Timisoara – tracing the Revolution

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Tour highlights:

  • Cafeteria of the Polytechnic University, where the first rebellion against the kommunist regime started, in the year 1956
  • Maria Place
  • Timişoara Orthodox Cathedral
  • Victory Square and the national Theater
  • The museum of the revolution from December 1989
  • The Dome Place
  • Heroes’ Cemetery

General description

  • Tour type: individual or group
  • Duration: 2-2,5 hours
  • Start point: Timisoara
  • End point: Timisoara
  • Languages: English, German, Romanian, Serbian
  • Participants: from 1 person to 40

Special description

  • Time: 2 - 2.5 Hours
  • Start point: Cafeteria of the Polytechnic University
  • End point: Heroes’ Cemetery


  • Price: 25 Eur/group (1-5 persons), 40 Eur/group (6-10 persons), 65 Eur/group (6-10 persons)

The price includes:

  • guide


The Romanian revolution against the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu started in Timisoara. The event that started the revolution was the rebellion of the Hungarian community from Elisabethstadt against the forced displacement of the priest László Tőkés.
On the 15th December 1989, several demonstrations took place. Eventually, a massacre in the Opera Square took place, when the army, together with the security, opened fire upon demonstrates.  The exact number of victims is still not known, but rumor has it that more than 153 people lost their lives. The revolutionary movement spread, and eventually led to Ceausescu being removed from the position of leader. Days later, he and his wife were convicted to dead through execution.
The proclamation from Timisoara, from the 11th March 1990, is the first document  that states the newly found, democratic state Romania.

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