Brasov Region 2 Days Trip – Passing through Transfagarasan Road
Drift in one of the most exciting adventures through the spectacular Transfagarasan Road and then discover the true face of the character Dracula in Bran Castle. Brasov will be the city that we will stop in to admire the biggest fortified church in Romania – the Black Church. Not far from these places, imposing and majestic Peles Castle is waiting you in a magnificent mountain scenery while Fagaras or Rasnov Fortresses will be the most unexpected surprises.
1 day: Sibiu – The Mud Castle – Transfagarasan Road – Balea Lake – Fagaras Citadel – Brasov (250 km +)
2 day: Brasov – Rasnov Citadel – Bran Castle – Peles Castle – Sibiu/ Bucuresti (275 km / 220 km)
The Mud Castle
A land rooted from fairy tales and a castle with an unusual shape, which seems to have been built by Hobbit’s is made only from natural materials. Its unique beauty made this place one of the most popular tourist destinations in the past year.
The most spectacular road in Europe with its 90 km that reaches an altitude of over 2000 m in the alpine leap of majestic Carpathian Mountains it is the host of the most adventurous rally competitions.
It is a gorgeous lake at an altitude of 2000 m, a place where its legend with Balea, the brave sheperd is still alive and a wonderful winter stopover for the most adventurous tourists who would like to test the experience of the Ice Castle.
Fagaras Citadel is one of the largest and best preserved medieval citadels in Eastern Europe. In the past, the castle was the pivot of the regional power. Mentioned in 1455 the citadel was built in a strategic place halfway between Sibiu and Brasov and trade markets in the vicinity of Wallahia.
Located on one of the oldest trade routes where took place the exchange of goods between Romanian Country, Moldova and Transylvania in the late sixteenth – century Brasov becomes a prosperous city and one of the most important cultural centers in the country.
Land of white roses, the city is situated on the foothills of Bucegi mountains. Its history began more than 2,000 years ago when Dacians were living in its territory. In the last 600 years became one of the strongest fortresses of Brasov Region.
Built on a rock not far away from Brasov city we find the silhouette of one of the world’s most famous fortification: Bran Castle erroneously sensationalized as “Dracula’s Castle”. It seems that Vlad the Impaler never lived in the castle. However, the legend seems to be stronger than reality … here pouring into films as a direct allusion to the alleged vampire traits of the Wallachian ruler.
Being one of the most important monuments of the XIX century in Europe, the Castle Peleș was the summer residence of the Romanian kings which was built during King Carol I of Romania (1866-1914). Peleș was the first electrified castle in Europe. In its final form, the building boasted an area of 3200 square meters with 160 rooms and 30 bathrooms. In the 160 rooms of his castle housed one of the most important collections of paintings in Europe and a very rich collection of weapons.