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About TEDxReghin

Reghin — known as The City of Violins is indeed one of the very last places on earth where you can still find a small industry of hand-crafted violins, a place where modern luthiers combine the ancient art with the modern science.

How did it all started?
Born in Reghin and founder of TEDx Timisoara event in Timisoara, Vlad Fiscutean started to empower local leaders in different cities of our country to organize their own local TEDx events. The first breakthrough happened in April 2011 after more then one year of meetings and discussions with local leaders when he met Sorin Suciu and Klaus Birthler.

Why a TEDx in Reghin?
Because it’s a city with a very active community of people. It’s known world-wide for it’s amazing hand-crafted violins. It’s the kind of place that many would love to see and would fall in love with. It’s the place where art meets modern science. One of the very last places on earth where you can still find luthiers even today that combine the old art of making string instruments with the advantages of modern science.

What is the history of the city?
Reghin is a city and municipality in Mureş county in Romania, on the Mureş River in Transylvania. It is the place of origin of the Sasregen Hasidic Jewishdynasty. It has a population of approximately 35,700. Reghin was first mentioned in 1228 in a charter of Hungarian King Andrew II as Regun – however, evidence of its strategic location and defence system suggests that the town might have been considerably older.
Reghin lies 29 km north-northeast of Târgu Mureş, extending on both shores of the Mureş River, at the confluence with the Gurghiu River. It was created by the 1926 union of the German-inhabited (formerly Szászrégen) and the Hungarian-inhabited (formerly Magyarrégen) city.

Attractions

  • Violin modern factories
  • Handmade violin craftsmen
  • The Music and Arts School
  • German architectural heritage
  • Hungarian architectural heritage
  • Romanian traditional architecture
  • Renowned zoological and folklore collections

Travel to Reghin
Reghin lies 29 km north-northeast of Târgu Mureş, extending on both shores of the Mureş River, at the confluence with the Gurghiu River. There are plany of ways to get to the city. You can use buses, trains. If you choose to come by air you can lend at Tirgu Mures or Cluj-Napoca Aeroport and take a car or train from there to Reghin.

Accomodation
There are many places you can stay in Reghin. Please contact our team for recommandations.

LINKS:

TED Website

TEDGlobal 2011

TEDx Blog

TEDxTimisoara

 

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