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Brukenthal Palace: Presenting the HCR Romania cultural Touristic Product  4/7 nights “Romania Winter Experience” 

Cultural Tourism

Historic Cafés Route, a certified Route by the Council of Europe, introduces the first presentation of the HCR  Romania cultural Touristic Product  4/7 nights “Romania Winter Experience” at a glamorous event held January the 17th, 2024, at Brukenthal Palace, Avrig. The event is going to be broadcast live to Europe via Livestream Romania.

At the event, there are going to be present and give speeches important authorities:
Mr. Arnold Klingeis – Historic Cafés Route Ambassador in Romania – will make an introduction regarding HCR cultural touristic vision
Mrs. Astrid Fodor – Mayor of the Municipality of Sibiu – Sibiu 2019/2024 will offer the Keynote Speech
Mrs. Dr. Iulia Dragut – President of ACEEA – will make an introduction of ACEEA and
Mr. James Chisnall – Founder of Untravelled Paths London – will make a tour program introduction – PREMIERE FOR EUROPE – HCR Winter Experience in Romania – with 4/7 Night stay options – with final destination Sibiu

At the event, there is going to be an International online presentation of the unique cultural touristic program of 4/7 nights, Romania Winter Experience.

It is important to state that in October 2019, the annual advisory forum of Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe was held in Sibiu, Romania. This was a historical moment for Romania, and Cultural Routes as the first discussions regarding the creation of cultural touristic programs to promote CR started.

The Council of Europe defined within a work document the statement of “Cultural Routes FOR Cultural Tourism”, a mission that can be very easily implemented through Historic  Cafés  Route, which by nature of its members offers exactly the necessary infrastructure to develop tourist itineraries and interconnect the 48 certified Cultural Routes by the Council of Europe.

Sibiu managed to become a leader in this context contributing with the expertise in cultural management which is based on the experience gained when being the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007 and the European Gastronomic Capital in 2019.

Sibiu is also the Municipality of Romania, which allocates the largest budget for the cultural agenda and stands out internationally with emblematic festivals such as the International Theater Festival (TIF), the International Fashion Festival (FEERIC), the International Contemporary Art Festival, (TIFF) International Film Festival, and others.

Now, in Sibiu, Historic  Cafés  Route launches the first cultural touristic itinerary with the destination Sibiu. It’s an amazing “Winter Experience” at Balea Lac, which invites distinguished guests to travel on the Historic  Cafés  Route with two entrance gates proposed for the pilot program, via the international airports of Cluj-Napoca and Brasov.

At the event, there is going to be also a Historical Culinary Experience.

Co-organizer: ACEEA 

ACEEA is one of the most important professional gastronomy associations in Romania. Their members include specialists from the following regions and cities in Romania: Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu, Iasi, Suceava, Arad, Pitesti, Constanta, Brasov, Constanta, Maramureş, Făgăraş, Oradea, Târgu Mures and members from abroad: Milan, Rimini, Bern, Berlgrad, Lviv, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Dejeon, Jerusalem, Dortmund, Stockholm, Helsinki.

ACEEA is a member of the following world organizations:

  • World Association of Chefs Societies (W.A.C.S.),
  • Asociación de Restauradores Gastronómicos de las Américas y el Mundo (AREGALA).

ACEEA is the promoter of culinary competitions in Romania, Romanian dishes will be included, among the evening’s specialties.

Historic Cafés Route 

The Historic  Cafés  Route offers visitors the opportunity to embark on a delightful themed itinerary, take a step back in time, enjoy the luxury of Historic  Cafés , become familiar with the important role that they played in the past, and how they continue to shape the cultural history of Europe in the present.

The members of HCR, are  Cafés, national and regional authorities, museums, organizations, associations, and also restaurants, hotels, etc. That provides HCR the perfect infrastructure to design together with its members’ unique cultural tourism products that make it possible to interconnect with the 48 Cultural Routes certified by the Council of Europe.

Cultural Routes reflect the cultural essence of the old continent and are considered by the member states of the Council of Europe the best representation of the history, evolution, tangible and intangible heritage of Europe.

HCR Romania

kindly accept our invitation to celebrate together, in Avrig, an important step for the program of promoting HCR Winter Experience in Romania – with 4/7 Night stay options – with final destination Sibiu as well as Romanian culinary traditions within the Cultural Routes, opening a new horizon based on our common European heritage and history, that goes along with the amazing flavor and taste of coffee.

We would be honored to have you join us in person or online at Avrig, Brukenthal Palace on January 17th at 6 pm (local time)!

You are kindly invited to read also:

Historic Cafés Route launches the first cultural touristic travel product in Romania

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