Domogled Reserve


The Domogled Nature Reserve is located on the administrative territory of Băile Herculane, Caraş-Severin County.

The nature reserve can be visited all year round and it is advisable to wear proper mountain gear (danger of vipers).

Entrance fee: Yes.


The Domogled Nature Reserve is a great nature reserve stretching over an area of 2 382 ha in Banat Mountains, nearby Băile Herculane resort. Included in the Domogled-Cerna Valley National Park, the reserve is renowned for its richness in karst relief. When you arrive to the park you will be amazed by the secular forests, the deep gorges, the steep limestone peaks, the never-ending caves, or the clearings and meadows which create a stunning wild landscape.

Various plant and animal species, many of them are one-of-a-kind and internationally protected, contribute fully to the unique beauty of the landscape. This park is suitable for ecotourism.

Did you know?

In the Grota Haiducilor (Outlaws Grotto) cave, evidence was found showing that humans have been here since the Iron Age. During the Roman times, and in late years, this was the perfect hideaway for burglars. Unfortunately, the grotto’s present state shows signs of advanced degradation.

Conservation facts

The Domogled Nature Reserve is a vulnerable area because that it was affected by many illegal activities like deforestation, poaching or inappropriate tourism. In 2017, the reserve’s virgin forest was included in the UNESCO World Heritage programme.

The reserve has a few warning boards, information panels, while the existing paths and trails are not in the best conditions.