Campulung Moldovenesc

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Câmpulung Moldovenesc is small 14th-century logging and fair town located in the Moldavia Valley. This is a comfortable base for hiking the Rarau Mountains, 15km to the south and cross-country skiing in the winter. There is also a short 800m ski slope served by a chairlift at the foot of the resort. A winter sports festival takes place in Câmpulung Moldovenesc every year on the last Sunday in January.

Otherwise, the highlight here is the initially mirthful, but bizarrely intriguing wooden spoon collection. On display are love spoons, jewelry made from spoons and a host of other cutlery delights collected by Ioan Tugui his museum (Str Gheorghe Popovici 3). Other fun wooden objects are displayed at the Wood Carving Museum (Calea Transilvaniei 10). Both museums cost 0.30 euros to enter and are open Tuesday through Sunday.

Arriving by train is a bit tricky. The main street, Calea Transilvaniei, cuts across the town from west to east. The train station is a five-minute walk west of the centre at Str Garii 8. To get to the centre from the main Câmpulung Moldovenesc train station (do not get off at Câmpulung Moldovenesc Est stop!), turn left along Str Garii and then right along Str Dimitrie Cantimir until you reach the post office on the corner of Calea Bucovinei. The bus station is at Str Alexander Bogza. From here cut through the market to the left of the station. As you exit and you’ll see the sign for Hotel Zimbru which sits in the main square.

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