Category: Transylvania

  • The Enchanting Panorama of Sighisoara

    The Enchanting Panorama of Sighisoara

    Since the city is surrounded by taller hills, a nice vantage point over the city of Sighisoara can be found on the top of a larger hill right behind the train station. You can easily get there by car. This is one of the best places to admire the beautiful panorama of the city because…

  • What To Visit In The Land of Hateg

    What To Visit In The Land of Hateg

    Located in the southwestern part of the historical region of Transylvania, the Land of Hateg offers many things to explore and discover for tourists. Honestly, I found myself captivated by the picturesque landscapes, ancient castles, and warm hospitality. In this article, I will take you on a virtual tour of some of the must-visit destinations…

  • Sighisoara Medieval Citadel: A Must-Visit Destination in Transylvania

    Sighisoara Medieval Citadel: A Must-Visit Destination in Transylvania

    The medieval citadel of Sighișoara is an inhabited citadel located in the historical region of Transylvania. To be more precise, it’s located almost in the center of Romania. Sighisoara is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique and enchanting experience. This charming town offers a journey back in medieval times, where every corner is…

  • The Village of Viscri, Transylvania – A Place I Visited

    The Village of Viscri, Transylvania – A Place I Visited

    Located in the historical region of Transylvania, not far from the inhabited medieval citadel of Sighisoara, Viscri in another important Saxon village that must be visited. One of the primary reasons for its renown is the well-preserved Lutheran fortified church located in the heart of the village. This fortified church, built by the Saxon community,…

  • Explore The Transylvanian Village of Biertan

    Explore The Transylvanian Village of Biertan

    The village of Biertan is another important objective located in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania. Almost in the middle of the village you will find the old medieval fortified church. Also it’s important to mention that this village it’s closely tied to the Transylvanian Saxons, a group of German people who settled…

  • The Rupea Fortress In Romania

    The Rupea Fortress In Romania

    The Rupea fortress is located in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania, Romania. Since it was built on a larger cliff close to the city of Rupea, it is visible from every direction and you cannot miss it if you plan to visit it. There is even a larger parking lot next to…

  • The Săvârșin Castle in the Mureș Valley

    The Săvârșin Castle in the Mureș Valley

    Another important objective to visit in the Mureș valley is the Royal Castle located in the commune of Săvârșin. It’s about an hour of driving away from Radna if you drive towards Deva. The Royal Domain was owned by King Michael I of Romania. In order to visit the park you will have to pay…

  • The old stone church in Densuș

    The old stone church in Densuș

    Romania is home to many remarkable historical and architectural monuments, and among them is the Densuș stone church. Situated in the heart of the Hateg region, this unique structure stands out not only for its historical significance but also for its unusual construction materials. Location The stone church can be found in the Romanian village…

  • The Jieț Gorge in the Parâng Mountains

    The Jieț Gorge in the Parâng Mountains

    The Jieț Gorge can be found between the Parâng Mountains. In the gorge you will find the main road which will take you to Obârşia Lotrului from where you can drive on the famous and well known TransAlpina road. The Ranger’s Waterfall The Ranger’s Waterfall or Dușul Pădurarului in Romanian is located in the Jieț…

  • The charming Tăii Gorge near Petrila

    The charming Tăii Gorge near Petrila

    Near the former mining city of Petrila you will find the charming Tăii Gorge. It’s located approximately 5 km away from the city center. In order to reach this place, you will have to drive towards Lonea and right before the bridge which crosses the Jiu river, you will have to make a left turn…

  • The Historic Center of Sibiu

    The Historic Center of Sibiu

    The historic center of Sibiu, Romania, stands as a testament to the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and charming cobblestone streets, the historic center is a captivating blend of Germanic, Hungarian, and Romanian influences. On the Citadel Street (Strada Cetății) you will find a couple of important old…

  • Lake Cinciș near the city of Hunedoara

    Lake Cinciș near the city of Hunedoara

    Close to the city of Hunedoara, in the Poiana Ruscă mountains, you will find lake Cinciș. The distance between the Corvin Castle and the lake is about 13 km. Short history of the lake In 1962 the entire village of Cinciș, which currently lies under the lake’s water, was evacuated. Back then, around 800 families…

  • The Deva Fortress in Transylvania

    The Deva Fortress in Transylvania

    Located in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania, Romania, Deva Fortress is a magnificent testament to the region’s rich history and breathtaking landscapes. The fortress, located atop a steep hill overlooking the city of Deva, dates back to the Middle Ages and has seen numerous rulers, battles, and cultural changes throughout its history.…

  • Exploring the Praid Salt Mine

    Exploring the Praid Salt Mine

    This salt mine can be found in the small Transylvanian commune of Praid, Harghita county. Due to the large quantities of salt found in the area, it was named the Land of Salt or Ținutul Sării în Romanian.  This place is ideally to visit especially in the hot summer season. The temperature down in the…

  • The Bear Lake from Sovata

    The Bear Lake from Sovata

    The Bear Lake from the small city of Sovata is the largest heliothermic lake in Romania. This lake is popular in Transylvania especially in the summer season because of its salty water with healing powers which helps to cure diseases like rheumatism. One day, after returning back to Sovata from our trip onboard the narrow…

  • Ultimate place in the mountains with beautiful autumn colors

    Ultimate place in the mountains with beautiful autumn colors

    This ultimate place where you will have the chance to admire the beautiful vibrant autumn colors can be found approximately 15 km away from the Romanian city of Petroșani. In order to reach this place you will have to drive to Hotel Rusu which is located on the top of a smaller mountain at an…

  • The Mălăiești citadel near the Retezat Mountains

    The Mălăiești citadel near the Retezat Mountains

    This small medieval citadel can be found in the Romanian village of Mălăiești which is located at the foothills of the Retezat Mountains. It’s actually not very far from the city of Hațeg. Speaking of Hațeg, close to this city, you will find the Bison Reservation which is another important place that you can visit…

  • Lake Rugănești at Sunset

    Lake Rugănești at Sunset

    On our way back from lake Zetea, we decided to make a short stop at lake Rugănești since it was close to the main road leading to Sighișoara. This lake is pretty popular for those who like catch some fish and for campers as well. Also, you have the possibility to rent a small wooden…

  • The Fortified Church from Cisnădioara

    The Fortified Church from Cisnădioara

    The old Fortified Church or the citadel from Cisnădioara is a popular landmark located in the historical region of Transylvania, near the city of Sibiu. To be more precise, it’s about 10 km away from Sibiu and about 2 km away from the nearby city of Cisnădie. Towards the Fortified Church The old Fortified Church…

  • Popular waterfall in the Făgărăș Mountains

    Popular waterfall in the Făgărăș Mountains

    The Bâlea Waterfall or Cascada Bâlea in Romanian, is a popular waterfall located in the Făgăraș Mountains at an altitude over 1200 m. In order to reach this place, you will have to drive on the famous Transfăgărășan road until Hotel Bâlea Cascada which is about 45 km away from the village of Cârțișoara, this…

  • Bezid Memorial Park in the heart of Transylvania

    Bezid Memorial Park in the heart of Transylvania

    The Bezid Memorial Park is located close to lake Bezid in Mureş County, Romania. It was built in memory of the former village of Bezidu Nou which currently lies under the lake’s water. The sad history of this Transylvanian village starts in 1975 when the construction of the nearby dam has started. Mainly, the dam…

  • The former coal mine in Petrila

    The former coal mine in Petrila

    The former coal mine in Petrila was one of the deepest mine in the entire Jiu valley, it had a depth of approximately 1000 meters. Unfortunately, it was closed back in 2015 after the last ton of coal was brought up from the mine. The closest major city is Petroșani. The Jiu river This photo…

  • Steam Locomotive Museum In Sibiu

    Steam Locomotive Museum In Sibiu

    The Steam locomotive museum in Sibiu is located near the main train station. Over there you will find a smaller collection of old steam locomotives which once were used by the CFR. Besides the locomotives, you will have the chance to admire an old steam rotary steam plow and a steam crane as well. Unfortunately you…

  • The Red Lake

    The Red Lake

    The Red Lake lies approximately 26 kilometers from the quaint Romanian town of Ghiorgheni. As you embark on your journey to this picturesque destination, be prepared for a drive along winding roads that promise to captivate with their scenic charm. Rest assured, the adventure ahead guarantees breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains that are sure…

  • Mocănița Sovata

    Mocănița Sovata

    Mocănița Sovata is a narrow gauge steam locomotive hauling 3-4 passenger cars. This steam train runs between the city of Sovata and Câmpu Cetății which is a Transylvanian village located 14 km away. The starting point of each journey is from Gara Mică in Sovata. The entire journey to Câmpu Cetății and back usually takes…

  • The village of Daia in Mureș county.

    The village of Daia in Mureș county.

    The village of Daia is located in Mureș county, Romania. This village actually belongs to the commune of Apold which is about 8 km away. You’ll have to drive on a dirt road in order to reach this small Transylvanian village. The Evangelical fortified church in Daia In Daia you will find the old Evangelical…

  • Sarmizegetusa Regia, the Dacian capital center

    Sarmizegetusa Regia, the Dacian capital center

    Sarmizegetusa Regia was the capital center of the Dacians during the Roman Empire and it can be found in the Orastie Mountains at an altitude of approximately 1200 meters. From the small Transylvanian city of Orastie, you will have to drive about one hour until you reach the small parking lot located in a small…

  • The Transylvanian commune of Apold

    The Transylvanian commune of Apold

    The Transylvanian commune of Apold is located in Mureș county, Romania. By car, you can actually reach it in almost 20 minutes of driving from the city of Sighișoara. The first thing that you should visit is the Fortified Saxon church. You will find this church almost in the center of the commune right next…

  • Visiting Sighișoara in the winter

    Visiting Sighișoara in the winter

    After visiting some old fortified churches in the area, like the one form the Transylvanian village of Mălâncrav, on our way back, I’ve decided to capture some photos of the Sighișoara medieval citadel as well. The Clock Tower The starting point of this photo shoot was at the Clock Tower because this buildings is one…

  • The village of Mălâncrav

    The village of Mălâncrav

    The Transylvanian village of Mălâncrav is located about 25 km away from the city of Sighișoara. You can find two important highlights in this village which are very close to each other. Those two highlights are the Apafi manor and the fortified Evangelical church. The Apafi manor The first important landmark to visit is the…

  • The Transylvanian city of Sibiu

    The Transylvanian city of Sibiu

    On our way to the medieval city of Sighisoara, we have decided to visit the Transylvanian city of Sibiu since the historical center is not that far from the A1 highway . The photos below were taken a couple of days after Christmas. Almost all the important landmarks can be found within the historic center.…

  • The Old Volcano And The Emerald Lake In Racos

    The Old Volcano And The Emerald Lake In Racos

    About 20 km away from the small city of Rupea you will find the village of Racos which is popular destination because of its captivating natural marvels waiting to be explored. Here, located within close proximity, you’ll encounter an ancient volcanic crater, an enchanting emerald lake, and striking basaltic columns. With their proximity, you can…

  • The old fortified church in Saschiz

    The old fortified church in Saschiz

    The historic and charming commune of Saschiz is located in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania, Romania. This place is surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque landscapes. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or simply want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Saschiz is a perfect destination for anyone…

  • The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara

    The Corvin Castle in Hunedoara

    I visited Corvin Castle on my way back from the Bison Reservation which is located in a forest very close to the small city of Hațeg. From Hațeg to Hunedoara by car you will make approximately 40 minutes. After you arrive next to the castle, you will find a paid parking lot where you can…

  • The Bison Reserve in Haţeg, Romania

    The Bison Reserve in Haţeg, Romania

    The Bison Reserve close to Haţeg is a natural reserve located in the south-western part of Romania which was established in 1958. These magnificent animals are some of the largest mammals in Europe, and they are considered to be an endangered species. The reserve aims to protect and promote the conservation of these animals, as…

  • The Clay Castle From The Valley Of Fairies

    The Clay Castle From The Valley Of Fairies

    The Clay Castle from the Valley of Fairies was our next objective to visit after we have explored the former Cistercian monastery in the village of Cârța. This unique castle can be found in the Romanian village of Porumbacu de Sus, in the region of Făgăraș. The Clay Castle The castle was built almost entirely…

  • Former Cistercian Monastery In The Village of Carta

    Former Cistercian Monastery In The Village of Carta

    The Carta Monastery or Carta Abbey is another important tourist attraction in Transylvania. Located in the picturesque village of Carta which is about 43 km away from Sibiu and about 73 km away from the medieval citadel of Sighisoara. Today among the old ruins, you will find an interesting Evangelical Lutheran church that belongs to…

  • The Brukenthal Summer Palace In Avrig

    The Brukenthal Summer Palace In Avrig

    After visiting the Clay Castle located in the village of Porumbacu de Sus, my next stop in the Fagaras region before heading back to Sighisoara was in Avrig.   Avrig is a small town located in the southern part of Transylvania, about 30 km away from the city of Sibiu and since I mentioned the Clay…

  • The Mighty Fagaras Mountains

    The Mighty Fagaras Mountains

    The Fagaras Mountains are a part of the Southern Carpathians range and are located almost in the center of Romania. The Fagaras Mountains are a range of mountains in Romania that span over 70 kilometers in length and rise to a height of 2,544 meters at their highest point. The highest peak is called Moldoveanu.…

  • Beautiful lake in the heart of Transylvania: Lake Zetea

    Beautiful lake in the heart of Transylvania: Lake Zetea

    The beautiful lake Zetea is located in the heart of Transylvania, Romania. It’s approximately 23 km away from the city of Odorheiu Secuiesc. This large lake is an artificial lake because it was built to prevent flooding in the surrounding areas. Today, if you plan to visit the place, you will notice a small hydroelectric…