Situated in the South-Western part of the country, on both sides the Cerna river, reaching till the foot of the Dormogled Mountain Mass, Baile Herculane is a natural reservation famous for its variety and riches of its flora. The resort is the oldest one in Romania among all resorts and it was founded almost 2000 years ago. (1825 years since its foundation were celebrated in 1978).
Baile Herculane lie at 160 m altitude and because of some relief particularities, the climate is mild, having Mediterranean influences. The annual average temperature is +9,3 C degrees. The winds are weak, the rainfall is reduced. The place is also dominated by mild winters, short, early springs and cool summers. The cloudiness is less present, and therefore the clear days start in March and end in October.
One other characteristic of the climate in Baile Herculane is revealed through the negative air-ionization, which causes favorable biological effects on the human organism.
Because of the increased thermal and mineral effects, the physiological agency of the waters in Herculane is very complex and their therapeutic value is high. The temperature of the thermal waters alternates between 41 C degrees and 60 C degrees. The waters are sulphurous, calcic, magnestic.
The multifold landscape, the amazing flora and fauna, the pleasant climate, the picturesque surroundings, all of these make Baile Herculane to be a favourite place for holydays, relaxation and active rest.
The museum from the resort presents documents that reveal the history of Baile Herculane and of its surroundings. In the museum, one may find out votive stones, numismatic pieces etc.
Every year in August, the tourists are invited to the “Hercules Folklore Festival”-a parade of Romanian costumes, songs and traditional dances, which reveals the the Romanian folklore artists’ imagination, fantasy and skill.
The tourists can be checked in at comfortable, modern hotels.