Why you should visit Transylvania
- Corvinilor Castle in Hunedoara is one of the most beautiful medieval castles in Europe
- Turda Salt Mine dates from Roman times and is Europe's most surprising and unique underground attraction
- The Carpathian Mountains offer some of the best hiking experiences with incredibly flora and fauna
- The Black Church in Brasov, the largest Gothic church in South-east Europe
Our specialist ‘must do’s
Up in the stunning Apeseni Mountains is the unique Raven’s Nest which has arguably the best views in Romania.
A little more about Transylvania
Transylvania, ‘the land beyond the forest’, is by far the best-known region in Romania but is much more than just vampires. It is an ancient land of wild mountains, picturesque villages, carnivorous predators, forested valleys, vibrant Roma communities and medieval towns. Transylvania is also home to over 150 fortified churches standing as a testament to nearly 900 years of Saxon inhabitation. The Saxon villages throughout Transylvania have some wonderful boutique hotels, such as Viscri 125, from where it is possible to explore the surrounding countryside on foot or by bicycle or even try your hand at truffle hunting. Staying in guesthouse accommodation gives a real feel for local culture and a great opportunity to sample traditional cuisine and home-distilled alcohol.
When to go
The best time to visit Transylvania is the early spring from March to June and then late summer, September and October.