Baile Herculane is located in a mountain area, so trips are a must if you go there. For example, you can climb up to the Coronini Plateau in less than an hour.
I wanted to see the roman baths in hotel Roman but since they were in use i asked if there was something i could do in the meantime. I didn't feel like sitting and just waiting in a hotel lobby. So they told me i could visit this cave. It is just behind Hotel Roman with a path a few meters after the hotel (from Biale Herculane). It isn't a very long way to get here but the steps can be a bit tricky. As with so many things in romania they're not very well taken care of and can be full with rubble.
In times gone by, brigand's would use this cave to hide and watch their quarry passing. Now it is a place for tourists to visit and the local youth to hang out.
Acording to legend Hercules himself came her to bathe once. But surely the romans have found their way to the thermal waters of Baile Herculane. In Hotel Roman there are still roman baths 2000 years old and still in use. Probably not completely original but i settled for it. You can visit the baths but only when they're not in use. I'd expected them to be a lot bigger but found them very small. But for 2000-year old baths i thought they looked pretty good.
Str. Castanilor nr. 1, Baile Herculane, 320400, Romania
Many of the Romanians that were in Baile Herculane went to this little poolsnext to the river to bathe their legs in the warm and hot waters. The water comes straight out of the mountain and is quite hot at the first pool. The second pool is wasrm water. And then it flows into the river. I also enjoyed it for a half hour and i have to say it was very nice.
Stinker on the other hand couldn't be temped. So he stayed at the side. Watching..
Favorite thing: I went up to this hill (or mountain) up to the cross by a path near the town.It's not hard and the scenary is great.