises a huge forested area, which is not inhabited up to the camps of workers and the only way of access is the forestry railway. As area which is part of Natural Park "Maramureşului Mountains", Vaserului Valley is under European protection, its forestry use is allowed with the observance of environmental obligations which assure that the forest will be preserved at its current capacity. The forestry railway of narrow track gauge (760 mm) offers the lovers of railway trips and not only very special landscapes along a route of about 50 km. Along the line one can discover the most picturesque forms of nature: steep banks which start right near the line, secular forests or massive cliffs crossed by tunnels.

Vaserului Valley is increasingly becoming a destination sought for its hunting tourism. Depending on the hunting season, here you can hunt stags (between 1st September and 15th December), boars (between 1st August and 15th February), bears (only with special approval) or wood grouse (between 1st April and 15th May).

Tourist routes:
  • The trip by narrow gauge train on the route Vişeu de Sus - CFF station Făina and return, with a duration of one day, for this purpose the industrial platform Vaser was arranged for tourists;
  • The route with departure from Poiana Novăț – Novicior, climbing Greben Peak, Obcioarei Crest, descent at Borcut, climbing to former baths of Novicior and return to CFF Novicior station, with duration of one day;
  • Hitchhiking trip for 2 days with departure from CFF Novăţ Station, going on CFF Line to Ihoasa – Râpi – Roşu (night stay in tent), with climbling on Preluca lui Gotan, Picioarele Gradului, Toroiaga Peak, Ţiganu Peak and return to Măcârlău (on Vaser);
  • Hitchhiking trip between Novicior – Băi, Plaiu Popii, Preluca Pipei and descent to CFF Făina;
  • Hitchhiking trip between CFF Botizu Station, climbing 3 km on Botizu Valley, Lutoasa and access to the border with Ukraine (beautiful landscape towards Ukraine and Poland);
  • Hitchhiking trip from CFF Botizu Station – 3 km on the valley upwards, to the left on forestry road towards Bardău Peak (beautiful landscape towards the whole Maramureşul);
  • Crest route following the border with Ukraine, 4-5 days, from CFF Comanu Station, with climbing on Comanu Mic Peak and passage through peaks Gliganu, Ştevioara, Lostun, Făina, Şuligu, Pietriceaua, Lutoasa, Bardău, Băiţa (Cozia), Şoimu and descent through Rea Valley.

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