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Timisoara is the capital city of Timis County, the 3rd largest city in Romania and the main social, economic and cultural center in western Romania.
Timisoara is considered the informal capital city of the historical Banat.
People come here for a medical tourism service provider, especially for dental care.
The city also offers excellent academic institutions, attracting thousands of international students annually mainly at its medical school.
Travelers are charmed of this city, enjoying its location on the bank of the Bega River, with lovable architectural character and vibrant cultural life.
Frequently Timisoara is called “Little Vienna”.
Warnings & Dangers in Timisoara
OVERALL RISK : LOW
The city is quite safe, the crime rate is very low, be careful is you travel with a dog and do not let you in drunk fights.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Traveling by taxi, bus or tram is a fairly safe and cheap way to get around. Be careful with your personal belongings when the transport is crowded.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
Pickpockets can disturb travelers, especially in tourist places and crowded buses. Beware of the tramps and watch your belongings.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Usually, there are no natural disasters in Timisoara, but the region may be subject to earthquakes. Read the information on this subject before the trip.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
The risk of robbery on the street is not very high, but caution is advised. Do not leave valuables unattended; always close the car and park it on guarded parking.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
There are no terrorist attacks in this region in the last years. However, you should always be cautioned because terror sometimes happens in tourist places.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
The risk of scams could occur. You should be careful on the streets and beware of tramps and beggars. Only withdraw money from ATMs at banks to avoid card fraud.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Women traveling alone will feel completely safe in the city. However, be careful when traveling around the city at night.
So... How Safe Is Timisoara Really?
Timisoara is much safer on average than any other Romanian city – indeed Romania has much less street crime and burglary than in Western Europe.
Travelers should apply normal precautions as with any East-Central European country.
Previously, the city had problems with stray dog attacks. In recent years, this issue has been resolved.
However, if you are traveling with a dog, do not let it roam without a leash.
This is tough pursued by locals here.
As in all cities, keep valuables in your sight at all times or in a safety box.
Do not leave any visible valuable objects inside your car: backpacks, trolleys, jackets, purses, navigation devices, mobile phones, cash.
There is clearly a chance (as in any country) that things will be stolen.
You should beware of fraud by the police – sometimes it can just be scammers who pretend an officer.
Do not get involved in drunken fights and avoid bars on the outskirts of the city, so as not to get into a mess.
You should be careful with street strollers, often they have the goal of grabbing your wallet.
But besides all the above, the city is quite safe, the risk of serious crimes is minimal.
Travelers should have normal vigilance.
How Does Timisoara Compare?
- Visas - You need to have a valid passport to travel to Romania. For stays that are 90 days or shorter, visas are not required. For longer stays, you will need to obtain a visa from the Romanian Embassy, unless you have Schengen.
- Currency - The Romanian leu is the currency of Romania. It is subdivided into 100 bani. The sign is L or RON.
- Weather - The best times to visit Timisoara for ideal weather are from April to October. The average temperatures in Timisoara vary drastically. With humidity, the weather feels cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year.
- Airports - Timisoara has a Traian Vuia International Airport. It is an international airport serving Timisoara, Romania. Located in 15 km from the city center. The airport serves domestic and international flights and considered a backup airport for Bucharest, Budapest, and Belgrade.
- Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
Timisoara Weather Averages (Temperatures)
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1 Review on Timisoara
I have not been to Timisoara yet but my husband and I will be going later this year. He had been a few times and told me it is one of his favorite places. Going based on his reviews of the place, he finds it to be charming, safe, and very inviting. He said that some people are friendlier (more social) than others but everyone is generally kind. I can’t wait to see this place for myself.