Covasna

 

The symbol of the town is the Pokolsar (Hellmud), a one-of-a-kind sulfuric, carbon dioxide gas eruption at the east side of the Main Square, which was initially used for bathing cures. It was opened in 1881 under the name of ”Pokolsar Bathing Institution”, and by this it Covasna came to be counted among the institutionalized medical baths. The churning, roaring Pokolsar’s whimsical outbursts were quelled by many hundreds of carts of rocks and sand, and today it draws the attention of the visitors enclosed in a simple pool covered by a grate. The gas baths found in the city, ”mofettas” by folk terminology, with their extremely varied chemical composition  - combined with warm mineral water pre-bath – have an outstanding healing effect on those suffering from circulatory, neurologic and locomotor diseases, among others. Those immersed to the waist or neck into the gas bath are prohibited to disturb the settled dense gas by unnecessary movement, they have to welcome the effects of the healing gases, that can be felt in a few minutes already, with upheld heads. By the stirring of facial muscles one can perceive as the prickling warmth ascends from toes upward, to the higher positioned limbs.

 

The famous monument of industrial history of the town is the forest railroad of Covasna –Commandău (Kommandó) inaugurated in 1892, with a rail span of 760 mm. At the Covasna end of the small railroad they established a switch intertwined with normal and narrow rails. A way around it was only built on the upper end of the 5.8 km railroad. The railway was developed in a way to avoid Covasna parish (later town), but at Voineşti (Vajnafalva) it already passes along the houses in a most lively way, then it arrives into the narrowing, wonderful Tundervolgy (Valley of Fairies).

 

Distance(30 kms from Valea Seacă, half an hour by car)

 

Itt tartzkodsz: SIGHTS Excursion Places Covasna