Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region is a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels undiscovered. So, pack your garlic – here’s the lowdown on one of Eastern Europe’s most captivating regions.
Trip lenght: 7 days
Towns and places visited:
Bran castle, Rasnov citadel, Brasov, Fortified church of Prejmer, Fagaras fortress, Fortified church of Viscri, Sighisoara, Fortified church of Biertan, Sibiu.
Places we stayed:
Casa Tolstoi , Bran – Situated less than 1.2 miles from the Bran Castle, Pensiunea Casa Tolstoi is a Romanian rural-style building with contemporary decor, offering views of the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. Breakfast is available and private parking is possible on site.
A very cosy house, with a big living room with board games, books and movies and a lot of comfy couches. I totally recommend this location if you want to relax and be in the nature and close to Bran Castle. ” My rating: 5 stars
Lia guest house, Sighisoara –Casa Lia is a guest house located in the centre of Sighisoara Fortress, right next to the Shoemakers Tower and just 200 yards from the Clock Tower. It offers basic accommodation with free WiFi access, a shared lounge and a terrace. My rating: 5 stars
Casa Lucretia, Sibiu –Set in Sibiu, 100 yards from The Stairs Passage and 100 yards from Piata Mare. Self catered and kitchen shared among two rooms. My rating: 4 stars