European Year for Innovation and Creativity

Community: Timişoara

County: Timiş
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The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the Bega River, lies in its distinct architectural character and vibrant cultural life. Frequently referred to as "Little Vienna," because it belonged for a very long time to the Habsburg Empire and the entire city center consists of buildings built in the Kaiser era, which is reminiscent of the old Vienna. Timişoara is home to year-round musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, museums and a buzzing nightlife. A progressive, cosmopolitan place, Timişoara was the first city in Europe and second in the world after New York, to use electricity to illuminate its public streets. It was also the second European and the first city in what is now Romania with horse drawn trams in 1867. Timişoara is an important university center with the emphasis on subjects like medicine, mechanics and electro-technology. There are numerous claims that Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, built one of Timişoara's footbridges over Bega...

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