Eyes on Romania
Saturday, 01 July 2017 14:03

Transylvania - Deep Forests

From Bucharest, trains carve their way north through the spectacular Carpathian mountain range into the heart of Transylvania. The Carpathians offer Europe’s cheapest skiing in winter and wonderful hiking during the summer, along with caves, alpine meadows, dense forests sheltering bears, and lowland valleys with quaint villages.

Published in Tourism

The men set off under gray clouds, marching through streets of single-story houses with red clay rooftops. Some carried traditional instruments; all of them were singing.

Published in Culture

The Romanian city of Sibiu has taken centre stage for centuries in the tumultuous history of Transylvania. Since it was settled by the Germans, the walled town was sacked by the Mongols,  an economic hub in the Hungarian Kingdom, taken as a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire,  reclaimed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and finally became part of Romania.

Published in Tourism
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