Romania

Rugged stone churches and dazzling monasteries dot a pristine landscape of rocky mountains and rolling hills. Transylvanian towns have stepped out of time, while vibrant Bucharest is all energy.

ORADEA

We spent our last night in Romania in pleasant city split by the Crișul Repede River. It’s known for baroque and art nouveau architecture, remnants of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Secessionist buildings line central Strada Republicii. Nearby, the neoclassical State Theater dominates King...

CLUJ-NAPOCA

We made one night in unofficial capital of the Transylvania region. It is home to universities, vibrant nightlife and landmarks dating to Saxon and Hungarian rule. Surrounding its central square, Piața Unirii, is the Gothic-style St. Michael’s Church and the dramatic Matthias...

ALBA IULIA

We arrived late afternoon to Alba Iulia – ancient star shaped citadel in city which has been the seat of Transylvania’s Roman Catholic diocese since the High Middle Ages. Between 1541 and 1690 it was the capital of the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom and the latter Principality of...

BIERTAN

We made second visit of Saxon village located in a long valley surrounded by hills and vineyards. The village was founded in 1283 and is dominated by Saint Mary’s citadel and church. This hilltop medieval construction, surrounded by three fortified walls, has been listed in UNESCO.

SIGHIȘOARA

In the morning we have visited nice and compact city on the Tarnava River. It is located in the historic region of Transylvania. German craftsmen and merchants, the Transylvanian Saxons, were invited here by the King of Hungary during the 12th century, to settle and defend the frontier...

VISCRI

Short late afternoon visit of one of the most beautiful Saxon villages in Transylvania protected by UNESCO with great fortified church built in 1100 AD. In 1185 Saxons colonized the area settling in the south-east of Transylvania and built many colourful traditional buildings. The Viscri...

BRAȘOV

Bad weather followed us to the ancient city in the Transylvania ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It’s known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions and the towering Gothic-style Black Church. Piaţa Sfatului (Council Square) in the cobbled old town is surrounded by colourful...

RÂȘNOV

After visiting so many castles we made overnight under the fortress built in the years 1211-1225 by Teutonic Knights. It was bad rainy weather, so in the morning we have decided, not to climb it up, but better move on to the city of Brasov.

BRAN CASTLE

Bram Stoker’s character, Dracula, is a Transylvanian Count with a castle located high above a valley perched on a rock with a flowing river below in the Principality of Transylvania. Bran Castle was built between 1377 and 1388 atop a strategic site overlooking a heavily trafficked...

PELEȘ CASTLE

After arrival to Sinaia we made visit of the Peles Castle. This Neo-Renaissance castle lays in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. This castle was used as a summer residence by the kings of...