Viscri: a village aproved by UNESCO and Prince Charles

Viscri is one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of Europe. This small village lies deep in the heart of Transylvania. The village is best known for the fortified church, built by the German Saxon colonists. Together with the village itself, the church is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list of villages with fortified…

What is Mărțișor?

Mărțișor is an old tradition in Romania (and Moldova) to celebrate the beginning of spring. The literal translation of Mărțișor is little March. The Romanians give a talisman hanging on a red and white string to each other. The colors of the lace are important. The red represents the summer, and the warmth and love,…

Turda Salt Mine, the coolest underground place in the world

The Turda Salt Mine is a very special history museum in the heart of Transylvania. The mine is probably the most magical place of Europe. Once a functioning salt mine, now a museum ánd a theme park. It’s an incredible feeling to be deep in the ground and see the excellent state of preservation of…

Transfăgărășan: the best road in the world

Everybody loves the Transfăgărășan (DN7C) road in Romania. It’s the best road in the world according to Top Gear, thanks to the many hairpin turns and S-curves. The name of the road is probably hard to pronounce for non-Romanians. But the meaning is clear: trans, across, făgărășan, the Făgărăș mountains. Easy peasy. The Transfăgărășan is…

Peleș Castle: maybe the most beautiful castle of Europe

Peleș Castle is an icon of Transylvania. It’s also the number one attraction in Romania according to TripAdvisor. The Neo-Renaissance building is highly respected by architecture lovers. El País named this castle, together with Bran Castle, as one of the twenty most beautiful castles of Europe. And it’s true. Peleș Castle is a fantastic place….

Danube Delta: the best place for bird lovers in Europe

The Danube Delta is one of the most pure places in Europe. It’s wild and serene at the same time. Here you can find the biggest birds of Europe, while you’re traveling by boat. Be one with Mother Nature. Go fishing. Or visit the small villages where you can find Old Believers, Russian exiles, and…

Bran Castle: home of Dracula

Half a million foreign tourists visit the Bran Castle each year. That’s not really a surprise. Bran Castle is probably the most famous tourist attraction of Romania, together with Peleș Castle. Both in Transylvania, but the castle in Bran is slightly more popular. El País described Bran Castle as one of the most beautiful castles…

Parks in Bucharest

Bucharest is not a grey city, at all. There are a lot of parks in Bucharest. Romanians, especially the Bucharesters, love to go out for a chess game or a kiss in the grass. So join them! Stroll through the great parks of Bucharest. Herăstrău Park Several lakes stretch across northern Bucharest, like lake Herăstrău….

Things to do in Bucharest

Bucharest is without a doubt the most vibrant city of Romania. Did we say Romania? We mean the most vibrant city of Southeastern Europe. Once nicknamed Paris of the East, now the capital of Romania resembles Berlin in style and urban rawness. Bucharest is a dynamic city full of culture, great bars, good food, quiet…