On of following pages we would like to invite you on a little journey to one of Europe's most famous region, to Transylvania. Often people associate with this name secluded and lonesome landscapes, foggy and mysterious, sinister castles, and vampires. But all this is merely the invention of an English novelist.
Transylvania is the rich heart of Romania, although traces from the Ceaucescu regime are visible everywhere. Nevertheless Transylvania means beautiful nature and landscapes. With a wide ethnic variety of Romanians, Hungarians, Germans and others, Transylvania is a living model of a multi-ethnic society. Transylvania has a diverse history, you can see it wherever you go there.
an example for a multi-cultural society?
These pages are the result of a study trip a international group of students undertook in July/August 1998 to discover this lands with multiple names: Ardeal, Erdély, Siebenbürgen, Lands beyond the forest -- or simply Transylvania. We wanted to learn what people there think about their neighbors, about history and about the future.
Here, in the WWW we would like to share with you, dear reader, our impressions. Like this, you might get a better idea how life there looks like and what the problems are the people have to face
What finally one can learn from Transylvania, in how far it is an example for a multi- cultural society, those questions everyone has to decide on his own. We are only pro- viding some (hopefully) useful information. We hope you enjoy our collection. Of course, if you have any question please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
The following pages are structured in the way that we give you a more detailed explanation of our project, the Case Study Trip (19 July to 2 August 1998). You can get some background information on several topics related to Transylvania. We collected a long list of references (Internet, books, and addresses) about Transylvania and Romania. We provide a number of photos from Transylvania. And finally we want to refer to a conference on "Hungarian-Romanian relations in 2020" which took place in October 1998 in Cluj-Napoca/ Kolosvár/ Klausenburg, where we presented our visions.
Just click on the referring photos.
With the kind
last update: 11 JUL 2002 by Ralph