"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.
The town of Vișeu de Sus
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Vișeu de Sus has a great historical and cultural value, mainly due to its favorable geographic position, as it is located, from an ethno-cultural point of view, at the meeting point of Vișeu and Vaser River Valleys, being part, considering the old forms of territorial administration, of the Maramureș Country, also known as "Historical Maramureș". The tourists that arrive in Vișeu de Sus can visit at least 8 locations classified as historical monuments, can admire the collections of the local museum or can take part of cultural or recreational events that the town hosts year-round.

About Vișeu de Sus

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 Mihaly of Apşa, 1900, as "both Visae" (Vişeu de Jos and Vişeu de Mijloc), gifted by King Ludovic to voievode Balk of Maramureş. The coincident name of the two localities is due to the fact that they are established by the same families.
The name Vișeu de Sus first appears 1385 in a diploma referred to by Mihaly of Apşa, and according to "History of Maramureş", by Alexander Filipaşcu, Vişeu de Sus was also called "Între Râuri" / "Between the Rivers" (1594), and was owned by descendants of Ştefan Vodă.

Further development of the locality takes place after 1770, with the establishment of the forestry centers where, by order of Emperor Joseph II, “ţipţer” settlers are brought, from the Zips, to work as laborers.

1809 to 1810 it is populated and the neighborhood "Ţipterai" forms.

Specific trades in the village, such as cattle and sheep breeding, are still important occupational branches of the peasants, while workers specialize in woodworking.

Located in the very heart of Maramureş, Vişeu de Sus is one of its representative settlements, both historically and by the wealth of traditions and cultural heritage. Part of an ethnographic area that treasures more legends, beliefs and traditions than the entire area of Maramureş, Vişeu de Sus is a significant exponent of the Maramureş dwelling, the two key elements: "water" and "wood", defining both the overall appearance of the town, as well as the traditional crafts.

The ampleness of the forest in the mountains, keeping watch over the town, leaves its print on local life, being an essential part of the community culture and civilization, woodworking having marked the local architecture as a profound science. Being located in the mountains belt, relatively isolated from the rest of the country, by the typical mountain grounds, the area has kept some traditional characters of life in Maramureş, the influences of modern development being experienced rather later than in other areas.

Vişeu de Sus has known a somewhat different evolution from the rest of Maramureş, experiencing an extraordinary economic boom after arrival of the Saxon miners and then of the settlers from Zips, in the 1770s. This flourishing development has attracted other settlers, from Salzburg, Tirol, Salzkommengut and Gurunden, which resulted in the consolidation of a multiethnic community; 18 ethnic groups being found in town at one time, a solid base for weaving stories, now part of the local mythology.

Many of the local customs and traditions are still related to the “ţipţers” present in the area. For them, Christmas is still the most important holiday of the year, which is why the houses are embellished with fir branches and the entire community gathers on Christmas Eve for the service that begins at midnight. After it ends caroling begins, a tradition involving the whole family, and the carols sung still contain “ţipţer” words.
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