Welcome to Bacau, Romania!
Bacau is the main city in Bacau County, Romania. With a population of 133,460, it is the 15th largest city in Romania. The city is situated in the historical region of Moldavia, at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, and on the Bistrita River. The Ghimes Pass links Bacau to Transylvania
. The famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci
, the founder of the Dada/Dadaism movement Tristan Tzara
, and the king Stephen III of Moldavia (Stephen the Great)
were born in Bacau County. Also, the composer/violonist/pianist Georges Enesco
lived in Bacau County. George Bacovia
(poet), Vasile Alecsandri
(poet, playwright and politician), Solomon Marcus
(mathematician), and Doina Melinte
(athlete) are other Romanian personalities who were born in Bacau city. The local time in Bacau is GMT+2.
How to reach Bacau
There are some direct flights from European main cities to Bacau
: from London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Dublin, Brussels (Zaventem), Rome (Fiumicino), Milano (Bergamo), Turin (Cuneo), Bologna and Timisoara.
Also, you can fly to Bacau via Timisoara, from Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Athens, Thessaloniki, Ancona, Florence, Venice, Verona, Bari.
Other close airport (1h:30min of driving) is Iasi. There are direct flights to Iasi from Vienna and Bucharest (the capital of Romania). If you arrive in Bucharest, you can come in Bacau renting a car (4 h of driving) or by train (4:30 h).
By car, from Tirgu Mures airport (arrivals from Budapest, Madrid and Dortmund) 5 h of driving.
The official website for travel and tourism:
Please see the ROMANIA Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pictures from Bacau