Attractions in Transylvania
What to visit in Transylvania
Sighisoara / Schäßburg / Segesvár, besides being the birthplace of famous Vlad the Impaler associated with Dracula is the last still inhabited medieval citadel not only in Transylvania but in whole Europe and also a World Heritage Site since 1993.
Sighisoara is one of the seven fortified cities of Transylvania established in the 12th century by the Saxons.
Sibiu/Hermannstadt/Nagyszeben, the capital city of Transylvania, founded in 12th century was over the last nine centuries not only the largest and the wealthiest of the seven fortified cities established by the Saxons in Transylvania known in German as Siebenburgen , but also the most important trading center with 19 guilds and the cultural capital of the region.
Brasov is the city which unites and captures the essence of Transylvania: the inimitable spirit, the arresting beauty, the culture, the legends, myths and the perfect harmony of modernity and history. No wonder why it is considered the gem of the region and of the whole country, and why it is one of the favorite destinations of tourists.
More than 150 fortified churches survive until today (of the originally 300 built) – with a great variety of architectural styles, south-eastern Transylvania is home to the highest number of existing fortified churches from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
Furthermore, a group of six Saxon and one Szekler villages are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Biertan, Calnic, Darjiu, Prejmer, Saschiz, Valea Viilor and Viscri.
Famous for its Ciuc Beer, its enthusiasm for hockey and for being one of the coldest cities in Romania, Miercurea Ciuc is a unique place certainly worth visiting during your stay in Transylvania.
Alba Iulia is the capital city of Alba County, Romania, located in the west of Transylvania, about 100 km (62 miles) south of Cluj-Napoca and 350 km (217 miles) north-west of the capital of Romania, which is Bucharest
Often called as the “Pearl of the Salt Country of Transylvania”, Sovata attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year with its uniqueness.
Biertan Fortified Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 is the strongest and most fascinating medieval church in Transylvania. Biertan is situated in Transylvania’s south-eastern part and located in the center of Romania. This place is a part of the Sibiu county, and it is located only 30Km away from Sighisoara while it is 81km away from Sibiu.
Cluj-Napoca, the second capital of Romania, a city with an youthful and dynamic vibe, bohemian bistros and cafés, wonderful Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, rich historical background, a place full of mysteries and surprises.