Special; In the mountains; Among nature
The Hill of Salt is called "salt back" by the local people (the highest point - 576m). It covers the largest salt body in the country. Its roots lie buried at a depth of 2.7 – 3 km, and there is estimated to be about 3 billion tons of salt here.
This salt settlement is one of the biggest in Europe. Its reserve could provide Europe with salt for hundreds of year into the future. The salt from the Transylvania Basin, as well as that from Praid, is very old- something like 20 - 22 million years.
From Praid you can make excursions to many destinations like Odorheiu secuiesc, the mothertown of Seklers (Székely); Corund, famous for its traditional pottery; the reservoir lake in Zetea; Sighisoara, the castle of Dracula; Killer lake; the Bicaz gorges; Tusnad Spa; St. Anna Lake; and Balea Lake in Transfagaras.
One of the most important destinations may be the balneal and climatic spa of Sovata (6 km away) which is open year round. Here you will find Lake Ursu (Bear Lake) which is a heliothermic lake (very good for swimming). It is the only one of it`s kind in Europe and the largest in the world. The salt water is warmed by heliothermic effect, which provides different temperatures at different depths (19-20C on the surface, 30-40C at 1 m depth, 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, they have been successful in the treatment of rheumatic and gynecological diseases (such as sterility).
Treatments for body and soul, year round - in summer bathe in salt water; take an excursion into the natural surroundings to visit lakes and mountains of salt; walk in the medium of nature; or practice the sports of summer (tennis, cycling, etc).
In winter, there is plenty of opportunity to practice winter sports such as skiing. Most ski runs are equipped with ski-lifts.
Praid is surrounded by mountain springs, steep rocks and beautiful forests which provide you with the opportunity for an unforgettable holiday!
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