Băile Herculane is one of the oldest balneary resorts in the world, being first mentioned in a tabula votiva dating from 153 AD. The two millennia uninterrupted existence of the resort was favoured by the miraculous efficiency of the thermal springs and by the picturesque location. In the present, Băile Herculane is a popular spot for those seeking treatment from the waters’ recuperative qualities. The variety of the treatment cures, from classical balneary cure to modern methods for physical and electro-therapy, massage or acupuncture, offer this place a high degree of attractiveness.
There is a diversified range of accommodation facilities that you can go for, from huge sanatorium – hotels, which usually have treatment centres, swimming pools and thermal pools, to motels, pensions or private accommodation. The numerous means of relaxation and amusement consist of restaurants, bars, thermal swimming pools, sauna or massage, as well as of the many marked hiking trails and rock-climbing opportunities. The area surrounding the resort is uncommonly picturesque, with forest reservations housing rare trees, turtles and butterflies.
The spa resort is situated in a picturesque area, in the Domogled – Valea Cernei Natural Park and only half an hour by car from the Danube’s Cauldrons.
How to get there:
Baile Herculane is situated 47km from Drobeta Turnu Severin, 160km away from Craiova and 180km away from Timisoara.
By car: It is easily accessible by car, as it is situated on E70 road between Bucharest and Timisoara.
By train: There are 3 daily InterRegio trains leaving from Bucharest to Baile Herculane. Departure hours are 00:15, 10:45 and 12:47. Approximate travel time is 6 hours.
By bus: There are 2 daily buses leaving from the bus station in Drobeta Turnu Severin to Baile Herculane at 12:21 and 15:21. Approximate travel time is 50 minutes.