THE FIRST LACUSTRINE RESORT FROM ROMANIA
From the Danube Gorge, passing next to the traditional village of Banat in Sicheviţa, only 12 km away, you can reach the Banat village of Berzasca. What at one point has been left behind, today can become a unique opportunity to re-launch the tourism in the area.
Through the European project “The right to the Danube “, Berzasca will become one of the most attractive tourist locations in the Mountainous Banat. It is the place where tourists can live in a “Lacustrine Village” in Berzasca Bay. While there is a palm-shaped artificial island in Dubai, you will see a yacht-shaped lacustrine village at Berzasca. Everything is only for relaxation and rest on the beautiful Yellow Danube, as are the waters of the river on the Danube Gorge.
There will be two dream islands, Egret and Pelican, with 30 rustic holiday cottages suspended on pillars above the water. Each cottage – bungalow has a living room with a terrace from where you can look at the Danube, a dining place with “fruits from the gorge” and ice drink, and a bedroom with crystals and mine flowers for cristalotherapy.
The lacustrine houses will be connected by a suspended boardwalk and will have access to the Danube through the so-called pontoons for fishermen and for those who want to ride the different watercraft for agreement: motor boats or yachts. The yacht club will offer the unique chance of extreme games on the Danube without touching the surrounding environment. We are still in the Iron Gates Natural Park. The lacustrine village will be connected by a Danube waterfront with a pedestrian alley and a bicycle track to the new touristic port that will be opened in Drencova.
The first lacustrine resort in Romania will attract the attention of Romanian and foreign tourists through the special way in which the natural and multicultural potential of the area will be highlighted.
The walk along the Danube’s shore will become more attractive once with the entrance to the lacustrine village. From the belvedere spot placed on water-table, the strait is seen in all its splendour. It is ideal for fishing, reading, resting, taking photos or simply contemplating the beauty of the landscape. On the 17 km long boardwalk that will connect the villages on the banks of the Danube, Liubcova, Berzasca, Cozla and Drencova, there will be unforgettable promenades and stops. The alleys will be winding among the willows and hazelnut trees, sometimes reaching the solid ground; sometimes being suspended over the water, but constantly accompanied by the cycling track. At the confluence of the Sirina stream with the Danube you can look at the natural lake littered with water lilies and the fishermen’s pier. Everywhere there will be shelters with shade and greenery for rest, natural refreshing terraces and smell of fresh fish, as well as places for handicrafts and local produce. Here, on the Danube Gorge, Mountainous Banat can be taken as a model for a multicultural space. In addition to the Romanian villages, there are 14 Serbian settlements (Leskovica, Zlatita, Socol, Divici, Şuşca, Belobresca, Radimna, Pojejena, Măceşti, Old Moldova, Liubcova, Sviniţa, Dubova and Eşelniţa) and 6 villages with inhabitants of Czech origin: Gârnic, Ravensca, , Bigar, Eibental and Ogradena (merged with Eşelnita after the displacement). This destiny makes the area rich in traditions and habits, different from one locality to another and specific to each ethnic group. Do not hesitate to enter the fishing land in the Serbian village of Liubcova. Besides the original fish dishes, you will see some unusual folk customs. At the wedding, it is still customary to go to the bride’s house singing “Dunave, Dunave” (Oh, Danube, Danube) while wearing torches made of corn cobs. Visit also the Bigar village in the Czech land, unique by setting the houses on streets in cross shape intersecting in front of the village church. In difficult times, the German-origin “Pems” inhabitants of Bigar resisted grace to the Cross and the strong “source” of their faith. In Mountainous Banat, the word “bigar” means spring, a powerful stream of water coming out of the limestone, as is the wonderful valley of the Danube.
The “Rhythms for the 3rd Millennium“ Light Music Festival, organized in Berzasca since 1998, hold this time on the seafront of the new lacustrine village, will acquire the fame of an international festival, and a small train is going to take the tourists on the Berzasca River valley to get to know the beauty of the Almaj Mountains. The history aficionados will continue their walk on the waterfront towards Drencova, in order to meditate in front of the remnants of the medieval fortress “Drencova”, built as a fortification on land and shifted to the middle of the Danube by the rise of waters.
The lacustrine huts on the Danube are the most suitable places for a therapy with quartz crystals. These healing stones ennoble our soul and illuminate our minds. There are recommended two sessions a day, one in the morning and one in the evening, lasting 15 minutes each. Morning therapy will feed the body with beneficial energy for all day, and the evening sessions will restore the energetic aura of the body, leading to a refreshing rest, to the so-called “dreamless sleep”. Standing on the chair with the legs open at a distance equal to the width of the shoulders, to form the so-called “golden section”, you hold your left hand (for the right-handed) or your right hand (for the left-handed) as close as possible to the crystal without touching it. At first you will feel coolness, a sign of releasing the negative energy, and then some punctures in your palm through the positive energy that the crystal emanates.