24th – 30th of October 2024


About Braşov

Braşov, a city with an over 700-year attested history, is located in the central part of Romania, and it is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains. The city is at 175 km north from Bucharest. The former medieval fortress, Braşov preserves a lot from the unique charm of those times.

The main attractions are Old City Hall, Council Square, Black Church, Citadel, First Romanian School and many others. Additional than Braşov city, Viscri (80 km), Sighisoara (100 km) and Biertan (146 km) represent important attractive areas. Brașov offers an ideal blend between the natural landscape and the charming medieval architecture.

The buildings in the old city center have preserved the city’s cultural heritage: the Gothic style combines with Classic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau and with elements of the Brâncoveanu style, all of which is imprinted on the city’s personality.

Travel to Brașov

The most convenient airport is Bucharest Henri Coanda – OTP Airport which is 155 km from Brașov. Another new opened airport is in Brașov, called Braşov-Ghimbav International Airport, but with limited flight offers. 

Transfer from “Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport” to Brașov can be by train or shuttles.

For shuttle, main option for travelling, you need to book in advance:

For train, please check the link:

Accommodation in Brașov and main venue of ICSIMAT 2024

Hotel Aro Palace (5* hotel) 

Special discount for ICSIMAT delegates, including accommodation, breakfast, free entrance to Spa Centre (covered pool, fitness area, sauna).

Photo Credit: Aro Palace

Supplementary conference points

Highlights for ICSIMAT visits

  • Bran Castle
  • Brasov Old City Centre (First Romanian School, The Museum of Urban Civilization, Black Church, The “Schei” Gate, Catherine Gate, Rope Street)
  • Prejmer Citadel, “Valley of Bisons” Reservation from Vama Buzăului

Other information

Language: Romanian

Currency: The Romanian leu (Romanian pronunciation: [lew], plural lei [lej]; 

ISO code: RON

You can exchange RON (1 RON = 0.20 EUR) at every bank office or exchange office (just pay attention to the rates that should be visible in front of the office and choose 0% commission). Or use an ATM to withdraw RON from your regular bank account. EUR or other currencies are not used.

Time Zone: the standard time is Eastern European Time (EET; UTC+02:00).

Country Code: +40

Voltage: 220 V

Safety in Brașov: 

Things not to miss in Brașov:

Brașov Tourism App