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Special; Among nature; In the mountains
The Hill of Salt is called "salt back" by the local people (its highest point is 576m). It covers the largest salt body in the country. It's roots are buried underground between 2.7–3 km in depth. Here 3 billion tons of salt can be found.
This salt settlement is one of the biggest in Europe. It's reserve could provide the salt needs of Europe for hundreds of years into the future. The salt from the Transylvania Basin is very old (approx. 20-22 millions years), as is the salt from Praid.
From Praid you can reach a lot of excursion destinations like Odorheiu Secuiesc which is the hometown of the Seklers; Corund, famous for its traditional pottery; a reservoir lake in Zetea; Sighisoara with its castle of Dracula; Killer Lake; the Bicaz gorges; Tusnad Spa; St. Anna Lake; and Balea Lake in Transfagaras.
One of the most important destinations is the balneary and climatic spa of Sovata, 6 km away, which operates year round. There is also Ursul Lake which is a heliothermal lake (very good for swimming) and the only one of it`s kind in Europe, not to mention being the largest one of its kind in the world. By the helio-thermal effect the salt water becomes warm and has different temperatures at different depths (19-20C on the surface, 30-40C at a depth of 1 m, 40-60 C at 1.5-2 m depths). The salt content is 40-250 g/l. It's waters and sapropelic mud are famous for their healing properties. Reputedly there have been successful treatments of rheumatic and gynecologic diseases (sterility).
Treatment throughout the year: in summer bathe in the salt water; excursions to the surroundings to visit the lakes and mountains of salt; walks in the medium of nature; and the enjoyment of sports (tennis, rowing, cycling).
In winter, there are opportunities to try winter sports: skiing and ski-bottom on the track located meadows of the station (to 6 km) equipped with ski lifts.
Praid is surrounded by mountain springs, steep rocks and beautiful forests which provide the opportunity for an unforgettable holiday!
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