Further in Romania: Sibiu, Corvin’s Castle and Transfagarasan

Further in Romania: Sibiu, Corvin’s Castle and Transfagarasan. At the beginning of my Romanian adventure, Part 1 in my channel, I travelled from my hometown, Sofia, to Bucharest, then I headed north towards Brasov and checked out some incredible places on the way. You can get more insides about this part of my journey here.

In Part 2, I continue my road trip to Sibiu, a charming small town located in Transylvania, about 3 hours west of Brasov. The city’s old town is known for its Germanic architecture, a legacy of the 12-century Saxon settlers. Remains of medieval walls and towers can be found all throughout the city. Whether you would like to soak up the atmosphere in the buzzing city center or explore the quiet cobbled alleys, Sibiu is a highly recommended city to visit when you travel to Romania. 

An hour and a half west of Sibiu is Corvin’s Castle. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and is featured as one of the seven wonders of Romania, a true phenomenon. Before making the journey, I was in two minds about whether I should go or not. It was way out of my route and there was nothing else to see in the area, that I could combine with. Anyway, something inside told me that I should go. This was one of my best decisions from the entire journey because Corvin’s Castle was the most fascinating of all the castles that I got to visit in Romania, not taking anything away from the rest of course.

…This was one of my best decisions from the entire journey because Corvin’s Castle was the most fascinating of all the castles that I got to visit in Romania…

The final part of my road trip through Romania was also my most anticipated. Instead of taking the main freeway down to Bucharest, I decided to drive down on the Transfagarasan route. This mountain-range road is rated as one of the most scenic roads in Europe, and rightly so. The winey roads take on an unforgettable journey through the Carpathian Mountains, boasting breathing-taking panoramic views that go on as far as the eye can see. Roadside waterfalls are a common thing, but don’t let them take your attention from the road ahead, because brown bears often roam around in search of food. Do not feed or attempt to touch the bears, just let them be.

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