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

    Old traditional houses in Viscri

    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

    The Clock Tower located in the Biertan Fortified Church.

    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 Citadel

    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…

  • Wandering Through Oradea: A Walk Amongst Landmarks

    The State Theater's front side.

    In a fast-paced world dominated by technology and urbanization, there is something undeniably captivating about taking a leisurely stroll amidst iconic landmarks. Each step unravels a tapestry of history, culture, and beauty that connects us to the past while enriching our present experiences. Whether wandering through bustling metropolises or exploring tranquil historical sites, a walk…

  • Exploring the Historic Charm of Oradea’s Union Square

    One of the city’s most captivating landmarks are in Union Square, a historic and picturesque square that encapsulates the essence of Oradea’s charm. Stepping into Union Square is like stepping back in time, as it is a true testament to the city’s past and a window into its vibrant present. Union Square, also known as…

  • Exploring Oradea Fortress: A Must-See Destination in Romania

    Windows located in the fortification walls of the Oradea fortress.

    Situated in the city of Oradea, in the northwestern part of Romania, the Oradea Fortress stands proudly as a symbol of strength and resilience. Construction of the fortress began in the 11th century, making it one of the oldest and most significant medieval structures in the Crisana region. With its rich history and impressive architecture,…

  • Breathtaking Views from Mushroom Hill

    vantage point over Oradea.

    In the Transylvanian city of Oradea, Romania, lies a hidden natural gem that never fails to captivate locals and tourists alike – Dealul Ciuperca. Translated as “Mushroom Hill”, this unique landmark stands proudly, offering breathtaking views and serene surroundings. Visitors to Mushroom Hill can embark on a short but invigorating hike to reach the summit.…

  • Exploring the Ruins of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa

    The ruins of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa can be found in the Romanian commune of Sarmizegetusa, Hunedoara county. The ancient city offers a window into the grandeur and legacy of the Roman Empire. Founded in the 2nd century AD by the Emperor Trajan, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa was a significant center of commerce, culture, and military power…

  • The Gura Apelor Lake In The Retezat Mountains

    View from the Gura Apelor Dam

    Gura Apelor lake, also known as Lacul Gura Apei, is a hidden gem located in the heart of the Retezat Mountains in Romania. This lake can be found about 40 km away from the small Romanian city of Hateg. To those who don’t know, the Retezat Mountains are a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and…

  • Exploring Petrila

    A monument dedicated to the mine rescuers in Petrila.

    Petrila is a small town in Romania, located in the Jiu Valley, Hunedoara county and has a population of approximately 22,000 people. Despite its small size, Petrila is a town that has a rich history and unique characteristics that make it stand out. One of the most important things to note about Petrila is its…

  • Experience the Beauty of the Danube and Coronini

    Sunset over the Danube

    The Romanian commune of Coronini is located near the banks of the Danube River, right before the entrance into the Danube Gorge. This enchanting commune is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, and is filled with rich history and culture. One of the most striking features of Coronini is its untouched beauty. The village is situated…

  • The Modavita Waterfall: A Natural Wonder in Romania

    The Modavita Waterfall near Moldova Noua.

    Located in Banat Mountains, in the southern part of Romania, not far from the beautiful Danube river,  the Modavita waterfall is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its crystal-clear waters, lush green surroundings, and breathtaking scenery, the Modavita waterfall is a natural wonder that is sure to take your breath away. The waterfall…


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  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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…

  • 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…


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