Geographical Region
Tusnad-the wealth of the mountain woven with the purity of this land →
Unique natural beauty

The Saint Ana Lake is the only volcanic lake in Romania. The lake draws its water exclusively from rainfall and snowmelt, it doesn’t have any ottusnadpeisajavion0131_400_02her inflows. The purity of its water is close to that of the distilled water, with an only 0,00029 ml mineral content. The water doesn’t contain any oxygen, so in Lake Saint Ana there are no animals living.

The Mohos peat bog is declared a monument of nature given to the many floristic rarities that it conserves: the bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia), the small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos), or the round-leaved sundew (Drosera Rotundifolia) and other carnivorous plants. The majority of the plants that live here are remnants from the Ice age.

The Middle Valley swamp represents the most southern point of habitat for the shrubby birch (Betula Humilis). Here you can also find species of creeping willow (Salix repens), host sedge (Carex hostiana) or marsh fern (Dryopteris thelypteris).


The Hawk’s Cliff offers a spectacular view over the Olt canyon and the Varteto, Szurdok and Csomad peaks. The Hawk’s Cliff Castle was built on the lower Hawk’s Cliff, and its ruins are visible even nowadays. From the cracks of the castel’s walls hunting hawks were caught and sent as lease to the Turkish.

Baile Tusnad spa-resort is also named the Pearl of Transylvania. The therapeutical bathing dates back to the 19th century. In 1968 Baile Tusnad was declared a touristical resort. The unique geographical position, the breath-taking scenery, the crisp ozone-rich air makes it a perfect choice for recreation.

The Tusnad region was once called Whispering Meadow due to the noise made by the many mineral waters bubbling up from the soil at each step. The legend says that a young barefoot shepherd with wounds on his leg ventured to the meadow looking for his cattle. The water and the mud touched his wounds that were not healing. After only three days his scars and wounds simply disappeared. The news of his miraculous healing spread quickly throughout the whole region and thousands of sick people visited Whispering Meadow and these amazing waters cured them too.

The first written mentioning of the Tusnad mineral waters dates back to the 16th century.