Heavy Snowfall In Transylvania

Sometimes winter can be harsh especially in those parts of Transylvania which are closer to the Carpathian mountains. Back when we visited that place, the wind started to blow very hard and it also started to snow.

This small building is actually the highest point of the Rupea citadel and from over there, you can see the entire scenery which surrounds the old medieval citadel including the city which is right next to the citadel in the valley.

Heavy snowfall in Transylvania

Visiting The Rupea Citadel On a Cold Winter Afternoon

These buildings are located in the area called Upper fortress which is a part of the Rupea citadel. Unfortunately that day, outside the wind blew very hard which amplified the cold sensation and I’ve decided to shorten my exploration of the citadel. I think this photo was among my last ones of this place.

If you wish to discover even more things or to watch more photos of this place then I highly recommend you to check out the category called Rupea where you’ll gonna find all my photos taken of the citadel.

A part of Rupea citadel in winter

View From The Citadel

The old Rupea citadel was built on a larger hill right next to the city. If you plan to visit this place then I highly recommend to take a longer walk to the highest point of the citadel which is located in the Upper Fortress. From there, you can actually see the entire landscape which surrounds the citadel. The photo of the city from this post was captured from the Upper Fortress and back then, some ugly clouds were heading towards me. Unfortunately, I had to hurry back down to the parking lot because a cold wind started to blow very hard.

The city of Rupea, view from the old citadel

Right after we left the parking lot, I’ve decided to capture some photos of the entire citadel. By the way, that road will take you up to the parking lot which is right next to the entrance of the citadel.

The Rupea citadel

If you are interested to watch  more amazing photos shot inside the citadel, then you will find all my photos here.

Panoramic View Of The Dawn Fortress

This shot was captured a couple of minutes after I entered into the old medieval citadel of Rupea. This area is called the Dawn fortress and right under the middle defense tower is the main entrance into the citadel. When we visited this place last year in December, outside was pretty cold and the entire landscape was covered with a thick layer of fresh snow. Despite of the cold weather, we saw some tourists visiting this place.

Panoramic view of the Rupea citadel

The Dawn Fortress

This photograph was taken inside the Rupea citadel and in the photo below, you can actually see the defense walls of the Upper Fortress. If you follow the path located on the right side, you can actually walk to the top of the citadel. I highly recommend to walk to the top because from up there, you will have the chance to take some remarkable photos of the entire landscape which surrounds the citadel. The place from where this photo was taken is called the Dawn Fortress and this area is located near the main entrance into the the old citadel.

The Upper fortress in the Rupea citadel at sunset