Introduction

Up-and-coming, easy-going Piatra Neamţ (literally 'German Rock') sprawls in three directions across a valley, gripped by forested mountains. Moldavia’s third-biggest town was home to Ştefan cel Mare's 15th-century Princely Court and has a smattering of decent museums and cultural offerings, including a couple of the region's best restaurants. It's also a decent base for forays into the nearby Bicaz Gorges and Ceahlău Massif. ATMs, groceries and pharmacies line Piaţa Ştefan cel Mare and central B-dul Decebal.