Aquademica Conference continues the tradition of the previous Eco-Impuls Conference, and this year it will be held at the Library of Timişoara Politechnical University in Romania.
How to reach Timisoara, from the airport to the city
Taxis – available outside the arrival gate;
Public transportation – Express no.4 (E4) connects the Airport to Timişoara city center.
The traveling time is approximately 20 minutes.
Settled in the westernmost part of the Banat in the Pannonian Plain – the Timiş County – Timişoara is its capital city as well as a cultural, economic and social center of the Banat. The city had a turbulent history: known since XIII century, first under the name Castrum Temesiensis, Timisoara was under the domination of Hungarian Kingdom from 1030 to 1553. Then the Ottoman army occupied the city and ruled over it until 1716. Later, Timisoara became the part of the Habsburg monarchy until the end of the First World War, except short Ottoman occupation from 1788 to 1789. The city entered Romanian kingdom in 1920, and, after the Second World War, the People’s Republic of Romania. In 1989, Timisoara was declared as “the first city free of communism” in Romania.
City Center Timisoara, Victoriei Photo by Marcel NeagWhat is Timisoara also famous for:
First beer factory in Banat (built in 1717);
First electrified streets and city lights in mainland Europe;
First navigable channel in Romania leading to the Danube and later to the Black Sea;
First city in Romania with bicycle sharing system.
Among the cultural sites of Timisoara, the oldest one is The Huniade Castle dating from XIV century but rebuilt in XV century. Today it is turned into the History and Natural History parts of the Banat Museum. The Museum per se was established in 1872 and harbors valuable archaeological treasures such as Partha Neolithic Sanctuary. There is also a copy of famous Capitoline Wolf Statue (symbol of Roman Empire) which is settled in front of Orthodox Cathedrale. The Fourth interesting historical monument is Theresia Bastion, built as defensive wall in the times of the Austro-Hungarian domination.
Traian Square Obelisk.
The sacral objects in the city reflect rich history of multiethnicity and multiculturalism: Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, Saint George’s Cathedral (the Dome), Millennium Church, Iosephine Synagogue, The Fabric New Synagogue and Cetate Synagogue.
There are many cultural events in October 2018 in Timisoara, what is not surprising because there are happenings throughout the whole year. It explains why Timisoara has been selected as Romanian host city of European Capital of Culture in 2021.
Contemporary Art Biennale
SIMULTAN FESTIVAL 3.-7.10.2018
Video projections, experimental electronic music, contemporary media art to create a cultural context of the present.
Organ music festival.
DAY OF ORGAN MUSIC IN TIMISOARA
“TIMISOARA MUZICALA” INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Organized by the National Opera House Timişoara, the festival presents operas and operettas from the universal repertoire.
EUROTHALIA THEATRE FESTIVAL
Theatre companies from Europe present plays that bring about a journey through the European theatre, by exploring different trends of the contemporary scene.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
The biggest dance festival in our city. The festival is divided into three sections: dancesport, contemporary dance and Argentinean tango.
The festival promotes the unique multiculturalism of the area, celebrates 18 October, which is declared a local importance day, and intends to make people aware of the rich cultural heritage the city has to offer.
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL
Enjoy folklore and rock music concerts, but also incredibly tasty food, well-known Romanian wines, and lots of fun.
“INTRADA” INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC
GERMAN CULTURE DAYS IN TIMIŞOARA
ANALOG MANIA FESTIVAL
Information on Hotel Reservation
For the booking of hotel rooms, please visit the official website of the Tourist Information Center. Kindly note that hotel accommodation is subject to availability. We recommend to arrange your hotel booking as early as possible. The role of the Tourist Infocentre (served by qualified personnel ) is to offer useful information about the city to the visitors: accommodation, transport, monuments and touristic attractions, cultural events (concerts, festivals, theater plays, opera, fairs, exhibitions, etc), city tours and short trips in the surrounding areas, leisure activities, offers of the local tourism operators, booking of train or airplane tickets, etc. Tourists, Romanian or foreigners, can find at the Tourist Infocentre promotion materials for Timisoara and for the Banat region and in the future they will also find materials about Romania and about Timisoara’s twin cities. Various events take place at the Tourist Infocentre Timisoara: varnishing days, book launches, photo and painting exhibitions, round tables and discussions, films and slides on touristic themes.
Timisoara, 2 Alba Iulia Street
Phone: +40 256 437 973
Summer (April – September): Monday – Friday: 9-20; Saturday: 9-17
Winter (October – March): Monday – Friday 9-18; Saturday: 10-15.