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Touristic resort situated at 32 km North - West from Sibiu, Paltinis is the highest (1440 m altitude), and the oldest resort in Romania..
It was founded by the Transylvanian Carpathian Society (S.K.V.) in 1894. From the initial nucleus of villas, the resort still preservs Casa turistilor (The House of the Tourists, 1894), Casa medicilor (The House of the Doctors, 1895), Sala Monaco (Monaco Hall, 1898) and another villa, historic monuments.
At Schit (Hermitage), near the wooden church, was buried Constantin Noica, the philosopher (1907 - 1987).
The house where he spent his last years, Noica House ravels more of his life and work.
The layer of snow resists about six months a year, being Paltinis visiting card for winter sports. The skiing track on Oncesti Mountain has a telechair, a teleski, a baby - lift.
Its beautiful location, fresh air, and numerous hiking opportunities, have made Paltinis a favorite for everyone.
The resort includes hotels, chalets and villas, many restaurants, bars and shops.
A large residential area was developed in the last couple of years.
Paltinis is a starting point for many touristic directions in the Mountains Cindrel and Lotru.
The red-dot trail leads northwest toward Cheile Cibinului (5 Km)
The red-cross-red trail fellows an unpaved road for past of the way to Vf. Batrāna (Old Woman Peak), at 1911 m.
Red-strip trail for 25 Km to the Cindrel peak (2244 m) is the more difficult one, but more visually rewarding experience.
Bus Line 22
Gara - Coposu - Calea Dumbravii - Rasinari - Paltinis (retur)
Line 22 timetable:
From Sibiu at 7:00, 11:00, 15:30, 19:30
From Paltinis at 9:00, 13:30, 17:30
Ticket: 9 lei (Return ticket: 16 lei)